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

Friday, November 6, 2009

High Five Friday

WOW oh WOW thank you to all the new Followers who commented yesterday I will be making it around to say Hello.. Note: I can't say "Hi" if your comment does not link to a website or email..

FINALLY the Frightfest Half Marathon Results and photos were posted. It was a SMALL race, tiny, itty bitty, hardly noticeable..

Gender: 1st out of 16
Overall: 4th out of 27
Time: 1:47:51
(Ummm no...Oh well)

A HUGE positive is the course photographer was ROCKIN.. High Five to the Photographer...more photos soon.. Want to get multiple pictures taken in a race? Ham it up and make eye contact with the photographer..

This is one of my favorite race photos yet... I still need to drop those arms, but I am smiling and I look like I have a bounce in my step. Gotta love the photographer at mile 1 :)
Remember how I was hoping to try a new Race pose?? Well here you have it, the Double Thumbs up. Although I like it, I think I will stick with my siganutre one hand wave. Yes people I do think about my race photos..

HIGH FIVE- Racing/Events this weekend:

Heather- Beach to Battleship (Marathon Leg)

Shelley- Monumental Marathon

Croughwell- Val Nalasco 1/2 Marathon pushing a double jogger

KK- 20 Mile Race

Sara Jane- OBX Half Marathon

Amy W.- OBX Half Marathon

Carmen- OBX Half Marathon

Robin- Maine Coast Half Marathon

Lazy Bones Runner- 10K and 5K Races

Dion- 10K

Irene- 5K

Runsher - Beaverton 5K (left me a comment, who are you?)

HIGH FIVE- Congrats and Good Luck:

Suzy- Good luck on your Masters Exam
Casey- Hopefully has/will pop out Ms. Violet

Run Like a Girl- Newly Engaged, go read her story HERE it is GREAT

HIGH FIVE- Giveaways- Tell them Tall Mom sent you

Runner Dude- New Balance Shoes Ends 11/26
**Wow short list...guess I need to hunt around...

HIGH FIVE- Feel Better Hug:
Shannon- Mourning the loss of her Grandmother to Cancer

TMB- Hurt by a toy just weeks before her first Marathon

Lisa- Sporting a Boot after her first Marathon Performance at NYC

Tobi- Accepting injury and working toward amazing goals

Fair Weather Runner- Taking a break to let the body recover

***If you would like to be added to one of the lists above, or start a new list, let me know and I will LINK you in (as soon as I can).. Also, if you have something coming up for a FUTURE High Five Friday, let me know and I will add it to the Tall Mom calendar….If you give me the info you WILL end up getting a HIGH FIVE or two, or three…

HIGH FIVE it's Friday!!!


Genesis said...

High Five Tall mom!

great pictures. congrats on being first.

Anonymous said...

The double thumbs up is my signature pose- but not intentionally...turns out, I actually run like that!!!

Redhead Running said...

You are so good at the race pics!!!! LOL!

High Five to all!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

As always, I am smiling as I read your blog. I just love your energy!!
Great pics. (gotta drop those arms, they are already way up here with your height, heeheehee)
Great job on the 1/2! Big or small race, it was a great job! High five to you!

Lisa said...

Great pics! Durin my 10k last week there was someone taking pics and I remember thinking "I don't feel like smiling right now, how DO other runners do that?" I don't get it.

Janice {Run Far} said...

Love the pics. You are a cutie.


Hey! Thanks for the shout-out. The toe is so much better. I wore sneakers and worked out today (no running, but still it's HUGE). I'm going to attempt 8 miles on Sunday and if that goes well. I'm set for the marathon on Saturday!! Thankfully, I've done this marathon before and I know what I am getting myself into!

Being Robinson said...

oh thanks! so far so good, i'm kinda really loving my break. so don't feel sorry for me! haah, i'm gonna have to post about that, i need no sympathy, i'm all right, and happy being a non-runner for a few months ;)

High five back for the half marathon (again!:) Happy Friday!!!! Also i have to say i did think of you last night during Wicked during the first Emerald City scene! :)

Jenn said...

