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

Friday, January 15, 2010

High Five Friday

299 Tall Mom Bloggy pack members, WHAT?? Thank you!! Who wants to make it an even 300?? (hehehe) This has been a STRANGE week with busy days and being sick. I am HOPING to hit the road for a run today and I can't wait!!

Thanks to Laura HERE for the link to this FUN High Five Video go check it out HERE and come back I will wait.. FUN!!
High Five Tags:

Bloggy pack buddy Sami (HERE) tagged me to list 10 things that make me happy.. Since I have done this before I will list 3 word answers to mix it up. Here goes..

1. Paid sick leave

2. Shiny new shoes

3. Chubby Cheetos fingers

4. Hubby cooking manicotti

5. Milk and cookies

6. Cozy Sweat Pants

7. Awesome new Laptop (Thanks Mom and Dad)

8. Childhood unending imagination

9. Friends paying attention

10. Eugene Marathon Training

LUCKY me I was tagged again (if anyone else tagged me please let me know, I did not make it around this week to blogs).

Bloggy Pack member Alicia, who just ran her first Marathon and wrote an AMAZING race report (read the report HERE), has given me an award... To accept I will list 7 random facts about me.

1. I can relate to a few country songs, "So much Cooler online" comes to mind.

2. My favorite distance to run is 10 miles.

3. I inherited jewelry from both of my grandmas when they passed. I feel blessed to own items to help me feel closer to them.

4. I played college basketball back in the day (Go Zags!). We played before dryfit clothes and socks... can you say sweaty blisters??

5. Muscle Man and I met on Match.com. It was a pop-up that I clicked for fun. In his first email he said "And I am cute if that matters," the confidence in that simple sentence melted my heart.

6. Both of our boys were over 9 pounds. After baby #1 I felt horrible for months, after baby #2 I was up and rolling the next day. Amazing how different things can be.

7. Blogging has created an amazing network of friends, some I may never meet in person, but you ALL have such an impact on my life on a daily basis. THANK YOU!!

High Five Racing:
Libby- First race- Dolphin Dash 5K
April- P.F. Chang's Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon
TMB and G- Bermuda Half Marathon

High Five Blogs to Check out:

Melissa- Was in a Magazine!!
Marlene- Goofy Challenge Report
Robin- Goofy Challenge Report
Alicia- First Marathon Report
Bethany & Ryan- Goofy Challenge Report
Virtual 10K on 1/23 (HERE)
Love your Neighbor Card Swap (HERE)
500 Miles Pay it Forward Club (HERE)

New Bloggers:
Please go visit them and welcome them to blogging and tell them that Tall Mom Sent you :)

Jill (I call her Jilly) at Running to Sanity HERE *****FYI this new Blogger is a close personal friend of Tall Mom and is an AMAZING person and busy Stay at home Mom.

Amy at Push Me I Need You! HERE

High Five Birthdays:

Katie A.- 1/15

Aron- 1/16

Really TALL Brother- 1/17

High Five Giveaways: (Please tell them Tall Mom Sent you)

Marcia- Picture it Book ends 1/18

Marcia- I Declare Giveaway ends 1/22

Heather- Fundraiser Raffle ends 1/27

Katye- Fundraiser Raffle ends 2/14

Megan- Fundraiser Raffle ends 1/22

***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?

PS. Sorry for the spacing on this post... Blogger can be a PAIN sometimes..


Pining for Pinterest said...

Looks like you just got your 300!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend :-)

Stephanie Nichole said...

phew... I was doing my normal "lunch time, blogger check in"... and I didn't see one from you. I refreshed cause it was acting funny, then low and behold-- a new post!!! Woohoo.

I'm gonna check out some of the new blogs... thanks for posting!!!

Marlene said...

Fun High Five post (love the lists!) and thanks for the linky-love.

Hope you can get out for a run today after this crazy week.

Have a great weekend!

Laura said...

Have a great weekend and thanks as usual for FH5. It makes my day to see someone putting this out to all of us.

