Saturday, November 5, 2016

Coffee Talk (November)



It's Saturday morning and a perfect time for some coffee conversation!   Let's settle in a chat for a bit.

Over Coffee...

I'd remind you how I like to collect Christmas ornaments when I travel.  I sadly did not get one during my visit to Chicago.  Oh, I tried. I found a beautiful ornament with the nighttime skyline. But the salesclerk refused to take my credit card without my driver's license [although I had been whipping it out all day in other establishments].  The sadder thing is, I was so taken by surprise...I forgot I had tucked some cash in my pocket in case I needed it. {Heavy Sigh...}   So, no Chicago on my Christmas tree. 




Over Coffee...

I'd tell you how running or cycling in the days after Halloween is like a scavenger hunt.  I always look for dropped candy.  I just couldn't let this little fellow stay in the road all by his lonesome self.  I picked him up.  I didn't eat him.  Actually, I somehow managed to not eat a single piece of Halloween candy.  Period.  So I'm keeping him as my little reminder that I don't have to start now.  {Who am I kidding?  In a weak moment, I will inhale that little sucker!}




Over Coffee...

I'd ask if you are looking forward to the time change this weekend.  I have mixed emotions about it as I do enjoy running in the quiet, solace of a dark predawn morning.  But the sunrises have gotten so late, I am missing them altogether most days...well, except those days I just decide I'm going to be late for work.  I should fire myself...
 
Wednesday's sunrise and cause of tardiness...


Over Coffee...

I'd admit I'm in race overdrive mode.  I want to run everything I see.  Technically, I'm only registered for one December half marathon and one January full marathon.  But, there are many other things on the radar that I will likely sign up for at the last minute {possibly Soldier Half Marathon next weekend?}.  I'm keeping a list on my phone so I won't forget.  I'm itching to reach the milestone of running my 50th half marathon this winter.  Time's a wasting! 


What would you tell me over coffee?


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34 comments:

  1. Oh, I've never look for dropped candy on a post-Halloween run! I am so ready for the time change. I leaving the house @ 7 am and hate that it's still completely dark that late. Yes, it will be dark when I get home, but I need the morning light more!

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    1. I don't mind the dark evenings because I don't do anything outside after work anyway. It simply doesn't feel right that the sunrise isn't until after 7 am!

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  2. I saw a Reese's PB cup on the ground but I let it go...

    I didn't realize you have run 50 halfs! Wow. I am so not worthy....

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    1. You let a Reese's go? Wow! Yep, I'm knocking on the door of 50. I'm the crazy gal who ran 17 H/M's in one year. They add up quickly that way.

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  3. Dropped Halloween candy....I never even thought to look for that,but then again, I was out there Tuesday morning at 5:00AM so I very well could have missed it. I ate a couple of pieces from our candy bowl (a Twix and a Snickers) and they didn't even taste good (what's up with that???). Thankfully, the Reese's Cup was spot-on. Whew!

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    1. I found that Snickers at the end of my run just as it was getting daylight. I'm running today in the sunshine and have no doubt I'll find more. I can usually skip the candy these days. My weakness is cookies and cake!

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  4. The day after Halloween at our local park is a bonanza for dropped candy - our city sponsors a huge trick or treat event there, and the first year I went running afterward, I couldn't believe all of the goodies I was seeing, just lying on the ground!

    I collect Starbucks You Are Here mugs and that Chicago one is pretty cool. Too bad about the ornament, though! I think that's a great idea, to do travel ornaments for your tree.

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    1. Last year, I watched a Snickers in the road for a like a month. It never was run over. I was so amazed by that! I'm so happy the newer Starbucks mugs are stackable. Their first mugs were not. It's rare that I don't get an ornament. In some places though, I couldn't find a shop that was selling any. But, I like my memories on the tree.

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  5. I wish I had collected those mugs when they first came out oh well! LOL on the scavenger hunt hey you never know what kind of candy you might find to give you a boost of energy huh LOL/ Thanks for joining us for coffee today!

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    1. I like this version of the mug much better than their original. These stack! I may need a little boost of energy on my long run today. Since it will be daylight, I hope to find more candy!

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  6. Wow! 50 1/2 marathons is just amazing! I guess you know your sweet-spot for milege! lol~ I need to plan out my races for next year- I think once you start them, it is a bit addictive!

