Happy birthday to so many of us this month. Short November babies are the best 🙂
Over coffee I’d tell you I’m not as excited as I normally am for the return of Starbucks’ holiday drinks. Peppermint mocha has gone pretty much year-round albeit at a higher price, and I’ve really come to enjoy the white mochas. Plus I’m way more Dunkin these days than Starbucks. I’ll still probably get one tomorrow for a new reusable cup since my Dunkin one has seen better days. I can’t wait for the annual social media fight over the red cups. My Keurig order of Peppermint Bark came in and one of the many reasons I’m glad to be home this weekend is I miss my Saturday morning coffee time. I’m going to have to stock up again near the end of the season in case I can’t find Friendly’s Peppermint Stick to get me through again. I have to say though, Green Mountain Caramel Vanilla Cream is another good option.
Speaking of this weekend, I’ll have my coffee to go on Sunday because I have grandstand tickets for the Marathon and I can’t wait to watch from the finish. I’ve spectated along 1st Avenue as I live between miles 17 and 18, but never been at the finish before. Aside from the elites and people in the Weekly Wrap, I have some colleagues and friends running. I ran part of the blue line on Wednesday’s after-work run and that was just fun. Exploring the course as a runner is a totally different, which I briefly touched on last year. Excited for NYRR Night of Champions event even though packing for it to dress at work was a challenge. I will post a photo if a colleague gets it. Semi-annual dress wearing!
Speaking of photos: over coffee I’d mention that I chickened out of posting the above to twitter but put it on Facebook as a #TBT with the following caption:
Yesterday and a year ago last weekend. Not skinny, never will be. But running has taught me a lot about myself. I’m a ham, I actually do like pink. I still can’t take a mirror selfie for anything. I’m capable of so much more than I thought when I randomly set the treadmill to a jog like speed almost two years ago. #FindingStrong
Yes, blog is as public as twitter but I absolutely love this community. I’ve been lucky enough to meet three this summer and hope to meet more of you soon. Running hasn’t been a weight loss solution for me, and it never has been about the weight loss, but the shape shifting is amazing. I really want to push myself toward more strength training in 2019 as I know that will only help.
Over coffee I’d also say that I’m really trying to listen to my body with the caffeine and sugar. This time of year is our crazy season and I find myself foregoing good choices for the quick hit of sugar and caffeine and I always pay for it. I’m not saying that in a listen to how perfect I eat/Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels sense-I don’t, and sushi does. But that I really need to listen to how it makes my body feel. The crash is not worth it. We have good healthy snacks in the office, I just need to make a habit out of eating before I get hangry and reach for the sugar bomb.
If you see me sitting solo in a coffee shop I’ll no doubt have my Kindle in my hand. I’m at 93 books on the year, and 100 might happen. I’m violating my no fiction after Labor Day rule in a big way as I fell into the Harry Potter series after going to History of Magic at the New-York Historical Society. You know what? Rules are made to be broken. I also needed an escape.
That’s all from me. What would you tell me over coffee?