hurricane warning: september’s ultimate coffee date

We spent the first days of September in a state of hurricane warning from the catastrophic storm, Dorian. While Florida walked away virtually unscathed, the islands and people of the Bahamas were absolutely devastated by the slow-moving, Category 5 hurricane. Georgia and the Carolinas took their share of winds, rain and flooding as well. This is a tough time of year for tropical systems, and while it’s not unexpected, it’s also never easy.

All that to say, it’s nice to be able to join us with this month’s Ultimate Coffee Date with Coco and Deborah.

Over coffee, I would tell you…

That I had an insane bout of insomnia last night. I was wide awake until about 3:30 in the morning. It was so bad that I ended up canceling my 5:00 run with my buddy who I haven’t seen in a week, and ended up snagging less than three hours of Zs.

Point is, Mr PugRunner told me to stay in bed while he handled the morning routine. I couldn’t drag myself to vertical to follow him to 9Round and when I finally made it downstairs after he left for work, there was this thoughtful surprise waiting on the table.

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There was no way I was going to be able to grab a coffee in my current condition, so this really made my day.

Over coffee, I would tell you…

That this week got the best of me. Little man had three extra days home from school, eating and sleeping went all to heck. Not knowing is hard and I struggle finding my zen. On the flip side, sometimes it’s good to disconnect and focus on other things.

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Over coffee, I would tell you…

That I had a long chit chat with my brain on my last run. As I slogged through the heat and humidity, that little nagging voice piped up, asking what I think I’m doing with all my running. Why I do it at all if I’m not going to focus on the “correct” way to train or push for massive improvement. You know what I discovered? That I just really like to run. No matter how hard, or how “unproductive” or how much I struggle. I just like it.

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Over coffee I would tell you…

That I got the validation I might have need just a few hours later when my usual running buddy texted me to say she was ready to lock it down and start doing races and (more importantly) racecations again! Music to my ears! Back to school has thrown everyone into a bit of a tizzy with the schedule adjustments, and it’s so great to be sharing the fun on morning and local runs again. I’m ok on my own, but better with a buddy.

Over coffee I would tell you…

That I cannot wait to sign up for my next race. I’m not 100% sure what it will be but it’s going to be something fun, for sure!

And there you have it!

What would you share over coffee?

Do you continue with activities even if you’re just not great at them, simply because you enjoy them? Tell me more!

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8 Responses to hurricane warning: september’s ultimate coffee date

  1. Wendy says:

    Yes! I’m still running because I love it. Any skill or ability has pretty much left the house. Glad to see you’re still at it.

  2. Kim G says:

    That’s so great that your running buddy contacted you about doing race cations again. They really are so much fun!

  3. Running is such an individual thing. I shake my head at the peeps who think every race has to be an all-out effort (or it doesn’t “count”), and I’m sure the’re wondering why I do so many races if I’m not gunning for a PR every time I pin on a bib. We all have different goals, and doing things our own way is always going to serve us best.

  4. Kristen says:

    YES!! There is absolutely nothing wrong with staying active and running “just for fun”! How on earth could there be something wrong with that?

  5. Back to school time always throws people into a tizzy for a few weeks. So glad that you all were spared from the storm this time
    Deborah Brooks recently posted…The September Ultimate Coffee DateMy Profile

  6. Cari says:

    “Do you continue with activities even if you’re just not great at them, simply because you enjoy them? ”

    Yep, that’s running for me. It’s fun even if I will always be behind the pack, let alone the leader
    So sweet of your husband with the coffee. Dunkin for PResident
    Cari recently posted…Starting September Off RightMy Profile

  7. Farrah says:

    Oh, absolutely! (The doing activities even if you’re not great with them.) What matters is that you’re having fun and enjoying yourself!

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