Can’t believe it’s that time of the month again! Ultimate Coffee Dates are pretty much a rambling of whatever random things pop up in our lives and our heads. It’s a great way to get to know the person behind the blog. Read: I do more than just run and blog! If you’d like to participate all need to do is write a coffee date post, add your link, and get to know people! We leave the link up open all month. If you don’t blog, no worries. You can browse through a number of coffee date posts in the link up. Please stop by and say hi to my co-hosts Jill and Lynda!
Grab a cup. Let’s chat.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you…. I’m incredibly excited to have the summer off and free time galore! I’m planning on getting lots of summer projects done around the house, such as all those things I put to the side all year. I’m also planning on researching a lot more about blogging. Even though I’ve almost been doing it a year (ah!), I still feel really new. There’s so much more to learn!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you…. I think it’s funny that the blogging community goes gaga over these special days like National Running Day and Donut Day. I’m all for any extra excuse to run a little more or eat certain foods. It’s just funny I never heard of these special days before life as a blogger.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you…. My dad and I presented $1,000 scholarships to two high school seniors from the money we raised at Miles for Mary Jo last year. I went back to my high school (it had been 9 years!) to present the scholarships. It was incredibly rewarding to know we are helping alleviate some of the cost of college. I’m confident we picked two great girls who will achieve their dreams. My mom would be in absolute disbelief we’ve established a scholarship in her name. She was always the one to think of herself last.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you…. people find my blog with some interesting search terms. Some of them make me think, “when did I write about that?” Others make me think, “what the heck are they searching for!?” Unfortunately I can only see searches for search engines other than Google (boo). Some of the funniest are “big butts” and “shark tank larabars”. Surprisingly, I used a quote from Robert Herjavec, “a goal without a timeline is simply a dream,” and that has been one of my biggest refers! My husband likes to trick me by putting in fake search terms like, “is Nikki from grab your kicks single?” Oh that man.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you…. half marathon training is starting again. Compared to my last half marathon in May, I’ll have much more time to prepare throughout the summer and not have to worry so much about the weather. Last year’s training went really well and I felt very prepared come race day. This will be half marathon #4! Anyone racing this one?
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you…. my next fitness adventure will be trail running! Some of the trails in my area are just too pretty not to explore. I love the different challenge of running with elevation changes, rocks/trees (crossing my fingers I don’t trip too many times), and really being out in nature. I’m going to look for a trail run this summer too.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you…. I’m learning real life lessons all the time. One of the biggest things I’ve learned in my late 20s is that I will never change the views of some people. As much as I can rationalize my thinking and ideas, there’s no changing the way someone else thinks. I know that’s okay. Even though they think differently than me, I understand that doesn’t mean they’re wrong or right; just different. I’m more accepting of that now.