Category: Ultimate Coffee Date

Fit Five Friday and October Ultimate Coffee Date


I am so happy that it’s Friday!  I’m starting off the weekend with a little catch-up over the Ultimate Coffee Date hosted by Coco and Deborah.  So grab a mug of your favorite beverage and let’s chat for a bit!

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I told my coach about my plan to run a 50k next year.  Looks like it is official.  🙂 I am nervous.  Training during the Winter worries me.  I know I did a one year running streak and while sometimes it felt hard, it was doable.  I am crossing my fingers that it is a mild Winter and that running outside isn’t an issue.  

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I am looking into tickets to go to NY to spectate the NYC Marathon.  My nephew lives there and he said I could stay with him.  He suggested flying into LaGuardia but Southwest does not fly there.  I do have a credit for American Airlines and there are tickets available but getting to the airport is about a 30-40 minute drive.  I know, first world problems.  

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I am 68% into my goal of running 1,000 miles this year.  I still need 317.45 miles to make my goal and there are 3 months left this year.  Now I wish I shouldn’t have taken so many days off in September.

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that my nephew is a Marine!  My sister is going next week to California to see him.  My little baby is a Marine!  How exciting is that?!  Thanks to Facebook memories I have pictures from when he was a little kid and happy to tag along with me to the store, etc.  Now he is a grown up and a Marine!

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that things are a bit better at school.  I have my routine set up and know what to do with the two different curriculums that I have and with students whose last time they were in school was in kindergarten.  However, not sure what happened yesterday but I had 3 kids crying/upset right before our afternoon recess.  They would not tell me the reason (I did find out for two of them after mom and a social worker spoke to them).  Well, I had to talk to them before going home to let them know that no matter what happens that I was happy to have them in my room and that I loved them very much and that each day is a new day/start for all of us.  Well, saying all of that made me cry too.  That was the first time I cried this school year.  It was just another reminder of how difficult last year was for all of us.  Let’s hope today is better.  They told me they want to color so I will let them color.

Thanks for linking up with us again this week!  We’ve got FIVE incredible co-hosts, and we are ready to link up every Friday to share YOUR weekly fitness favorites!  Join hosts My First 5K and MoreRunning With AttitudeRun Laugh Eat PieRuns with Pugsand Zenaida every Friday for Fit Five Friday!  Please add your link below.  I am also linking up with Running with Perseverance and Confessions of a Mother Runner for the Ultimate Coffee Date.

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Fit Five Friday and August Ultimate Coffee Date


I am so happy that it’s Friday!  I’m starting off the weekend with a little catch-up over the Ultimate Coffee Date hosted by Coco and Deborah.  So grab a mug of your favorite beverage and let’s chat for a bit!

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I posted two TpT ClassFund links on Facebook and received over $150 in donations.  Then TpT matched some of the donations (up to $50) so I ended up with over $200.  I am grateful to everyone that donated.  I have an Amazon wishlist that I will post as well.  I know schools/districts received Covid money but I really doubt teachers will get any money to use towards classroom expenses.  😞

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I have my annual physical exam on the 30th and one of the things I will tell my doctor is that I think I am experiencing pre-menopause.  I have hot flashes throughout the day, but more at night.  It is awful and not fun at all.  Why do women have to suffer so much?  Yesterday I went to set up my classroom and the AC was not working.  Sigh, it wasn’t that bad but there were time in which I found myself sweating a lot and had to go out in the hallway to cool down a bit. 

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that it feels really good to be running for fun.  Don’t get me wrong, I like working with my coach and have enjoyed my workouts, but lately it had felt like I had to run versus wanting to run.  Add in the stress of everything going on and it isn’t a good combination. 

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that the months are going by too fast.  How is it August already?  Only 4 months till the year 2021 is over.  Unfortunately, what I remember most from these past couple of months is how awful school was for me.  I know there were many positive moments but why is it that we focus more on the negative than the positive? 

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I haven’t watched much of the Olympics.  As much as I wanted to keep up with swimming and track and field, NBC hasn’t been doing a good job of showing everything.  I don’t have cable and NBC is the only way I can watch it.  I did see the 1500m swimming and that was unbelievable!  I also saw a few of the 100, 200 and 400m events  – those women are FAST!! 

Thanks for linking up with us again this week!  We’ve got FIVE incredible co-hosts, and we are ready to link up every Friday to share YOUR weekly fitness favorites!  Join hosts My First 5K and MoreRunning With AttitudeRun Laugh Eat PieRuns with Pugsand Zenaida every Friday for Fit Five Friday!  Please add your link below.  I am also linking up with Running with Perseverance and Confessions of a Mother Runner for the Ultimate Coffee Date.

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Fit Five Friday and June Ultimate Coffee Date


I am so happy that it’s Friday!  I’m starting off the weekend with a little catch-up over the Ultimate Coffee Date hosted by Coco and Deborah.  So grab a mug of your favorite beverage and let’s chat for a bit!

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that even though I’ve been complaining pretty much all year about school, I am a teeny tiny bit excited (a little nervous too) for the new school year in August.  I will have new students and will be teaching new Reading and Math curriculums.  Also, students will be in the classroom.  It has to be better than this year, right?

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that a former student sent me and other teachers a thank you note.  I read it and cried.  It made me very happy to read her note.  I know I may not make a difference in all of my students (hopefully another teacher does) but it is nice to hear from a former student.  Unfortunately I have not seen her in over a year and hope she continues to do well in school.

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that as of this morning I am 33% into my goal of running 1,200 miles this year.  I told myself that if I can get to 50% by the end of June then I will it at 1,200 instead of changing it to 1,000 miles.  I can do this!

