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March Coffee Date

wp-1472756999291.jpgToday I’m joining the Ultimate Coffee Date for some catching up!  On the first Saturday of the month… we gather with our warm beverage of choice for some catch up!


Over tea, I’d tell you that I finally got to run on some trails this week.  I really enjoyed it too!  Since I’m prone to falling and tripping, I was used to watching the ground for tree roots, uneven ground and pinecones.  I was surprised to see a deer on my route (and a little scared when it started moving towards me).  There was this lovely pond too in the midst of the trails.  I’m looking forward to many more runs out here, and I think my dogs would like it too!

Over tea, I’d show you my sign for the Woodlands Marathon… I’m really excited to be spectating and cheering for all the runners around miles 4-5!

Over tea, I’d tell you how I’m also going to be volunteering at the Woodlands Marathon.  My shift starts at 10:30 at the finish line, I’m thrilled to be able to give back to the running community.

Over tea, I’d share my excitement for March Madness… it really is my favorite time of the year.  I love college basketball, particularly my beloved Jayhawks.  They’ve been doing AWESOME this year, I’m excited about their prospects in the big tourney.

Over tea, I’d ask if you’ve entered my giveaway on Instagram for some nuun and a life factory water bottle.  If not, head over to @fueledbycarrots and enter!  Contest ends Mar 4 at 11:59pm.

Well, that catches me up…what would you tell me, if we were having tea or coffee?

I’m linking up with I’m linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for Friday Five 2.0; and Got 2 Run 4 Me, Fitness Mom Wine Country, & Confessions of a Mother Runner for the Ultimate Coffee Date!



  1. Marcia

    Love your sign! Have fun volunteering and spectating. Your enthusiasm is awesome!
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  2. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    It is fun to volunteer for races sometimes and see things from a different perspective for a change. I have fallen twice on trail runs so no more of those for me! Thanks for joining us for coffee 🙂
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  3. Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    Have fun volunteering! I agree with Deborah–it’s great to see the race from the sidelines! Looking forward to your recap.
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  4. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy

    Kudos for you for volunteering & I love your sign!
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  5. dixya @food, pleasure, and health

    have a great time volunteering. i have yet to do it, its been on my list for a while now. if we were having coffee this morning, i’d tell you that im spending sometime with my family this weekend..have a lovely weekend.

    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I really had a blast! Have a great time with your family.

  6. Coco

    Love your sign! Good for you for cheering and volunteering! It’s great to give back to the running community.
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  7. Barrie

    Fun post- I love the giveaway idea and I of course, entered! That sign is hysterical too. March Madness is so fun- like “having a ticket to the game” I like to say. My team is always Syracuse, not because I went there, but it’s where I am from. They won today, so they have a game in the 2nd round, on the 8th! I love it!
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  8. Clarinda

    Your sign is amazing! I would love to see that during a race. Have fun volunteering, too!! Your trail run sounds super fun, and I hope you get to do it again soon. With your pups. 🙂
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  9. Mary Beth Jackson

    LOL! I love the sign! It is always nice to volunteer and give back! I am sure when I can no longer run I will still want to get out there and volunteer! Enjoy those trails!
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  10. Michelle @ Running with Attitude

    Great sign 🙂

    Good for you for volunteering! I try to volunteer for at least one race a year – gives you such a different appreciation for what race organizers go through.

    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks! I had a good time volunteering. Will definitely do it again.

  11. Shannon @GirlsGotSole

    Nice getting some trail running in! I am interested in doing some trail running more often, but I’m afraid of falling. LOL!
    That’s awesome that you are spectating and cheering on runners at the marathon. I always appreciate that when I’m running. I try to volunteer and give back at races when I can.

    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I’m pretty good at falling, I was watching the ground religiously!

  12. kimmythevegan

    Love these updates! That pond is so pretty! Wow – I can only imagine having such a gorgeous scene while running.
    Your poster is awesome – the runners will love it. I know that I always watch out for the signs to see what they say =) It’s my favourite part of running a race. Very cool of you to volunteer at one.
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