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

Friday, February 12, 2010

High Five Friday

Holy WOW there is a lot going on in Bloggy land, I was up past my bestime putting together this list and I KNOW I am missing some people.. Tonight Muscle Man and I have a DATE, thanks Mom and Dad. I just learned there is a Spagetti Factory near where we are going to see a movie..

Which will be perfect because I will be running the Million Inch Run (15.78 miles) with local bloggy buddies tomorrow!! I am going to treat this as a training run rather than a race, I think. Plus it is FREE so it should be for FUN! This weekend is going to be GREAT! Hoping the weather man is wrong, although I will take rain over snow any day. Hugs to all of you Yaktraxing your way across the mounds of whiteness!!

High Five Racing/Events:

EGB- Birmingham Marathon
Christina- IMS Arizona Marathon
Zoe- Million Inch Run (15.78 miles)
Amanda- Million Inch Run
Kerrie- Million Inch Run
Stephanie- Myrtle Beach Marathon
Heather- Myrtle Beach 1/2 Marathon
Amy W.- Myrtle Beach 1/2 Marathon
Tammy- 1/2 Marathon
Lorian- Austin 1/2 Marathon and Birthday
Side of Sneakers- Valentine's Marathon Relay
Croughwell- Great Aloha Run
Sarah- Valentine 10K
Katie A- Valentine 10k and 2o mile run
Shawna & Hubby- Sweatheart 10K and 5K
Allie- The Frigid 5 Miler
Cilley Girl- Fanconi Anemia 8K
Lisa- Sweetheart Run 5K
Aimee- Valentine 5K
Sarah- Valentine's Dash 5K
Carly- Belated Birthday
Greenstyle Mom- (First) Austin 1/2 Marathon

Dion- Birthday
Harmony- Birthday next week
Becca Hosting a Virtual 10K HERE
Jennifer P- Due Date for Baby 2/20

Stacie and Hubby- Matchmaker 5K

High Five Running for Good Causes:
Hannah- Team in Training
Heather- Team in Training
Katye- Team in Training
Micki- Team in Training
Morgan- Operation Jack
Mel- Alzheimers

High Five THANK YOU Cure Donations:
Erica M
**If you would like to donate to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer and Marathon for the Cure please click HERE

Mel- Book Release

Jill- Happy Bloggiversary

TMB- Happy Bloggiversary

High Five To-do:
Volunteer for a Race- The National Marathon in DC needs Volunteers. HERE is the link to pick specific jobs. Thanks to Dorothy for filling me in on the need!!

High Five Giveaways:
Moving 4 Life- Logbook Ends 2/18
Tricia- Running Skirt Ends Tonight 2/12
Allie- Bondiband ends 2/14
Allie- Men's Bondiband ends 2/14
Erica- Sophia's Gormet foods ends 2/16
Erica- Inperspire Towel ends 2/18
Erica- Kalyx Sports Bra ends 2/19
Jen- Yaktrax or Ball Ends 2/17
Shut Up and Run- Champion Gear ends 2/16
Running Barefoot- Staying Hydrated ends 2/14

Jill- 2 Giveaways ends 2/17

  • ***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!!!

Do you, or anyone you know, deserve a High Five today?
Let me know..


J said...

Enjoy your date!! I would take rain over snow any day too BUT sometimes the rain gets really cold and freezing here and in that case I would take snow!!

Unknown said...

No need to link me,but if you could add to the list my Sweetheart Run 5K this weekend, that would rock.

Have a great weekend!!!

Marlene said...

Wowee, exciting High Five list for today!

Enjoy your Date Night - sounds wonderful! And have fun with the million inch run.


Lisa said...

Wow! there's a lot going on this weekend! Way to stay on top of it all. You never cease to amaze me!

Have a great weekend!

Pining for Pinterest said...

Have a great date night with the husband! I love to be able to go out alone and just enjoy each other! Good luck this weekend and I can't wait to hear all about it! You are going to do awesome :-)

Bethany + Ryan said...

wow, great! so many ppl racing this weekend!! i look forward to reading all the race reports! good luck and happy valentines day!

Alisa said...

Wow these lists keep growing and growing.

Enjoy your date with muscle man!

Anonymous said...

It puts a huge smile on my face to see all the racers! I love that everyone is back at it!!!

Thanks for the shout-out!


I'm super jealous of your weekend! I need a date night. Remind me to tell my mom or the in-laws to move here so I have a sitter ... wait, scratch that. I'll just stay home.

