Grab a Cup for our May Coffee Date!

The-Ultimate-Coffee-Date2-1-600x600Welcome to the 5th Ultimate Coffee Date link up of 2017. I can’t believe it’s May already! 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!

I didn’t buy it but I kind of wish I did!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you… I’m enjoying my new job and company. I’ve been traveling a ton for work and personal stuff. May will include 3 work trips and two personal trips. We’re headed to Philadelphia for The Husband’s 15th year b-school reunion and I’m going to swing by Brooklyn on the back end of a work trip to run the half marathon. Instead of our annual Miami trip, I convinced two friends to come to Chicago this weekend. The weather was definitely not Miami-like but we did a bunch of fun things, ate yummy food and enjoyed some spa/relaxation, too.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you… the Grand Canyon trip I took has me wanting MORE. I want more hiking, more getting away, more time with friends, more hills, more time “disconnected”… more! It was so much fun to be out in nature. I wish we lived closer to awesome hiking like that and closer to Lauren and Russ, too.

If we were having coffee, I’d ask you… if you have listed to the recent podcast on Death, Sex and Money called “Two Wheelchairs and a Baby.” You really should. Also, I’d ask if you’ve binge listened to S-Town [My podcast pic from last month’s coffee date]. Then I’d want to discuss it – in detail! I still think there’s more I want to know!

One tradition I didn’t miss was Shamrock Shuffle in the beginning of April. It’s a huge, super fun 8K.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you… that I’m enjoying a (sort of) running race hiatus. Typically I run a bunch of April and May races, but due to travel, I missed two and am missing one next weekend. No quarry rocks for me this year! I was going to skip the Brooklyn Half, too, but now I have a free flight so I feel like it’s meant to be. I’d ask if you ever like taking a break from your routine and if it’s easy for you to get back to it.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you… that I have a huge surplus of blog goodies and giveaways! I feel like I’ve been putting tons of them online and I don’t want to be a giveaway only blogger. I have to come up with some creative pairings!

What’s happening by you? Please share your coffee talk in the comments!

PS. Don’t forget my great giveaways!



  1. Georgette Coan says:

    I’m not sure I have much to report, except I am job hunting and have had a chance to write more. Sadly, my reading has suffered. I am very glad you are getting these chances to travel! Very exciting.

  2. Amy Lauren says:

    I don’t think of you as a giveaway only blogger and I love how your reviews and giveaways are really balanced. Also I realize that there might be only so much of your personal and work life you want to share on the blog (as mine is the same way).

    I think everyone who reads a blog knows that it’s just a microcosm of the person’s existance and not their whole life… except maybe those bloggers who blog about life every single day or twice a day and really seem to be no holes barred! But most of us aren’t like that :).

  3. OH everyone is listening to S town I feel like I may have to give it a listen too. I think I am the only person who does not listen to podcasts. Who has time!! The grand Canyon hike sounds fantastic. Thanks for joining us for coffee today

  4. Deb E says:

    I’m not able to travel right now so I love reading about YOUR travel adventures. Huge plus to enter the giveaways at the same time and truly blessed to win several of them. Loving my motivational bracelets which I wear every day! The food goodies sadly don’t last too long, lol, so good thing you do have lots of giveaways! Raining and colder here this weekend in usually sunny SoCal, but never fear, as it should warm back up to mid 70s tomorrow! Perfect workout weather for sure.

  5. I just binged S-Town! SOOO interesting.

  6. Coco says:

    Sounds likes a bust but fun month! I need to listed to S-Town!

  7. sounds an exciting month for you! guess it’s “gonna be MEY!!!” – JT NSYNC for you Lol that cracks me up a lot haha

    ♡Courtney Bentley ||

  8. Brenda Haines says:

    My 36th birthday was yesterday and it went perfect. We had a great week, school is out for my son in 2 weeks and we are going to have so much fun! Thanks for asking 🙂

  9. Calvin F. says:

    Would love to go there one day.

  10. ellen beck says:

    I have actually seen the Grand Canyon when we went to hubby and brother in laws pool tournament in Vegas. I insisted on stopping and we had a nice time. We didnt do the activities I wish we had but we did see it, and it was amazing!

  11. Lisa Brown says:

    I need to check out S Town. I’m feeling very late to the party!

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