Wednesday, July 7, 2010

In Search

I've been recovering this week. Except for Tuesday when I did a speed session. Probably not the smartest thing to do after my weekend of running. I was a bit sore (left hamstring, both adducters and a little muscle in my left arm that I think was from carrying my empty gel wrapper a couple of k to the nearest water stop and bin) and a lot tired. And I stupidly thought that Coach Chris would go easy on us. I've been regretting my diligence ever since and am doing no running at all until at least next Tuesday.

So since I can't run I've had to shift focus to the other love of my life. No, that's not my husband (although he deserves big kudos for being such a great support last weekend) And it's not my boys. Or the dogs. Or even the chooks. It's coffee!!

Last week I mentioned that my usual coffee shop was closing. This week it's shut! I walked past its empty lifeless corpse on Monday and had a moment's silence. Never more will I quench my thirst with its wonderful elixir. I am desolate! And I am also in search of a new coffee shop. So far this week I've tried two. The first has an inconvenient location, but the price was right, the service efficient and the coffee was good. The second was way more convenient, way more busy, way more expensive and had way worse coffee. So do I go for convenience over flavour - hell no!! Contestant number one definitely has my vote. I think I've found my new place.


  1. Glad you have that problem solved. It could be fun to try more shops though!

  2. Haha. I don't like coffee but that's a pretty dang cup of coffee. chocolate is another story ;). Hope your legs are recovering from a crazy weekend!!

  3. Yes- quality is worth it!
    Glad you found a new place.
    It's always sad for me to see a business close.

  4. Wise to take it easy with the running a bit. I'm lost without my coffee and know how important the right place is. Glad you found your's!

  5. Sounds like a good call to take it easy for a few days! Enjoy the rest... and your coffee!

  6. Hi Char,
    I'm sorry for your usual coffee shop but I'm glad you have that problem solved. I like drinking coffee with milk or orange juice.
    I think you are recovering from your last hard weekend.
    Have a nice weekend!

  7. Oh Char, I'm totally with you in worshipping coffee.It's my only vice and I love it. I try to stop at 6 to 7 cups a day but it's a challenge.


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