#WeekendCoffeeShare – Palmerton

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I hurt, and that I’m ready to be home again.  We should make it home today sometime, but I’m not sure when I’ll stop hurting.  This morning we’d be sitting in the Hampton Inn as the rest of the family snoozes a few more minutes, drinking there coffee, juice, tea, what have you, before we head back out on the road.  I’ve just got to be careful not to drink too much, considering that we’ll be on the road and all.

It feels like we’ve been on the road for forever.  Leaving Thursday after work to head towards Palmerton Pennsylvania, we made it as far as Richmond Virginia.  Then the next day, we continued, hitting all kinds of traffic and pushing what should have been 5 to 6 hours to more like 8.  But we made it.  Then we ate and slept, got up early, and ran the Spartan Super at the Blue Mountain Ski Resort Saturday.  (That’s where all the hurt came in.)  Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Palmerton”

#WeekendCoffeeShare – So, so tired…

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how tired I really am right now.  Then, I’d offer you a cup of this fine (not really) hotel coffee.  That’s all I really have right now, other than water.  It’s good water though.  So for that, I apologize.  There’s got to be a coffee shop around here somewhere, but again, tired.  And that bed is right there and, well, you know.

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We ran a Spartan Super today, and let me tell you, there was some suffering going on out there.  Out weather has been mild lately, but today was nothing but hot.  Mid 90’s and humid turned what looked to be a good race into a struggle.

All was good, not great, at the 5 mile mark.  By the sixth mile the cramps came on hard, and they didn’t quit.  Not even after the race was done at about 8.5 miles.  You could say that it was a tale of two races.  There for a while, I thought that I would have a great, maybe my best, race ever despite not feeling my running legs early.  Then the last bit, when it all fell apart.

Since the race ended, I’ve hydrated like a madman.  We race again tomorrow after all, and it would be nice to do it without the cramps.  I’m not confident.  Tomorrow’s race is a Sprint so it won’t be as long.  So that’s good.  It should come in somewhere between 3 to 5 miles, and if I’m lucky, cramp free.

I do appreciate you stopping by!  But unfortunately, I’m going to put my head on that pillow over there, so I’ll see you next week if not before.  Have a great week everyone!


#WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up that is now hosted by Eclectic Alli. Check out her post for the week and maybe post a share of your own!

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Racing and Writing

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If we were having coffee, we would be drinking, yet again, what the hotel is passing off as coffee.  It seems that it’s been there for a bit now as it’s just warm instead of hot, but there is a microwave here in the room, so we can handle that.  I also noticed some tea bags down there if that’s your thing.  Again, we can make use of the microwave to get that water piping hot, and then we can relax a bit and chat over drinks.  That sounds nice.

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#DSFWeeklyRewind – Still Healing

cappuccino on tableAnd a mighty good Sunday to ya!  It’s that time again to look back on a week gone by and what all did and did not happen.  Or a few pieces of it anyway.  As always, I hope you are all doing well out there in internet land and have had a good week gone by, not to mention a good week on the way.

As for me, I’m still healing the torn calf muscle.  That, of course means no running and even being careful while walking.  Funny thing is that I do good as long as I keep gently using it.  It’s when I lay up on the couch or get out of bed in the morning that it gives me the worst of it.

It does seem to be getting better everyday, and I’m so happy about that.  I can almost see the day where I run again.  Almost.  I am waiting for that day, very impatiently.  Since it is better though, I’ve been in the gym, doing some lifting and other stuff that doesn’t require lots of lower body work.  So that’s good I guess, as I often neglect that kind of workout when I’m able to run.  Perhaps this little running setback can put me back on a more complete fitness schedule.

On a sad note, yesterday was my last Spartan Race of the season.  On an even sadder note, I didn’t get to actually run it.  I did however, get to hang out and watch as my daughter ran it.  I am so proud of her and the athlete she has become, and look forward to seeing where she goes in the future.

As far as the blog, I did not get anything done last week.  I hope to remedy that as this week progresses, but we’ll see how it goes.  I want to write more, and that more includes beginning to work on novel length ideas as well as shorter projects for the blog.  Writing is fun when there is time to do it, and I hope to have that time this week.  Again, we’ll see.

With all that said, I’ll let you go.  We’ve all got a brand new week, and opportunity to make the best of it!  Let’s do it!


#DSFWeeklyRewind is a weekly linkup hosted by Tara over at DaisySmileyFace.com.  You should totally go over and check out her page.  Maybe even write a post of your own for the linkup, and join the fun!

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Been a While

Well, I suppose that it has been a while. Bit all the same, if we were having coffee, I’d tell you to drag up a chair, maybe order up a coffee or tea or whatever kind of concoction you would like since we would be hanging out in the Barnes & Noble Cafe. The fine folks here can hook you right up!

All good? Great, shall we chat?

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#WeekendCoffeeShare – 06-04-2017

If we were having coffee, I’d say that it has been a pretty good week!  Then I’d offer you some tea or maybe some water if coffee’s not your thing.  I’m sure we can rummage something up for you.

Daughter and I after the race!

As far as the week past, it was great.  I only had to work two days between getting home from Universal and our trip to Virginia for this weekend’s Spartan Super that we ran Saturday. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – 06-04-2017”

#WeekendCoffeeShare 5-14-2017

coffee share picWhat a weekend!  If we were having coffee, we would have lots to talk about.  So grab a cup out of that fresh brewed pot on the counter and sit back.  I’ll turn on a bit of music.  Anything you feel like lstening to tonight?

There we are.  So, the weekend went well.  We made our first trip to Daytona Beach and even though we didn’t spend much time on the beach itself, it was cool.  What we did do was wake up early Saturday, drive to Bunnell, and race the Spartan Super there.  It was our first race in Florida and it went really well, with both my daughter and I finishing the course of about nine miles and 27 or so obstacles in 2 hours, 2 minutes, and some seconds.  She edged me out by about 20 seconds at the end of the day with a great running effort on her part.  I thought that it was really cool that we finished so close in time, considering we started about an hour apart.  I am so proud of her and the hard work she has put in to get to where she is now and the potential she still has for her future in the sport. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare 5-14-2017”