Shall we share some chatter, over coffee (or any beverage of choice)?
It's that time of year...the leaves are still pretty (but not for much longer), there's a chill in the air, and daylight is a rare commodity. A hot beverage sounds mighty enticing to me.
A gathering of like minds sounds equally enjoyable as well. What say we combine the two and have at it?
If we were chatting over coffee, I'd start by sharing my October mileage. Even though there was a half marathon in the mix, there also were two weeks of taper, and a solid week of recovery. The crazy wind has put a dent in my walking (Milly, my treadmill, has not seen any action since last spring either). The cold temps, and limited daylight, have put an even bigger dent in the biking (#WhompWhomp). Oh well, I do plenty of other fitness activities, so none of these numbers are the least bit worrisome. Moving on...
If we were chatting over coffee, I'd share a recent revelation. I think all (or most?) of my achy-breaky back discomforts, last winter and spring, can be attributed to the spin bike (acquired last December). I would feel perfectly fine while in the saddle, but the next morning...OUCH! I have already noticed some of those issues returning since the outdoor biking came to a halt (in the first week of October). I've been playing around with the various adjustments for the seat and handle bar settings to see which will mimic my outdoor bike best. Stay tuned...I'm hoping to find that perfect fit!
If we were chatting over coffee, I'd address the ongoing erratic weather. Instead of complaining about Iowa's unpredictable (and highly unstable) weather, though, I'm going to laugh (and silently roll my eyes). Case in point, there was a 50-degree "feels-like" difference from last Thursday's early morning run and this week's #5at5 on Wednesday. If nothing else, several days of cold temps and psychotic wind have made the current mid-50's temps (since mid-day Thursday) feel oh-so-nice! That's a definite glass half full!
If we were chatting over coffee, I'd tell you about my recent low-key weekend. Yes, you heard it here first. Other than Saturday morning's full moon run, there wasn't anything on the roster. That doesn't mean I spent the entire weekend in bed, eating chocolate or drinking several hazelnut cappuccinos. I still did some fitnessing, but I also went back to bed (after that full moon run). I also had a slight sleep-in on Sunday morning, then fired-up the spin bike for my first indoor 20-mile ride of the season.
Finally, if we were chatting over coffee, I'd share a bit of a "pinkfession." We all know October is breast cancer awareness month, and I'd render a guess all of us have been affected by the disease in some capacity. Personally, I have had many friends and family members face this disease head-on. That being said, I made a concerted effort to wear pink, everyday in October, as a small tribute to all the warriors out there (known and unknown). By the 31st, though, I was a bit burnt-out with all my pink fashion pieces (and ready for a change of color). My solution? It was Halloween, after all, so I compromised by wearing my obnoxious spider web leggings (look closely, there is some pink amidst the webbing, LOL).
Anyways, I've probably chatted long enough. Allow me to step aside, and someone else can take the reigns.
How about you? What would you care to share if we were having coffee? What kind of beverage would be in your mug?