6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Running with Lucy

Stats 8/16:
6 x 400's
Fastest: 1:31 (5:46 pace)
Slowest: 1:42 (6:33 pace)
1 Mile= 6:57
Track workout with hubby the day after our 5 mile run. Fatigued legs.

I have had some interest in my weight loss tips the past few weeks. I wrote a post with some simple things I did to meet my "Personal" goal weight. If interested please click the Blog Posts "How did you do it?" HERE. I am not a nutritionist...my tips are purely from the perspective of a Running Mom who found personal success. Everyone is different and will travel a different path to health..

Last week we had the annual "Health Screening" at work. I kept my results from last year.. I was down 26lbs from this time last year. Here is a photo of me in August of 2008.
Today I feel fit! I am wearing spandex without worrying about rolls and rump lumps. After 30 years on this planet I am HAPPY with how I look!! I am a girly girl, I like pink, bows, jewelry and all things PRETTY. I have been really tempted to try a Run skirt. On Sunday at the track I was lucky to TEST an outfit from Lucy. Lucy.com has some amazing and ADORABLE items on their website, click HERE to shop.
Here I am stretching wearing me new "Interval Run Skirt" (HERE) and "Pace Setting Tank" (HERE). I love the little Orange Lucy logo on the gear. For fit, I give the top THUMBS up.. Not only does the dark color keep things hidden, it is tight in the right places and 100% comfortable.
At 6'0 TALL I was NERVOUS about wearing the Run Skirt. That is a whole lot of Tall Mom legs to show the world.. The skirt has shorts built in, which makes me much happier than the brief styles I have seen. This skirt also has a POCKET in the back, and we all LOVE pockets on the run. I asked Muscle Man what he thought. Without hesitation he gave his approval and said that this outfit can be my track workout outfit from now on... Big Brother told me "Mommy I like your pretty outfit."
The intervals were TOUGH because my legs were fatigued from the 5 mile Fun Run...but I was still able to pull out some great times (for me) including a sub 7min mile...BONUS!! This outfit makes me SMILE!!!
When we first got to the track we thought it would be FUN to have Blaine try to run a FULL lap with Daddy timing him. Here he is getting ready to go.. FYI we did not tell him to assume the position, not sure how he learned it. Guess from the Track and Field we have been watching lately. ADORABLE!!!
The Little Monster brought his truck and was busy during out entire workout. The TRACK is an amazing place to go for our kiddos and to train our FAST legs...
This week I am in pseudo taper mode to get ready for my 10K on Saturday. Debating on "What to Wear?" Yes, I have my priorities in order :)
Battle Tested
Tall Mom Approved
If you want a cute Pink wrist band and live near a Lucy Store click HERE before August 30th for a FREE wrist band.. Thank you Lucy!!!

22 comments:

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Mel you look AMAZING! Be proud lady! Love the before and afters. Am heading to your other page right now. Have a great day buddy!

Anonymous said...

Melanie - Love your story, you look amazing, especially in lucy :) Congrats on your fitness journey!!

Sara (from lucy)

Alisa said...

This is a great review! I've been into Lucy but haven't ever bought anything. I was always worried that their tank tops were more yoga friendly than track workout. Glad to know they have been Tall Mom approved! I'm also tall 5'11 but I lOVE running skirts, I feel that most are just as short as running shorts =).

I will be reading through your old posts about achieving your weight loss goals. I feel like I'm always on the quest to lose those pesky 10 lbs.

Ashley said...

I <3 running skirts!!! They are my fave - so comfy & don't ride up the way shorts do on me. You look super cute!! :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

i love running skirts too, which surprised me cuz i'm not such a big fan of shorts. Great!

Jo Lynn said...

I only run in skorts! They are the most comfy things to run in. I, too, am such a girly girl. I'm happy skorts are hanging around the circuit still.
I will check out Lucy. Especially considering that is my favorite name in the whole wide world. ;)

Genesis said...

i ordered once from lucy.com and i was disappointed because my order got canceled because they didnt have any of the items in stock. when i went back to place another order they still had the same 'out of stock' items...so that wasnt a really good first impression...

ive been meaning to ask you where you got your long running pants that you wore to the snoqualmie run. im 5'8" and all legs and many/majority of the running pants out there are too short for me.

KAT said...

You are AMAZING, and your before/after pics are crazy! Haha, I have yet to try a running skirt, since they kind of intimidate me, but maybe I will soon! Good job on your intervals :)

Kathleen said...

Way to go on the weight loss! You look lovely.

Has it improved your speed?

I know what you mean about being careful with leg in the running skorts. I'm only 5'6," but I'm all legs (35" inseam). I'll have to try those Lucy ones.

busyrunningmama said...

Love,love,love the running skirt!! To be honest, I've never heard of Lucy, so I will be checking out the website! You look totally awesome and the before and after, wow!, you should be so proud!!!
I have never run in a running skirt as lately I have been running in the Nike Tempo Running Shorts w/ built in briefs, but after seeing how oh so cute you look, I might just have to give them a try!!!

X-Country2 said...

You look great! Good for you. And yes, that's a whole lotta leg, but you are rockin' it. :o)

Marlene said...

You look so amazing, Mel. Seriously! That outfit looks awesome on you. Thanks for sharing and great work on some SPEEDY intervals!

Fair Weather Runner said...

nice job on the intervals and you look GREAT in that skirt. i love me a good running skirt, i only have the one, but i LOVE it!

oh and i totally appreciate that so far you are the only one who has gotten the "60% of the time" thing! i knew we clicked for a reason ;)

J said...

Very nice!! Not sure I could rock the skirt!

Fair Weather Runner said...

ohhh melsie! you just made my day. i really hope we can run a race together someday... you should still consider OKC my friend :) and really wichita isn't so bad... if you love Oz you will surely love kansas! there are some good races here.

aron said...

you look incredible!!!

Velma said...

You look fantastic! How is the skirt for the tall girl?

untpawgal02 said...

BTW you look fantastic in your running skirt. I've tried some on but never have seen a point to wearing one while I run. I dunno... maybe one day I'll buy one!

Christy said...

You are just too cute!

Sarah Jane said...

OH! Love that picture of you running and smiling at the camera! You are gorgeous!!

RunToFinish said...

makes you look uber skinny! I need to get someone to take pics of me running!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

lookin' good! woot!

I need to lose a few more pounds so I can fit into my running skirts again..