Welcome to the November 2015 Ultimate Coffee Date Link Up! It seems like it’s been ages since we’ve gotten together. And no wonder–in October I went hiking in Colorado, almost PR’d at the Army Ten Miler, squeezed in one more business trip to Chicago (and found The Bean!), and cheered on friends at the Marine Corps Marathon. What have you been up to lately?
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If we were having coffee, I’d fight back the urge to say “Can you believe it’s November already?” and say instead, “Can you believe we have to endure 12 more months of presidential campaigning?” I’m so jealous of my Canadian friends and their “long” 11-week election season!
I did vote in our local elections this week–did you?
If we were having coffee, I’d share a laugh over how life does not respect my blogging calendar. On Monday I wrote about why I need to let my adult children cope with what life throws their way, but on Tuesday and Thursday I drove to Pennsylvania to take my son to oral surgeon appointments to have his wisdom teeth extracted and on Wednesday I paid for a rental car for my daughter to drive to work while her car is in the shop. I wanted to be there for my son, and my daughter just doesn’t have enough saved to cover the unexpected expense. Are those excuses or normal parenting decisions? I just don’t know. ~sigh~
I do know that I love these two!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about the last two races on my 2015 race calendar. Tomorrow I am running the National Race To End Women’s Cancer 5K (learn more about why this cause is special to me here), and next weekend is the .US12K, known in my house as “the birthday race” since it falls around my birthday. Last year it was on my birthday–so much fun!
Speaking of races, I’d be excited to tell you that it looks like I’ll be working with the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run social media team again! The race isn’t until April 3, but there’s a kick-off event in D.C. on Friday, November 13th, where you can win a lottery exemption. There’s a $15 charge for the event, but it pays for itself with a drink ticket, $10 gift card from Potomac River runner, and other fun stuff. You can learn more here–I’d love to see you there!
If we were having coffee, I’d ask you what’s going on in your life. What are you looking forward to this month? What’s been on your mind? I’d love for you to tell me in your own coffee date post, or in the comments below.
My co-hosts Deborah, Lynda, and I host this link up to provide an opportunity to get to know each other better by sharing what’s going on in our lives. Please make the most of it by playing along and commenting on other blogs in the link up.