And good luck tomorrow. I'm pretty sure you are as bad as me when it comes to seeing a race as a training run. I'm sure you'll do awesome! Have fun!


Oh and next week I was racing, but now I don't think I am so feel free to take it off the calendar!

Jennifer P said...

Due date is completely subjective but thanks for the high five love! Enjoy your run and your date!

Steel Springs said...

Good luck at the race this weekend! Have a wonderful time. (Yeah for free races!)

GreenStyleMom said...

What fun! I have my first half marathon on Valentine's Day!

GreenStyleMom said...

oh... and it is the Austin Half...

Aron said...

wow i had no idea there were so many races this weekend!! good luck to everyone :)

make sure to check out friday favorites today - you are on there!

have a great race this weekend!!

Tri Mommy said...

Have fun on your date! I am also triathloning (is that a word) for Team in Training. : ) Not to mention having a 9 mile training run for my 1st ever half marathon (that wasn't part of a tri) on Sunday.

Ashley said...

Have fun on your date! Have a great race this weekend :)

Anonymous said...

awww have fun on your date :)

Being Robinson said...

ugh, i've been so MIA, and you've been BUSY! :) looks like things are going well training wise, and hope you have a fun date night/race weekend. good, good stuff! so now i need to catch up with everything else you've been up to. i've been a lame blogger lately ;)

Erica said...

Hi Mel,

I am sorry I cannot figure out where to find your email! I am Erica M by the way and my email is etgym@aol.com
and my blog link is
runmommyeun-erica.blogspot.com I think? I need to figure this stuff out still I know that is the url address but is the link different? Sorry I am still bloggy uneducated! Hope you have a great date!

EB said...

Thanks for the High-five Tall Mom! I think its such a great idea that you dish out the high-fives every Friday. Good luck with the Million Inch race!

Jill said...

Have a great date night tonight and a super great weekend. Thanks for shouting out every so we that can't manage to keep track now can :).

Anonymous said...

TGIF mel!!!!!!!!!!!! btw GREAT job on your rainy hill sprints! you are a strong womannnnnn!!!! woo woo!!!!!!!

speaking of tangled hair i think i need to get a cut to tame the beast.. ugh. i like it long! but it feels so icky lately.


teacherwoman said...

Have a great date night tonight and enjoy your run tomorrow! HAPPY WEEKEND!

Dion said...

Thanks for the Birthday wish! Have a great run/race!!!

Stephanie Nichole said...

I'm pretty sure your blog is becoming a bloggy-world index!!! Haha so great! I can find anything on here. Happy Fridayyyyy!!!

Jameson said...

High five for dates on Valentines weekend, aka singles awareness day.

Jameson said...

High five for dates on Valentines weekend, aka singles awareness day.

Aimee said...

I hope you have a great date tonight...how fun!

Also, good luck on your race this weekend! Can't wait to hear how it goes. :)

X-Country2 said...

Your linky love to my pregnancy post got me a bunch more readers. Thanks!!

Have fun on your date. Get lucky!

Stacie said...

Have fun on your date & good luck on your run :)

I e-mailed last night about my run tomorrow but I know I got it to you way late. Sorry about that. My husband, Jason, and I are running the Matchmaker 5K together. Poor hubby hasn't ran since out New Year's run.

Good luck to everyone running this weekend!!!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck this weekend!

Libby said...

So many people are racing!! Have fun with the hubby!

Kerrie said...

Oooo! Date night! Have some mizithra and brown butter for me. ;) (that's my fave)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Enjoy your date with Muscle Man. Sounds like a good time.

Run strong to all those running races this weekend. You too, Mel! Enjoy your Million Inches!

RunToTheFinish said...

woot woot to tall mama! Happy Valentine's Weekend

SideofSneakers.com said...

Wow there IS a lot going on in bloggy world!! Thanks for the shout out :) Good luck in your race!!! Sounds fun!

EricaH said...

I must be the only person not running this weekend that is quite a list I can only imagine how long it took to get every thing linked up. Thanks for all your hard work. :)
Have a great date and run this weekend.

Teamarcia said...

Have a great date, race and weekend! Oh and new giveaway at my place! : )

Tricia said...

Have a great weekend girl!

Michelle said...

Enjoy the date and race!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Hope you had a great date night, and enjoy today's race! :)

Micki said...

Thank you so much :) I appreciate the high five!!! Sounds like you are doing a great job training for Eugene! Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

I have a new giveaway going on, and it'd be awesome to see it in this week's High Five Friday! :)