Coffee Talk 04.14.19

Good morning and happy Palm Sunday! I hope you all are having a great weekend. I can’t get over how warm it’s been here in Philly. Such a welcome change from the sub-freezing temps we were having just a week or so ago.

Paul spent some time cleaning off the deck yesterday so we could host a get-together last night. It was our first outdoor gathering of the season, and we’re all super excited for warmer weather and the pool opening in just a couple weeks.

I went for a run in a tank top yesterday morning for the first time this year, and I was so excited I had to get on Insta Story and share, haha! Unfortunately I waited until the sun was high, and it was actually quite hot so I ended up doing more walking than running, and I came in after 25 minutes.

It always takes my body some time to adjust to a sudden change in temperature, but no complaints here! It felt wonderful to be warm, and I just allowed myself to walk when I felt like it and enjoyed the weather. I also did straight leg dead lifts the day before, so my legs were already tired, and it was probably best to take it easy.

I’m headed back out this morning before church. It’s a little cooler with some cloud cover, so I plan to get a full 30 minutes in this time. My goal is to do 30 minutes of run/walk intervals at least 4 days a week until I’m running the whole thing. Then I’ll start adding on more time.

Let’s see, what else??? I guess my younger daughter has a few days off from school for Spring Break at the end of the week. She lost one day due to snow, so she only gets 3 days off.

Sometimes we visit my parents in Virginia over Easter, and we even talked about taking a short vacation to a beach destination this year, but then I found out that my son’s college doesn’t give any days off over Easter (their Spring Break was back in March) so we decided to stay put this year.

All that to say, next weekend will be fairly quiet, but hopefully the weather will be nice and we can just enjoy being at home.

Meanwhile, I have that balance testing scheduled for this Thursday, so I’m curious to see how that goes. I still feel a little off balance from time to time, but my vertigo is pretty much gone. I guess the balance testing will reveal the desired results even if I’m currently asymptomatic. I’m afraid they’re going to tell me I need an MRI, but I’m trying to take things one step at a time and not “borrow trouble” as my mom used to say.

At this point, I’d just like an answer… and hopefully an answer with an easy fix so we can prevent it from happening again or at least treat it when/if it does.

In other news, I’ve got some fun posts coming to the blog this week… my spring beauty routine, another collab with Walmart, and a couple of new spring outfits. I also think my 5 ways to wear a white denim jacket is almost ready to post, and I’m working on 3 (or maybe 5) ways to style cargo pants.

I’m also on the lookout for more casual skirts and alternatives to shorts per several of your requests. If you have any recommendations of ones I should try, let me know!

I better sign off and get myself ready for church. Hope you all have a blessed Sunday!