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.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Next Top Model and a Giveaway

There is a health publication that comes out on occasion in my company. Ages ago I submitted my icecream-eating-overweight-mom becomes running addict story to the group mailbox. I had all but forgotten about it until one day I got a reply. A couple phone calls and several emails later my story is ready for publication and today was the running inspired photo shoot..

Oh how I tried to "Smeyes" (Smile with my eyes per Tyra) as I ran toward the very encouraging photographer. She had an assistant who held the reflector and flashes. For 30 minutes I was a Model "Chin up," "Nose a little that way," "Walk slow and swing your arms," "SLOWLY run toward me," "Squat down and look up," it was super fun!! And since I had forgotten my outfit at home Muscle Man came to the rescue, so we posed for a few family shots. I love having my picture taken and I cant wait to see the final result. I truly hope that my story inspires others in my company to start moving. Exercise and attention to diet, it is that SIMPLE.

2 posts in one day...what am I doing? Tomorrow there will be a Giveaway!! Quick hint, one of the items is listed on Test Lab Tuesday today. So check in tomorrow :)

  • ***And I am soooo excited to log in and see 33% of the way to raising $1,500 for Breast Cancer (HERE). Special thanks to the latest contributors, Jen, Tammy, Beth and my parents!!!

35 comments:

Libby said...

Wow.....a model!!! Sounds awesome!

Kerrie T. said...

LOL! Smeyes! That's amazing that they do all that. My "old" company (for which I was the editor of their magazine), would NEVER let me do something like that!

Velma said...

Post the pics!! I bet you are giving away a road id :)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Soon Mel I will be asking 'what haven't you done?' Congratulations on inspiring even more people to a healthier more active more proactive lifestyle!

Yeah for Mel!!

Giveaway. Did you say giveaway? We all love that. You will be flooded with entries. Have fun with it.

Badgergirl said...

A photo shoot! Fun!

Can't wait to see what you have in store for the giveaway!

Aneta said...

ooh la la! a model! thats fun.

looking forward to the giveaway tomorrow! have a good night

Marci said...

I don't know what you are giving away... but I'll definitely stop in to see what it is!

Barefoot AngieB said...

How cool to be a model!! Can't wait to see the photos when you post them!
A giveaway!! Sweet! I am always game!

Genesis said...

you'll have to share the publication with us once its out!

Lisa said...

Next up, the cover of Runners World!

You must share when it is published.

Lisa said...

Next up, the cover of Runners World!

You must share when it is published.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Wow! You are like double famous! And such a model! I can't wait to see the pictures! i hope you can somehow show us the article and photos!!!

So proud of you!!!

Updating my Status... said...

So Cool!!! You're such an inspiration! Can't wait to see the pics!

Zoƫ said...

Way to go Amazon Tall Mom Model Momma on the Run! :)

Can't wait to see some pics from the shoot!

fancy nancy said...

Wow! That's awesome! I'm sure Tyra would be proud!

carla said...

ooooh Im too giveaway early :)

and stopping by to say that I am STILL TRYING to find my running mojo and swinging by here daily to borrow yours till I do.

MizFit

ajh said...

Congratulations! That is awesome. I am sure it will inspire others.

MCM Mama said...

Awesome! Your rock!

And yay for 33%!

J said...

that is REALLY great! I hope that you inspire ppl at your work to exercise and get outside!!

Suzy said...

Congrats on the upcoming publication. How fun to be a model for a while!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Look at you being all famous! Love it! You're story is amazing and deserves to be told! Congrats!

Carly said...

Can't wait to see the pics. That sounds like fun!

onebadrunner said...

Can we see the photos?
(I too, love to have my pic taken - it must be the dimples)

Allie said...

That's awesome, I can't wait to see the pics and read your article. Way to go!

Hannah said...

I have "I'm too sexy" playing in my brain right now. :) So exciting! Can't wait to see!

Marlene said...

Your story IS inspirational! I can't wait to see the article and pics! Sounds FUN!!

Did you say giveaway??? *holds breath*

unathleticrunner said...

Whooohooo! Congrats! Can't wait to see the pics and article!!

Anne Marie said...

Very cool, looking forward to seeing the pics!
and 2 posts in one day...woo-hoo! you go!

ShutUpandRun said...

Yay for you and getting published! Looking forward to the pics.

marathonmaiden said...

so cool! i want to see the pictures :)

Melissa said...

WOW!!! Congrats! I can't wait to see the story!

Lorian said...

Wow...I am sure you had a great time! Can't wait to see the pics!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

That is so exciting. I can't wait to see the pictures!!

Alisa said...

Definitely show us the pictures and link to the story if you can!

Denise said...

so cool! congrats!!