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 2, 2009

Left Foot Green!!

It is NOVEMBER!! Holy wow.. This month is a Fun one in the Tall Mom House:
  • 8th Anniversary of Muscle Man and my First Date
  • Little Stud #1's 4th Birthday
  • THANKSGIVING YUMMY!!
My race calendar is EMPTY!! I have mentally scheduled the Seattle Race for the Cure (With Lynette and Charity) and Seattle Rock 'N' Roll Marathon (With Shelby)...but those races are not until June so I have not hit the REGISTER button. I will start the Fleet Feet Marathon training program on January 9th, to prepare for a Marathon in late April Early May. But which one?

  • Tacoma Marathon, would be super convenient, but I am not sure how I feel about running a race sponsored by Michelob Ultra?
  • Whidbey Island Marathon, after this weekend I may have a change of heart and WANT a bigger race.
  • Eugene Marathon, the travel cost would be higher but the words "Flat and Fast" appear. And I would love to run on the track at Hayward Field.

I am on the hunt for a Marathon within 300 miles of Puyallup, WA in late April early May. I am totally open to any and all suggestions PRETTY PLEASE!!

OCTOBER Totals:

Miles Run= 119.81

Calories burned= 18,360

Total Miles Year to date= 881.1

Miles to go to Goal= 118.9

*YIPPEE on track to beat my goal for sure. I am a little LOST on what I will be doing now that I am not training. I am still a little torn on whether I will register for the Seattle Half Marathon in late November. Or maybe I will sign up for a local a 5K or 10K? I may just run the miles I want to run and play volleyball.. Time will tell!!

Brooks sent us the Spinster game...which is basically Twister...but way CUTER! The Little Studs love it.. Below are a few pictures of them playing on the mat. Little Stud #1 called it the paint drying mat. They have asked to play nearly every night..





Today I am SORE!! Hmm Winning a Half Marathon and playing 2 hours of Volleyball in a weekend will do that. Note: my AWESOME team went 6-0!!! So today I REST... Welcome to the new Bloggy Pack members. And my DEEPEST Thanks to everyone for your amazing comments!! I will make it around to return the LOVE soon.. HUGS!!

28 comments:

B.o.B. said...

I dont know how you did it all Mel. You stay so busy! I cannot pick any of those races as none of them are close to me. But you know what is? Gasparilla Marathon. February. Florida is really nice that time of year.... just sayin'

Marlene said...

Hmmm, are you sure you don't want to come run a marathon in Ontario? We have some good ones around that time.... doesn't quite meet the 300 mile requirement though. ;) Darn.

Spinster! How fun! Looks like the boys love it - AWESOME!

Congrats on a great running month in October, but you forgot one stat:

Number of half marathons WON: 1!!!

Tom, Lynette, and family said...

If you choose the Whidbey Island Marathon, I will totally be there. It's such a fun place...and it's where my mom grew up...so you'd have LOTS of cheerleaders:) Rolling hills abound and people are REALLY nice. If it's a drill weekend, Micki would join me cheering, and maybe some other Coastie wives, too!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

i'll echo Marlene, lots of choices here!! LOL Love the planning of future races. I'm sure your calendar will be full in no time :)

Suzy said...

Yeah for November!! I have no idea about races in WA...I haven't been there since I was ~2 years old.

Britt said...

Ohh, all of those races sound good (but, I think after your gravel/mud puddle starting line, you would want something a little bigger!)!
You have some great options! :)

Those pics are CUTE! I bet they do love it. :)

Rest up, girl. You deserve it!

Velma said...

The Eugene race looks fun! I think I have read about that race in Runners World. Enjoy the break from structured running.

BTW, I know how you feel about a beer sponsored race. However, the beer is made in the STL, so it supports my economy :)

untpawgal02 said...

I am so sure your calendar will be full pretty soon and you wish you had time just to chill...

aron said...

I ran eugene last year and although it was an awful race for me, I thought the race itself was awesome! I would love to run it again sometime, especially now that they are finishing on hayward field!

Genesis said...

pleas run seattle :) i'll finally get to meet you!

Croughwell said...

Great job on your half last weekend!! I have the Val Nolasco Half Marathon...I have to run with the double stroller. I am hoping to get under 2 hours.

Janice {Run Far} said...

Love the words "Flat and fast" as well. I say go for it.

Ang said...

I am practically begging you to come and run the Ogden UT marathon in May with me!! I know it's furter than 300 miles away, BUT you would TOTALLY stay with me and not have to waste money on a hotel. AND my speedy neighbor that I run with is going to try to qualify for Boston and you two could run together. AND it's suppose to be a FAST course. AND I just met a guy at last week's half marathon who has run 90 marathons and said that Ogden was his favorite! Just think about it. OK? Look it up, you'll be psyched!!

Micki said...

Hmmm...when is the Whidbey Island Marathon??? I vote the Eugene Marathon! Flat called out to me too ;)

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh! Your boys are so adorable!!

momof3 said...

I second (or is that 3rd?) "Flat and Fast".

The CilleyGirl said...

You know I'm all for Eugene, but another alternative down here is the Newport marathon. It is limited to 800 runners and supposed to be a flat, fast and extremely scenic course. I was going to do that one over Eugene until I learned they won't allow iPods. It is June 5 next year and looks to still be open to registrants.

Tom, Lynette, and family said...

Micki is now considering the Whidbey Island one too, as it's a Coast Guard drill weekend:) I wouldn't suggest doing Eugene if they don't allow iPods...you love your music (on the long ones especially).

Jo Lynn said...

I don't have anything on my schedule right now and it's such an odd feeling. I have little trail races in my head but haven't registered for anything yet.

You're sore? Hmmmmm, go figure! LOL ;)

Kerrie T. said...

It would be awesome if you did the Seattle Half! It would be inspiring for those of us who've never run (or won) a half marathon!

Tri Mommy said...

Just for the scenery I would say Whidbey Island, but I'd probably go for a bigger race so you have better race support, etc.

Mary said...

Way to go on your half! Living in NJ I have no idea what race is what out on the west coast but I like "flat and fast."

Alisa said...

You had a great month!

You are going to smash 1000 miles!

Whidbey Island looks really intriguing, I've never been to that part of washington. I've heard there are very few spectators, which for me, would be hard. But the scenery is supposed to more than make up for it.

I'll most likely be running Eugene half.

Rookie on the Run said...

You are SO close to your goal!! That has got to feel amazing!

I went to Whidbey Island once and fell in LOVE with the place. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!! I can understand why you 'd rather stay away from another smallish race, though.

I'm sure no matter what, you will choose a race you will love and have fun doing!

Believe said...

I know this sounds odd..but your crazy busy life is envigorating. It reminds me how very much we can get out of each day :D Love the photos!! SO adorable!! :)

shellyrm said...

How great to just be able to run just for the joy of running! Race season will come soon enough. You'll have other races to *WIN*!!! :-)

Tricia said...

Cute kiddo!

Congrats on the 1/2.

Teamarcia said...

For me flat and fast have everlasting appeal--plus Hayward Field...so cool! Happy marathon shopping!