#WeekendCoffeeShare – Mid-January 2018

cappuccino on tableIf we were having coffee, I’d offer you a cup of this nice fresh brewed Seattle’s Best that I’m sipping tonight.  It’s good coffee.  Is it the best Seattle has to offer?  Maybe, maybe not.  That probably depends greatly on who you ask, but I think it will do nicely for us tonight.  If coffee’s not for you, I’d offer up some tea or perhaps some water.  Almond milk?  I don’t know, but we’ll find something for you.

Now that we’re all settled, let’s talk about the week gone by.  It was a pretty good one, if not as productive as I would have liked.

On the positive side, I’m starting to get my wind back as far as running.  Since my calf healed well enough to start running again, I’ve been slowly upping my mileage.  Saturday was my longest run since coming back, yielding 7 miles on a cloudy Saturday afternoon.  It was great!

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#WeekendCoffeeShare – Baby, It’s Cold Outside

If we were having coffee, I would offer you a nice cup of instant since that’s all I have at the moment.

Not a fan of instant coffee? I do have some tea that I can offer in that case, but it may not have the kick of the coffee. Suit yourself though.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare – New Year’s 2018

wp-image-1093036968If we were having coffee, I’d say Happy New Year!, even if it is a bit early for that.  I’ve got us a fresh pot brewed, so help yourself and we can talk a bit of what’s to come.

The new year always brings with it thoughts of new possibilities, opportunities, and of course resolutions.  Now I’m not the resolutioning type, but I do have my goals.  They are just continuations from forever ago, but they somewhat renew on New Year’s every year.  They are to (1) be a good husband and dad and (2) maintain some level of fitness.

This year, I’m adding to that list.  This year, I want to actually finish a book, and then figure out the whole self-publishing thing.  Generally speaking, I don’t mind the writing of whatever, but the publishing part scares me quite a bit.  There’s just so much to figure out, so many platforms to work with, and if you do actually make a dollar or two, how does that even work with the taxes!?  It boggles the mind!

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#WeekendCoffeeShare – Jacksonville Terrain Race

If we were having coffee, we would be on the way home from the Terrain Race in Jacksonville Florida. (Just a few more hours!)

Anyway, I just finished sipping a nice cup of hot Christmas Blend from the Starbucks inside of Target. I’m not sure what you got, but I hope it was nice and tasty like mine.

Now that we have drinks, I’d tell you how good the race went. I finished the competive heat without losing my band, though I can honestly say that I need to improve my running. That six weeks of torn calf muscle healing has really taken a toll on me. I finished though, and am healthy still, so I’ll count it a success.

That’s not the best thing though. My awesome daughter, who is a much better racer than me, took second female in the competitive wave! Her first pro podium, netting her a big check for $100! She was so happy standing up on that podium with that big check held high over her head!

Yes, I am a proud dad.

That was about it for us over the weekend. We tried to see the new Star Wars, but the theater was crazy and all but the front row was sold out, so we opted for “Murder on the Orient Express” instead. It was good, not to mention nice and relaxing after the race.

I guess that works out anyway though since my daughter wanted to re-watch “The Force Awakens” before going to see the new one. Perhaps we can do that tonight.

As for now, I need to check on the #FridayFictioneers link. I began a story on the way down, but never got to finish it. If the link is still good, I need to get on it. If not, I should probably still finish the story. Though maybe not in 100 words. We’ll see.

So, I’ll let you go. I hope to see you next week. ‘Til then, safe travels!

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Together Again

wp-image-1093036968If we were having coffee, I’d pour you a nice cup of joe and exclaim, “Aha, found you!”  This coffee share thing sure does move about.  Tonight, I’m drinking 8 O’Clock Colombian Coffee, so help drink up.  Any-who, it’s nice to sit for a few with a nice coffee and chat, don’t you think?

So what have you been up too?

As for me, I’ve been writing more.  That hasn’t necessarily translated into blogging more, but writing is writing, right?  The plan is to blog a bit more regularly, mostly short stories and poems, (like this #FridayFictioneers post from yesterday) while working on longer things.

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#DSFWeeklyRewind – Not Running Sucks

img_20171021_130604_6521629058270.jpgFirst things first.  I would like to thank Tara over at DaisySmilyFace.com for hosting the linkup that seems to be taking the place of the MIA #WeekendCoffeeShare.  Also, I would like to wish her well and a speedy recovery as she recovers from her break.  It was my intention to join in last week, but I injured myself (more on that later) and just didn’t feel like doing anything.

With all that said, how are you all doing out there?  Hopefully well.  I’ve been okay, with the exception of having to learn to walk all over again.  It seems that I’ve torn a calf muscle, and so I’m limping all over the place now.  This does not make me happy at all, and I’ll tell you why.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare – Looking Forward

cappuccino on tableIf we were having coffee, we’d be drinking instant.  Hey, it’s that or water.  Nothing against water, but this is the #WeekendCoffeeShare, so…  So I’ll get a cup of that mentioned water in the microwave, and we can get to talking.

We had a good race in Fayetteville Spartan Super this morning.  It was my best time in a Super so far, finishing the 8.3 mile course which held 27 obstacles in 1:49:44.  Of course I would have liked to have been faster, but what racer wouldn’t.  All in all, it was a good run for me.

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