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

Thursday, January 7, 2010

High Five Friday

Oh just to say the word FRIDAY this week is AMAZING!!

I was up LATE reading all the Bios and setting up a KILLER spreadsheet for the 1,000+++ Club. We are over 100 strong, I would love to get to 133, so if you are on the Fence we would LOVE more club members just go HERE.

I was tagged by Bloggy buddies Lacey and Genesis to list 10 things that make me Happy. Thanks ladies, you know I LOVE lists, here goes.

10 Things that Make Tall Mom Happy:

1. Emails!! Wow oh wow have I received a lot this week. If you have not sent your info for the Tall Mom 1,000+++ Club, go to this post HERE and email me. And I am loving seeing the Logo on websites, thanks ALL!!

2. My Barista!! Robin has adjusted very well to my Pink travel mug and when I didn't have cash today she let me keep a tab until Monday.

3. My new journal! Borders clearance section for $4.99 and it is sooo cute! I will be tracking my Goals and random thoughts this year.

4. My Eugene Marathon Ticker. Check it out and let me know why I am so excited today!!

5. This weekend is the first meeting for my Fleet Feet Marathon training, but it is not a run. We will meet up from 7-9, get body fat tested (any guesses?) and FINALLY I will have my training plan. This means long run with Zoe in the morning!! YIPPEE!!

6. Information about FREE races in our area. More details soon.

7. Muscle Man loving Banana bread so much that he made a second loaf this week and added BIG Chocolate chips. YUMMERS! Having a husband who cooks makes me HAPPY daily!

8. Little Stud #1's dimpled smile, obsession with wearing his Clone Trooper costume, enthusiasm for cheering us on in Wii (I got my Pro status in Wii Bowling last night which earned me a speckled PINK ball) and daily hugs and kisses.

9. Little Stud #2's ability to amaze and delight us! He will be 2 in less than a month and is a little sponge. Mommy Brag time-He can count up to 13 and down from 10. Knows all the numbers and most of the letters by sight. He loves to chatter, sing Toy Story songs "You've Got a Friend in Me" and tell knock knock jokes.

10. All of you in Bloggy land! I won't tag anyone but if you need an idea for a post today list 10 things that make you happy, it is a great way to start your day with a SMILE!

High Five Racing:
Bethany & Ryan- Goofy Challenge
Marlene- Goofy Challenge
Robin- Goofy Challenge
Alicia- First Marathon
Tricia- (First 10K) Jonathan Dickinson 10K
Suzy- Winter series race #3
Manderz- Winter series race #3
Felice- Winter series race #3

High Five Blogs to Check out:
Virtual 10K on 1/23 (HERE)
Love your Neighbor Card Swap (HERE)
500 Miles Pay it Forward Club (HERE)
**Washington State New Bloggers

High Five Giveaways: (Please tell them Tall Mom Sent you)
Mary- Spice Rack ends 1/8
Marcia- Picture it Book ends 1/18
Robin- Sweet Schwag ends 1/9
Jillian- Post Holiday giveaway ends 1/9
Eating Good Stuff- Foodie Giveaway ends 1/9
Erica- Kettle Worx ends 1/9
Erica- Fit Deck ends 1/15
Julia- Japanese Whimsy ends 1/9
  • ***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?


Genesis said...

ALL THREES! 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days! How cool.

Pining for Pinterest said...

WOw, that is awesome about your son! My daughter will be 2 in March and she is just starting to talk more! It is amazing to see the difference between the two kids. My daughter just cannot sit still enough to learn anything it seems :) Oh well! I will have to work on that later I guess! Have a great weekend!

Laura said...

Love the Happies and the High Fives!

Katie A. said...

Great Friday High Fives! And I love the top 10 list! You are one lucky mamma! Oh, and a hubbs that cooks, now I am REALLY jealous of you!!!

Lauren said...

333!!! Good luck to all the people racing this weekend! It is going to be a cold race at Disney this year. Your little stud is doing awesome, most boys are no where close to that at 2!

Casey said...

i just realized our marathons are on the same day!

Julia said...

heck yes for Fridays!
wow, 3-3-3 till the big M-day! It's an auspicious day for sure :)

Unknown said...

Love the ticker, happy 3,3,3 til Eugene!!

Velma said...


Molly said...

ahhh, 3,3,3 until Eugene!

