Coffee Date

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on July 17, 2017

in Fun and Random Posts

Hi friend! Thanks for meeting up with me for a coffee date; it’s been far too long since we’ve really caught up, hasn’t it? I think I’m going to opt for an iced coffee. Since it’s July in Michigan, more days than not are hot and humid. I know we have nothing on my friends in the south, so I really shouldn’t complain. And, in truth, I’m really not complaining. I’ll take this weather over dead of winter (#winteriscoming) any day. But, the past few days have been quite lovely. So much that my third floor walk-up without an air conditioner that really works isn’t so terrible. Yeah, I have a wall unit, but for a lot of reasons, it just isn’t worth the cost to run it. Plus, I do really love the fresh air and the sounds of nature!

Can I just start out by saying how overall, life is really great these days? I have so much to be thankful for, really and truly. But, as can sometimes happen, I’ve just been in a funk the past couple of weeks. Last week felt particularly brutal. I’m not 100% sure where this is coming from, but I think a lot has to do with the fact that I’m finally grieving my grandma’s passing. It’s been three months, but I’m realizing I never really processed it all in the moment. Sure, I was incredibly emotional and sad spending those last days with her at Hospice, but it’s one thing knowing she’s going to die soon and another to live with a reality that she did. It hit really hard a few weeks ago and left me literally on the floor, hysterically sobbing. So, I’m working through those emotions.

Marathon training is going okay, although not as well as I would like. My heart just wasn’t in it last week and, in all honesty, about all I could handle was a few long walks. I struggled with it, knowing that I do need to get the miles in and keep up my training. I did run a little, but maybe two miles in total. It wasn’t much, and certainly not the 39 miles on my training schedule. Speaking of which, I’m following the Hansons method this time around and I think I’m switching from their beginner plan to just finish. I really do love the methodology, but I don’t think I’m quite at a place for the strength and speed sessions they incorporate for beginners. Maybe a hybrid of the two? It’s on my to-do list to rework my training schedule, in light of missing last week.

I can’t believe how summer is absolutely flying by! How are we already to the middle of July? I’m trying to spend as much time outside as I can. But, it makes me sad that I haven’t spent hardly any time at the beach, and I haven’t been up to the cottage once! Yeah, rough life to have all of that available. I try not to take it for granted. I don’t know about you, but time near the water gives me life, thanks to growing up with Lake Michigan practically in my backyard. You might think I’m exaggerating, but it’s true! And, if you haven’t seen the splendor of Lake Michigan, you’re missing out. There’s so much I still want to experience this summer, like catching a baseball game and going to an outdoor movie. What’s on your summer bucket list, friend?

Can I be honest? I feel a bit stuck in this whole blogging and health coaching thing. I get frustrated that I got my health coaching certification right when companies like Beachbody started blowing up. These days, it feels like this space is just oversaturated. I have a lot of ideas, but nothing feels very fresh. I don’t want to create content just to create content, you know? Rather, I want to have something that adds value, content that can help and inspire people. But, what can be said about health and fitness that hasn’t already been said. Clearly, there’s a lot because there’s plenty of bloggers creating unique content. I know, or at least I hope, I’m just being hard on myself. I don’t have to be the next Jillian Michaels to make a difference, right?

Wow, sorry I’ve been a bit of a Debbie Downer. Gosh, I hope I haven’t bored you to tears! In some random news, I just signed a new lease at my apartment. This is the longest I’ve lived anywhere since I graduated high school. I contemplated looking for something different, but the thought of moving just made me tired. Instead, I’ve been rearranging some furniture, trying to freshen things up. I’ve also been on a serious purging spree lately. It feels great to get rid of some clutter and in full Kon Mari thinking, things that no longer bring me joy. For years, I’ve debated tossing my high school yearbooks and finally bit the bullet. I saved my senior year, but the rest are gone! It feels freeing; those aren’t years I fondly remember, so why hold on to physical memories?

I guess I’ve talked your ear off at this point, eh? I didn’t even get to the movie of the summer I’m still dying to see (Wonder Woman, obviously) or how I’m finally on the Game of Thrones bandwagon. I’m only on season two, so I didn’t watch the season premier last night, so no spoilers, okay? I’m also reading the books, but they are pretty intense novels and I needed something lighter last week. I found Will You Won’t You Want Me? at the library and it was a perfect summer chick-lit story. About as far from GoT as one can get, but now I’m diving back into the world of Winterfell.

I guess I’ll leave things here for now! How are things going for you these days? Let me know what’s going on in your world!

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Susan July 17, 2017 at 11:01 pm

Hey!! I’ll join you with that iced coffee – it’s just plain HOT here in Arizona.
I wanted to tell you how very sorry I am that your grandmother passed. I meant to say something sooner, but I also wanted to give you your space. Grandmothers are special, aren’t they? It’s almost been 20 years since mine passed, and. Or a day goes by when I don’t think of her.
I’ve also meant to tell you that you make a difference – more than you know. I’m not a runner, but you’ve inspired me to make better health choices. Maybe someday I’ll try running, but for now I’ll stick to making better choices as often as I can. I don’t get the same inspiration from the other “coaches” out there, but that’s just me.
Glad we had this chat! Let’s not wait so long for the next one, k?


Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution July 18, 2017 at 8:58 am

Thank you so much, Susan!! <3


dixya @food, pleasure, and health July 18, 2017 at 10:39 am

it was nice catching up..hope you get inspiration to continue with blog + coaching…i have been trying to start private practice but been swamped with my full time job. enjoy the weather!
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Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution July 18, 2017 at 10:08 pm

Thanks, love. The inspiration is in there…somewhere… 🙂


katie July 18, 2017 at 7:44 pm

ICED EVERYTHING! For a minnesota girl I’m ready for fall and over this humid crap, the south can have it! I feel ya on the running, and thinking of you with your grandma passing, grief is one of those things you can never quite predict. I cried at work today. For pretty much no reason other than I just felt off. Still kind of do. So I’m heading to a restorative yoga class and hoping that will help work out some of my junk. But I still had a beer while making dinner, because balance.
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Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution July 18, 2017 at 10:07 pm

I know how those days go, girl! Sounds like the beer and some time on your mat is just what you need! <3


Andi July 19, 2017 at 9:01 am

Iced coffee for days! Grief is such a tricky thing… And comes out of nowhere. I know your grandma is unbelievably proud of the strong woman you are. I am, too ❤️


Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution July 21, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Way to make me cry, friend. <3


Nicole Shugars July 21, 2017 at 9:47 am

Good post Meems. I’m right there with you and love you so much my heart could burst. You are simply the best!!!


Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution July 21, 2017 at 3:54 pm

Love you, too. So grateful to have you and Kris as my big sisters. Couldn’t ask for better.


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