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.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

I did like 1,000 of those its a deep burn

Some days will be imprinted in your mind and heart for a lifetime. As I ran the little hill toward my parents house, I knew this was a feeling I will never forget. Muscle Man and Tall Grandpa stood at the end of the driveway paparazzi style as I triumphantly clamored their way. Hubby and I ran the 3 mile route I had run countless times growing up to stay in shape for my sports.. Well I thought it was 3 miles, it was really about 2.6, thanks for stealing my thunder Garmin, LOL!! So I jaunted down the block as Muscle Man went to warn the troops I was coming. YES folks, we celebrate as a family.

Misty Green day in Bonney Lake, WA

Being the uber-CREATIVE person I am (yeah right) I thought it would be fun to form a human 1,000 with photos... Here they are for your enjoyment..
1,000 Tall Mom Miles
in 2009



So there you have it, to say I am PROUD of myself is an understatement! I am SOOO EXCITED!! Special Thanks to everyone who has helped me to achieve this goal by running/riding with me, or watching the Little Studs while I raced: Muscle Man & the Little Studs, Charity, Mom & Dad, Meme & Papa, Uncle Marky, Shelby, Raegan, Angela, Tanna, Cela, Jen, Alex, Amanda, Zoe, Kerrie, and anyone else I forgot. I am still working on my acceptance speech, hehehe.. I may create an award for those of you who want to aim for 1,000++ in 2010...so let me know if you are up for the challenge..
  • Signing off on post 332....so if you know anything about Tall Mom you know post 333 will be GOOD.. And on a Monday morning of a holiday week we all need something GOOD!!
HAPPY SUNDAY!!

58 comments:

Genesis said...

congrats!

Fair Weather Runner said...

oh wow, amazing job. that's awesome. and congrats!! 1,000....that's a lot of running.

plus i got your christmas card the other day! THANK YOU. so cute and sweet. loved it.

Kelly said...

YAYYYYY!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!
You should be SO proud of yourself!

Angela R. said...

Congrats!! Thanks for dropping by my blog, 26 Pounds 26 Miles, and introducing yourself! I LOVE LOVE your blog and the fact you're another local runner! I just added you to my blogroll so I can follow all your happenings. Thanks for the encouragement today. Blessings!!

Laura said...

CONGRATS!! THis is so amazing and what a great post! I did a little cheer just now.

Janice {Run Far} said...

YAY, COngrats on your 1,000 miles.

Of all the years I have run, this was my first year keeping track. it's been fun.

Janice {Run Far} said...

YAY, COngrats on your 1,000 miles.

Of all the years I have run, this was my first year keeping track. it's been fun.

Holly said...

Awesome!! Congrats on such a huge accomplishment!! LOVE, LOVE your blog!! Keep up the great work!

MCM Mama said...

Congrats on your accomplishment!!! You rock!!

shellyrm said...

As much as I want to congratulate you on your 1000 miles this year, I want to tell you how great it is that you and your family are so supportive! You really are an example to a lot of other people

This major milestone for you was really a milestone because of many others and in wonderful Tall Mom style you focused on thanking them! You are truly blessed!

Congrats again on 1000 miles. I loved the pictures.

Molly said...

what a milestone! What a great way to wrap up the year!

Morgan said...

Congrats girl! I was so excited when I saw your FB status about the 1,000! :)

I'm def on board for 1,000 next year! Actually I should probably calculate how many miles I did this year! LOL!

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Zoë said...

Many many congrats to you, Mel! What an amazing achievement! And, love love love the Anchorman quote btw. :)

KAT said...

WOW, thats awesome! I would feeel AMAZZZING if I were you :)
Here's to 1,000 more girl!

Casey said...

congrats! way to go!

I am up for the challenge!!

Britt said...

Congrats Mel!! You've done amazing!! The scenery/trees in that first picture is just gorgeous! :) That must help running in such a pretty place. :)

Kelly said...

Congrats!! What a great accomplishment...now what will 2010 bring?

Teamarcia said...

Congrats on rocking that 1000!

teacherwoman said...

Congrats, Tall Mom! :)

Suzy said...

Congrats on hitting your 1,000 goal! It is an accomplishment you can forever be proud of.

Denise said...

Congrats on the great mileage!

Bethany + Ryan said...

Congrats!! Way to go! Wahoo! I loved your creative 1000 pictures, very cool. That's a nice idea abt creating an award for ppl who run 1000+ congrats!!

Jo Lynn said...

