The March 2015 Ultimate Coffee Date Link Up

Welcome to the March 2015 edition of the Ultimate Coffee date link up! It is so nice to take time out of our hectic schedules to get to know each other a little better over a virtual cup of coffee or tea, or your beverage of choice!

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If we were having coffee, I would have to show off the fun coffee mug that my awesome co-host Deb had made for us! 

Ultimate Coffee Date Mug

I know my co-host Lynda is enjoying hers too!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you about the snowy weather at the Reston 10 Miler last weekend. (You can read my recap here). I was happy with my time, but laughed when I figured out that with my pace I’d have to be at least 65 in order to win an age group prize–we’ve got some awesome female runners around here! 

If we were having coffee, I would have to explain why I am a bit emotional today. You see, it’s this little guy’s birthday. But he’s turning 21, and it’s his first day of Spring Break, and he’s spending it with friends in New York City, so I won’t even see him.

Matt Toddler

Now, I don’t remember how I celebrated my 21st birthday–not because it was that awesome, but because it was that long ago!–but I am sure that I didn’t spend it with my parents. Still, as a parent, it is hard not to be a part of such a milestone. (Although I am sure I am better off not knowing exactly how he is celebrating ….).  

Speaking of Spring Break, if we were having coffee I would have to ask, “Is it spring yet?” While the Polar Vortex didn’t get as much press this year, our February temperatures were 9 degrees below average, and we had so many days in the teens and twenties. And can you believe we had a snow day on Thursday?! 

snow day

And, speaking of spring, don’t forget that we “Spring Forward” tonight for Daylight Saving Time. I think we have a few clocks that we still need to change ourselves, but since I use my phone for my alarm I have to count on AT&T and Apple to wake me up on time tomorrow!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’ve been in a rut of evening snacking, and am trying MealEnders signaling lozenges via a sponsored opportunity through FitApporaoch to break that habit. If you struggle with the same issue, I’d encourage you to check out my review and enter the giveaway.

Are you going anywhere for Spring Break?

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38 Responses to The March 2015 Ultimate Coffee Date Link Up

  1. Sam Sly says:

    The snow looks beautiful! I know cold and inconvenient but it makes for lovely pictures. Happy birthday to your son.
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  2. Wow! look at that snow! Happy Birthday to your son- it is a day for you to celebrate too! My kids bd’s are starting to make me feel old! I am sure March will bring on some better weather although it is only 54 degrees this morning in Florida!!!! Have a great weekend Coco!
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  3. I wish I was going away for Spring break…..only 1 month before I head to Paris though, so I’ll take that even if it will be chilly!
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  4. Lisa says:

    I wish I was on spring break! Mine will have to wait a few weeks. I know I didn’t spend my 21st birthday with my family. My birthday is always right around the start of school so I was already back in college that week. I hope he has a great birthday!

  5. Glenneth says:

    no spring break for me anymore! i am just hoping for some warmer weather and sunshine!
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  6. Happy birthday Mom! My daughter just celebrated her 11th birthday and of course wants to be with all of her family. I’m not ready for the larger milestone celebrations that she will start celebrating less with us. I’m pretty sure when I celebrated 21, it was not with my parents either. They grow up too fast!
    Thanks for having a coffee date link up!! I love the mug!
    Lara @ Uptite Mamas recently posted…Coffee Date – MarchMy Profile

  7. Marcia says:

    Best wishes to the birthday boy! Sigh. Time flies. What a cutie! I spent my 21st birthday out after work in a club. I didn’t drink. Still don’t some things never change I guess. I feel like our winter here was every bit as harsh as last year’s vortex. Our average temp for Feb was 7.
    Marcia recently posted…Ultimate Coffee Date: Spring Break EditionMy Profile

  8. I still think you all rock for completing that Reston race in those conditions. Glad you like your mug! My baby turns 18 soon it’s kind of weird isn’t it how fast it all goes by. I’m kind of sad. Loving our link up!
    Deborah Brooks @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…The Ultimate Coffee Date-March EditionMy Profile

  9. Wow 21! Happy birthday to your son – what a sweet picture of him πŸ™‚ So glad we got to catch up for coffee – thanks for hosting!
    Michelle @ Running with Attitude recently posted…Ultimate Coffee Date – MarchMy Profile

  10. I feel you about the snow. We had just a little bit here in Tennessee but then the weather decided to go from spring-like 60s to winter-like 20s in the span of 3 days. I am ready for spring to get here and stay πŸ™‚
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  12. Carrie Skoll says:

    Happy Birthday to your son! I can see how it’s hard to not be there, but also good to not be there.

