Coffee Chat – September 2017

September was a bit of a crazy month and some adjusting. I am not coaching high school field hockey but I am coaching a little group of 6th graders on a travel team and started coaching a Girls on the Run group! It has been so fun but crazy busy! But here we go!

What am I drinking: Blonde Roast Coffee from Starbucks

What am I eating: A Lenny & Larry’s Double Chocolate Chip Cookie

What races I’ve run: I ran the Ocean City NJ Half Marathon. This was my 3rd state in my quest to run a half marathon in all 50 states.

It was a hot race! A lot of people did not finish (DNF) which made me sad, but I am glad that I ran a smart race and finished strong! Check out my race recap here. 

What races I am training for: The Philadelphia Half Marathon on November 18th just before Thanksgiving. I have been helping some of my friends who are running the Philadelphia Marathon with their training long runs which has been a blast! Even though I can’t run another full marathon at least I can live it through my friends’ training!

Races I cheered at: 

I had never cheered on a big race before! But my husband got a last minute bib for free to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon, so I went into the city with him to cheer on my friends that were running the race.

I was so proud of my friend and mentor, Mandy, for finishing her first half marathon! I had been pressuring her to run a half marathon for years! I am so glad she finally gave in! She did a great job and I was so excited that I was able to run part of the last leg of the race with her before she headed up the little hill to the finish line. 
What am I currently reading: I am still reading How Bad Do You Want It? Hopefully I will finish it soon!

What podcasts I am into: I have been obsessed with podcasts ever since I finished my SeaWheeze training. I have a few podcasts that I have been listening to that I highly recommend for runners!

The Ali on the Run Show

Run, Selfie, Repeat

C Tolle Run

Check those out and let me know what you think! I honestly feel like all three women are some of my besties on the run now!

What I did for fun: This was my first fall in 6 years that I wasn’t coaching high school field hockey. I was sad about the transition, but excited for the mental break and bit of freedom. But my friend Chyncia who I was coaching with asked me to coach a 6th grade travel team with her that required minimum commitment and of course I said, “YES!” It has been so fun to be coaching together again!

We even get to wear pink!

Chyncia and I were reunited with Katie the other part of the trio from my high school coaching days a few weeks ago! Katie had moved so we haven’t seen each other since the early summer so it was nice, although it was brief, it was amazing to be back together again! We have been through so much together that even though we are connected for a short time we feel like reunited sisters.

I was able to go to Temple University to watch on of the athletes that volunteered at camp with me this past summer play some field hockey! I am so glad the Bison won!

Yes, if you haven’t noticed some of my September has been full of field hockey and that is totally ok with me. Field Hockey has been a huge part of my life and I am so happy when I get to spend some time enjoying the sport, whether it is playing, watching, cheering, or coaching!

How was your September?

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