October Coffee Date Link-up

coffee date linkup

Thank you to CocoDeborah and Lynda for hosting this monthly link-up!

Good morning friends! It has been awhile since I have sat down for a cup of coffee with you all and I have missed it!

If we were having coffee…I would tell you that I am getting a little anxious to run a half marathon next week. I’d tell you that my husband and I decided on a whim about 4 weeks ago to go ahead and sign up and that I’m just not sure 4 weeks was enough for me to train.You would ask me how my long runs have been and I’d say that my pace has been a little slower than I’d like, but I managed to get a 12 miler in last week without incident and in under 9 minutes per mile on average. I’d be afraid to tell you that my goal is to run 8:30 pace or better and finish around 1:50. Stay tuned!


If we were having coffee….You would ask me about my employment situation. I’d cringe a little as I told you that I have not yet secured a full time job. But then I’d tell you that I have a BIG interview coming up next week and that I am pretty nervous, but very excited. In the meantime, I’ve done some freelance writing work for a website called Fashion Week and it has been kind of fun. A lot of work for not much pay, but fun nonetheless.

If we were having coffee… I would tell you that I’m not ready for cold weather. I’d also complain about the dark mornings because I do not like to run in the dark. I have been lucky these past couple of months to be able to hold off on my run until after I get the kids on the bus in the morning. This allows me to run in the daylight, which I am grateful for. I did break out my fall/winter running tote this morning just to look over my gear from last season. It was kind of fun since I got a couple of new items last year.

Brrrr! It’s getting chillier and darker in the mornings!

If we were having coffee…. I would ask you what is new with you? I’d ask you if you have any new gear for the colder weather? I’d ask you for tips for running in the dark. Do you have a headlamp?

Thanks for joining me this morning.

Until Next Time,

16 thoughts on “October Coffee Date Link-up

    • I can’t see at all in the dark! I live in the country so there are no street lights or anything! I am seriously considering a headlamp. Otherwise, I’ll have to buck up and get a treadmill!

  1. I do have a headlamp (although I’m not sure where it is right now). I also have multiple bike headlights and blinkys and safety vests. Truth be told, I tend to rely on the treadmill rather than running in the dark, most of the time. Good luck with the interview and with the HM!

    • Thanks! I think I’m going to have to get a treadmill too. We had one before we moved, but it was super old (I’m talking a hand-me-down from the 80s) and it weighed a ton, so we left it. I’m a pretty big chicken and kind of a fair weather runner!

  2. Super cute way to post about what is going on in your world. I love this approach! If I were having a cup of coffee with you, I would say don’t worry – you’re strong and motivated and everything will line up just like it is supposed to!!! Cheers!!!

  3. I hope the interview goes well!!!! As for the headlamp I am super excited because on Saturday I will be running a night race in Hawaii and as part of the registration fee you get a headlamp. In my book getting a headlamp as part of my race registration is way cooler than any medal I could ever get!

    • What a great idea! It’s always nice to get swag that you don’t already have and that is useful!

      Thanks for the luck and have fun in Hawaii!

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