Good job! It wasn't that though, was it? Tee hee ;)

TerryProf said...

Mel,
It will be a stretch for me, to make the 1,000 mile mark next year, but I am in. (I am at 794 for this year..and I think I have it in me).
As for you, congratulations on a spectacular year! Being a Mom to the Studs and doing all you do is unbelieveable. And being tall along with it all, makes it even more special.

Badgergirl said...

Congrats on hitting the 1,000 mile mark!

Velma said...

Way to go on 1,000!!! It sounds like you had a great weekend. Nice work.

Can I get a 1,000 mile award for this year? Who knows what next year will bring, so I will celebrate the goal this year.

runninaround said...

Congratulations! That's such an accomplishment and thats so awesome that your family was there at the end to cheer you on! You're such an inspiration...you've inspired my new year's resolution! 1010 for 2010! we will see how that goes considering I didn't start running until last August...thank you for sharing your journey!

X-Country2 said...

What a fantastic accomplishment! Congrats!!

Melissa said...

WAHOO!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

Amanda said...

Such a great accomplishment! Congratulations!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Congrats on reaching your goal! That's awesome!

Rookie on the Run said...

Hey, Tall Mom! I am so PROUD of you!! CONGRATULATIONS! You have worked so hard to reach this goal.

How awesome that the Tall Family is so supportive!

ktbwood said...

wow, GERAT job!! that is so awesome!! and what a sweet fam!

Kerrie T. said...

Wow! Amazing! You SHOULD be proud of yourself. Nobody else but you could do it. Your muscles. Your dedication. So inspiring!

Fran said...

Congratulations! What a great post this is, your enthousiasm is so fantastic!

Enjoy your victory and throw in a few more miles this year, just for fun :)

Michelle said...

Yay! Congratulations! Great idea on the pics, too!

fancy nancy said...

Yay!!! Congrats to you on reaching 1000! You are such an inspiration! Oh and of course love the pics!

J said...

Congrats on the 1000 miles! That is such a great accomplishment! Love the pictures!

Allie said...

Hey Mel, Congrats on reaching 1000 miles and congrats because you won the neck cover!! Email me your address and I'll get it in the mail to you right away.
allieisarunningfool@yahoo.com

Shanna said...

Congratz on the 1000!!! Did you figure out how many miles per month you'd need and go from there or did you just go with whatever worked through the year? It sounds like a fun goal!

April said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so proud!! I love how your whole family celebrated your achievement. What a great family!

Katie A. said...

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! That is just so cute too, that the whole fam came out to celebrate!
I am so up for the challenge in 2010 - count me in!!!

Katie said...

Wow! What an amazing accomplishment- congrats!

Tri Mommy said...

Awesome! Way to go! That is really a great accomplishment... but I can't help but ask. What's next year's goal? I know you can do that one too!

Tricia said...

Whoohooo congrats! And I love your pics, such a beautiful family. :)

Jaime said...

congratulations!
totally awesome! freaking impressice lady!

RunKathyRun said...

Absolutely amazing accomplishment, congratulations! I can't wait to see what 2010 will bring.

Lisa said...

Congratulations on hitting 1000. You rock!

Lisa said...

I'm a little late reading this but wanted to congratulate you. Great job Mel! You're very inspiring and I cannot wait until I can run again. I'm thinking I might have a mileage goal for next year... we shall see.

Lisa said...

oh my gosh! I don't know how I missed this yesterday! Congratulations!! It is so exciting that you met your goal and ran 1000 miles! You are such an inspiration. I hope to one day run 1000 miles too. Congrats! And what a great way to celebrate, with your family!!

Amanda said...

WooooHoooo, congrats on your 1000!!! That's a HUGE accomplishment and I love how you celebrated with your family. You should be so proud of yourself!!

Leslie Elizabeth said...

you are an inspiration! i may steal your idea (but i will give you mad props for it on the blog) and challenge myself to run 1000 in 2010! I hope thats ok!

you are amazing! congratS!

Alicia said...

Congrats on the milestone! Now you get to dream even bigger! You're an inspiration.

Jon Gilchrist said...

BRAVO!!

Stacie said...

Congrats!!! You are so amazing and inspiring to me. I have become way more motivated after becoming an active reader of your blog. I don't have many people who share my running obsession so I really enjoy it. I would love to aim for 1,000+ miles. Count me in :)

Christina said...

Great job!

Marlene said...

Awww, I love it! Family support is the best! Congrats on the big 1000!!!