Ahhh, coffee. The sweet nectar of life, as my friends at YD Adventures used to call it. Don’t you just love a good cup of joe? I sure do – and I love the conversation that often happens naturally while sharing a coffee.
We’ve done this before, so let’s just dive right in as the friends that we are on a [virtual] coffee date!
Over coffee I’d share that it’s good to see you – that meeting face to face is so much better and more fulfilling and rich than just connecting online. I’d share about my friend Jacque who I saw last night over tea (shh! Don’t tell our coffee that!) at our place and how much I loved being with her again and hearing about her life.
I’d tell you how pumped I am that after today’s work day of 9 clients (8 in a row!) I will be one day closer to seeing my mom! She arrives Thursday evening while I’m working, Mikey’s picking her up and I’m hoping to beat them home from the gym so I can be there, ready and waiting!
I’d remind you that the reason she’s coming, for my first marathon, has me nervous-excited for Sunday’s race and that the butterflies have seriously already started. Good thing I have so many clients to keep me distracted today. 😉
And could I take a second to talk about the taper? Because it’s tough! I’ve heard that it’s hard to take it down so many notches but now I know it first-hand! Today I ran about 2 miles with my first client and did some body weight squats, a few push ups, core work all over and some foam rolling. Despite some days of no real “workout,” I’m eating cleaner and watching my calorie intake, staying away from processed foods and focusing on prep for the run, which is making the taper not TOO bad. 😉
I’d ask you if you’re going anywhere in the summer, taking any holidays. Then I’d ask if you knew any young adult cancer survivors (age between 18 and 39-ish) for our two upcoming summer expeditions. We need 3 more survivors (including supporters!) for our kayaking trip in July and about 5 more people for the Grand Canyon rafting trip in August. (Know someone who might fit the bill? Or YOU yourself?) I’d say that we love these trips, believe in them, commit to them every year and always meet incredible people with amazing stories – and everyone, EVERYone, has a story to share. That’s what makes them incredible!
I’d mention that it’s been a blast riding my bike around Calgary – and I love my little basket that is so soft-core (not a hint of hard-core-ness like the other bikers I see on the downtown streets!). Although it’s been extremely rainy in June, it’s been fun to bike around with Mikey in between fits of downpours and lightning storms.
So…if we were having coffee, what would you tell ME?! I’d love to hear it. Speaking of which, I’ve got 10 minutes to keep sipping on my coffee before my next 8 clients in a row. Better go enjoy that sweet nectar. 😉
Live well & be well, friends!