September Virtual Coffee Date

Taking a page from Coco who does a coffee date on the first Saturday of the month….(go visit her blog!) I think Jill and Amanda have done them as well. Happy September! (so glad we’re done with July and August)

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you….

I miss coffee enough that I just bought an AeroPress. Now I have to convince myself to actually try it, read the instructions, and find some decaf to make. I’ll be trying to pick a day when it won’t be a problem if my stomach doesn’t tolerate it. I almost feel like I shouldn’t go back to coffee since I gave it up so long ago, but so many days I crave the comfort when I smell DH’s pot brewing before work.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you….

It feels like someone hit the accelerator pedal in my life, and I’m trying to change gears to speed up. The rest of this year looks quite hectic in running, work and life in general and I don’t feel ready for it. I know there’s not really a problem, it’s just my perception of things that’s causing me stress, and that’s something I need to work on. In “reality”, everything that’s happening is good, and manageable.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you….

Despite the fact I had good runs on T & Th of this week, I’m nervous about my training for Baystate. I don’t think I’m where I was at the same number of weeks pre-Shamrock, so this weekend I’ll likely look at my current training plan and my actuals from last time and try to tweak. In between long run, recovery run, porch time, 2 massages and food prep for the week. (see what I mean about accelerating?) It’s 6 weeks to Baystate, 10 weeks to Richmond, 16 weeks to Across the Years.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you….

I interview Monday morning for the supervisory position at work. I don’t know if I really want it, but I’m going to give it a good try anyway. Work is quite busy for me even without that – and likely to remain so, with more of my teams hitting gates in the writing process where they need me AND the impending arrival of a new writer/editor to fill our empty slot. Whether or not I’m the supervisor, I’m the only other person on my team who does my job who’s at HQ, so I’ll wind up spending lots of time and energy answering questions, mentoring her, helping out, etc. I really liked her, think she’ll do great and I think I’ll enjoy getting to know her, but it’s going to require a different level and frequency of personal interactions than I’ve been used to. I can find that quite draining. Usually I can just be alone in my office working unless I’m in a meeting, and not really talk to people too much. It’s a great balance of communication and introversion for me. I think I’m going to prize my telework days even more now.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you….

I’ve had some really funky dreams this week! People from my past, threats to my life, lots of stuff apparently getting pulled apart and pieced together by my brain starting around 3am. I appreciate my brain processing things, but a little less bizarre technicolor (dating myself) would be nice.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you….

It’s time for me to make/have annual and semi-annual doctor/test appointments. Again? Already? (Hey, did you get that flu shot yet?)

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you….

I’m SOOOO ready for fall. Bring on the cooler temps, pretty leaves and all that goes with it (like pumpkin, kabocha and purple purple sweet potatoes). I wish we could fall back on time much sooner!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you….

I’m really excited about this coming Friday because at 10:00am, I will register for Boston!!!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you….

I’m so glad we had a few minutes to chat! Let’s do this again.

If we were having coffee, what would you tell me? 

To help you get into that September feeling, here’s a photo from the local Whole Foods – looks like I’m not the only one yearning for fall!

fall mums

fall mums