Friday, May 1, 2015

Coffee Talk (May Edition)


It's Saturday morning.  Let's settle in, have coffee and chat for a while!

 
Over Coffee... I'd tell you this was the week of Buford the Blister.  OMG.  He appeared on the ball of my right foot during the Biggest Loser half two weeks ago (due to extreme humidity aka wet socks).  Buford was planetary.  He was healing nicely until I ran a 5k a week later in the exact same conditions.  So, this has been a rest week for me...imposed by Buford.  It's time for him to leave now.  Seriously.



Over Coffee...You'd hear how upset I was to not receive the promised Tuesday email of my lottery status into the Chicago Marathon.  My eyes were glued to the screen.  All. Day. Long.  I sadly reconciled with the fact that I did not get in.  I'll just register for the Walt Disney World Marathon before it sells out (take THAT Chicago).  On Wednesday, something told me to log into my Chicago account just to see what it said.  Huh...that would be "Approved".  Well, there you go.  Two marathons within 13 weeks.  Oh Boy.


www.chicagomarathon.com


Over Coffee...I'd tell you that we went to Grandparents Day at our grandson's school last week.  The theme was "Grandparents Rock" and the different classes sang Rock n' Roll from the 50's.  It was actually very cute and extremely well done with props and costumes.  About midway through, PoPo leans over to me and asks, "Where's the Van Halen?  The Bon Jovi?"  Bahahaha.  Yep, we were the youngest people in the room. 




Over Coffee...I'd explain how I bought this small chalkboard at Michael's the other day.  Mainly, I just thought it was cute.  I also thought it might come in handy to write down reminders, items we need to pick up, appointments, or leave a note to the family (you know -- what cell phones are for).  Apparently, PoPo didn't get it.  He left me the first note.  And, I answered.


What would you tell me over coffee?


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54 comments:

  1. He's got quite a sense of humor! I wonder how many other grandparents are signed up for even one marathon?! ;-)

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    1. Ha! I love the way you think! Of the other grandparents there, I'm guessing that would be ZERO.

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  2. Wow you are doing both marathons?! Go you! Blisters are the worst I have a little cut on the back of my heel from a pair of shoes that won't go away.Thanks for joining us for the coffee date today!

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    1. I'm definitely going to try. I've got to train smart and stay healthy though. This is the worst blister I've had. I think I can finally run today. Hooray.

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  3. Good luck on both those marathons! :O I love that little chalkboard! :P Craft stores are my favorite!

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    1. Thanks. I thought it was cute. You can't go in craft shops without some type of impulse buy, right?

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  4. Bummer about the blister! I hope that bad boy is gone in time for your marathons! Speaking of which, see you in Disney!!! I definitely want to plan a blogger meet up. Hope you're down!

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    1. I think I can finally run today. I'm going to try anyway. I haven't done a Disney race since 2012. But, my family loves Disney so it's a pretty easy decision.

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  5. OMG! I was going to tell you how bummed I was that you didn't get into Chi. BUT YOU DID!!! I'll be there cheering for you. And wow I guess you rebounded a little too quickly with WDW. I think this was meant to be. You can handle both for sure. Hilarious chalkboard!

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    1. Yeah, I think I got too trigger happy with WDW. I was just trying to console myself. I'm going to try and be smart with my training and stay healthy.

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  6. Wow 2 marathons!! You are awesome. And I'll echo Coco's comment - how many grandparents do even one (heck, I'm not a grandparent and I've never done one). You go!!!! Good luck.

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    1. Aw, thanks. I'm sure I will feel very granny-like when its' all over. LOL. Now, it's your turn!

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  7. Thank you for having coffee with us. The chalkboard is pretty cute :)

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    1. I appreciate you hosting this link-up. I'm fairly new to it, but it is a favorite.

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  8. hope your blister clears up and leaves forever soon! that chalkboard is cute! i bought something similar for our kitchen.

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    1. Thanks. The blister is better. I was able to run a few miles today. I thought it was a cute idea.

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  9. Blisters are no fun - hope it clears fast. Congrats on getting into Chicago!! I'm sure you'll be able to take on WDW too - how exciting!

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    1. Thanks. I'm a little nervous about it. There is a lot of warm weather running ahead.

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  10. Wow. Straight to Marathon Maniac status! Rock on, Granny! LOL!

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    1. Ha, if only. I saw where you ran a few miles. I hope you are on the mend!

