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

Friday, March 19, 2010

High Five Friday

Oh soooo many Self-Fives for Tall Mom today!!!

1. Last night we got a call during dinner that someone wanted to see our house at 7:15. Muscle Man and I sprang into action, making the house is tip top showing shape. Trouble is that Little Stud #1 was feeling sick.. UGH!! Turned on all the lights, opened all the windows, and headed out. We killed time running errands, then drove back half hour later but they were still there... hmmmm?? Could be a good sign. So we drove off and Little Stud #1 proceeded to upchuck in the car, LOVELY!! We went to Fred Meyer to get out of the car and I got a text from our Realtor. They LOVED the house and will be sending an offer tonight!!! Wish us luck that the offer is good and that we can FINALLY start our house hunt.

2. My lovely older sister Jayne has always been sizes smaller than me. However, through running and weight loss I have bridged the gap. She kindly gave me a size medium dress from her closet and I am happy to report that I am wearing it PROUDLY today. THANK YOU RUNNING!!

3. I am finally feeling better. Yes I still require cold pills but I have not coughed in over 12 hours :)

4. I am EXCITED to run the Mercer Island Half on Sunday. My Race Plans are still a little TBD, but you will find out more on Monday after the race report..

5. This weekend will be Gonzaga Women's NCAA Basketball Game, House hunting (hopefully), 1/2 Marathon, and lunch and b-day celebration with Bloggies and buddies.. Oh sounds soooo good!!!

High Five Racing & Events:
Mercer Island 1/2:
Tall Mom
Amanda (Birthday!)
Cassidy and Meghan (No Blog but 1,000+++ Clubbers)
Janna (Fleet Feet Training Buddy)
Jill E
Run With Jill
Stacie- Pacific Rim One Day Run
Steph- Bataan Marathon
Rachel- LA Marathon
Side of Sneakers- Tobacco Road 1/2 Marathon
Bethany and Ryan- New Bedford 1/2 Marathon
Erin- NYC 1/2 Marathon
Marcia- March Madness 1/2 Marathon
Running Commentaries- Shamrock 1/2 Marathon (?)
AJH- Shamrock Shuffle 5K

High Five Happy Birthday:

High Five Congrats:
Shawna- Ran the Rock N Roll Dallas Half Marathon in 1:57:02, this was her first sub 2 hour half and an over 14 minute PR!!

High Five Giveaways/Raffles:
Please tell them Tall Mom Sent you
Melissa- Birthday Giveaway ends 3/25
Katie A- Relay Giveaway ends 4/11
Tricia- One More Mile ends ?
Dorothy- Saucony shoes ends 4/1
Erica- Oiselle Giveaway ends 3/19
Laura- Raffle for Joubert Syndrome ends 3/19
TMB- Training Tag-alongs ends 3/20
Running Through Life- On the Go Giveaway ends 3/27
Katye- Running Skirt ends 3/21
Tricia- Thorlo Socks ends 3/23
Katye- Raffle Fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ends 4/1 ***Please tell Katye I sent you, I could REALLY use a new Ipod!!
Marlene- Kids with Cancer Camp Fundraiser Ends 5/2

***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, email me HERE and I will add it to the Tall Mom calendar….If you give me the info you may 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..


Marlene said...


High Five to YOU, my friend!

Marlene said...

*FINGERS CROSSED* on the offer!!!

Sooo glad you feel better, congrats on the smaller size dress from sis and GOOD LUCK THIS WEEKEND!

Good news all around!!

Tiffany said...

Good luck with the house!!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the links!

Happy House hunting I hope. Crossing fingers for an amazing offer!
Glad you are feeling better. I hope by Sunday you are 110 (or should I make that 133?) percent!

Good luck Sunday. I'm hoping for facebook updates. :)

Anonymous said...

best of luck on the race!!!! u will do awesome!!!
ohh lala, a new dress! congrats!

glad ur feeling better!!! :)
happy friday!