Great Pics! Yeah I won't be posting any of my Halloween race pics but I can tell you I certainly didn't have a cheery smile on my face like you!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

great race pics!! have a wonderful weekend :)

MCM Mama said...

High Fives to all!

Those are some great pictures! Whoa that is a small race, though. My smallest race had at least 10 times the finishers. LOL

RunToTheFinish said...

llloove the double thumbs up, seriously and you were kicking so much tail to be feeling that good!

Aron said...

awesome pics!!! good luck racers!

Lisa said...

Awww! Thanks for the hug! So sweet of you!

I love the pics. Definitely frame-worthy!

It's awesome seeing all the different races across the country. Good luck to everyone running this weekend!

No Longer Using said...

OH MY GOSH- best race photos EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no kidding!!!!!! FRAME frame frame!!!! and send me an autographed copy :)

heheh!!!! i would def be asleep (hopefully!!!) if you texted me after project runway!!! i think that would put me at 2am :) wow that's such a weird thought!!!!!!!! we are NOT in kansas anymore toto :)

you are the sweetest person ever, seriously!!! i am super excited to send you a package too :) i am going to have to start thinking:) i was also out walking today and thought to myself, it would be silly, but what if i sent a package NOW and labeled it: WILLPOWER PRESENT: DO NOT OPEN UNTIL CHRISTMAS. hahaha. and then i thought... well that might be overkill.



runsher said...

Great race pics.I don't like any of the pics that I take. Accidentally never signed my name to a previous post. I'm running the Beavertown 5k on Sat. Good luck to everyone.

Fran said...

High five back to you!

I love the pics, you look so happy. My pics when I run are me struggling :lol: so I'll try to get a picture on my next run me smiling because running is supposed to be fun!

Love this High five Friday idea!

Marlene said...

Considering how UNhappy you were during the race, those are some seriously HAPPY pics! Love them! Good for you!

And HIGH FIVES for everyone! :)

Lynette said...

Those are great pics Mel! I think that I still like your one handed wave, though. You always tilt your head slightly when you do it, and it's just you:)

Marci said...

Love the thumbs up pic of you! Have an awesome weekend!

Kathy said...

Awesome pics!!! Look at you go!!! :)

Twincerely,Olga said...

way awesome!!! you always look so great in your pics!!!

Molly said...

Great photos, you look so excited and happy in both, despite the weather!! Nice job coming in first for the women!!

The Jesse said...

those are some awesome race photos! in every single race photo ive ever seen of myself i always look like im in such pain! lol. high five to you for your big 1/2 marathon finish last week!

Melissa said...

Great race pics!!

Kerrie said...

Love the race pictures. I ended up not getting the ones from my 10k because it didn't even look like I was running! You can tell you are really running hard in these!

fancy nancy said...

Ok so not fair....you always look so cute in your race pictures! I look like I'm ready to puke up my lunch! I will definitely need to pay attention to that!!

J said...

Hope you are having a great weekend! I have some more defined ideas for christmas stuff - not sure if you wanted to include the other two ppl you mentioned were interested in helping. I will email you sometime this weekend.

Anonymous said...

High Five! You deserve one too! Love the pictures I take horrible pictures. So I am scared/considering signing up for a ful any training tips/plans? I'm struggling to find one that is doable.

Steel Springs said...

Great pics! I love the enthusiasm on your face.

Jen said...

cute photos! Love the 2 thumbs up! :)

RobinLK said...

Just stopping by to say "hi!" ... love the race pics.

You are so funny w/ your disclaimer: "Yes people, I do think about my race photos."

Unknown said...

I LOVE the thumbs up!!

Laura said...

I wish I looked that good in race pics!

Teamarcia said...

Excellent race pics! This year I'm afraid I've sunk to a new low, not 1 but 2 pics with eyes closed AND tongue out. There should be prize for that I think.
The Runner's Cookbook Giveaway for 1 more week at my place!

Unknown said...

Wow your race photos are really great, you look so happy in them!

Nicole said...

I really like the picture of you smiling while running in the rain! I feel running in the rain is a great metaphor for living when you feel like it's pouring down.

I really like your blog, and have added you to my blogroll!