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

Friday, December 4, 2009

High Five Friday

My first run in my Newtons was an adventure. I set out to run 6 miles at sub 8min mile pace.. While driving last week I saw that there were some large levy structures on the Greenriver trail, sandbags in preparation for a possible dam break and FLOOD. Somehow I HOPED that the city would be nice enough to leave room for walkers, runners, bikers, etc.. WELL...they didn't. I ran along a small strip about as wide as my shoulders for 2 miles. Grass, tarp, trail, trying not to FALL. Leaves covered the path where the levy did not. I felt claustrophobic nearly the entire time not knowing what to expect next. The one bright spot was that as I came up behind a male runner he realized I had no room to pass, stepped aside and said "Keep on going!" with a smile. Gotta love the RESPECT. Stats: 5.5 Miles, 46:09 minutes, 8:22 pace. UPDATE 40.65 miles to 1,000!!


We invited Amanda and her Little buddy over for dinner and kiddo play time last night. Her son is a a bit older than Little Stud#1 and they played together AWESOME, with Little Stud#2 trying to keep up with the big boys.. Muscle Man made us all dinner, bless his heart.. Salad, homemade Pizza and Brownies!!!

Of course we had to pose for a quick photo...Note, this is the first time I have seen Amanda in non-workout clothes and with her hair done..
SMILES all around..
OK this time the silly photo was my idea. We swapped funny stories about our kids and how they can embarrass us without even knowing it.. For example when Little Stud #1 was learning to say "Fog" it sounded a lot like a nasty word which rhymes with Muck. The boys ran around and called us "B-Zombies" I am pretty sure that we may have converted her Little Man into a Star Wars fan...OOPS. When it was time to go this was the reaction we got..
I guess they were not ready for the FUN to stop. Will have a play-date again soon.. I love how Blogging and Running has lead to Friendship for me and my kids :)

  • High FIVE Racing and Events:
Aron- CIM Marathon
Julia- (First Marathon) Santa Barbara Marathon
Amanda- Rock 'N' Roll Vegas Marathon
Kathy- Rock 'N' Roll Vegas Marathon
Stacy- Rock 'N' Roll Vegas 1/2
Shelly- Nittany Valley 1/2
Rachel- (First Half) Nittany Valley 1/2
Morgan- OUC 5K
Melissa- Bah Humbug 5K
April- Frosty Freeze 5K
Heather- Reindeer Run
Runsher-Reindeer Run 5K
Jaime- First 5K
  • High FIVE Smart Peeps:
Heather- Final Exams
Suzy- Masters Paper Due
Jillian- End of Semester Push
  • High FIVE Giving Back and Giveaways:
Marlene- Cans for Comments
Happy Runner- Cans for Comments
Lisa- Christmas Music
Lisa- December Giveaway
Kelly- Bride Shirts
Amanda- Asics Visor

***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!!!
  • What do you need a High Five for Today???


Tricia said...

Super cute pics!

I have a 5K Jingle Bell Run tomorrow. Should be fun, they handed out jingle bells with the race packets that we "have" to wear on our shoes. We'll be pushing my son in the jogging stroller since its a small event (I promise to stay out of other runners way) we figured he'd get a kick out of it. Hope you have a great weekend!

Aron said...

THANK YOU for the high five shoutout!!! GOOD LUCK to all the racers out there!!! <3

thanks for all your cheers and support ALWAYS!!! *hugs*

Lisa said...

So, how were the shoes?
Have a great weekend!

Pining for Pinterest said...

Love the pictures! The food looks yummy :-)

Anonymous said...

I would love a lovely high five/good luck for my health promotion master's exams next week. I'm spending all weekend drowning in books.

RunToTheFinish said...

woot woot high five to all the racers!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

How great a dinner date! You two look so nice as real people. heehee

Thanks for the High-Five! There are so many bloggies running this weekend. Winter just can't stop us!

Have a super great weekend.

Marlene said...

What a fun evening! I so wish we lived closer......... we could do this all the time!

THANK YOU for the high-five!!! :)

Alisa said...

Fun dinner date! Kids sometimes say the funniest things without evening meaning too.

Melissa said...

Thanks for the High Five!! This one and one more and I'll have my year wrapped up!

RunningLaur said...

I have a half this weekend too! Everyone is racing the weekend! I'm doing the Fiesta Bowl Half in Scottsdale!!

Lisa said...

I'm still behind on reading, so sorry if you mentioned this on another post... but you forgot my giveaway!


Katie A. said...

Very cool! High five to all those awesome peeps and to you to for getting the run in! I've got CIM too, and this afternoon can't go fast enough!
Let us know how the newtons are and enjoy your weekend! :)

Felice Devine said...

Great pics -- looks like fun!

Thanks for your comments today :-) AND for the link. Woo hoo!

Have a great weekend!

5 Miles Past Empty said...

Ha ha! Awesome! Love the food pics! You should SO post your food every day! ;) And that pizza...DElish! Not sure I offically thanked Mr. Tall Mom!

And this morning we had to REsend Levi's letter to Santa. Ammendment: Light "Savers". Great. My nose has a very sore spot from my brief encounter! Either way, I found one at Target and it will be waiting under the tree. :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah for smart peeps! Thanks for the shout out- hopefully I'll get another Hi-5 when it is all over and I have passed!

The Jesse said...

good luck to all the racers this weekend! i've got a 5k fun run tomorrow and my first 10k on sat the 12th!

Melanie Tait said...

Mello what a shame about your run, but how lovely of that bloke. That sort of interaction makes you feel better for at least the next mile, don't you think? Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

LOVE your high five Fridays, you are so thoughtful and supportive. This is very inspirational. I don't know why I haven't checked out your blog in months and months and I missed it, so glad you stopped by mine! You're the best!

Rookie on the Run said...

Those brownies look scrumptious!! Looks like you had a great time with Amanda. How cool to find a blogger running friend who lives near you and with a kid about your kids' ages!

Jo Lynn said...

BROWNIES!!!! I have an open container of chocolate frosting in my fridge that would be very delicious on top of that brownie. ;)

Redhead Running said...

Good luck to all running today! High Five! Mel you are the best for always doing this!

Katie said...

AWW fun was had by all!

Good luck to all!

Um I ran 12 miles first time since October and faster then I ran it then!

Denise said...

Sooo close to the thousand mile mark...go get 'em!!

EricaH said...

I love your high five friday. Is it possible for you to add my giveaway??

here is the link


Anonymous said...

I'd like that Pizza recipe..that looks delish!!!

Stacy said...

Hey Thanks for the litle " high five" on your Friday post! You rock! Hope you have a great day!