Pining for Pinterest said...

That would be awesome to have an offer!! Crossing my fingers for you! Have a great weekend and I hope your little one feels better soon.

Molly said...

hooray for smaller sizes, and house offers! Hope the little guy is feeling better!

Genesis said...

double hig-five to you ms. mel! hope you guys get a great offer on the house. good luck this weekend.

Denise said...

that is GREAT regarding the offer. i hope it goes smoothly, what a huge weight lifted.

i forgot to tell you that i'm racing this wknd! high five to me!! :-)

runsher said...

Good luck with everything! Glad to hear that you are feeling better.

Velma said...

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

Heather said...

Good luck with the house thing and with your race this weekend!

teacherwoman said...

Woah! High 5 to you girl! I am keeping my fingers crossed for you guys and the offer on your house!

No Longer Using said...

HIGH FIVEEEE!!! good luck this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! go get 'em!!!!!!!

Catey said...

Ooo...how exciting! GL with the offer-I hope it is a great one!

And I just had to share, when we were house hunting for our current home, one of mine puked in the car. ha! Maybe that whole buying/selling a house is more traumatic for the kids than we realize.... ; )

Glad you are feeling better finally! GL on your half!

Darlene said...

Good luck on your race and on house hunting!

On March 27 is my first race of 2010 - Metroland Championships 5k Run Against Child Obesity - I'll need a high 5 (Darlene from myfirst5k.wordpress.com)

Allie said...

That's awesome! Except the vomit part. Good luck this weekend, can't wait to read all about it.

Aimee said...

Hooray! I really hope the people make an acceptable offer for your house!

I'm glad to hear that you're feeling a little better. Good luck in your 1/2 this weekend! I hope it goes well and your coughing fits don't return.

Anonymous said...


Katye said...

congrats mel! I'm so happy you and and all you've accomplished with running, mommying, wifeing, working, you know the works =) Because you all have been such awesome support and are anxious for a winner (as am I) I will be picking 1 winner of the raffle tomorrow! I've had alot of people tell me you sent them so your chances are adding up haha =)


So excited for you! Hope this weekend is awesome (the race, the offer, everything). Have fun!

Lisa said...

You have so much great news to share today!! Congrats on all of it! I'll be thinking of you on Sunday and wishing you luck!!

Have a great time!!

Stacie said...

Good Luck on the house!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the High Five :) I'm going to need it. Not sure what to expect with this 24 hour run. I hope I survive :)

Anonymous said...

How do you keep a house in "for sale" cleanliness shape with 2 little ones? Let me know your secrets! Great news...fingers crossed!

Bethany + Ryan said...

Hi Mel, that was a nice surprise to be linked into high five friday, thanks. Good luck on the house offer! Wow! I thought of u the other night...I run with Niketown on Wednesday nights, we do a 5.5 mile loop, this past wed I hit 333 miles with runs at niketown! Its taken almost 2 years.

Carly said...

Ohh that sounds like good news on the house! I am glad you are feeling better too.

Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Wow lots of running going on this weekend!! Good luck to everybody!! Thanks for the shout out :)

Unknown said...

It sounds like you are heading into a great weekend. Good luck with everything.

AM! said...

You're weekend sounds freakin' fantastic. have a great race and weekend!

Badgergirl said...

Sending good house vibes your way! Good luck on the race this weekend!

The Jesse said...

HIGH FIVE to you and good luck at your race this weekend!!!

Tricia said...

good luck with the offer!

have fun this weekend!

ajh said...

You have a lot going on this weekend. But that's probably always true. Good luck on the Mercer Half and SELLLNG YOUR HOUSE! Thanks for mentioning my race!

Katye said...

A few more emailed me after they entered letting me know you sent them. You're lucky to have such loyal followers =)

Rachel said...

Glad you're feeling better : ) Sounds like you have a pretty bust weekend! Good luck with the house hunting and the 1/2, I'm sure you're gonna rock it!!