Saturday, May 7, 2016

Coffee Talk (May)


Wasting Away Again...
Welcome to Coffee Talk

It's a beautiful Mother's Day weekend here in the deep south.  I'm drinking coffee out of my new Margaritaville mug.  [Ahh.  If only I was sitting on their deck chillin' and listening to music. I digress...]  My coffee is Dark Magic with peppermint mocha creamer.  Let's settle in and chat. 


Over Coffee...

You'd hear that I did at least get our middle son's high school graduation announcements mailed. But that's all.  Oh yes, the graduation ceremony is in 10 days.  Should I get busy with other plans? 



Over Coffee...

I'd admit how I've had the worst case of DOMS after running the downhill Tear Drop Half Marathon.  I've done other downhill races and fully expected the muscle soreness in my quads.   But, Holy Smokes I did not expect the thrashing my calves received.   It's been a pretty humbling experience, to say the least. I would still repeat that race in a heartbeat!


Over Coffee...

I'd tell you how when it gets warm like it is here already, I have the overwhelming urge to be around water!  The beach, the lake, or the pool--it really doesn't matter.  One of my favorite spots to chill is in my own back porch swing.  It's where I intend to be most of this weekend.  Very soon, perhaps just days even, I'll be (squeal) water skiing (squeal)


PoPo watches the sky so I don't have to.  Do you see the ominous storm behind me?



Over Coffee...

I'd ask you what plans you have for Mothers Day.  After nearly 8 years, I still miss my Mother and would give anything for a visit and chat.  She was a deeply religious woman.  So, when she got really mad about something and felt the urge to curse she had a favorite saying: "Don't make me say my Sunday School lesson!"


Over Coffee...

I'd tell you how the local Run for a Mom 5k is today.  I really wanted to participate to work on my speed since the weather is ideal.  However, even though my DOMS is now gone I have an odd discomfort in my "good" foot.  I'm doing the prudent thing and skipping this race.  {Don't make me say my Sunday School lesson!}


What would you tell me over coffee?

Tell me something about your Mother!




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28 comments:

  1. It's funny how some races and runs can just kick your butt and other don't. I want to be outside more too but it's been rainy and cold for 2 weeks so unusual for here. Hope you have a great mother's day thanks for joining for coffee!

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    1. I hope I can get some flowers planted this weekend. I'm woefully behind on making my back yard pretty! And, it's where I spend so much time so I've got to get busy!

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  2. My Mom lives in Texas so we will be calling her later today- she sometimes likes to be a hermit.......:( Yes you will be out on the water before you know it! Happy MOther's day!

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    1. Happy Mother's Day to you MB. I hope you have a wonderful chat with your Mom. If I lived where you do, I'd already be on that water!

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  3. I'd tell you that I better get to waterski this summer! That picture of you gave me serious FOMO!!!

    I had some serious quad pain after Big Sur and it was kind of funny when I had to hike down those big hills in Yosemite. Actually, even getting out of the car was a challenge!

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    1. I hope you do too. Hey, you can come see me and we'll make it happen! We'll ski all weekend and have such serious DOMS it'll make our heads spin! LOL. Steps were the worst! I was so happy I didn't have at any work. I didn't want to look pitiful in front of my co-workers.

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  4. My mom is the most positive, upbeat person on earth. I don't think I have ever heard any negativity come out of her mouth ! And I forget every year that it is Mother's Day in the US, because in France it is later in the month.

    Have a great weekend ! hope your foot will be better.

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    1. That's a wonderful trait for anyone to have, especially a Mom! Such a great influence.

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  5. Graduation is in 10 days? Wow, that is soon. A back porch swings sounds like a great place to relax and hang out. Have a wonderful weekend, thanks for having coffee with us.

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    1. It is soon. School continues for a while after that. I spent a lot of time in that swing this weekend and enjoyed every moment.

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  6. I'm very jelly of your warm temps! Sitting in a back porch swing sounds like an ideal way to lounge. It continues to be cold and rainy here - I'm feeling very sun-deprived!

    Sounds like a wise choice on passing on your 5K - Hope you foot feels better!

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    1. Warm turned into HOT this weekend. I'm not ready for this kind of heat.

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  7. Hearing about your calf muscles being sore from your down hill race makes me think about a trip to Gatlinburg many years ago. Like before I ran or was very active. We stayed in a cabin way up a hill. I had this bright idea we'd walk the next morning down the hill and back up. What the heck was I thinking?? I could not hardly walk the rest of the trip because of it.

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    1. Ha! Yeah I've done stuff like that. You think it's such an easy and innocent activity until the next day.

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  8. I'm sorry your other foot is bothering you. Why won't our bodies get with the program, hmm?

    Even though today was nice, the northeast is still pretty much waiting for spring to really arrive. :(

    My mom, my grandma -- a favorite saying for anytime anything was bothering you -- this too shall pass. And anything you busy, it's use it in good health. We're going out for brunch tomorrow with my sister, too.

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    1. I notice a lot of my Mother's sayings just fly out of my mouth now. I never thought I'd see the day. Ha!!

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  9. Girl! I feel your pain!! After the Charlottesville 10 miler and those hills! I didn't run for almost 2 weeks. I hope your good foot is ok.

    I love that picture of you on the water! Totally bad a$$!

    Love the line your mom said....I might have to use that....lol!

    Something about my mm....she loves so hard and does so much for others.

    Happy Mother's Day!!

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    1. I can't wait to get back on that water! It won't be long. Your Mom sounds very special!

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  10. I so want that mug! That water ski photo gives me FOMO. But I'm afraid my surgically repaired ankle will have nothing of it.

    After my half in March which had a lots of downhill, I had DOMs. Luckily it went away quickly and I did race the next weekend.

    Hope you feel better soon.

    Happy Mother's Day!!!!

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    1. I have a surgically repaired tendon in my ankle. Thankfully, skiing never bothered it. It may be the type of constricting bindings I use. My feet usually go to sleep from lack of movement.

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  11. That was a serious downhill race - I'm not surprised you're still feeling it -- have you tried a massage? We're taking my Mom up to visit my son tomorrow - these days she gets more info out of my kids than I do. ;-)

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    1. I was way too swollen for a massage during the week. It's a great idea now, though!

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  12. Sorry you have to skip your race tomorrow. But hey, it's mothers day, so take it easy, put your feet up and relax.

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    1. Well, I didn't exactly put my feet up. I worked in my yard. It's something I really enjoy.

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  13. Mom's always been into pageants. Now that she's on disability everything she does is related.

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    1. I've never known anyone that was involved in the pageant circuit. That's interesting. The dresses and costumes the contestants wear are incredible.

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  14. That is funny about your Mom :)
    My Mom is so far way, I worry about the little things, how will she carry stuff in, will she take all her medicine, was someone be nice to her today...always on my mind.
    I am getting ready for bed! Can't wait to see you in the morning!

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    1. My Mother had a lot of odd sayings that I find myself repeating now. HA. I know you must worry about your Mom being so far away!

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