Grab a Cup for the February Ultimate Coffee Date!

The-Ultimate-Coffee-Date2-1-600x600Welcome to the second Ultimate Coffee Date link up of 2017. One month down already – and now it’s February. I‘m linking up with Coco @ Running with Perseverance and Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner. What is the Ultimate Coffee Date? Imagine we are having coffee together… this post is what I would tell you. So grab a cup , “listen” and then tell me what is going on with you in the comments, please!

My Instagram shows some recent pics of life’s small pleasures…

If we were having coffee… I’d tell you that I’m doing everything I can to stay positive and optimistic given all of the uncertainty and craziness in the US at the moment. I would tell you that going to NYC and connecting with friends was very uplifting. I’ve also been focusing on doing what I can to support groups I believe in, small gestures of kindness and being grateful for life’s small joys. You can check out my Friday Five this week for more on all of that.

Cheyne (L) and me, Abby and Liv at Lululemon Southport

If we were having coffee… I’d tell you about a fun running event I did this morning with Lululemon Chicago. Cheyne, a Lululemon Run Ambassador I met at the Run | ORD running retreat, ran 50 miles to support iGrow Chicago. The run was 4 x 12.5 miles with stops at Lululemon stores. Liv, Abby and I ran mid loop 1 to the same spot mid loop 2. You can learn more and donate here if you’re interested!

What are you most interested in?

If we were having coffee… I’d tell you that my home office is bursting at the seams with things to test for my blog. This includes Pommello Sweats which are detoxifying workout clothes (Indiegogo), a Rainscarf – an ingenious reversible scarf and rain hood, VolumeMaker Run Bud wireless headphones, ProBurst Bites from Enjoy Life Foods,  Rachel Pauls FODMAP friendly Happy Bars and so much more!

If we were having coffee… I’d tell you that I’m super excited for Cycle for Survival next weekend. So far, our team has raised over $14,000! It is always an awesome, uplifting event and all proceeds go to research at Memorial Sloan Kettering. I just added two more prizes to my raffle – 7 awesome prizes are up for grabs! You can learn more and donate here.

Speaking of giveaways – head over to Facebook to enter to win some of my faves and a coffee mug for our next coffee date!

If we were having coffee… I’d tell you that I have some more great finds and giveaways coming in my #Healthier in 2017 series so keep your eye out.  Speaking of giveaways – head over to Facebook to enter to win some of my faves and a coffee mug for our next coffee date! I’d ask you if you were trying anything new to be healthy in 2017. Are you?

That’s all I have for this month! What would you tell me over a cup? Leave some coffee talk in the comments!

PS. Don’t miss my great giveaways!



  1. Georgette Coan says:

    I would probably tell you about what books I am reading and what is ahead. As to what is going on with me, not much good. I have to have my gallbladder and my appendix out. This was discovered during a routine outpatient procedure. The list of things I need to try to stay away from includes coffee, so sadly, I am down to one cup a day. But tea is OK! So if you have any great tea to recommend, please do so! 😁

  2. Looks like you do have lots of gear to check out how fun! That cycle for survival event should be lots of fun a great way to support someone going through a tough time. Thanks for joining us for coffee today!

  3. Amy Lauren says:

    I love coffee and coffee dates, hehe. I had one yesterday. Love that you did a running fundraiser/race with lululemon. I got my clothes from the strava challenge but our store doesn’t do much with the community here, which is a real shame. Best wishes with cycle for survival!

  4. How fun that Lululemon run sounds! I love the creative things they are doing for runners so far this year!

  5. Farrah says:

    Sigh :[ I’m definitely with you on trying to stay positive despite all the crazy that’s going on in our country right now.

    Glad that you got to do a fun running event and hooray for raising so much money for Cycle for Survival! <3!

  6. GiGi Eats says:

    Oh! I definitely need to check out those FODMAP bars because I know lots of people who are not eating FODMAPS – yet still need something!

  7. Looks like you have some fun things to try out! The FODMAP bars sound interesting. I will keep an eye out for your review.

  8. Deb E says:

    More rain headed our way here in LA this week. I love that Rainscarf and for $20 bucks, worth every penny!

  9. Fun products to try sounds like a great problem to have! Thanks for the coffee!

  10. Amber Ludwig says:

    Oooh how exciting!! You have so much going on! I am so envious! I would tell you that I am finishing up my second round of pole fitness and loving it!! I cannot wait to keep on going higher and higher in levels. Its challenging me in so many ways! Id also tell you I am going to be starting the 30 day Arbonne cleanse and I am super psyched about it but doubting my ability to give up dairy lol.

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