I really enjoy “coffee date” posts. As Carla put it, the best of blog reading feels like “friends getting together and chatting over coffee,” and for me the best part of blogging is getting to know other people and making friends across the blogosphere and twitterverse. That’s why when I saw that Jill Conyers, Nikki at Grab Your Kicks and Lynda at Fitness Mom Wine Country were going to host a monthly Ulitmate Virtual Coffee Date Link Up, I knew I wanted to participate.
So, get your cup of coffee and let’s catch up!
Today I have extra time for coffee because I didn’t start my Saturday with a long run, like I usually do. That’s because tomorrow is my first race of 2014, the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run!
So, if we were having coffee today, I would tell you that I am both excited and nervous about the race, and that I haven’t yet decided whether to chase after a PR, although if I were being honest, I probably would admit that once the starting gun goes off I would like to be able to maintain an 8:15 – 8:20 pace.
I also would tell you that I am both excited and nervous about the pre-race VIP dinner, which I get to attend as one of the CUCB bloggers. I know it will be a fun event, but going to an event where I only will know a few people pushes me out of my comfort zone. I’m so glad my husband has agreed to go with me.
I would like to tell you that I feel like I have gotten my head above water at work, but I wouldn’t want to jinx myself. 😉
The other thing I would want to talk about is how I am struggling with parenting my college-aged kids. They are both facing big decisions, and while I always wish they would talk to me more, I know that they have to figure things out for themselves and come to their own decisions. I want to be supportive without being intrusive, but it is hard to strike the right balance. I am trying to focus on praying instead of worrying as they enter the next stages of their lives.
Can I get you some more coffee?
What’s on your mind this week?