April Ultimate Coffee Date

Happy April Fool’s Day! Today I’m linking up with Deborah and Coco for another Ultimate Coffee Date Linkup!

If we were having coffee…I’d tell you that I’ve been struggling to run lately. I mentioned earlier this week that my husband (who has been running Every. Single. Day. for more than 20 years) has a stress fracture and is unable to run. I know what you’re thinking, he’s the one injured, you can still run. Yeah, it sounds easier than it is. Every time I go run, I can tell it’s like putting salt in his wounds. It’s really hard! He had a conference out of town last week and I ran every day that he was gone, but then fell off again once he returned. I even took my girls along for my cool down mile. I think maybe I’ll take this opportunity to change it up a bit and do some dance cardio or barre-type workout. I know that won’t make him jealous! 

If we were having coffee…I’d tell you that my “coffee” this morning is actually in the form of a protein drink. I recently had the opportunity to try a product from Drink Click that is coffee + protein and it is DELICIOUS! If I heat it up, it is just like a latte, but packed with 24 grams of protein! I read an article recently about weight loss/weight maintenance that suggested beginning your day with a breakfast of 30 grams of protein, so I decided to give it a try. I have to tell you that I love it! I honestly do not get hungry before lunch and all I have is the protein drink (mixed with 12 oz of milk).  If you are interested, check it out here (this is an affiliate link). Stay on the lookout for a giveaway too!

It’s even frothy like a latte!

If we were having coffee… I’d tell complain to you about our recent tax experience. Not only did we get hit hard with a high balance due (tax guy says to blame it on some of the inheritance stuff from my Father-In-Law’s death last year), but we also got a letter this week from the IRS regarding additional monies owed for 2015 taxes. Way to punch me in the stomach while I was already down. I hate taxes. Okay, venting session over.

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If we were having coffee...I’d tell you that I can’t wait for nice weather (consistently nice weather, anyway). I can’t wait until summer activities — going to the river, swimming in the sandpit, camping, maybe a real vacation of some sort… Oh, I can’t wait!

If we were having coffee…I’d tell you that I better sign off, I have a lot to get done today on this rare, free Saturday afternoon. I’d tell you that I promise to meet you here next month and that I’ll have so much to tell you!

Until Next Time,
Meg

 

 

 

17 thoughts on “April Ultimate Coffee Date

    • It’s been pretty productive! Plus, I got in a dance cardio workout and some body strength moves — a win win! Thanks for hosting!

  1. Injuries totally are a buzzkill. I know how envious I get of other “injury-free” runners when I’m side-lined, so I try to keep things on the down-low when I’m around those who are injured…the salt in the wound thing LOL

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your husband! I injuries are the worst! I really wanted to try Click but because it contains milk I can’t (or so the label says). I was really sad! And now I am really sad because it sounds like it is amazing!

    • It really is good. I’m kind of picky when it comes to protein drinks and this one truly is delicious! Not to make you jealous or anything!

  3. Perhaps for the short term you need to become a closet runner – a least until your hubby heals and you don’t need to hide your running adventures from him! Oh, and tell him you stopped writing your blog so he won’t go fishing there for evidence of your runs. 😉

    • Haha! Good idea! I think I’ll pack my running clothes with me to work and just run before I get home. Then I just won’t brag about it ?

  4. DRINK CLICK! I love it! I don’t usually drink coffee but I had a night last week where I only slept about 3 hours and had an 11-hour day ahead so I had some of that and it was magical! <3

    I'm sorry to hear about the taxes. :[ That's never fun to deal with. Sending good thoughts your way (and also to your husband for a speedy recovery)!

    I'm definitely looking forward to nicer weather as well!

  5. Oh that’s got to be tough for your husband. When I’m inured the prospect of never running again always haunts me. Props to you for being so considerate of him. I love Click! Protein + coffee = a great idea!

  6. Sorry to hear about your husband’s injury. That sucks. 🙁 Enjoy mixing it up with dance or barre, though!

    Ugh. Taxes. We still need to do ours.

  7. That is really hard, trying to balance running with being empathetic to your husband. Maybe you guys need to talk about it? See how he really feels about your running? I guess I can be glad my husband doesn’t run . . .

    We once got audited by the IRS, which was a ton of fun, but we walked away owing nothing extra. I am sorry about that — getting socked with that kind of stuff always sucks. 🙁

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