6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Toddlers, Trampolines and Tunes

On Monday hubby said "You are only running 5 miles so that means you can work out with me." Muscle man loves it when I put on a tank top and lift my puny weights while he powers up big numbers. In my past life I was capable of lifting massive amounts, well for a "girl" anyway. Now I am content with lifting just enough to tone the muscles. I thought it would be fun to put the weight I have lost on a bar and try to lift it...65 pounds... HEAVY!! GEEEZZZ!! Everyone should do this. Pick up the amount of weight you have lost, or hope to lose. Even if it is 5 pounds, then imagine running with that weight strapped to your back. Hmmmm?? I am sure glad to be rid of that!

Then I opted to lift my favorite muscle builder my BOYS!! Together they weigh just over 70 pounds, yes we grow them BIG..
Take 1: Easton is smiling but Blaine is being shy..
Take 2: Big brother has his dimpled grin and the little guy is looking at, who knows what. Oh well we tried.
I went through the photo archives from this time last year and pulled out this photo. I LOVED this photo when it was first taken. AMAZING what a difference a year and TONS of miles can make.

Running has transformed my weight and has made all aspects of my life a bit easier. On vacation hubby and I scaled trails with ease, I chase after my kiddos without getting winded, and I can jump on a trampoline!! My folks bought a 12 foot trampoline with enclosure for the kids, and being a big kid myself, I spent a good amount of time playing.
I thought it would look like I was jumping higher if I pulled my legs up.
Show off!! Air guitar pose, later he did the running man, I was cracking up..
A little tentative, he will get used to it soon.
I am sooo pleased that my bloggy-running-facebook-buddy Sara posted her massive play list on her Blog today, check it out HERE. And Carlee posted her play list before her Marathon last weekend HERE. I have an I-Pod Shuffle, which means that whatever is on my I-pod could possibly blare in my ears during my run. So I am forced to be very selective on what is on my play list. With my Marathon exactly one month away (WOW) I am starting to make a list of the 4+ hours of tunes I want to join me on my run. I LOVE it when bloggers post their music selections. I am VERY limited, 100% boring and uncultured when it comes to music. I listen to Miley Cyrus and past contestants on American Idol, how mainstream can you get?? So please post your favorite 10 songs from your play list and help me get my list together....1 month will fly by and I don't want to be stuck with JT pestering me with "Sexy-back."


Being Robinson said...

I posted the last 10 songs on my marathon list last week, so here you go:
The last 10 songs on my marathon playlist, enjoy:

Grace Like Rain - Todd Agnew
Quiet Dog - Mos Def
Numb/Encore - Linkin Park & Jay-Z
Let It Fade - Jeremy Camp
The Final Countdown - Europe (oh heck yeah, no shame my friends)
Stronger - Kanye
Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
Supermassive Black Hole - Muse
Let it Rock - Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne
I Will Rise - Chris Tomlin

You look so great, I love the tramp picture! You look so happy.

Rookie on the Run said...

Thanks for the mention! I'm glad you liked my list. :) I used to have a shuffle, too. I know what you mean about having to be very selective.

I love the picture of you on the trampoline! You got some height, even with your legs tucked up. That's funny 'cause I jumped on a trampoline last weekend at a friend's party. Being a big kid makes life fun!!

Your kids are soooo cute! The little one looks like you. :D

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Jumping on the trampoline is a blast! Great pic!
1. Stronger - Kayne
2. Human - The Killers
3. So What - Pink
4. Smile - Vitamin C
5. Beautiful Day - U2
6. Today - Smashing Pumpkins
7. Poker Face - Lady Gaga
8. Viva la Vida - Coldplay
9. Flathead - The Fratellis
10. Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs

Sarah Jane said...

I love it when you share pics of your little men!!

Ditto on the playlists...I'm getting so many good ideas!

Sarah Jane said...

PS - Fair Weather Runner, I'm running to the Final Countdown too! So glad I'm not the only one!

Oz Runner said...

i remember on biggest loser when the contestants did a challenge where they had to carry the weight they had lost around a track...wow..love the pic of you holding your boys...and that trampoline looks like a lot of fun...
some of my fave songs to run to currently:
U2-Beautiful Day
Coldplay-Viva La Vida
The Killers-Mr Brightside
All American Rejects-Move Along
Daughtry-It's Not Over
Daughtry-What About Now (can you tell I'm on a Daughtry kick lately?)
Blink 182--All the Small Things
Any 80's music

Keep on keeping on... said...

Hi! Your blog is VERY inspirational!! Thanks for motivating me! My ten faves (in no particular order):

1. Running on Empty - Jackson Browne
2. Warrior - Scandal
3. Don't Stop Believing - Journey
4. This ones for the girls - Martina McBride
5. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
6. Love and Memories - O.A.R.
7. Vogue - Madonna
8. More than a Feeling - Boston
9. Little Red Corvette - Prince
10. The Final Countdown - Europe

Continue to keep us posted!

robinbb said...

I listened to the Spirit of the Marathon soundtrack for the first 20 miles at the marathon on Sunday. That movie is one of my favorites to get me in the mood for my marathons and the soundtrack is awesome and very inspirational.

Melanie Tait said...

LOVE the pics Mel - how inspiring!

(ps and how beautiful is your family?!)