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, January 17, 2010

Track and Back

Welcome new Tall Mom Bloggy Pack members!! And Happy Birthday Really Tall Brother..

Stats for 1/17:
6.77 Miles
8.27 Pace
Started on the track with a couple 400m sprints then ran home.

Family track day... YIPPEE!! Muscle Man and Little Stud #1 started running, while Little Stud #2 and I followed 50m behind. We wanted to see how far the boys could run without stopping. Big Brother went 200m before getting bored and the baby went 150m then got winded and distracted by the numbers on the track. We then let the boys play with their Monster trucks while we ran a couple sprints.

The plan was for me to get some make-up miles in since I was sick all week. So I would run home. I FORGOT MY IPOD...UGHO!!! I had no real pace plan, I just wanted to get 6 miles in. The route was hilly and I stayed positive, SCORE.
Tall Mom Running Hazards:
*Swallowed a bug
*Nearly got hit in the face by a low hanging branch
*Almost stepped in Dog poop
*Teenage boys who refused to move off the sidewalk (RUDE)
I don't like running in our area, there are too many stoplights. The stop and go is maddening (Although I LOVE LOVE the talking crosswalks "You can no cross, 12, 11, 10..."). Overall it was a great run. I focused on my form and cadence, had no choice without tunes. My new shoes felt heavy, but maybe I am still recovering from being sick. Tonight is Really Tall Brother's birthday party at Tall Grandparents House followed by VOLLEYBALL!!
  • Will you be running Mercer Island, Eugene, Capital City (Olympia) or Rock 'N' Roll Seattle? Let me know!! More info about my MAJOR Excitement for Seattle Rock 'N' Roll Tomorrow..
  • How was your Weekend?

HAPPY SUNDAY!

36 comments:

jessica said...

Sometimes running without music can really get you to listen to your body! Great job getting the little studs outside and exercising. I will be running the Seattle RnR as a mentor for Team in Training (more on my blog later). Hope to meet you at Rogers with the YRunClub on Thursday!

Jill said...

Sounds like a fun run. How much tempo and pace runs do you do? I need to figure out how to work those in. I am planning on doing the mercer half and the full rock and roll. Scared and excited....

Thanks for the shout out and for all the comments. I am excited to log my runs. Great time to reflect on all I am doing.

Jill

c.a. Marks said...

Awesome! I enjoyed the blog post. Swallowed a bug??! LOL Sorry. Yikes.

onelittletrigirl said...

I hate rude teens! And I work with them everyday!!!!!!

I love that you and your husband include your children in your fitness- what a wonderful gift!

Melissa said...

It looks like you guys had a great time!!

Julie said...

Happy Sunday! Wow, you are up to 306:)

Anne said...

You've definitely got a knack for clever and fun posts - running hazards :)
Good pace too!

Jo Lynn said...

That low hanging branch that almost hit you in the face? *I* probably would not have even seen it. LOL
I can't even tell you how many bugs have gone into my mouth.
Dog poop? HA! Usually cow poop is my hazard.
And kids on bikes not getting out of the way is never a problem for me. ;)

Megan said...

It's good to forget the ipod sometimes. Its good practice for race day. You never know what can happen.

We had a good weekend. Lots of good family time. And the Saints are going to the NFC championship!

Heather Forcey said...

I love how dedicated you are as a family to health and your Sunday track days. Very cool.

Tricia said...

What a fun way to spend time as a family. :)

ChristieisaRunner said...

That's great that you took the studs. I'm taking my oldest teapot to a 1 mile Zoo Run Run in Nashville this Saturday. I'm excited to get him out there with me and he'll get his own Zoo Run Run race shirt.

teacherwoman said...

too cute about the little one's running the track! Nice job on your miles!

Weekend was great here!

Marlene said...

Good job on the run, girlie! It's always tough bouncing back after being sick. You did good!



SEATTLE!!!!!!!!!!

Marci said...

