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.

Monday, November 23, 2009

High Flying Fun

When I was in 8th grade I was VERY focused on basketball. Friends Lora and Sarah recruited me to TRY Volleyball. Always up for a challenge...I started Club Volleyball. Volleyball was always my fun sport...my no pressure on myself, Spike and Block as hard as I can sport.

Last year I was MISSING Volleyball and started to play in a co-ed competitive league and this time I recruited Lora. This Fall Lora and started a new team with the help of our friend Shannon (who we played club Volleyball with when we were teenagers). Shannon brought a POWER TEAM with her sister Kristen, brother-in-law Seth, and Friends Matt, Sean and fill-in Greg.

Last Night we clinched the 1st Place Title!! This season was SO FUN!! The people on my team were competitive, but not to the point that it was too serious. We cheered each other on and had a HIGH FLYING blast! Our Cheerleader and paparazzi Lynette came to the game last night and took the pictures below (THANK YOU LYNETTE). Winter Season starts in late January and we will be back to defend our title.
Lora and me, reunited and it feels so good :)

The Power team from Left- Matt, Tall Mom, Shannon, Lora, Seth, Kristen and Sean.
After running 13 miles the day before my legs are a little spent, but I can still get up and BLOCK!!
No missed serves this day.. WOOT!
Rockin it in my new socks.. Thanks TMB!
It is soooo fun to be with old friends and have the same Chemistry as we had when we were younger. I guess it helps not having a clipboard smashing crazy woman on the sideline.. (Our coach was VERY intense)
And what do you get for 1st Place? T-Shirts and a Volleyball. We hopped around like kids after we were awarded the SWAG.

Proof that I am TOTALLY RANDOM and not afraid to talk to anyone and everyone. Who does this guy look like to you? Hint: The Office. I could never focus when we played this team because of the uncanny resemblance to Steve Carell. I just wanted to laugh the whole game.. So I asked him if we could snap a photo..thankfully he humored me.. (as he did the whole season).

  • There are so many things in life that give us JOY and really keep things FUN! What do you truly enjoy doing? And if you are not doing that thing now, why not?

HAPPY MONDAY!!

38 comments:

Marlene said...

FIRST!

Marlene said...

:)

Congrats to your team on a 1st place finish! Sounds like you guys had so much fun, which is even more awesome!

Marlene said...

1st, 2nd and 3rd comment. Hehe.

Melissa said...

Congrats on taking the title. :)

Laura said...

Congrats! Yesterday I truly enjoyed running. Everything clicked and I just felt like a 'real runner' so that give me joy. I am sure I had an idiotic grin on my face at times.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

AWESOME!! Great job CHAMP!! And look at Lora, representing Oklahoma!!! did she go to school there?

Looks like so much fun, and thank goodness for the absense of the clipboard-smashing coach. I think I had one of those too!

Hmm, what do I enjoy doing...? I enjoy playing with my Little Buddy, which I am not doing right now because I am blogging and I think he needs me! he just said, "I'm melting!" :)

Shannon said...

Congrats! I've always loved serving in volleyball, but not so much anything else!

TMB said...

Congrats! You're so lucky to have such good friends from when you were younger.

The socks look awesome ... now if we could just get you in a running skirt and you'd be unstoppable!

Lacey Nicole said...

congrats!!!!!!!! that is awesome :) love the tshirts, too! hopefully your team can stick together for next season!!!

happy monday to you :)

onelittletrigirl said...

Congrats- what a fun time!

I used to compete in rollerskating and trained 3-4 days a week- I really loved it, but gave it up in high school because I wanted a social life. I haven't been on skates in years, but I hope when I have kids of my own to take them.

shellyrm said...

Congrats on FRIST!!!

Being a mommy aside, running IS my joy. My escape, my therapy, my release, my prayer time, my example to my family/friends, my..well it's MINE. Fast or slow, long or short, alone or with someone, running never fails to bring me joy.

Great pictures! Awesome smiles!

momof3 said...

Love the socks!

Rookie on the Run said...

I also love the socks! Congratulations on your team getting the first place title.

I love running! :)

KAT said...

Haha, you guys rock! I've never been good at volleyball (no hand-eye coordination), but I love soccer!

Bethany + Ryan said...

wahoo! congrats!! looks like fun!

Cindy said...

you're a volleyball stud too! i tried once in college, but was afraid of the ball haha. good job!

Velma said...

It looks like you had a great weekend! I want the socks!

Lisa said...

Congrats! Looks like you guys have a ton of fun!

Jen said...

How fun! Congrats on your 1st place victory!!!

momof3 said...

OK, at your request, I sent the link to brightroom with my BIB #. It was the only way I could send it, obviously I didn't waste a ton of money or time downloading "those" photos that were less than adoreable. hope you have a stellar rest of the week.

lindsay said...

you and your long legs can be on my volleyball team any day!

you probably wouldn't want me though... lol! :)

congrats!

Dion said...

What a fun night! Congrats.

Love the socks.

Bethany + Ryan said...

there is a clean eating book for kids! i think its by Tosca Reno. you are right, even half and half is better than nothing. even if you changed 1 processed thing you'd still be helping yourself!

so i just saw in your profile that you are an event planner? so cool, wanna plan my running themed wedding? LOL

Kerrie T. said...

Cool! Congratulations. The socks are totally rad!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Congrats!! It looks like a great time!

And how did I get so lucky to have you on my HBBC team?!? Woo-hoo!!

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Denise said...

Congrats on 1st place!! I always thought volleyball hurt. I think my hands are too fragile. ;-)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Congrats on the win!!

Teamarcia said...

Congrats on the clinch and the swag!

Suzy said...

Congrats on winning!!! Love the swag.

RunToTheFinish said...

way to go!! i so miss volleyball! I had a great team for awhile in KC.

Alicia said...

Congrats! (And I heart the socks. Adorable!)

Zoƫ said...

Way to go, Mel!! Congrats on your 1st place! Woot! :) Love the socks, too!

Tom, Lynette, and family said...

I am always happy to be you and Lora's cheerleader...and photog, too! The championship team picture turned out really good. If Parks and Rec uses those kind of pics in their brochures, you definitely need to send it in! Great job guys!

Tom, Lynette, and family said...

Oh, and yes for whomever it was that asked...Lora played volleyball for Cameron University in Oklahoma! My friends Mel and Lora are AWESOME!

J said...

Congrats on first place! I like having another sport besides running and bball to enjoy!

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Britt said...

OMG! - He does look like Steve! I now have a crush on your random volleyball guy. :)