The February 2015 Ultimate Coffee Date

Welcome to the February Ultimate Coffee Date! Please help yourself to a cup of coffee or tea, pull up a chair, and let’s catch up!

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If we were having coffee, I would have to ask you to help yourself, because I can’t move after the Solidcore class I did last night with one of my Ultimate Coffee Date co-hosts, Deb. I will be writing up a full review soon, but for now I just need you to understand that my core wasn’t the only muscle group that got a workout! 

Coffee Date With Deb

We are ready for our coffee date! 

If we were having coffee, I would ask you to remind me that my first race of 2015 is only three weeks away and ask me what I am doing to get ready for it! I have added hills to my running program, and I chose the 5K option of Laura’s 5 by the 5th series so I can focus on speed, but I haven’t given up my weekly spinning class to get up to three run a week. :-/ 

5 by 5th Medal

I don’t think I will be setting any records at the Reston 10 Miler, but since I didn’t run that fast during the Reston Perfect 10, there is still a chance I could set a course PR. πŸ˜‰

If we were having coffee, I would ask if you have any plans for Valentine’s Day. I’ve sent my daughter something special, but I don’t even have a card for my husband! When Valentine’s Day falls on a weekend like this year, we usually stay in to avoid the crowds–how about you?

If we were having coffee, I would ask if you saw my post about American Heart Month and why taking steps to prevent heart disease is so important to me. While the official “Go Red” day was on Friday, it’s never too late to be heart-healthy!

#GoRedSelfie

#GoRedSelfie

If we were having coffee, I would thank you for stopping by, and let you know that we should catch up more often!

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36 Responses to The February 2015 Ultimate Coffee Date

  1. Farrah says:

    Oh, hills. Those were always the bane of my existence, but keep at it! <3 It'll be worth it, and best of luck to you on your first race of the year! :]

    Hooray for promoting awareness for American Heart Month! :] I did two posts about Hypertension for it so far, and am trying to think of what topic to do for the last Monday in February!

    Avoiding crowds = a wonderful idea. :] I'm spending my Valentine's Day volunteering/living at the cat shelter that my friend runs! I haven't had the chance to go visit her in ages, so I'm really looking forward to it. Hope you have an awesome weekend!
    Farrah recently posted…Ultimate Coffee Date: February 2015My Profile

  2. Marcia K. says:

    All the best with your race! I love 10 milers but am getting a really slow start with running. My first race this year isn’t until April.
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  3. good morning! Nice pic of you and Deborah! I posted yesterday aout American heart as well and yes I wore my red, love red πŸ™‚ My hubby and I normally do not go out on Valentine’s day- it is just too crowded! Good luck with your race! Stay warm πŸ™‚
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  4. I was telling Deborah that I was intrigued by her past post on Solid Core. There aren’t any around me though. I’m glad you enjoyed it!! There has been so much snow where I am, I am actually kind of glad that I don’t have any races this month. No idea where they would put all the runners!
    Valetine’s Day is next week – I can’t beleive it. Thank you for the reminder. I don’t have a card either (And I’m thinking I probably won’t…)
    Thank you for being a great host! This is a fun link up.
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  5. Rosi says:

    Good luck on your race, you’ll do great! We are not big Valentine’s Day celebrators. I usually do a LOVE breakfast…pancakes in the shapes of hearts, well everything in the shape of a heart if I can manage it, all on plates with hearts. But that’s about it.
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  6. Melanie says:

    I’m a 5 by the 5th runner too!! I’m so glad Laura brought it back. πŸ™‚ Good luck on your upcoming race! I have yet run a 10 miler race. I need to find one, it’s the perfect distance!
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  7. So great to see you last night! Hope you can walk and that you still talk to me. My obliques are sore. Every year I want to do the Reston 10 and the past 2 I’ve been injured. Ugh maybe next year!
    Deborah Brooks @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…Ultimate Coffee Date-FebruaryMy Profile

  8. Solidcore sounds like a serious class! How fun you got to go with Deb! Good job getting in some hill training – running hills will always serve you well!
    Michelle @ Running with Attitude recently posted…Ultimate Coffee – FebruaryMy Profile

  9. I love doing speedwork and 5k’s are awesome! I love the challenge that comes from running all out like that. It’s a totally different challenge from distance running.

    For Valentine’s Day I plan on running the Spartan Race with my boyfriend. Unorthodox, I know, but that’s us. We’ve never been a traditional couple when it comes to holidays. I’m excited for it though! It’ll be a great bonding experience!
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  10. Carrie Skoll says:

    Ah Valentine’s Day on a weekend – we definitely stay in. I think I’ll make something yummy for dinner. I do buy little gifts for my family. I’ve got 2 of 3 covered.

    Thanks for the coffee date!
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  11. I love that you and Deb got to meet and workout together, although I am a tad jealous. I think a nice getaway to the wine country is what you both should do this summer {wink wink}. I can’t wait for my first run of 2015, but if I can’t get myself and family better soon, I don’t know when I can get started again.
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  12. I wore red yesterday to help spread awareness πŸ™‚ I did read your post and I’m happy to see others spread awareness. I’ll be running a 5K on Valentine’s Day and apparently my other half made dinner reservations, which is a surprise because we typically treat it like any other day. It’s tough to get back into the swing of training during winter! I’m sure you’ll be ready for your 5K! Have a great weekend πŸ™‚
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  14. can’t wait to hear what you thought about solid core – i want to try it but whew! those classes are even more expensive that pure barre πŸ™‚
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  15. Hubby is not around this Valentine’s so I’m taking my minions out on a nice date. Looking forward to it! πŸ™‚
    Smitha @ FauxRunner recently posted…Ultimate Coffee Date – FebruaryMy Profile

  16. MCM Mama says:

    I was bummed I couldn’t join you guys at Solidcore. Glad you enjoyed it!
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  17. Kim says:

    So cool that you and Deb got to meet in person – sounds like the workout was pretty awesome, too!
    We rarely do anything for Valentine’s day and I’m OK with that.
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  18. Kristen says:

    I won tickets to the Boston Wine Fest so that’s our Valentines’s plan for this year. We’ll probably get our daughter something little but we’re skipping gifts this year.
    Kristen recently posted…Ultimate Coffee Date FebruaryMy Profile

  19. Sam Sly says:

    I look forward to your Solidcore workout review! It sounds interesting. All the best with your race training!
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  20. I’m bummed that I couldn’t go to Solidcore with you guys. I’ve been wanting to try it out!
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  21. Good luck on your race!! I am doing hill work with my training plan for Cherry Blossom…a little nerve-wracking but I’m happy for the challenge! I meant to participate in the Coffee Date and got backed up…next month I’ve got to join in!
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  22. Carla says:

    LOVELOVELOVE the go red selfie.
    we need to meet up for a relfie? frielfie? (ok I made those up) this year.
    pretty DENVER please? πŸ™‚
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  23. No Valentine plans for me… I am not a big fan. Good luck in your upcoming races !
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