Grab a Cup for the June Ultimate Coffee Date!

The-Ultimate-Coffee-Date2-1-600x600Welcome to the 6th Ultimate Coffee Date link up of 2017. This year continues to fly by. It’s mid-year already. Crazy – right? 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!

Found this awesome travel coffee mug in my drawer last week!

If we were having coffee… I’d tell you that last week was my first week in the last 8 weeks with no trips. I really needed the travel break. I’ve enjoyed the travel for life and work, but I was really worn out. I didn’t realize how tired I was until I stopped moving! You know how that can be – right? I have two work trips and two fun trips in June plus we have my SIL and her family visiting and a 40th birthday party for a dear friend. Another busy month ahead!

If we were having coffee… I might lament my recent running slump. Despite backing off my miles in December and January, I still feel slow and tired. It could be from all of the travel, but I also think I may need to take a training break.  I’m planning to cut back my miles in June and July before fall marathon training. I keep hoping to wake up one day and find my mojo. Some runs are not too bad. I ran at Waterfall Glen with some speedy friends last weekend and had no trouble keeping up. Then, I ran the Ridge Run 10K and 5K and enjoyed the races, but had no speed (for me). I know I need to change something, because whatever I’m doing isn’t working.

If we were having coffee… I’d ask if you’d listened to a recent Death, Sex and Money podcast that I loved. It was called Hari Kondabolu and His Mom Answer Your Life Questions. The blurb is “The comedian and his mom give advice on pursuing career-life balance, dealing with racist friends and the best time to DTR (Define the Relationship). Hari’s mom is AMAZING. I absolutely love her advice and the interplay between these two and host Anna Sale. Have you heard anything noteworthy lately?

If we were having coffee… I’d tell you that I have four good friends moving away the next month. All of them are moving for great professional opportunities and I’m excited for their new beginnings. I’m also sad to see them go and hope they’ll come back. Even though it’s easier than ever to stay in touch, I will miss seeing these friends often for running, coffee, movies and other outings.

Energy Soap – would you try it!?

If we were having coffee… I’d ask what you thought about this product I just got to check out. It’s Dirty Bird Energy Soap. There’s a caffeinated one to start the day and a decaffeinated aromatherapy one for winding down. There’s a third variety for recovery that has eucalyptus. I’m intrigued. Would you try it?

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

PS. Don’t forget my great giveaways!



  1. Amy Lauren says:

    You know, I probably would try the soap for winding down, using it in a bath and just soaking for awhile. I bet that would be pretty awesome. I’m not sure how energy soap would work. Normally when I am taking a shower or bath, it’s after a workout OR to wind down, not to get energized for a day.

    I don’t blame you at all to enjoy being home for awhile and to take a little break from running before training for a marathon. Marathon training is brutal on the body and maybe even just a week off before, or a very low mileage week, would help big time. Better to do it now than get hurt during training… as I did!

  2. I personally think that if you are in a run funk or you feel you need a break, then you probably do. Sometimes just taking some new classes for a week or two change my whole outlook. Thanks for linking up for coffee today!

  3. Deb E says:

    I love trying new soaps. My elderly dad, in his 80s like soaps too, so that’s what I get him for gifts! I know what you mean about recharging. I’m psyching myself up with this new month of June, hoping to energize myself as well. Funny though, I’m totally out of coffee except decaf! Must get some especially if I want to recharge!

  4. Coco says:

    I’d give the soaps a try — as long as the scents aren’t too strong! I do think traveling is tiring even though it also can be exciting. I’ve got a trip to San Diego in a few weeks — I sure hope to fit in some runs there.
    Thanks for joining us for coffee!

  5. Dana Rodriguez says:

    These sound interesting! I love my coffee and I love that a soap could energize me because I am NOT a morning person. Have a great weekend and nice post!

  6. Does sound like a little break is in order! Maybe you can find a new class to spark your excitement this summer! The new soaps sound cool- I would so try them! Have a great weekend!

  7. Farrah says:

    I’m intrigued by that soap too! I love things that smell nice, haha. 😛

    Traveling can be a lot of fun but it can be so draining! I hope you get a good amount of rest and relaxation to recharge!!

  8. Bummer about your friends moving away! Those soap look interesting – caffeinated?

  9. Clarinda says:

    Love the travel mug that you found in a drawer. 🙂

    Energy soap sounds interesting. I wonder if it works.

  10. calvin f. says:

    Taking a break is good sometimes

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