If we were having coffee (April 2017)

Is it April 1 already? We’re already into the second quarter of the year! Where does time go? Like for real, where? Today, I am 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 up to! This is our third time together of sharing some coffee as well as some tidbits from my life happenings. After January and February, I missed out on the March date. So, there’s tons to catch up on. Let’s dive right in!

The Ultimate Coffee Date


If we were having coffee, I would tell you…
I’m officially a Half-Marathoner!!!! Last week, I ran the Philly Love Run as my first half-marathon. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out my race recap here. The feeling is so surreal and it hasn’t even sunk in. I definitely feel some post-race depression. But, with new goals in sight, that’s going to vanish soon. After all, running is a lifestyle for all the years to come.

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you…

Success is never an individual effort. I couldn’t have done it without my training buddies at ‘Charm City Run’, the local store here in Baltimore. I felt the need to write a piece on training with a group since most of us are under the notion that slow runners are not welcome. There’s an apprehension, I had that too. Joining a group changed my whole life. I was still struggling to run 1-mile when I joined and look at me today cruising along 13.1. What was totally unexpected was that CCR loved my article and decided to feature it on their blog. Even more unexpected? I was invited to be a monthly contributor for their blog. I guess, I gotta continue this running thing now.

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you…
If all that wasn’t enough for unexpected surprises, Kelly Roberts from Run Selfie Repeat commented on my Instagram post. I admire her courage and mental grit to get done what she sets her mind to. She is chasing after a ‘Boston Qualifier’ time in few weeks at the London Marathon. I know she is going to do it!!! People like her give me (and us all) hope that if you put your mind to something, you can achieve anything you want!


If we were having coffee, I would tell you…
My blog will be turning 1 year next Tuesday. I can’t believe a year has passed since I decided to go public. I always had this love for writing and did so (secretively). But, to see it grow into something that I never expected people would read, is a whole different feeling. I am so grateful for all the relationships I’ve built over the virtual world. I love spreading some love and I do have some fun giveaways to share with all my readers. Don’t forget to check back.

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you…
A good friend of mine left me this advice right after I finished my first half-marathon. I did share it on ‘Medal Monday‘ (my first ever!). But, I loved it so much that I had to share it over coffee too.

“There’s no limit to what you can do!
Don’t let anything and anyone ever stop you from chasing your goals.”

Always make time to caffeinate your soul!

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23 thoughts on “If we were having coffee (April 2017)

  1. H.A.G. says:

    That is awesome! I totally know the let-down after a big event…but planning for the next one is fun and will keep you motivated- so will the articles on the run-blog. That is great-congrats to all!

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  2. findingfabulousatfifty says:

    Congratulations! It is a wonderful feeling when you cross that finish line isn’t it? And I’ll tell you, it’s just as awesome the 10th time as it is the first! And yes, running changes your life in so many wonderful ways! Keep it up girl! Can’t wait to see where your next one will be 🙂

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  3. Clarinda says:

    So fun to catch-up with you! Or meet you, I guess, cuz I don’t feel like I’ve visited your blog before. 😉

    Congrats on your first half! That’s so exciting. Half marathons are such fun. And congrats on everything else, too. So much great stuff in this post. 🙂

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