On this sunny Friday, we bring you another edition of Morning Coffee with Becca. To use one of my favorite expressions, “No lollygagging!” Let’s get to it.
Jenny: Bec, our last coffee talk was before the Boston Marathon in April. Tell us about a few of the exciting developments in your life since then.
Becca: There’s LOTS going on. I still own my day care and am still managing Moozy’s Ice Cream. The rest is a puzzle to fit everything in—speaking engagements, representing lululemon as an ambassador, coaching Tay’s soccer team, and lots of running. I’ll be pushing a rider for Team Hoyt at a race in a few weeks. That will be so much fun! I’ve also teamed up with John Hancock’s marathon team, which I am really looking forward to, as well. I love what I do and that is so important.
Jenny: How are your public speaking opportunities going? Do you ever get nervous?
Becca: Although it will never be easy for me to be on stage, once I’m miked up, I’m good. I love to inspire people and public speaking gives me that chance. I’m really looking forward to giving at Tedx talk in January. That will be huge. Next Sunday, I’ll be speaking in Los Angeles at the Dream Center.
Jenny: Are you still working with the same sponsors?
Becca: Since our last Morning Coffee, I added Newton Running, and am still working with Cool Core/Dr. Cool and Ultima Replenisher. Lyon-Waugh and I are working on a 5K race and kids fun run this spring to raise money for Alzheimer’s. I could not ask for better sponsors. I’m proud to be part of these families.
Jenny: You’re in North Carolina for a very special weekend. What are you there for?
Becca: My parents, Tay, Joe and I are here because I’m being honored as Alumni of the Year at my college. I’m so proud to be an alumni of Mars Hill University. Coach Owens, my college coach, and MHU are a huge part of my success. I credit both for where I am today. I’m psyched to show Tay where I went to college and am looking forward to seeing my friends at homecoming!
Jenny: How’s Taylor these days?
Becca: Taylor is so proud of me, she tells me every day. I am so lucky to be her mom. She is loving gymnastics, dance, soccer and recess! Tay is so happy, I’m beyond proud of her. We are on a count-down until Halloween, 26 days!
Jenny: What’s she dressing up as?
Becca: A sassy skeleton!
Jenny: Immagonna let that one go. . . . Any big races on the horizon?
Becca: I’m being honored at the Tufts 10K this Monday. It’s one of my favorite races! In February, you, PATRICK FALLON, our Marines, and I are taking over Austin, Texas for the marathon! Austin, watch out, we are coming for you!
Jenny: I love that we haven’t asked the boys, but you assume they’re coming.
INVITATION BREAK, BROUGHT TO YOU BY I WASN’T RAISED IN A BARN.
Dan, Cal (d/b/a Marine One and Marine Two), we would love to see you in Austin in February over President’s Day weekend. You can run the half or full. I promise it will be fun. We can even watch Pat vote, as the Texas legislature will be in session. Friends are, of course, welcome.
BACK TO OUR IRREGULARLY SCHEDULED MORNING COFFEE.
Jenny: What’s your training schedule like these days?
Becca: Early morning runs with you on the river a few times a week. Also our hill workouts on Beacon Hill, while hurdling mice and rats (and dogs that look like rats). I still run with the Belmont track club I started on Tuesdays at 5 am (if you’re reading come run with us, all paces welcome!), with the Boston Bulldogs run club on Thursday nights in Cleveland Circle, and with the lululemon run club Friday nights at Lookout Farms in Natick. I’m running about 70 miles per week and I continue to work out at Fitness Together in Belmont, which I love!
Jenny: The skies are my favorite part of our mornings (next to your company of course). Loved spilling out of my car the other day, rubbing the sleep out of my eyes, and being greeted with big, bright stars. The fog burning off as the sun rose over the river this morning was breathtaking. What’s your favorite part of our morning runs?
Becca: The sunrise (and us trying to find it) and ordering from my Starbucks “cut the line” app. Thanks for the tip!
Jenny: I dig mobile ordering. A rare VIP moment for this kid. What’s your least favorite thing about morning runs?
Becca: Lack of sleep. Let’s be honest, nothing hurts more than that 4:45 am alarm.
Jenny: Don’t tell anyone, but when I got home this morning, I showered, did about half an hour of work, and then went back to bed for 45 minutes. Chloe napped in solidarity. Last question—how should we celebrate our five years of friendship come January?
Becca: Finding Papi and getting a selfie with him. Was that not that plan!?! Big Papi, we’re coming for you . . . Happy Columbus Day weekend!