#WeekendCoffeeShare 2019-07-19

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’ve been on vacation this week and that it was nice to have a week away from work, but that I didn’t do half of what I thought I would.

Can I get you a cup of coffee? Fresh brewed!

It seems, for me at least, that when vacation time rolls around, dreams of getting tons done roll around with it. And, if you’re like me, those things rarely happen. Such is life on vacation I think.

Things were done however. Just not necessarily the things that were planned. There was a mini camping trip, a boat outing, and multiple trips out to eat and shop. Oh, and we saw “Crawl” in the theater and ate lots of popcorn. All good fun! Just not the writing production that I had envisioned.

On the plus side, I’ve managed to do a bit of running this week, one of which was an 8.5 mile trot one evening after a thunderstorm cleared out and cooled things off a bit. Maybe it was a touch under 90 degrees then, so relatively cool compared to what’s it’s been, plus it was getting late in the evening so no direct sunlight. The humidity made it sticky though and by the end you could ring the sweat out of my clothes. Yuck! The best thing was that my legs felt good the whole time, and the pace at the end was as fast or faster than the start. It was the longest run since returning to the run once the calf healed up.

On a bit of a negative, that run which felt really good, left my calves a bit tight, so I skipped running the next day. Then this morning, I planned a 5-miler, but the calves were still a bit tight and so opted for a bike ride instead. After pulling a couple of calf muscles over the past couple of years, one learns to err on the side of caution. Hopefully, I’ll pound a few miles out tomorrow and Sunday.

The bulk of the weekend is still before us, so hopefully there will be some writing done over the next couple days. I’m going to try. Really, really, I am. There’s already a few things planned, but maybe I can get some quiet time to read and write. I think I can, I think I can. That’ll be my motto for the rest of the weekend.

It’s getting a little late, so I guess I should let you go. There’s still a bit of coffee in the pot, so take a cup with you if you like. You can always bring the cup back next week for a refill too. have a great week!


#WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted now by Eclectic Alli that serves as something of a mind-dump for the week. If there are typos and what-not found here, I apologize, but mind-dump. I don’t do a lot of editing here as I like that it is more a stream of consciousness type post, normally written while drinking coffee, listening to music, and reflecting on the week gone by.

If you would like, you can write and post your own Weekend Coffee Share here with the rest of us coffee and tea drinking fiends!

9 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare 2019-07-19

    1. It was a pretty cool week for sure! As for the camping, it was the RV type at a park on the beach. So we spent some time on the beach, went to the movies and ran around the campground a bit, so it was a good time!

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  1. It sure sounds like you had a good week even though you didn’t do the things you had originally planned on. And wow, you seriously ran an 8.5 mile trot while it was 90 degrees? If I’m right, that converts to around 30 degrees Celsius, in which temperatures I wouldn’t even walk for more than a mile.

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    1. Thanks Astrid! It was a good week, and yes, during the summer, we have lots of 100 degree F temps, but it’s the 90+% humidity that really hurts. On the plus side, it makes you tough!

      Have a great week!

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  2. Oh, ouch on the calves… BTDT, too too many times. I don’t run, but hiking rough terrain will do it easily. I stayed in this weekend in the heat and humidity. Hard to breath with it. Hope you have a good week this week. Thanks for the coffee… I added some ice and carmel and it was awesome! 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thanks! Can I ask a fellow calf sufferer if there are any techniques you’ve found to help keep those puppies loose?

      Glad you liked the coffee! Have a great week!

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      1. Haven’t found anything, yet. To be honest, when my calves hurt, I eat a few bananas and some watermelon if I can get it. Especially in this heat the body tends to deplete itself of potassium and electrolytes. One thing I learned in all the years of powwow dancing in the heat… take care of your body. After dancing all day, I actually used to put “hot rocks” (primitive heating pad) in my sleep bag at night…. so, maybe a heating pad might help, or a hot tub.

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