If we were having coffee…..

It’s no secret that I like love coffee. I mean, who doesn’t? With 2017 already well in (is it already 10 days?), my one major goal was to blog more often. Writing is definitely cathartic and I actually love writing. Talking to real humans is too much work. I decided what better way to kick start this week of blogging than joining Coco and Deb on ‘The Ultimate Coffee Date‘. Do check out their blogs and other link-up blogs to get to know what everyone’s upto!

The Ultimate Coffee Date


Now sit back and relax! Let me pour you a cup of Madhuri’s special coffee (where half my salary is spent on) and chat on my life’s happenings:

If we were having coffee, I would tell you…
It’s no secret that I am currently training for my first half marathon. But, what is a secret (until now) was that I was doubting my decision of signing up for the race A LOT! I mean, 13 miles felt like only 13 miles when I signed up in September. For the last 2 weeks especially, I have been on the fence about it. Even 2 miles was hard hard hard work! But, Saturday came and everything changed. Long story short, I ran 8 miles for the first time ever and that too, without a break and with not so favorable climactic conditions. Can I just put my humbleness aside for a minute and call myself a freaking Badass!! It definitely renewed my spirits and now I truly believe, it was stupid of me to lose confidence this early in the game. I still need to log in more miles and more
hours of happy running, before I tip toe to that start line. 

If we were having coffee, I would tell you…
After my amazing run on Saturday, what stopped running was my dear phone. Guess she needs her rest days too! For the past four days, I’ve been this gal of the modern age, living in the stone age. No phone!!! I mean, what is society going to think of me? I am a social pariah!! Oh no…my life is verily over! Just kidding. It hasn’t been all that bad. Of course, there are mild adjustments to be made. But, it feels sooooo good to be disconnected. I still do check social media and my emails (I wouldn’t sound this upbeat about the whole situation if my phone and computer crashed on the same day). It has indeed felt positively different to pause on this split brain attention that we have. The constant drift from our focus when the phone buzzes with notifications!!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you…
You would think I was super productive over this weekend, with no phone and being snowed in for the most part. Partially true. I spent the rest of my Saturday resting up from my long run and binging ‘heavily’ on Madam Secretary on Netflix!! Sunday was spent creatively making and editing a video for this service organization I belong to. I love cutting myself off from the whole world and delving into my creative side. Always re-assuring to know that I have figured out this whole adult life and I am extremely sure of my ‘back-up’ career.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you…
Speaking of snow, I am more than excited to be headed off to Palm Springs, CA next week. The thoughts of bright sunshine and hard rocky mountains and the opportunity to run outside without any of those winter paraphernalia….ahhhhh it’s already giving me the warmth! Relax Madhuri, you still have 4 more months of hard core winter left.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you…

I am enjoying 2017 thus far. I’ve decided not to fret about the little things and not to beat myself up when I don’t achieve the so-called Madhuri’s perfection! Just taking one day at a time, doing what ticks my heart at that moment (for example, writing this post mostly about running instead of actually running) and just smiling! 🙂

To more coffee dates in 2017!



10 thoughts on “If we were having coffee…..

  1. runawaybridalplanner says:

    So awesome about the half marathon!!!
    Congrats on your first 8 miler, you really are rocking it girl!!!! I hope all your training gives you an incredible first half experience!
    Have fun on your Palm Springs vacation! The weather out west is looking really good for next week, this week not so much, LOL so you picked a great week to visit! Safe travels!!!

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    • pondernwonder says:

      Thank you. It is pretty intimidating on some days!
      Palm Springs – haha, I had no choice. It’s work conference! But, travel and stay covered for a week….I’ll take it! Let me know if you have any good suggestions of places to see around. Realllly looking forward to the weather and a break from all this east coast snow!


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