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    2. Oh, I misread that! I read that as 2 marathons in 13 DAYS. haha Yes, that would be MM status.

      I ran two miles twice last week. The first time wasn't too terrible, but the second time... as much pain as I was in afterward (still), I know I'm still a long way from being healed. Better, yes. But a long way from being back.

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    3. Better is better. I'm wishing for you a speedier recovery. :)

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  11. I am beyond excited to have you running my hometown marathon! I can't wait to meet you!

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    1. I'm not going to lie - I'm a freaked out right now. LOL. Excited too. Patience is not a virtue. I want to get on with this thing! I'll need tips from you!

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  12. You named your blister Buford! HaHaHa!!!

    Congratulations on getting into two marathons in just a few hours! When you decide to run a marathon, you do it up big! ;-) Three of my MRTT friends got into Chicago, too!

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    1. What's the saying? Go big or go home. I figure if I don't feel up to par with the 2nd one, I'll just have fun with it.

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  13. Wow, two marathons within 13 weeks ! Good for you. Hope that Buford goes away...

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    1. It actually sounds a little nuts. Ha. Congrats to you for deciding to do your first marathon.

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  14. WOW! From NO marathons to 2 marathons!!!

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    1. I know. Insane. Join the asylum. Disney has not sold out.

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  15. Wow-- 2 marathons-- amazing-- I did Chicago twice-- in 2006 (snowing at the start) and 2010-- Blazing heat... I'm hoping to do it one more time-- back then when I did it though there was no lottery!

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    1. Yikes, I realize the weather can go either way. Let's hope it's somewhere in the middle of those two extremes. You'll have to give me some tips!

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  16. Congrats on getting into Chicago! Two marathons weeks apart...you got it!

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    1. I certainly hope I can train smart enough to get through both of them without injury. Anything else will be the whipped cream on top.

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  17. LOL! Love the chalkboard, that is something my hubby would do! Congrats on the race entry I know it is a big deal!!! Now for that blister, it needs to just go away! Happy Sunday!

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    1. The chalkboard will probably end up being used for jokes...which is OK too. I'm trying not to put too much pressure on this one race, but it is kind of a big deal for me. Yikes.

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  18. Congrats on getting into Chicago!! What an awesome opportunity - I'm sure you'll do great with both races!

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    1. Thanks! I plan to train smart. I want both to be awesome experiences!

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  19. How exciting that you got into Chicago! Both of those marathons I'm sure are going to be a blast! :)

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    1. I'm excited...and nervous. It's a big step for me.

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  20. 13 weeks - no worries! 3 weeks - now that's a problem. :)

    Hope Buford leaves soon!

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    1. Oh, that makes me feel better already. Buford has definitely worn out his welcome.

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  21. Congrats on getting into Chicago AND WDW! Does that mean you'll achieve marathon maniac status while doing your first marathon? I hope so--that would be very YOU! :-)

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    1. No MM status, maybe if they were 13 days apart. I can't handle that just yet. LOL.

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    1. Yep, that's exactly what I've been saying all weekend long.

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  23. Ha, that was a good trick, Chicago... it'll be nice to do two. They will be two very different experiences, I bet! :)

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    1. I know! Stupid of me not to check. Yes, they will be very different. I've done the Disney halves and they are just FUN.

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  24. Ha I would be wondering where the Bon Jovi is too? That's funny what PoPo wrote! Love it! I wondered about you getting in this past weekend when a friend ran her first marathon. So glad your going to Chicago and.....over coffee I'd tell you how jealous I am of you running a Disney Run and getting to meet Wendy from Taking the Long Way home in your other marathon!

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    1. Disney has not sold out for the full marathon. Think about it. Take the plunge! (There's another P word.)

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  25. CONGRATULATIONS on getting selected for Chicago!!! So excited for you!!! We will have to meet up when you are in town. =) I've thought a lot about the trifecta of marathons that is the Chicago Marathon, the Honolulu Marathon, and the Disney Marathon - all within just a few months of each other. The good thing about you running two marathons so close together is that you already have a great base of training set up for marathon #2!!!

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    1. Thanks! I hope Chicago sets me up well for Disney. I've got to train smart, though. Thinking about it is making me slightly nervous.

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  26. You named your blister? That sucker must be huge! I hope it heals soon!!! Good luck with that marathon schedule you have lined up for yourself!!!

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    1. Yep, it was definitely worthy of a name. Thanks, I'll need all the luck I can get.

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