Catching Up Over Coffee

These past few days (weeks!) have been a blur – time for a quick catch up over coffee.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m declaring February my “do over” month. High hopes of getting out the gates fast on a number of things to start the year were derailed by being sick. The creeping crud has finally vacated our house and in it’s a wake is an over-flowing to do list!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that February is already off to a great start with the email I got yesterday inviting me back for my second year as a Skirt Sports Ambassador Captain! I absolutely love this company – not just for their cute and comfy clothes, but also for the positive community they foster among women. Their positive vibe and mission to encourage all women to push past their perceived limits really connects with me and I am looking forward to sharing the Skirt love again this year!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that the college outreach to my oldest son has begun and I’m so not ready to think about it! There are daily mailings and email solicitations pouring in and meanwhile, I’m thinking were we not just celebrating him starting Kindergarten?! Someone please make the clock slow down!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m feeling the need to shake up my strength workouts a bit. I felt like I was making the most progress when I was working with a trainer so I’m on the hunt to find a new strength coach – unfortunately I’m now wowed by any of the trainers on staff at my gym so I’ve got to scout out other alternatives.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I cannot wait for the Super Bowl and a chance to see my Patriots bring home another Lombardi trophy! I think the whole 2-week build up is just too much – I’m looking forward to less talk and just playing!

(Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

So what would you tell me over coffee? Do you work with a trainer or do your own thing? Are you planning to watch the game?

I’m linking up with Coco and Deborah for the Ultimate Coffee Date.

I’m also linking up with Meranda, Lacey, and Rachel for the Friday Five.



  1. Congrats! I am a skirt sports ambassador too.

    I am looking forward to spring!!!!!!!!!!
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  2. Congrats on returning as a SS Captain! I hear you on the college thing. It’s intense. I’ve worked with trainers and now I have a CrossFit coach who kids my behind weekly. I love it though.
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  3. Congrats on being an Ambassador! I got chosen for the first time this year. I’m excited for the Superbowl too, but I am rooting for those birds! GO EAGLES!!!
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  4. I’m in Iowa, so our NFL fascination is not too intense. It seems we have Packers fans or Vikings fans…and they both hate each other LOL That said, the Superbowl is pretty much the only NFL game I watch, and I’m usually paying more attention to the commercials than the athletes (#mybad). Congrats on the ambassadorship!
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  5. Aww, I can only imagine how you must feel with the college scouting!! Time certainly flies, doesn’t it? Hope you have a better February. Hugs!
    Rachel recently posted…Healthy Foods You Should EatMy Profile

  6. you know what I could use a do over as well. Skirt sports should be fun this year with so many new ambassadors
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  7. It’s funny – I’m a trainer and coach myself, but I still occasionally like doing a session with a trainer or touching base with another coach. I think there’s something to be said for someone other than yourself to challenge you a bit!

  8. Congrats on reupping as a SS ambassador. You represent them well!

    I was in your boat last year–our mail was full of college mailings. It was crazy. Now we are waiting for acceptance letters. He’s gotten a few and think he’s already decided but we are waiting to hear from a few more. His choices are $$ so he needs to up his scholarship game. Good luck with the process!
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  9. Congrats on the skirts sport ambassadorship!
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  10. Congrats on your ambassadorship!
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  11. I think I can use a January do-over too! The ice cold weather kept me in and I wasn’t too disciplined with my home workouts either. Congrats on the Skirt Sports program. It sounds like a great company!
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  12. Congrats on being a SS ambassador again! They have great stuff. I started with a trainer last month and I love it! We work at a pace I would not go at alone. It is $$ though so I can’t do it long term, but I am glad I gave it a try!

  13. Oh, it’s an exciting time for your son, but bittersweet for you. We’ll be watching the game and at least I will be cheering for your team. 😉
    Coco recently posted…Fabulous February Ultimate Coffee DateMy Profile

  14. Congrats on continuing as a Skirt Sports Ambassador! Their clothes are so cute (and yay for comfort)! Good luck to your son on his college-decision-making process!
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  15. Congrats on the Skirt Sports ambassadorship! Time certainly goes by too fast. Glad you are over the crud… here’s to a productive February!
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  16. It seemed like college applications were just so much easier back in my day — I do not envy you!

    The crud seems to be revisiting here. So i am, indeed, drinking lots & lots of tea today.

    Skirtsports is awesome. That is all. 🙂

    I do do my own thing, but mostly it’s a $$ thing. Years ago I did work out with a personal trainer & it was fabulous. I hope you can find one you love!
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  17. With one out of college, one in college and one on the verge …I totally get it. It’s crazy how fast time flies!

    Glad you guys are feeling better. Here’s to February being a happy and healthy month!
    Teresa recently posted…Ultimate Coffee Date: February EditionMy Profile

  18. So glad you’re back as a fellow Skirt Sports Captain. Skirt Sports really is a special company in many ways, especially because of the people.
    Glad you are feeling better, being sick is no fun. Oh, and no football for me…but, I know I can’t avoid the excitement and chatter about tomorrow. LOL!
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  19. I feel you–I hate when being sick derails my training. I hope February is a solid month for you!
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  20. Congrats on returning as a Captain! I’m a brand new PRO and I’m so excited!

    I’m glad you are feeling better. This crud that has been going around has just been brutal!

    I have a running coach and she is also strength coach certified so she builds me a program that includes both. If I didn’t have her, though, I’d probably just be doing my own thing.
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  21. I’m all too familiar with the “take a nap because I have too much to do” thing. Hopefully, you get the motivation to tackle your to-do list soon. Congrats on becoming a Skirt Sports Ambassador Captain. Good luck finding a new strength coach. I’m too cheap and just do everything on my own at home.

    Enjoy the game tonight!
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  22. Congrats on the Skirt Sports ambassadorship! I know a couple of other ladies who workout in nothing but their apparel, but have yet to give the line a try myself. Maybe I need to change that…
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  23. Michelle I’m sorry but your beloved Patriots are NOT getting another ring tonight – go Eagles!! LOL

    February is a bit of a do-over month for me as well. Training has been going well but I’m getting some aches and pains that I want to take care of as marathon training gets even more intense!
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  24. Aww man, I’m so sorry you haven’t been thrilled with any of the strength trainers at your gym. Maybe you should consider an online trainer? Keep in mind that with most strength programs it takes at least six weeks to start seeing results. It’s a slog, for sure. Hang in there!
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  25. Congrats on your Skirt Sports Ambassadorship!

    I was totally that dog in the meme today! So I can relate to you! I think wanting February as a do-over is the right first step!

  26. Congrats on being an ambassador captain! How cool!

    I actually didn’t watch the game.
    Took my time to do a few other things that needed to get done after caring for my sick hubby all week.

  27. Happy Do-Over Month! and congrats on Skirt Sports again!

    I pretty much do my own thing these days. Ron (the hubs) follows strength training programs and we do those together, or I do stuff my my running trainer friend Vincent. After so long with so many trainers and programs I have a fairly good idea what I need to do. My new gym has pretty good trainers and I know I can always ask them for help when needed. If I could afford a PT I would definitely go for that though!!
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