If We Were Having Coffee on the 3rd of September, 2022 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a large mug of very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some other beverage. It is bright and sunny, not a bit of a breeze, yet slightly chilly. After this summer, I’ll take the cool! I have been out a couple of times, first taking the dogs for a walk down to the landing and then a run down to and along the beach. It was a little shorter than usual (maybe 4 miles as opposed to between 4 1/2 and 5) since my running routine has been so off lately. Hopefully that will change! Oh, where are we? Besides the hints I just gave, some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being from Cape Cod.

Work was busy, but not insane.

As I said, my running routine has been off, and so has my exercise routine in general. Hopefully I can get it back soon. Besides being down to weekly runs, I have not done a full run through my weight routine in over a week. Hmmm. It is bad when you can feel it…

I came down to Cape Cod Wednesday night. After work on Thursday I did a long kayak paddle and Friday I did one of my favorite local long walks in some woods by the salt water marshes near here. The weekend looks gorgeous, so I am sure I will be out quite a bit…

This week was about puttering around the house, taking care of animals, including dog walks. And there were a few human only walks… I did a lot of reading. I finished my photo tour of Scotland (the 7 post series starts here). I spent time with friends and neighbors and talked to friends and family. And, yeah, a normal week.

Anyway, as I said, pretty much a normal week with a trip down to Cape Cod thrown in. It was pretty good over all. I hope you had a good week as well.

Thanks for stopping in! If you have a coffee share, I will try to visit – I have gotten back into blogging a little more this week and have made a lot of visits, but still a bit off.

The outdoors are calling! I must be on my way.

Natalie the Explorer is now the host of the weekend coffee share and she is doing a wonderful job. Stop in at this week’s main share page or go to the InLinkz-Linkup to see all of the other shares!

28 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee on the 3rd of September, 2022 #weekendcoffeeshare

  1. msomerville2014

    Beach time is always good, regardless of the season. We were spoiled, I grew up in Onset/Wareham so the Cape Cod Canal and the Mass Maritime Academy were like the background music of my life. One of the things that surprised me when I was able to return for visits is kayaking in the bay; of course Onset is an inland beach and not ocean side. Sounds like a great getaway. I can sympathize with the knee issues. Hope you are on the mend a nd enjoying the time on the Cape. Best, Michele.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Kayaking has become very popular, and I see people doing it everywhere, even off the Atlantic side beaches, like Marconi in Wellfleet. Eventually I will retire to the house I have in Dennis. I love mountains, but there is something about being close to water…
      Hope you have a great week.

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      1. msomerville2014

        Thanks Trent, you too. I moved away from Mass in 1970 and for years I said, ‘The mountains are one kind of beauty and the ocean another.” I still believe that, but in recent years have discovered the undeniable pull of home. Have a great week.

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  2. Susanne

    Sounds like a good week with all the outdoors! I hope you get back to running – my husband is going back to it on Monday. I hope to get myself out for walks regularly this autumn but have also thought of trying some running. It always gave me knee pain in the past but now I’ve built some strength so maybe I can do it..

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I have recently read that unlike the old thoughts on running, runners actually less issues with their knees than the average person. Part of me wonders if this is because the only people who keep up running are those with good knees to begin with, who don’t have pain! lol. I love walking, but it doesn’t help my cardiovascular health (read “blood pressure”) the way running does. I hope you are havign a great weekend!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      lol, it might sound better on paper than living… And I think there is a big difference between number of kids (I like children, but my wife and I decided not to have any right before we married).

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  3. Janet Alcorn

    I’ve been slacking on my exercise routine too. There’s something about the dog days of summer (like the triple-digit heat, maybe?) that makes me want to spend my free time lounging under the ceiling fan.

    Glad you got in some beach time. Sounds like a great week.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      “Dog days” – for me part of it was that – last week was the most uncomfortable our house has been all summer (we don’t have AC except a tiny unit in my office, but not our exercise area). But there is also dogs – my wife has been away for a week and I have been taking care of the dogs 100%. Cat’s too, but that is easy. The dogs want consent walks and attention. (She is goign to join me here(Cape Cod) tomorrow).
      Ah, beach time, that reminds me – I need to get ready for the beach! Have a great week!

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  4. Gary A Wilson

    Summer is beginning to break up here. Today, is an exception with temps in the high 80s – low 90s, which I know is nothing for hardcore weather folks, but for me, anything above 85 is getting uncomfortable.
    And I only wish we had water to play in nearby, but our portion of the California coast is both a tad too fare away and too rough for off-beach pleasures and our state government has all but drained the few lakes we have, opps – HAD.
    Yea – it’s time to start planning a retirement out of California.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is going to be in the upper 80s in New Hampshire, but here on Cape Cod, perfection ;) Part of retirement planning is “where”, which is easy for me – I bought this house on Cape Cod just for that reason… Just saying “any place except California” is a little vague, but I guess a start.

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      1. Gary A Wilson

        Oh – okay, The rejection list is bigger.
        It’s more like: anyplace except most of our perimeter states: CA, OR, WA, ND, IL, NY, IL, FL, GA, MS, AL, TX, NM, AZ.
        I also want to live in a state where I’m not supposed to be embarrassed about being a gun owner – because that’s not going to happen – but that is a whole other discussion that I rarely entertain, but I think you know me well enough to know that I’m not THAT kind of gun-nut but Calif would outlaw the 2nd amendment if they could find a way.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          You want Maine – beautiful with mountains, lakes and ocean. There is a huge hunting culture, so they look at you strange if you don’t have guns. But those winters… Uhm, at least it isn’t as hot as California, nor does it snow quite as much as California (or at least Truckee, CA…), but I can’t do those winters.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Weeks instead of months… lol, after I went through the photos and picked them out, I wanted to get them up asap. I did the seven posts in just under two weeks, so averaging a post every other day.
      The weekend is great so far :) I hope you are havign a great weekend as well and have a wonderful week ahead!

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  5. Charlotte Hoather

    I loved reading about your Scotland tour you saw a lot. I wrote an England tour for my Geography exam taking in Roman Britain London, Bath, Chester, York, Lincoln, Colchester back to London. Many more places like Durham, Warwick a bit off normal tourist routes but great places to see.

    You can walk all around the old Roman walls at Chester, some of them are in ruins now but it makes for a great walk on a nice day and was near to where I grew up.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I did visit a few Roman locations many years ago when I was in England and Wales, like Caerleon and, of course, Bath. There was one or two great amphitheaters that were built on even older sites, but I forget the names. But I came away much more fascinated with those older sites than the Roman era ones. And, of course, after a couple of trips to Rome, the more ancient sites seem even more interesting. That being said, there are still a few Roman ruins in Britain that I’d like to visit…
      Thanks, I am glad you enjoyed my little photo tour of Scotland.

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