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Ultimate Coffee Date - March Edition

Today I'm joining the Ultimate Coffee Date for some catching up.  It's the ultimate coffee date - March edition! So go grab your favorite beverage of choice and have a seat and let's catch up.

Today, my brew is a cup of yerba mate.  I have been over doing it a bit on the coffee and needed a break.

Over Coffee...


I'd tell you that I'm drove up to Paris, TX this afternoon.  I'm running in the Half de Paris in the morning.  I signed up for this race when the hubs said he'd join me so that we could camp and spend some time with his niece.  It didn't exactly happen that way, a few weeks ago he canceled out on the trip citing that it was going to rain... forecast for tomorrow sunny and high in the mid 60's and breezy.

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Over Coffee...


I'd reveal that I'm excited for my 50k in April, but I'm also pretty nervous.  My mileage isn't anywhere near where it should be.  I'm hoping that this "less is more" approach will work out ok.  A friend just told me he hasn't been training and ran his best 50k three weeks ago.

ultimate coffee date - march edition

Over Coffee...


I'd mention that the sale for the pop-up trailer we found is going down next week.  The hubs is all about getting practical things checked out (like wheel bearings, tires) and lighting upgraded... I'm all about figuring out how to remodel/redecorate it.  It's amazing the makeovers that people have done on their pop-ups.  My pinterest board is overflowing with ideas and I've become addicted to The Pop-up Princess.

ultimate coffee date - march edition

Over Coffee...


I'd tell you that I had so much fun volunteering at Jackalope Jam.  This race is a timed running event where participants run a 1 mile loop for a set period of time.  There were options for 72, 48, 24, 12, and 6 hour.  Before the race, I couldn't imagine running that many 1 mile loops.  After working at the aid station, I don't think it would be that bad.  I saw some amazing runners while I was out there, including a guy that did a 72 hour/30lb ruck and covered 150 miles.  I also witnessed one of my friends finish her very first 100k, she wasn't sure if she was going to stop there, or go on... she ended up finishing with 100 miles.

ultimate coffee date - march edition

Over Coffee...


I'd ask if you had any travel plans for Spring Break or Easter.  We are planning on going to Vortex Springs with some friends over Easter weekend.  It's a scuba park in the Florida Panhandle, the lakes are spring fed, crystal clear, and 68 degrees year round.  I don't scuba, but I plan on taking my paddle board.

ultimate coffee date - march edition

Over Coffee...


Finally I'd ask if you were getting excited for March Madness.  I am!  It's my favorite part of the year... I love watching all the games and watching the brackets get busted by the upsets.  It wouldn't break my heart if my Jayhawks won it all.

ultimate coffee date - march edition

Well, that catches me up...what would you tell me, if we were having coffee?




I'm linking up with ith Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 and  Got 2 Run 4 Me & Confessions of a Mother Runner for the Ultimate Coffee Date!

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  1. Sounds like perfect racing weather to me! Hope to see some fun photos of little Paris. Good luck and have fun

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  2. Have so much fun in the Panhandle! I don't scuba either but I'd be SUPing too! Can't wait to see where you take your pimped out pop-up! Haha! I bet you'll be fine with your 50k. Have a great race this weekend too!

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  3. Good luck at the Paris half! I feel like I need to go there, just to see that Eiffel Tower with the cowboy hat!

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  4. Im headed to Florida in April and can't wait. That 1 mile loop race sounds interesting but I don't think I could do it.

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  5. Your Spring vacation sounds wonderful! I love a SUP myself and can't wait until the weather cooperates enough for me to take mine out this year. Of course, the waters won't be half as pretty as the ones you'll see! Good luck on your 50K! They're a lot of fun. I always like to say they're like a marathon, only much more laid back. It's great you volunteered at Jackalope!

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  6. The two ultras I have done involved 1-mile loops (I did the 6-hour in 2015 and the 12-hour in 2016). It was a totally different setting than a typical race, and it was so much fun! Good luck with your 50K!!

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  7. I've heard so many people tell me they had their best race ever after a "less is more" type of training cycle. Hopefully it will work out that way for you, too!

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  8. Not a sports girl. Except for the running (and swimming and . . .).

    Seriously, though, I can't imagine running that many loops. I thought 3 loops for my trail half was one loop too many!

    Good luck in your race!

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  9. Good luck with your half marathon, I love the name of the race.
    And, even more good vibes for your upcoming 50k next month. Hope you can enjoy the experience.
    Even though I've lived in Florida forever, never been to the Panhandle...yet. :)

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  10. Oh gosh, my husband would be all about the mechanics too. I’m not sure I’d like that loop race, but then I’m always surprised how much I enjoy running at the track.

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  11. Wait, 72 hours running? Wow! I've done two 50Ks and that was long enough for me. Good luck on yours!

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  12. Since volunteering and seeing it in motion, my mind has changed about it.

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  13. Loops are hard for me mentally, after one I'm pretty much done... but I'm getting better, I think the treadmill is helping with that.

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  14. Thanks for the vibes!

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  15. After seeing it in motion at the aid station, I have a little different outlook on it... I still think it would be tough.

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  16. Yes... I can't even comprehend 72 hours, even with little naps. Thanks!

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