I'm feeling the need for some coffee time and chatter. Anyone else?
You know, it's already that time of the month for gathering, coffee cups in hand, for some conversation. May seemed to fly by, in record time, and I'm hopeful it ((finally)) took the last of the winter-like temps with it. Don't worry, though, the wind still remains.
Anyways, grab your beverage of choice and let's get the party started...
If we were chatting over coffee, I'd tell you about my latest discovery...chocolate-covered coffee beans! I've coffee-fessed many times how I love the aroma of coffee, but cannot stomach the taste of it. Well, I may have found a happy medium. A co-worker brought in some dark chocolate-covered coffee beans recently, and I could not keep my hands out of the bag. It turns out, chocolate covered coffee beans actually have a more concentrated dose of caffeine (source) than brewed coffee itself. Hmmm, maybe that's why I was walking quite fast (on our morning walk break) and talking in a rather animated manner.
If we were chatting over coffee, I'd tell you about resurrecting the weekly hilly bike path ride routine (say that three times, really fast, #IDareYou). You may recall that last year, Amy and I (and sometimes Barb) did these weekly rides. We didn't start until mid-June, but we made it happen for 20 consecutive weeks (recap HERE). This year, we got a jumpstart on the ritual, and we've already done four of these weekly rides (and three of those rides have been in crazy windy conditions, go figure!). So, that begs the question...should we do another 20 weeks of rides this summer? Or should we go a little further, like 25? Stay tuned...
If we were chatting over coffee, I'd also tell you how great it feels to be back on the road with the bike (instead of being stuck in the basement, on the stationary bike). In fact, this past weekend, we ventured out with Amy (and her hubby) for our first long ride of the season. Of course, we had wind to fight (that's a given, LOL), but we also had beautiful sunshine for the entire 27 miles. I'm already looking forward to our next long ride.
If we were chatting over coffee, I'd share this beauty of a sunset I recently got to witness on an evening walk. Although I see far more sunrises than I do sunsets, we've had some pretty spectacular plays of color lately. The art geek (and color freak) in me has been quite content.
Finally, if we were chatting over coffee, I'd rehash my miles from May. It was really odd to have my walking and running miles be identical. I don't think that's ever happened! I've been trending towards the conservative, in regards to my running mileage, but it doesn't seem to have hampered my finish times. In fact, it may be a factor in my racing performance this spring. Not everyone "needs" high mileage, and I'm grateful the moderate miles work in my favor. Plus, I'd wager a guess that all those biking miles have been a great alternative. Things that make you go Hmmm.
So, that's enough of me chattering for now. Your turn...
What would you share, if we were chatting over coffee? How did your May play out? Any big plans for the summer season, regarding your fitness?