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that yesterday was my nephew’s high school graduation.  He enlisted in the Marines and will leave for Camp Pendleton sometime this month.  Honestly I thought he would to college somewhere in IL.  I am very happy for him and cannot wait to celebrate with the family this weekend. 

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I know it’s been warm these past couple of days but I’ve been EXTRA warm at night.  I remember being able to sleep comfortably at night with just a blanket.  Now even a blanket is too warm for me.  I wonder if it is me or it feels warmer in my apartment since I live on the 2nd floor.  It has to be the latter.  😅

Thanks for linking up with us again this week!  We’ve got FIVE incredible co-hosts, and we are ready to link up every Friday to share YOUR weekly fitness favorites!  Join hosts My First 5K and MoreRunning With AttitudeRun Laugh Eat PieRuns with Pugsand Zenaida every Friday for Fit Five Friday!  Please add your link below.  I am also linking up with Running with Perseverance and Confessions of a Mother Runner for the Ultimate Coffee Date.

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Fit Five Friday and May Ultimate Coffee Date

Hello May!  It seems like May would never get here.  I’ve been waiting for it since last year.  Haha, counting the days till school is over.  It isn’t warm in Chicago, but I would still drink either hot or iced coffee.  I like them both.  So grab a cup of your favorite drink and let’s chat.

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that RoadID has the BEST customer service.  Months ago I won a gift card hosted by Jenn.  I finally ordered a prism faceplate about two weeks ago and received it a few days later.  It is pretty but I felt like the name and contact information were hard to see.  I wrote to them letting them know I wasn’t happy with the product I ordered.  They offered to exchange it for me or give me a refund.  I opted for an exchange and picked a slate one.  I asked if I should return the prism nameplate.  They said to keep it.  Now that is what I call 100% satisfaction guaranteed!

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I secretly smile and laugh (or maybe it is a runfession) when I am running and see the speed light cameras go off.  Many people are horrible drivers and like to speed up.  I wish we could get one in the corner where I live.  There is a stop sign but many drivers slow down instead of making a complete stop.  Imagine how much money the city could make from that corner?

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I find it ridiculous when someone says “Happy Cinco de Mayo”.  I honestly do not understand the big deal with it.

If we were having coffee…
I’d ask you if you have been watching season 2 of “Selena: The Series”.  I know many people criticized the first season.  They prefer the movie with Jennifer Lopez.  I am liking the series because there is more focus on her and how her career started.  I also love the love story between her and Chris.  

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that my doctor told me that I may be starting peri-menopause.  She told me to keep track of any periods and any possible menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats.  I am “glad” I am not getting a period but not looking forward to hot flashes or night sweats.

Thanks for linking up with us again this week!  We’ve got FIVE incredible co-hosts, and we are ready to link up every Friday to share YOUR weekly fitness favorites!  Join hosts My First 5K and MoreRunning With AttitudeRun Laugh Eat PieRuns with Pugsand Zenaida every Friday for Fit Five Friday!  Please add your link below.  I am also linking up with Running with Perseverance and Confessions of a Mother Runner for the Ultimate Coffee Date.

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Fit Five Friday and April Ultimate Coffee Date

Hello April!  Like Jenn mentioned in her post, we are 1/4 through the year.  Wow!  These past few months were a blur, well, except for February with that awful weather.  🙂

I am still on Spring Break, but today is my last day.  However, I am also off on Monday and then Tuesday is a Remote Planning Institute Day (I can work from home).  This week also went by fast.  No complaints.  So, grab your favorite drink and let’s chat.

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I want to go on vacation.  I just want to go somewhere and get away.  I have my good days and bad days and I am itching for some time alone.  Is that bad?  I know the pandemic has affected everyone but like everyone else I am just so tired of it.  I want to travel to NYC and to Washington, DC.

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I want to buy anther Garmin watch (245) just because of the walking feature.  My 235 does not have it.  Do I really need a new watch?  No.  But I do want to have the feature when I do go out for a walk.  There’s been a few times when it’s been so windy and I’ve had no desire to deal with it while running, that I’d just go for a 20 minute walk.  You will then tell me that I don’t like to walk.  You are right.  However, lately, I don’t mind it.  I usually do a Peloton class or listen to a podcast.  You will be shocked because I don’t like podcasts either.  

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I find this whole virtual Boston Marathon thing a bit crazy and silly.  I get it that it’s been tough on the running industry but they are taking advantage of people wanting to supposedly race a Boston Marathon and get a unicorn medal.  It isn’t even on the actual course.  Plus, $125 is a lot of money for a virtual race.  So am I a hypocrite if I tell you that, since I will never qualify for it, if I were given an entry to it, I will take it?

If we were having coffee…
I’d ask you “What do you do about all of the ads on Instagram?”  This past week I spent some time going through quite a few of them and hiding them and either selecting “It’s irrelevant” or “I see it too often”.  I’d ask you if I just wasted my time by doing that. 

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I know you are tired of hearing about me wanting to buy a house.  While I am excited about it, I am also nervous.  I know the interest rates are low.  Actually, they’ve gone up a little bit.  House now are still so expensive.  More than they were last year.  I live on the south side of Chicago where it isn’t that expensive but seeing prices for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath for $250,000-$300,000 scares me.  I remember years ago when I started looking I did not want to spend more than $225K (I thought it was too much).  Now I have no choice.

Thanks for linking up with us again this week!  We’ve got FIVE incredible co-hosts, and we are ready to link up every Friday to share YOUR weekly fitness favorites!  Join hosts My First 5K and MoreRunning With AttitudeRun Laugh Eat PieRuns with Pugsand Zenaida every Friday for Fit Five Friday!  Please add your link below.  I am also linking up with Running with Perseverance and Confessions of a Mother Runner for the Ultimate Coffee Date.

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