Funny thing her post today is called "Winner," the irony. Please email me your address at tallmomontherun (@) hotmail.
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I have not uploaded my stats but I wanted to say THANK YOU to Zoe for the wonderful 10 mile run this morning. If you are counting I am just 13 and some change away from my 1,000 mile goal. So sweet Zoe met me for a FUN long run.
It was misty today but not really raining, Zoe wore short sleeves, TOUGH GIRL. I was testing some gear today...the one thing I REALLY Liked was this Patagonia jacket (HERE). Will give a FULL review soon. I also invited Zoe to my Gu taste test...as in I was AFRAID to try the Mint Chocolate Gu so she was the lucky taste tester.. I tried the Gingerbread, YUMMERS!!
Conversation was wonderful, pace was great, and my energy level was high. The trail was pretty quiet, besides a few runners, including an older man that we passed around Mile 2. Oh and of course the rough and tumble fishermen. Nature was in full force with Cows, Osprey, Bison and to top it all off.... I think this is how it went...sorry if I miss-quote Zoe..
Tall Mom- "What is that in the River?"
Stopped running, try to get eyes to focus, stare at the River.
Tall Mom "It looks like a Dog."
Zoe "I don't think that is a Dog, but it is big! What is it?"
Moved closer to River, still cant tell..
Tall Mom "I think it is a BIG bird."
Zoe "And it is eating something."
BIG MAJESTIC bird takes flight with a nearly 6 foot wing span and flies into the mist and trees. AMAZING!!
Tall Mom "You can't see that on a treadmill."
Zoe is a Gu newbie and was BRAVE to test the brown thick Mint chocolate Gu. She also got it all over her fingers, this lead to some humorous dialogue which I will omit. Things are much funnier after a few miles. We did not take a pre-run picture, so you get the WET and WORN post 10-miler beauty shot, including the mascara under my eyes.. LOL..
Oops, I guess I am a LITTLE taller than my pal Zoe.
Hehehe...Lets try this again. This time we cut her off.. Oh well it was worth a try..
Across from the trail is a little Post Office. Had to take a picture of my Registration for the EUGENE MARATHON (Here)!! YIPPEE! Feels so real now that it is official.. WISH ME LUCK! And anyone who wants to join me in Eugene let me know..
- OK folks...I am off to run 3 miles with Muscle Man and call it good. The COOL thing is that we will run the route I ran growing up, all things come Full Circle.
- HAPPY SATURDAY!!