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    1. Yes, I agree with the addictive aspect of racing. There are worse addictions though. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! LOL.

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  7. Is that a Starbucks Chicago mug? :-) Sad you didn't get an ornament. Sounds like an excuse for another trip to Chicago, but maybe not in the winter. LOL.

    Good luck with all of your upcoming races! Sounds like you are going to be BUSY!!

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    1. Yes, that mug is from Starbucks. Winter is our racing season in the south so things are just getting started.

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  8. I am very impressed at your willpower to find a snickers and not eat it!! Also impressed you've got this awesome running streak going! I raced so much from April - October that I am now in my mental burnout stage and enjoying some leisurely mountain biking and being a race sherpa for my son. Good luck with the time change, I do prefer to see some sun in the morning. The after work thing is already depressing.

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    1. I've seen where your son has been racing! I know you are a proud Mama. It will now get dark before I leave work. I've never liked that. It makes you want to go home and get in bed.

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  9. LOL I had so much leftover Halloween candy...we hardly had anyone come to the house! That's exciting that you're signing up for so many races! 50 half marathons is a huge accomplishment!

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    1. We had a lot of trick-or-treaters. My candy only lasted about an hour! I still have a few H/Ms before I reach 50. Hopefully, that will happen by Spring though.

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  10. I haven't eaten a piece either! It has taken a lot of willpower because the Milkyways were calling my name! However, I took the left overs to my gym this morning because they were collecting it for the soldiers. And I am glad I was reading your post this evening! I completely forgot about the time change until you mentioned it!

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    1. If there had been Almond Joys in the house, I would have definitely eaten some Halloween candy. Collecting candy for soldiers is an excellent idea!

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  11. I need a mug in FL. And not a Starbucks mug, either! Just sayin'. I doubt that will actually happen.

    Hate the time change. I don't sleep as well & 4:30 is far too early for it to get dark!

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    1. You can definitely find a mug in FL. So many gift shops! Every restaurant has a gift shop too. One of my faves is from Margaritaville. I don't like it getting dark before I leave work. It doesn't seem right.

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  12. No candy at all? I am impressed- I could not pass up a bag of candy corn- had to have it- just like crack! :) Looking forward to meeting you in just 4 weeks! YIKES! I am not even nervous about the running, just excited about the meet up!

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    1. Now, if a warm cake or cookies were fresh out of the oven -- I'd be curled up with a plate and a glass of milk. Candy, I can resist. I can't wait to talk the nights away with you gals!

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  13. halloween candy is the best worst thing ever! i cant have it in the house or else ill literally eat it all, for breakfast

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    1. I've been known to hide it and completely forget about it. I found some one Christmas that I had stashed the previous year. Oops.

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  14. I haven't had much Halloween candy this year either. I didn't actually do much for Halloween because of travel and racing weeks. I do sign up for a lot last minute races. I just found out that the Dark Side Star Wars Challenge at Disney isn't sold out yet. I originally didn't sign up because I was traveling when it opened and I figured it would sell out. But now I'm thinking it's fate that it didn't. Sigh.

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    1. Since I had all boys, I know all about Star Wars (and the hubs is a fanatic). It would definitely be fun to run that race!

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  15. I have totally eaten a few pieces of Halloween candy so you win! M & M's are my downfall!

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    1. Peanut M&Ms definitely hold a special place in my heart. When I was young, that was our weekly treat from our Dad!

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  16. No chance of finding Halloween candy at my house, which no one but those of us who live on my road travel. We were at the campground on Halloween and I for sure thought we'd have some trick or treaters, but no not a single one. I have done amazing too as there is a huge bowl in the RV right now! At the rate Mr. Sippi is going he'll have it ate by the end of the week!

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    1. I bought the hubs and the youngest a candy bar. That huge bag of candy I bought for trick-or-treaters? It only made it one hour! NO leftover to be tempted by.

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  17. Glad to read you still have race motivation. I don't. I have nothing on my Schedule and won't think about anything until January. I will still run a couple times a week, but for my personal enjoyment.

    Besides clothes, I haven't bought any souvenir from NY. One more half a day if I want to get something....

    Excited for you and your next marathon !

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  18. Bummer on the Chi ornament. We'll have to do something about that...
    We got a whole 2 trick or treaters here. 2. You can imagine how much leftover candy is laying around here. Ugh.

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