Coffee Date {4/4/2014}

Coffee Date

Is it really Friday already? I am not complaining that the weekend starts tomorrow because I am ready for some time away from the office. This week really got away from me. I feel like I couldn’t get caught up on anything and the deadlines for my projects are getting closer. Since it is Friday, that means it is time for our virtual coffee date!

If we were having coffee today, I would ask you about what you are looking forward to this spring. It seems like the groundhog was a little off when he predicted that we would only be having 6 more weeks of winter. The cooler weather has stuck around at whole lot longer than it normally does around here. Besides the warmer weather, I am really looking forward to another season of baseball. I know I have mentioned it many times before BUT I really do love baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays had an amazing Opening Day game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday afternoon. They ended up splitting the four game season. This weekend the Rays are hosting the Texas Rangers so hopefully they can have another good series to finish the home stand.

If we were having coffee today, I would want to know your thoughts on the scandalous issues being discussed in the running world. I was a little more than shocked when a blogger publicly shared her experience with banditing a race. I have never witnessed someone bandit a race but I know that it is something that happens. I honestly don’t think I would ever be able to bandit a race. It just seems like a really bad idea and I don’t want to ruin anyone else’s race experience. {Check out this article from Runner’s World about Why Banditing is Wrong.} Oh and don’t get me started on the whole SELF magazine and running tutu debacle!

If we were having coffee today, I would share that I am actually nervous about starting to run regularly again. Starting next week, I will able to add running back into my training regimen and I am not sure how it will go. I know that I needed this break from running because my body really did need it. One thing I noticed during my 5k last week was that my endurance has diminished. My legs felt great but my breath just wasn’t there. Have you ever taken a break from something and realized that it wasn’t so easy to pick up where you left off?

Coffee Date {3/21/2014}

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Happy Friday and Happy Spring! Who else is ready to get this weekend started? I know I certainly am. Work has not been fun at ALL this week. We are really busy right and I am being pulled in way too many directions. I like staying busy but sometimes it just isn’t worth the losing my sanity.

The weather was a little warm today so I am not drinking my normal coffee drink. I decided to go with an iced coffee. Of course, I have to drink it a little bit faster than I like to because I want the ice to dilute the coffee. Do you switch up your favorite drink when the weather gets warmer?

With the start of spring every year, I actually start to miss being in school. No one ever told me that I should relish having a spring break for as long as possible. I wish they had something like that in Corporate America. I just need a little break to recharge my batteries. Pete and I don’t have any vacation planned until December! We are working on the details of trip during the summer but both of those are way too far away right now. Do you miss spring break too?

Who else will be spending their weekends watching college basketball? Every year, my office has a little tournament challenge. My bracket is not surviving all of these upsets! I think that maybe I should pay more attention to college basketball next year. What happened to Ohio State yesterday and Duke today? Thankfully, all of my final four teams are still in the mix. Who do you think will win this year’s championship?

What are your plans for the weekend? Besides watching college basketball, I am not sure what our plans are for the weekend. Pete and I talked about possibly going to Walt Disney World tomorrow. He wasn’t able to go a few weekends ago because of work so he didn’t get a chance to try the new piggylicious bacon cupcake at Epcot. I may even go for a short run on Sunday.

If we were having coffee today, what would share?