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

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Late High Five Friday

Yes I realize it is Saturday...this Holiday weekend and travelling to visit family has totally thrown me off.. Sorry for the delay :)

My legs were SORE while scoring some Black Friday deals yesterday, including saving $214 at Target in Tax-Free Oregon shopping!! My quads were still a little ouchy when Muscle Man and I set out for a kid-free short run today. Wilsonville is beautiful, with clean sidewalks and parks. We headed out with Garmin with no real plan. Muscle Man needs new shoes...his arches were hurting around mile 1.4ish. We decided we would turn at the next spotlight when we saw something resembling this...

Yes folks...as we ran the "Your Speed" sign flashed a big 6. Hmmmm... Always up for a challenge we raced up and down the school zone sidewalk to see how high we could get the sign to register. Tall Mom top speed 13, Muscle Man 16, WOW!! That was really fun, I highly recommend that you journey to a local "Your Speed" Sign near you ASAP.

As we jogged back I saw something moving in the wetland river area below the bridge. It was a family of Deer with a 8 Point Buck!! We stopped in awe of the Nature just feet below civilization. The Buck looked up at us as if to say "Go Away and let us enjoy our drink!" Oh how I wished I had my camera, but alas these amazing moments will remain in my mind.

We ended the CHILDISH and LOVELY run with a S-P-R-I-N-T. I get slower and slower as I run so I need to work on my finish line kick. Hubby pushed ahead as I wanted to slow...but now way. We both surged to the next cross-walk, I checked Garmin 4:59 pace. YAHOO!! Heartbeat on high we strolled back to the kiddos.

HIGH FIVE- Racing/Events this weekend:
Melissa- Big Dog Trail Run

AKA Bloggers I have met and Love!

Amanda- 3 Running dates and she has captured my heart. This girl has speed she has not even touched yet. I guarantee that she will have an amazing race, if the Seattle Weather will give her the little push she needs.

Zoe- This fashionista makes everything she wears look good. With an infectious smile the Seattle cheerers are in for a treat!! Go lite on the suds Zoe, no need to cover the course in bubbles..

Kerrie- The Mom is ready for her first 1/2 Marathon, I just hope she can find a puddle free coat. Hugs and love, enjoy the finish line!!

HIGH FIVE- Giveaways- Tell them Tall Mom sent you
Tall Mom- Bag of Thanks Ends 12/3

Mile Posts- Running Goodies Ends 12/1

5 Miles to Empty- Asics Visor Ends 12/6

Ambitious Aspirations- Tri Necklace Ends 12/2

***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 (The Weekend)!!!

What do you need a High Five for Today???


5 Miles Past Empty said...

Hm, no pressure to tap that speed in my reserves!!! :) I think you are right, I will either Course PR or PR....!!!

Your the best! Thanks for giving me that little push that I needed! And thanks for posting about my giveaway!

Kerrie said...

Thanks for all your help and advice, and the high five, Mel! Good luck everybody!

Lauren said...

I'm running my first race/half marathon in the morning. The space coast in FL.

Kathleen said...

Thats so cool you saw a deer! Mannn I always want to see nature on a run... :)

Melissa said...

Thanks for the high five! The race was amazing! I will post on it soon.

our love on the run said...

Isn't seeing nature while on the run the best!? I saw a porcupine once, that wasn't so cool but I did see a family of 13 pheasants one summer morning, that was amazing!! I like seeing the harmless animals :-P

Mel-2nd Chances said...

haha, love that you were racing the traffic speed signs :) Great job on the bargain shopping!

Zoë said...

Duuuude! I totally want to find a Your Speed sign now. Hee hee! That sounds like a fun little running date with your hubs. :)

And don't worry, I had my clothes go through an optional "2nd rinse" cycle. ;) I'm prepared!


Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Sounds like you and Muscle Man had a great time! What fun.

As always your happiness is amazing. Thanks!

Rookie on the Run said...

You are such a bright spark in Bloggyland. Thanks for the fun mental image of you and your hubby running as fast as you could for the speed sign!

RobinLK said...

Ha! Ha! Yes, the speed signs ARE great fun, aren't they??

Laura said...

Oh man...I am going to tell our running coach about the speed sign...she would be all over that.
High Fives all!

J said...

I love seeing wildlife on my runs! It can get scary in the mornings though when you only see little eyes glaring at you!!

Anna said...

Who knew the speed signs would pick up your running speed!? Too funny!

Marlene said...

Oops, I'm a few posts behind here.

How FUN with the speed sign. I would totally do that!!

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