Good morning and welcome to the Ultimate Coffee Date! The original plan was that I’d be about 30 miles into a 62 mile ride this morning in Greenwood at the Bike, Blues and Bayous bike ride by now. However, it’s kind of difficult to participate in a ride when your bike is in the shop, so therefore, I’m coming to you from my couch with coffee in hand and sulking just a little. Of course all is not a total loss ….Major Hubs put a smile on my face when asked if I would like to go furniture shopping. Well, yes of course I do …right after my virtual coffee date with the ladies!
If we were having coffee ….. I’d tell you that, once again, I’m about to be swimming in boxes, bubble wrap and packing tape. Yep. That’s right. It’s time to move again. If you’ve been following me for a while, you already know that we moved last November ….if you remember, it was only to a rental house until our home sold. Praise the Lord, we closed on that house in June and are under contract for our, hopefully, ‘forever’ home! I’m so excited about getting into a little more ‘spacious’ house, but not looking forward to packing and moving again …but then who ever is?
If we were having coffee ….I’d tell you that while I have been a long time Nuun user, I just don’t like the ‘new’ active formula. I can’t deal with the aftertaste. I’m in love with Tailwind and have been using that on my longer rides, however, I really do not need that many calories, carbs and sugars for shorter workouts. While taking ‘Lexi’ (the road bike) in to the shop, I picked up a packet of Skratch pineapple flavored electrolyte hydration mix. Guys, I love it! Now, I’m not a fan of pineapple flavored anything …but this stuff is really quite tasty with only 40 calories per serving and less carbs and sugar than Tailwind, making it perfect for shorter runs, rides and workouts. It’s non-GMO, gluten free, dairy free, vegan and kosher. If you haven’t already given this stuff a try, I highly recommend it!
If we were having coffee ….I’d update you on the rollercoaster of a ride I’ve been on with my hormones. For those of you who have gone before me and survived menopause, I salute you! Those of you young ladies who think PMS is bad ….well, just hold on to your running shorts and brace yourself for a bumpy ride! I’m ecstatic to report that my new GYN, a woman who understands the pits of menopause hell, had mercy on me and prescribed Bio-identical (natural) hormone replacement therapy. Within the first week, all hot flashes were gone and I was sleeping much better. We’ve had to tweak the cream a couple of times, but we now seem to be on the right track. More energy, less moodiness and better sleep makes for a very happy Lady Bird!
If we were having coffee ….I’d tell you that as much as I’ve been enjoying cycling during these dog days of summer and really looking forward to Holly and I tackling that century ride together …I’ve about decided that running truly is the superior sport! Just in the past week, I’ve had one fall, one blow out, two near crashes, my chain came off once and Lexi is currently at the shop awaiting a new derailer. I mean, seriously, you never have to worry about a blow out on your running shoes or a chain coming off. It’s possible that a runner could get their ‘derailer’ a tad bent out of shape from time to time but it’s usually nothing a little time with the foam roller can’t fix.
Well, my coffee cup is empty and the furniture stores await me. Thanks for stopping by, as always, it was great catching up with everyone! Please stop by and visit our lovely hostesses Deborah and Coco and show them some love by catching up over a cup of joe with them as well. Thanks ladies for hosting this fun link up each month!
……..before you go, the backside of my coffee cups begs the question: