A Little More Each Day

One working mama learning to run & to maintain my 100+ pound weight loss!

A chilly February coffee date

on February 6, 2016

Good morning! I’m sitting here in Village Inn with my coffee and my cute little breakfast date, wondering why on Earth Mother Nature is so opposed to my training plan for my spring half marathon. It’s bad enough that I haven’t been able to run since Monday morning thanks to all of the ice and snow we’ve gotten this week, but today I’ve got fog! Fog and snow together is just obnoxious. Can’t see and can’t stop in a hurry? Fantastic. Not.

Thanks as always to Lynda, Coco and Deborah for hosting!

Thanks as always to Lynda, Coco and Deborah for hosting!

All is not lost on the running front though. Apparently I’m inching closer and closer to making the marathon plunge. I reserved a room at the Polynesian DVC this morning for WDW Marathon weekend – just in case, you know ๐Ÿ™‚
Dipping my toe in to the marathon

One of my intentions this year is to get back to doing more of the things I actually enjoy, like reading and cooking, so we’d definitely talk about books on our coffee date this morning. I just finished a book called Delancey (link FYI – not an affiliate link) about the founding a pizza restaurant. It was a cozy, easy read full of food and little recipes and background into all that goes into building a restaurant. I LOVE stories about food.

I’m also reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking,ย about finding a way in the world as an introvert. As I take on more leadership roles at work, I’m having to find a way to make introversion work for me instead of against me. I’ve had this book for ages and am just now getting around to reading it. I particularly like this quote at the beginning, which seemed written just for me:

Powerful message from Quiet

I also have to give a shout out to Meg, who self published a book on Amazon! I am so in awe of her for doing this. I got to read an early copy of the book and it was so fun. Meg, I never told you how much I loved it! I’m so proud of her. Check out her site about her writing here, her running & life stuff here and her book here.

Since I just opened the package yesterday, we’d also definitely talk about my first Stitch Fix experience over coffee this morning. I’d been considering trying it for a while, because I feel like I still don’t know how I want to dress. Might as well let someone else figure it out, right? I confess, when I first opened the box, I thought Ugh about everything. The black top looked too plain and the skirt too loud. When I actually put the things on, though, the skirt looked great and the little details of the top made it perfect for layering under things. I’ll definitely be trying this out again – it’s good to get outside of my comfort zone a bit! If you want to try it out, this is my referral link (although you also likely know someone in real life who has used this so be sure to ask for theirs so they get the $25 credit): http://stitchfix.com/referral/6845275.
Surprised how much I like this skirt!

 

What would you like to talk about over coffee this morning? Super bowl plans? Valentine’s Day plans? Any new book recommendations? How old do we have to be before we figure out to dress ourselves? ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re having a great weekend and I virtually clink my coffee mug with you all!

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14 responses to “A chilly February coffee date

  1. A) That outfit is super cute.

    B) You don’t look like you need to lose any weight!

    I like the idea of sticthfix, but seriously,I don’t work and therefore don’t need work clothes and I actually enjoy shopping for clothes. And know exactly what I like! It would probably lead me to buy stuff I don’t need.

  2. Looks like you have our snowy weather from last week! I am so over it! Everyone seems to love stitch fix maybe I do need to try it out. Thanks for joining us for coffee today great to have you!

  3. Steph says:

    I really like your outfit! I think I would have had the same initial reaction as you, but together, they look really lovely. The Power of Introverts sounds like a really interesting read – I am very much on the midline between intro- and extrovert, but definitely swing more to introvert when I’m stressed or miserable.

  4. Jen says:

    Love love love that outfit. You look hot!

  5. HoHo Runs says:

    Funny, I was looking at the StitchFit website just this week. But, I still haven’t taken the plunge. I’ve just gotten pure lazy with dressing nice. Pure lazy. I need to bump up my game. You look great in that outfit! I’m considering WDW Marathon again too!

  6. I love that skirt! Isn’t it funny, sometimes you have to try something on to get the real picture!

  7. What great motivation for a marathon! OMG that is awesome!!!

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