Saturday, February 6, 2016

Coffeetalk (February)





Welcome to Coffee Talk!

It's a beautiful sunny but chilly Saturday morning and I've already been out for a much-needed run. Today I'm drinking out of my new Mickey Mouse mug from my recent trip to Disney.  It holds my favorite Dark Magic coffee and today's creamer of choice is hazelnut.  The Keurig is on standby for another.

Let's settle in and chat.






Over Coffee...

I'd tell you how I was relieved to find out at my recent yearly medical checkup that my Vitamin D level is back in line.  For over a year, I've taken the chocolate flavored Vitamin D-3 supplements from GNC.  I've been a big fan of their TriFlex Soft Chews in the Peanut Butter flavor for a long time as well.  I was delighted to find out if I chew these together, they taste like a Reese's peanut butter cup.  I swear!  I guess I can file this away as a "win-win".





Over Coffee...

I'd tell you I did receive confirmation that I passed the RRCA coaching exam this week.  I was a little surprised it took over 4 hours to take this test!  The test has 100 questions and you must score an 85 or better to pass.  It wasn't something I could just breeze through quickly.  I completed and submitted the other requirements but have yet to receive my official "You Are A Coach!" email yet.  This irritates me slightly.  What is taking so long?  Obviously, there was no section on patience.





Over Coffee...

I'd ask if you like my little wooden sign.  While I was Christmas shopping, I found this little gem in a specialty store.  It spoke to me.  Conversely, it speaks volumes about me.  The ladies at work know not to talk to me until I've had my coffee.   I call it my Cup of Personality.   Often times, it requires two.


Over Coffee...

I'd tell you how I'm going with our middle child to look at student housing options today.  This all just makes me a little melancholy.  I'm happy he was accepted into the college of his choice.  But, I will miss my buddy.  I'm thankful he will not be far away.  Close enough to come on weekends?  I can hope.  I mean, someone has got to do the laundry, right?




What would you tell me over coffee?




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36 comments:

  1. Congrats again on RRCA! Wow 4 hours, you must have been poring through that big book! :) My freshman is already plotting out her courses for the rest of her high school years and I feel her slipping away. These next 3 years will fly and I suspect she's going to go far away to school. Sigh. PB cup? Yes please! By the looks of my nails and how sluggish I feel, I know my vit D needs help as usual.

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    1. We've got to let them fly from the nest, I suppose (heavy sigh). Or, at least they WANT to fly from the nest! Ugh, don't mention nails. Mine look terrible.

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  2. congrats on RRCA! That's about how long it took me as well - though I started it, forgot it for about 3 weeks then finished. It does take awhile to get confirmation once you do all the CPR stuff and submit exam. You'll get it! You've also just reminded me I need to get my Vitamin D levels checked. It's been way too long since I was put on supplements.

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    1. I thought about taking the test in sections, but I wanted to get it over with. I really like the GNC chews.

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  3. Congrats on passing the test. Big accomplishment ! I would impatiently be awaiting official confirmation too ! We went to an open house today for a college for my daughter. Yes, they are growing up way.too.fast.

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    1. My son has handled everything on his own! I went to one seminar about the college and now this housing hunt. That's all I've had to do.

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  4. Congrats on the passing the test :) and congrats on a college of choice four your middle son and yes, he is a boy, he will always visit Mom for laundry and food right ") lol and just because you are awesome for sure.
    That is good to hear about the vitamin D. I have come to realize how critical it is for runners especially to keep those numbers up!

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    1. I'm not so sure he'll be coming home much. He's rented a place with a full washer & dryer. LOL. Mom's cooking and THE DOGS will probably draw him back.

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  5. that RRCA test was much harder than I expected and I really felt that they did not go over everything on there. Congrats! I might need some hazelnut creamer too. Thanks for linking up with us for coffee today always great chatting with you

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    1. Our instructor was really good but crunched for time. He had to skip everything about nutrition, but that was something easy to look up.

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  6. I was definitely not close enough to go home on weekends!

    Congrats on passing your test, Coach HoHo -- that'll be a good ice breaker.

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    1. Coach Ho would really raise eyebrows, no?

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  7. I'm so proud of you for doing this! So what will you do with your new title? Are you going to keep all that knowledge for yourself? Hazelnut creamer, hummm I may have to try that. I can't wait to have our own coffee date in person with you! ;)

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    1. I don't feel it's my place to critique anyone or offer unsolicited advice. After all, I myself need the most help! But if someone asks me my opinion, I will share.

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  8. Congratulations on your RRCA qualification! That's really great - I bet you're pleased as punch! Great news about your vitamin D levels too!

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    1. I'm glad to have it behind me and look forward to using the information.

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  9. Congrats on the RRCA coaching cert! That's awesome! And I have to chuckle a little about your comment on someone having to do the laundry. I think my sister and I brought home laundry every time we came home from college. Hope you enjoyed that coffee!!

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    1. I think the biggest pull to come home will be our two dogs. I'm going to shamelessly send him pics all the time.

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  10. Congrats on passing your test! I didn't know you were such a coffee lover. Unfortunately, caffeine has zero effect on me (I can drink 5 cups of coffee and immediately fall asleep). I don't see this as a positive because I have no means to stay awake when I need to! We never go out to the movies because I fall asleep, and the only time I've ever seen a Broadway show in NYC, I slept through almost the whole thing. :(

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    1. If I sit still, I usually go to sleep too. It has to be a really good movie to keep me awake.

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  11. Congratulations on your certification!! I hope you get your official email soon to make it official! Aw, I'm sure it'll be sad to see your son head to college but that's great that he won't be too far away.

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    1. That e-mail better come this week! LOL. I'm really happy about his choice of career and college. I guess I shouldn't complain.

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  12. That's a great way to get your vitamins! I had my first hazelnut flavored coffee this week - liked it!

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    1. I think all vitamins should taste like candy bars! We use a lot of hazelnut creamer around here.

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  13. Whoooohooo! ! Congrats on passing the coaching test!! I knew you would ace it!!

    Awww-college...I can't even imagine!! Of course he will be home for real food and laundry days ;)

    Cute sign.

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    1. I'm glad to have it behind me. I just want the official word so I can move on. I think he'll come home to see the pets before anything else.

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  14. Congrats on passing your coaching exam!

    Love the coffee sign :) I'm training my son to know that only emergencies should get Mommy's attention before coffee. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing!

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    1. And I trained all of my sons to love coffee! I'm not sure that was the best idea.

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  15. Congrats on passing the coaching test, that must feel like such a relief! I'm glad the Vitamin D supplements have been working. vitamin D is so so important, especially for us runners!

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    1. It is a relief! My doctor has prescribed a bone density test since I fractured my foot last fall. I hope it turns out normal.

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  16. Congrats on your RRCA certification! Now we can call you Coach HoHo!

    Don't even get me started on the college thing. Altho my oldest isn't going anywhere for a while. He needs to do some growing up first. Sigh.

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    1. My last child is not as enthused right now about college. But, it could be because he is in the shadow of the middle child. I'm waiting to see if that changes once he is left here alone with undivided attention.

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  17. Congrats on your certification! That is exciting! What next? I love chewable vitamins, they are my favorite :) So one more to go and you be empty nesters? exciting times!

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    1. I'm not sure MB. I'm going to first apply what I've learned to myself and experiment with creating my own training plans. Yes, one more to go!

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  18. Yay! Congrats on passing, coach! :)

    And I hope your middle child does come home to visit :)

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    1. I've realized our pets will draw him back, if nothing else.

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