I just posted a Sweet Riot Chocolate covered Nibs giveaway if you're interested...happy Friday!

Felice Devine said...

Thanks for the high five. Have a great weekend!

Redhead Running said...

High 5 to all and especially to the Goofy Challengers and the 1,000++ club! YAY!!!


3 months, 3 weeks, 3 days!

Love your list. It made me smile. I'm so excited for your meeting ... I already have a zillion questions to ask you about this whole "training group" thing!

Melissa said...

Your almost 2 year old is SMART! My little one will be 2 in February and talks up a storm, but so far only excels in karate moves. LOL

Stacie said...

333!!! I've wanted to do the Eugene Marathon for several years now. I wish I could squeeze that in.

I can't wait for more information on free races.

That is awesome about your little one. It's amazing how quickly they can learn things.

Thanks for adding my blog!!!!

High Five to me for running another 8.75 miles today. I'm now at 28.55!!!

Teamarcia said...

Oooh the 3-3-3!

Thanks for the giveaway shout and have a super weekend!

Anonymous said...

I see the lucky 3's! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

You have the best barista ever!!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Those wonderful 333s!

Awesome to have a hubbs who can cook! and does!

Littles ones are way we do everything! They are the best even when they grow up and are not always being the best - they are still pretty great!

Can't wait for the Free races info.

Thanks for the links to all the blogs and giveaways!

Have a great long run tomorrow.

Kathy said...

EEEEEE!!! 333!!!!!! Happy Friday!

Lacy said...

gotta get a Boston ticker...thanks for the idea!

Unknown said...

Love the ticker, I need one too!
P.S. It's great having smart kids, nice job with them!

Blonde Mom Runs said...

Thanks for listing my blog! :o) I loved the top ten list. And a great big YAY for the 1,000++ club. It looks awesome.

Lynette said...

Glad you found something to do with that cute notebook:)

Can't wait for the free races info. I'm not ready to commit to 1,000 miles this year (just starting out:P) but I'm already planning on doing the 5K at NW Trek and the Mud Mountain Dam 5K in addition to our 5K.

Have a great weekend Mel!

PS I found a SUPER cooking blog. www.crockpot365.blogspot.com The recipes seem super good, and hello? What's easier than a crockpot?

Badgergirl said...

Love the list of things that make you happy!

Jo Lynn said...

Fridays mean NOTHING when you work retail. But, that's okay. I celebrate every day of the week.

Aron is running her longest trail race to date on Sunday. WE are running a 16k on Angel Island together. ;)

Rookie on the Run said...

Happy Friday!!

Alisa said...

Aww little studs! Cute!

Wow I want a Barista that I can keep a tab with, that's awesome.

I bet your body is like 0! =) Good luck with your first Fleet Feet training run and getting your schedule, I'm curious to see it.

Have a great weekend.

greentigress said...

1333 would be a great way to go for the club - wow at what you're taking on there!!!

Tricia said...

Ok, I'm a slacker and shouldve updated you.

They rescheduled my 10K to May.DUMB. Anyways, thats why I went ahead and signed up for my first 1/2 marathon Feb.21 (A1A Marathon)

Good luck everyone!

Unknown said...

I would love to be mentioned someday on your blog! pushmeineedyou.blogspot.com
My name is Amy and I am a beginning runner. Literally I started this week! I have gone 9 miles in 4 days and I am loving it! I started a blog to keep myself motivated and I have now joined your 1000+ mile competition too! I can't wait to spend the year keeping up with your blog.
p.s. I posted tallmom on my blog because I hope more people will join your competition in Nebraska!

No Longer Using said...

lol i am a day late but now the ticker says 3 mon 3 weeks 2 days so i can only GUESS that it MIGHT have been... 3 3 3. hehehehe. i love little things like that. tell me i am not the only onoe who makes a wish every day at 11:11 as long as i see it........ :)

yay! the happy list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i love journals! can you show us yours!!?? what kind of format do you write in? ps you should sign up/use dailymile.com!!!!!!!!! it is totally up your alley! (and it is free!)

RunKathyRun said...

I'm "strongly" considering Eugene.......:-)

I love your list; I might steal the idea.

Have a great weekend.

Marlene said...

A hubby who cooks AND bakes, how lucky are you? ;)

Thanks for the HIGH FIVE!