    Congrats on your race – I’ve got some catching up to do on blog reading. And I hope your snowy weather is done – although you’ve had some beautiful pictures.
    Carrie Skoll recently posted…Ultimate Coffee Date – March 2015My Profile

  13. I love the Coffee Mug!! Yeah, I’m pretty sure you’re better off not knowing how he is celebrating his 21st birthday. I remember mine, but I was with a now EX and so it was not a pleasant memory. It was also 19yrs ago…yikes!
    Enjoy your day!! Thanks for the link up! πŸ™‚
    Amy @ Mama Running for God recently posted…The Ultimate Coffee Date {March Edition} #1My Profile

  14. Aw, what a precious picture of your brand-spankin’ new 21 year-old. Happy birthday to him!
    Tiffany Greathouse recently posted…To Save My Life, I Can’tMy Profile

  15. I am so over winter. I don’t want to see snow again ever LOL. I’m just hoping everything melts for next weekend as we all know DC snow removal leaves a lot to be desired.

    Happy birthday to your not so little guy! I’m still having trouble wrapping my head around my kid being 13.
    MCM Mama Runs recently posted…March 2015 Ultimate Coffee Date!My Profile

  16. Aww happy birthday to your baby!!

  17. Tamara says:

    While I don’t envy the volume of snow you guys have had, I do wish we had had just a little bit this year. Our ski runs have been shut down as there’s been no new snow in a couple of months and it’s just not cold enough to maintain the manufactured stuff!

    Hoping spring isn’t very far off…
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  18. Don’t kids grow up so fast ? My baby is going into high school next year. Yikes ! I am going to check out those lozenges…. evening snacking is often a downfall for me….

    Keeping fingers crossed for spring, which is just around the corner.
    Thanks for the link up !
    Karen @ Fit in France recently posted…Vitual Coffee Date : March 2015My Profile

  19. Kim says:

    Happy birthday to your son – so exciting that he is 21!!!
    We have spring weather today (it got up to 72) and I have loved every second. Our spring break starts next Friday – we are sticking around here most of the time. (I am headed to TX the last weekend for a race.)
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  20. Thanks for the link up! I am going to need a bigger cup! (Love yours by the way!)

    Read your race report – that is still a great run for all of the misadventures, a fall, the weather and no expectations. No AG awards needed πŸ˜‰

    21! Yes, probably better not to know. At least NYC is really expensive so less opportunity for abandon than in a college bar πŸ˜‰
    Erica @ Erica Finds recently posted…Spring Forward! March Ultimate Coffee DateMy Profile

  21. Happy birthday to your son!! Sorry you won’t be able to celebrate with him on his special day! We are headed to Florida in April for some time in the sun. Yes!!
    Sandra Laflamme recently posted…It’s International Women’s Day. How Do You #SweatYourStory?My Profile

  22. Farrah says:

    For serious, I cannot wait until spring, hahaha. I’m sad that we lost an hour though–I kinda wanted that extra bit of weekend to catch up on things!

    Spring break no longer exists for me, but one can dream! I would be someplace warm if I had one. *-*
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  23. I know it was a dozen years ago, but I am sure I spent my 21st at bars with my friends and not with my parents. I think that is one that kids just go out for. However, I will happily spend my 33rd with my parents soon. As he gets older he will want to spend more of them with you.
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  24. Carla says:

    I know it feels eons away and yet will be here in a BLINK.
    (and then I sleep)
    Carla recently posted…Life is a special occasion.My Profile

  25. I am late but finally here. The weekend was filled with a 5k and a birthday party. I recall when our first born turned 21 {oh my}. What a bitter sweet time in your life right now. I can’t imagine the weather for most of the nation. We are just having a grand time outdoors with temps in the 70’s and t-shirts and flipflops πŸ™‚ We do need much more rain though badly, too bad we can’t find a way to send all the water from the East to the West. πŸ™‚ Happy coffee chat
    Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry recently posted…Ultimate Coffee Date MarchMy Profile

  26. Brittany says:

    Thanks for sharing! Sorry for joining the coffee party late!

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