Virtual Coffee Date : November

Hello November ! As always, I am happy to catch up with DeborahCoco and the rest of you for this month’s virtual coffee date. So grab a chair and let’s catch up.


If we were having coffee…we would definitely talk about the NYC marathon. When you read this, I will be in NYC. My husband & I left for the US on Friday the 4th, and Saturday will be full of events. I need to pick up my bib in the morning, then I signed my husband & I up for a bus tour that goes along the marathon route. We will then be meeting up with these ladies :


Then we will be having dinner with my brother, SIL, her brother (who is also running) and some more family. Saturday will be a busy day.


I would also tell you that I am really excited to run. I am pretty sure this will be my last marathon, so I want to make the most of it and soak up the whole experience. I love NY and I feel so lucky to have this opportunity.

THANK YOU for putting up with all my marathon talk over the past few weeks, and for all the encouragement you have been giving. I appreciate it immensely.

Over coffee, I would tell you that in addition to the race, I am excited for a few days alone with my husband. We spent a mini honeymoon in NYC over 20 years ago and have not been back together since. September and October were so busy at work for both of us, that we haven’t had much time to connect.


If we were having coffee, I would chat about family. As I will be in the US, I am taking the opportunity to go up to Maine and see my parents. I haven’t seen them since March.


Finally, over coffee I would tell you that I survived the US college application process. My eldest is a senior and applied to one art school in the US. Between preparing a portfolio, getting recommendations, writing an essay…. we have been busy. It was due November 1st. So glad that is behind us. She will know on December 15th if she is accepted, then we will decide what to do.


And if you survived the conversation with all my marathon talk, I would also want to know how you are doing ?

What is your fall goal race ? I

f you are married where did you honeymoon ?

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Comments: 18

  1. Coco November 5, 2016 at 4:42 pm Reply

    I hope you are having a great day in NYC! The bus tour is a fantastic idea! Say hello to everyone and have a GREAT RACE tomorrow!

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    • Karen - Fit in France November 8, 2016 at 2:25 am Reply

      Thank you ! I knew that so many people were routing for me, I ran as hard as I could.

  2. Clarinda November 5, 2016 at 5:06 pm Reply

    Have so much fun at your marathon tomorrow! I would love, love, love to run the NYC Marathon one day.

    • Karen - Fit in France November 8, 2016 at 2:25 am Reply

      It has been an amazing experience.

  3. Kimberly Hatting November 5, 2016 at 6:11 pm Reply

    Well, you have been putting up nicely with all of my marathon banter as well. It’s a good thing we both “get it.” 😉 The husband and I honeymooned in Cancun….would LOVE to go back someday. Wishing you a great race tomorrow!!!!
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    • Karen - Fit in France November 8, 2016 at 2:24 am Reply

      So much fun going back to where we honeymooned. We have been loving it. Good luck (enjoy !) on your taper.

  4. Kelli November 5, 2016 at 9:40 pm Reply

    Enjoy the marathon and the trip to Maine!! Sounds lovely. Also cool to have revisit the honeymoon! I was married (to my current husband, Mr. (W)Right) in Las Vegas. We didn’t stay out there really long but it was kindof a honeymoon! We should get our vows renewed by Elvis for our 10th next year 🙂
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    • Karen - Fit in France November 8, 2016 at 2:23 am Reply

      Coming back together has been so much fun. So much has changed !

  5. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets November 5, 2016 at 10:21 pm Reply

    I can’t wait to hear about the marathon, I hope you have a wonderful experience!!

    I went to Maine for the first time a few months ago and loved it! Hope you enjoy visiting your parents.
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    • Karen - Fit in France November 8, 2016 at 2:22 am Reply

      Maine is wonderful in the summer & fall, should still be nice this week. Not so great in the winter though unless you like lots of snow. 🙂

  6. Missy - Getting Fit to Find Myself November 6, 2016 at 1:07 am Reply

    I can’t wait for the NYC Marathon! I will just be sitting on my couch watching but I can’t wait. I hope it goes wonderfully for you! I hope you have a great time seeing your family while you are back in the states!
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    • Karen - Fit in France November 8, 2016 at 2:21 am Reply

      Thank you. I finished & it was a great accomplishment.

  7. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy November 6, 2016 at 1:47 pm Reply

    We went on a cruise to the carribean for our honeymoon. It was so different way back in the Stone Age!

    I hope Darlene finds you today — if anyone can, she can! I’m sorry I won’t get to cheer you on but I’ll definitely be thinking of you.
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    • Karen - Fit in France November 8, 2016 at 2:20 am Reply

      It was a great day & glad I got to see you. Hope your trip home was good.

  8. Mary Beth Jackson November 6, 2016 at 2:31 pm Reply

    I hope you enjoy ever second of your trip! both you and the hubby- great picture by the way! Soak it all up! Funny, my honeymoon- I was in London and Paris- cheers! I know your marathon run will be fantastic!

    • Karen - Fit in France November 8, 2016 at 2:18 am Reply

      Thanks MB, having a great time & fully enjoying ourselves.

  9. HoHo Runs November 6, 2016 at 2:34 pm Reply

    I hope you and your husband enjoy this trip! I did the bus tour around NYC on two visits. It’s a great way to see everything. I’m glad you will get to visit your parents while you are here too. I can’t wait to hear about your incredible race experience!

    • Karen - Fit in France November 8, 2016 at 2:18 am Reply

      We are having a great time in NYC. Perfect weather and so much runner energy.

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