Happy New Year! Just getting caught up, I am going to join your run club if its not too late!! I am working my way through 50 states, but I am not sure about those races listed. I almost ran Seattle this year, but I can't this year.

Lauren said...

Great job! You are a much more dedicated person than I, I have forgot my Ipod once, and just went back home. Me with no Ipod, is not a good thing.

X-Country2 said...

Your family track days are so adorable. I will do that with my future kids. :o)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Sounds like a great family track day!

Congrats to the kiddos. They did great. My middle one wants to be fast too!

What's the excitement?

My weekend was good. I missed my 20 miles due to the pouring down rain and kiddo sitters who fell through. Now I am considering taking time off work to get my long run in. What to do? What to do?

Kerrie T. said...

Wow, lady, you did a lot of running this weekend! My new shoes feel heavy, too. What is that?

And, oh yeah, when Heather and I were on the trail on Saturday, the two women hikers came toward us. The trail is only two-people wide. The stayed shoulder-to-shoulder. I thought they would move, but they didn't! At the last minute, I had to run off the trail to avoid hitting one of them. So rude!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Gross...swallowed a bug!? I did that once while teaching water aerobics. ICK!

Mercer Island and Seatle RnR here I come!!!!

My weekend was ok. Not awesome and not bad.

Jill said...

Ah, I remember those days of keeping the kiddos occupied while needed a track workout. So cute how far they made it. Haha. Sorry you swallowed a bug; look at all the protein in that sucker though!

Stacie said...

I'm already registered for the Seattle Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon. I was going to do the full this time but I know several people who were going to try to the half so I'm running it again. I'm thinking of doing the Capital City Marathon.

I'm glad you guys were able to get out for a run :)

Genesis said...

you know im in for seattle rock n roll half.

Steel Springs said...

It sounds like a great family track day!

Amy said...

Curious... how tall is Really Tall Brother? :) Glad you feel better!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness - your running hazards are cracking me up! Way to go on running w/o that IPod (you are my hero - b/c I lack those skills!).

Shanna said...

Track day sounds fun! I get those hooligans on the sidewalk too...I just become the crazy runner mom who refuses to move the longest and they move...it works even better if I'm barreling toward them with the jogger stroller!! LOL ;)

ESH said...

I also detest rude sidewalk pedestrians and try to avoid the traffic lights as much as possible, but every run from my apartment involves at least a few minutes of it. I usually consider that my warm up and cool down time. And, YES Seattle here I come!

Lauren @ Team Giles said...

I love that you and your honey run together. :) Yea for family track day!

I've given up running with my ipod, in less I'm at the gym and have to run on the treadmill, otherwise outside its just me and the world. no music. I've found I like it way more

Velma said...

Nice work!!!

J said...

Your family track days make me smile! Totally reminds me of going to the track with my mom in the mornings back in college to run! She would just walk!

Blonde Mom Runs said...

i am doing the Mercer Half, and thinking about the Seatle RNR full. Tempted, but not sure I can swing it.

Badgergirl said...

Swallowing a bug? Are we talking a big bug or little one? Little ones I can (barely) handle. The big ones? Nasty.

Nice job on the run and getting the entire family involved in the track workout!

Running Kiwi said...

A bug in the eye is fun too, got one of those yesterday while I was on my bike. As for teenagers strolling along footpaths, they drive me nuts, I usually give them my Mummy glare and they move ;) (probably helps that I have three teenage boys in the house!).

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I love reading about your boys hanging out while you run. I am so excited for your marathon and your goal to PR!!

Rachael said...

I swallowed a bug last weekend. Not tasty.

I run w/o ipod nearly every day now, mostly because I have a chatty running partner. I hated her at first for being so chatty kathy and making me short of breath as I tried to talk with her, but in a few short weeks I can carry on at my full speed valley girl chat and breath at the same time (while running!) and now I don't even use my ipod when running alone either. I like the sound of my breathing and the rain falling around me.