Anonymous said...

10 miles is my favorite too!!

Off to go check out the virtual 10K! Sounds fun!

Anonymous said...

10 miles is my favorite too!!

Off to go check out the virtual 10K! Sounds fun!

Jill said...

I find spacing on blog land so annoying! As soon as I insert a picture, all properly spaced paragraphs are out the door! Thanks for your cool lists, and I especially like your friend, Jill, cuz she has a super cool name! :)

Happy Weekend, Mel. Fun seeing you on FB and dailymile!!

Julie said...

Happy Friday Mel! I also had some issues with spacing this week, Arggg! Congrats on reaching 303 bloggie followers:)

Alicia said...

As I'm writing this you have 303 bloggy pack members! (That should make you smile!) Maybe you should do something really cool for #333 whoever that lucky person may be.

Thanks for accepting my award! You are truly an inspiration to so many of us. Loved your list and I can totally relate to #6. My pregnancies (and deliveries) were night and day different.

By the way, the fist bump is out. It's high five all the way!!! (Loved the video!)

Zoƫ said...

303 pack members!

Yeah, I'm right with you on Blogger being a pain when in layout mode. Pooey.

Anyway, glad you are feeling better and Happy Friday!!

Kathy said...

High five right back at you!!!!!! You are OVER 300 that is awesome Mel :) Have a great weekend!

Aron said...

ohhhh thank you for the birthday shout out <3 have a great weekend mel!

Teamarcia said...

Happy 303+++!
Have a great weekend and thanks for the link!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Goodness 303! You are on fire!

Great lists.

Glad you are feeling better.

No Longer Using said...

fun friday! tgif mel :)

"really tall brother" lol. lots going on in the blogworld. thanks for all the blogs to check out!

Molly said...

I have a chocolate covered cacao nibs giveaway going on...ends 1/22


have a great weekend!

Velma said...

Have a great weekend!

Kathleen said...

WOW I can't believe you and your huz met online! Thats crazzzzzy :) Have an awesome weekend!

Kathleen said...

WOW I can't believe you and your huz met online! Thats crazzzzzy :) Have an awesome weekend!

Katie A. said...

High Five Fridays warms my heart :) You are an amazing woman as always, thanks for the shout out and your positive attitude everyday - you are an inspiration! Hope you're feeling great for that run! Happy Friday and Happy Weekend!
P.S. - I love the 10 mile distance, too!

Aimee said...

Love the High Five video...that is just awesome!

Also, I gotta agree with you on the "unending childhood imagination." My two boys are 4 1/2 and 2 1/2 and their imaginations amaze me every day! To be young again...sigh.

Stacie said...

Feel better and have a great weekend!!! I'll be checking out all the new bloggers.

Have a great run!!!

Janice {Run Far} said...

303 when I logged on... wow...

Hope you are feeling better,

ShutUpandRun said...

Enjoy the weekend! Your blogs are so thorough and I love the way you give shout outs to so many people for various accomplishments, etc. I know it takes a lot of time, but great job.

RunToTheFinish said...

thanks as always for the reminders!!

Carly said...

Love the list and the links to the new bloggers.

Have a great weekend and I hope you feel better.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Hope you finally feel better soon!!!!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the High Five!!

Only 30 more followers and there will be 333!!!!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for mentioning me on your! I have new followers and visitors all thanks to you! I hope that everyone that visits my blog motivates me and I hope I can pay that forward! Thanks!

Unknown said...

Wow, I messed that whole post up. Sorry! What I meant was:
Thank you so much for mentioning me on your blog! I have new followers and visitors all thanks to you! I hope that everyone that visits my blog knows how much they motivate me and I hope I can pay that forward! Thanks!
:) :) :)

Lisa said...

Great post... so much here.

I enjoyed reading your random facts. My children were also well over 9 pounds. I am only around 5'5", so yikes. I had a similar experience though; my first was a horrible recovery and my second was easy peasy.