july’s ultimate coffee date: checking off the bucket list

It’s July, we are crushing that bucket list, and I’m ready, with my cup, to join in the Ultimate Coffee Date with Cocoand Deborah ! Join them in their linkup!

Over coffee, I would tell you…

That I haven’t had a coffee in three days. I’ve been on the road and the opportunity just hasn’t presented itself. I’m missing it dreadfully and will be rectifying the situation tomorrow morning.

Over coffee, I would tell you…

That I am thrilled to be checking off some really serious fitness goals. I’ve run in my seventh of fifty states when I completed the B.A.A. 10K in June.

And I snagged another bucket list race on 4th of July, when I flew to Atlanta for the 50th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

This one was super hard to coordinate because it was on a holiday, but, with the help of my awesome running friend, Amy (and the support of Mr PugRunner), I was able to make it work.

Over coffee, I would tell you…

That I am tired of always feeling so sweaty. I know it’s because it’s hotter than the surface of the sun out, and I’m getting older, and I’m clearly exerting lots of effort, but ugh.

I’m always feeling so soggy, and the laundry is continuously piling up. I don’t have the kindest thoughts about laundry, either.

Over coffee I would tell you…

That I hope little man is having an awesome summer. He’s my little buddy and I love taking him places and going on new adventures, but he’s been a lot more involved with his own friends lately. As a result, I’ve backed off on my plans so he can make more of his own. Last year, we did so many things, but this year, he seems so much more interested in hanging out, playing outdoor games and visiting, so I don’t want to get in his way. Hopefully, he’s having just as much fun, even if it is different fun than we’ve had in the past.

Over coffee I would tell you…

That I really have to count my blessings. From my incredible husband to my amazing son, to the family we hold dear to our friends who are just so truly wonderful in all the ways. We are blessed and we are fortunate. This has been a tough year on the emotional side, and sometimes I just take that breath so I can remind myself that this, too, shall pass, and we are fortunate to have so much support at our fingertips.

And there you have it!

What would you share over coffee?

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20 Responses to july’s ultimate coffee date: checking off the bucket list

  1. no coffee for 3 days! I would die I think. The Peachtree is on my list! Thanks for linking it up today
    Deborah Brooks recently posted…July Ultimate Coffee DateMy Profile

    • runswithpugs says:

      I had caffeine, but not actual coffee. It was ok. I missed the ritual more than the actual stuff.

      Peachtree is such an incredible event. I recommend for everyone.

  2. Darlene says:

    Yup. They grow. What until he’s a ten.

    Wow. Boston and then Atlanta – a lot of traveling. Both are races that i’d love to do…not in the same year, though.

    I did give up coffee once. I was not happy. Now it’s how I start my day. Every day!!

    And yes we all have to count our blessings that we have our health, family and friends.

    Not PRs!!
    Darlene recently posted…Friday Five and Ultimate Coffee Date for JulyMy Profile

    • runswithpugs says:

      NOT looking forward to those teenage years at all. But you’re right. This is how it goes.

      Probably not in the same two weeks either, right?

      I had my caffeine but not the actual coffee. I made it through.

  3. Kim G says:

    I’m so glad that you were able to run the Peachtree Race. That race is on my bucket list too!

  4. Glad you were able to do the Peach Tree! Living in Iowa, it would be a major logistical puzzle to get there (and back) in a timely fashion…but I hope to run that race someday.

    • runswithpugs says:

      I can imagine! Atlanta is a 4-5 hour drive for me, although I was lucky that Mr PugRunner surprised me with a flight. I was extra lucky to have a friend in the area who was willing to let me crash at her house and guide me through the process. The trek from Iowa might be a bit harder, although having the holiday built in might give you the actual days off, although travel prices might be up. Probably worth looking into, at least.

  5. Michelle D. says:

    Three days without coffee and things would get ugly for me! LOL!

    Great job ticking things off your bucket list – I bet Peachtree was amazing! What’s next on your list?

    • runswithpugs says:

      LOL! I had caffeine. Just not my actual DD iced coffee.

      Peachtree was like nothing else. Next up? I need a half marathon but I’m struggling to commit to one. Obviously, I’d love it to be in a state I haven’t raced in yet, but not sure if I can make that work.

  6. Wendy says:

    It’s really hard when the kids pull away. Trust me, I know. I feel it still. But it’s so important for them….

    • runswithpugs says:

      I know it is, which is why I’m sitting on my feelings about it. I am grateful he has buddies and that they all feel comfortable just bopping between houses. It’s a good thing.

  7. Coco says:

    Wow on Peachtree! What an amazing race. I’m sure your son is enjoying his friends but also likes knowing you’re there for him.
    Thanks for stopping by for that coffee! 😉

  8. Congrats on ticking off some major states/races!

    It’s hard as the kids grow up and spread their wings, but when they do, you also know that you’re raising them right — because they need to get out there 7 make friends.

    We’ve had a tough year too. A tough few, if truth be told. And yet, compared to many, we’re very blessed & I’m always appreciative of that.

    • runswithpugs says:

      I know it’s going to be ok, and I’m glad he has those friends (and the ability to make them).

      So true about being blessed. It’s ok to feel down about things, but I try not to dwell too much. Onward, and upward, right?

  9. Angela says:

    You are amazing! Great job in Boston. I have heard many great things about the PeachTree Road Race. I love your goal of hitting all 50 states!!

    • runswithpugs says:

      It’s a great way to travel AND run! Of course, there are some states that Mr PugRunner isn’t entirely on board with, but I think I’ll be able to talk him into it 😉

  10. Cari says:

    Laundry ugh
    I had to go buy a new drying rack because nothing will dry in my bathroom in the summer. I feel like it’s college again
    Good luck to you and your son in navigating the new worlds/roles
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