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.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

3 Things Thursday

Holy CRAZINESS!! The Tall Mom household has been turned upside down and we are officially HOMELESS :) Let me explain with 3 things..

1. HOUSE STUFF:

Our current home closed and to be NICE to the buyers we moved out under the 2 days we had contracted. Yesterday was spent packing, moving, stuffing, organizing, cleaning, packing, cleaning, packing, cleaning, you get the idea. Special thanks to Muscle Man, Uncle Marky and Tall Grandpa and Grandma. Although I was on my feet ALL DAY I did not lift anything or really help load the truck. Around 6:30PM Muscle Man and I said a collective goodbye to our First Home. On my way to my parents house I heard the song "The House that Built Me," by Miranda Lambert HERE this song hit the radio at the perfect time. Yes I am a BIG SAP!! I shed a tear as we pulled away.

We got GREAT news that our paperwork for our New House has been approved and we should be signing today or tomorrow and closing Monday or Tuesday. YIPPEE moving into a new house with stairs just days after a Marathon :) LOL such funny timing, but everything happens for a reason.

2. TRAINING AND RACE NUMBER

I did not get my training run in, but I figure having been on my feet all day was enough. I am EXCITED to run easy with Muscle Man in the neighborhood I grew up in today. LAST RUN before the big day. I will post the details to track me on race day if you are interested. I am #797 which a high school friend reminded me is the year I was born '79' and the year I graduated high school '97'. But I crunched it in a different way:

7+9+7= 23

23 is 2 3's

2 3's is 33.... and you know how I love 33.. it is bound to be LUCKY..


3. EUGENE MARATHON:

Have I mentioned that I am EXCITED for this Marathon? I remember how I felt the week before my First Marathon. I was a NERVOUS wreck, all I could think about was the race and whether I would finish. This week I am sleeping like a rock and all I can think about is FINISHING with a huge dimpled smile on my face. I have played the finish over and over in my head, all with the same positive result. I APPRECIATE all the positive comment and words of encouragement. I plan to read these comments over and over in the nights to come. 3 Days to Marathon Redemption.

  • Tomorrow is High Five Friday. If you would like to be included please comment or email (tallmomontherun @ hotmail ) because my Tall Mom Calendar is packed away and I don't want yo miss anyone. I know that are TONS of Giveaways in Bloggy land including this Running Skirt Giveaway HERE that I plan to WIN :)
  • Today is the last day to Enter The Gone For a Run Giveaway HERE

35 comments:

onelittletrigirl said...

I hope you have a great race!!


My bday is 7/9!!!

Staci Dombroski said...

I was born in 79 and graduated in 97 too ;)

That is awesome news about the house being approved!!! What an exciting new adventure for your family. I can't wait to hear your race recap this weekend. You are going to do awesome!!

teacherwoman said...

Good luck on the race, TM!

marathonmaiden said...

lucky numbahhh :) good luck in the race!

Nicole said...

So exciting...moving, new house, marathon redemption. GL girl...although you don't need luck, you're a running rockstar!

Courtney said...

Congrats on the new house! That's very exciting

Katie A. said...

I'm always sad when we leave a house, too! You are wicked busy and I thought of you quite a few times yesterday and all week! Good luck to you buddy - this weekend will make it all worth while :)
Love the number, too! Huggs and best wishes!
Oh, Aron and I are running a rely this weekend from Saturday to Sunday - should be fun!!!

Aneta said...

i love when i can de-crypt my bib number into something meaningful! its always fun!

can i get a high five tomorrow? i am doing another race. Strides for Stroke 5k on Sunday!!

thanks! have a fantastic day!

Miriam said...

Congrats on the new house! It's very exciting.

And good luck in the race. You'll do great. Just don't think of the stairs and you'll do great that is ;)

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Woohoo for moving out and moving in (soon)! I can't wait to hear all about your marathon! I'm so excited for you...you are going to do great!

Morgan said...

Woo girl you have so much going on right now!!!!! Good luck with the rest of the move but more importantly on Eugene! *Fingers Crossed*

Jen said...

I'm a sap too. That song is known to make me cry.

BTW: I have been doing giveaways all week... and tomorrow is my last one, if you want to put it in your High Five's

Also, I chose 5 days because of the 5/5 5K - will post about that next week.

Laurie said...

I'm a 79 97'r too! I love that you're kind of nutty with numbers... I read it to my husband so that he could see I'm not the only one. :0)

You're going to be amazing on Sunday as will be the weather. It's going to be a great day for a BQ, you can do it!

Denise said...

love the confidence!! you're ready for this and will kick butt!! can't wait to read your BQ report and see you in Boston 2011!

The Devil's Starchy Fingers said...

Congrats on the home sale! Moving is so stressful and to do it the same week as your race must be triple-stressful.

Can I get a High Five this week? I got a 5K PR at the Top Pot Doughnut Dash on Sunday, I hit my 20 lb mark at Weight Watchers last night and I am running the half in Eugene on Sunday.

Ann-Marie

Melissa said...

Congrats on the house stuff going your way. I am happy for you!

You are going to ROCK this weekend. I just know it.

Amy said...

All moved out and ready to run! You're ready to rock that marathon!

Emz said...

loving the #'s comment. Mine has always had a "4" in it. I LOVE the #4. I'm worried Saturday's race won't - what will I do?! ;) so sad to be so freaked my #.

loved this post.

J said...

Good luck in the marathon! you are going to do great! have fun!! So glad the housing stuff is going well!!

aron said...

you are going to have a GREAT race out there no matter what :) can't wait to read all about it and will be thinking of you when i am out running the relay that day!!!

i am doing the 199 mile relay this weekend with a bunch of bloggers!!! will be FUN :)

ShutUpandRun said...

I love your attitude about the race. I am doing my 2nd marathon in about a week and am all nerves. For some reason with my first marathon I wasn't anxious because the goal was just to finish the dang thing and I had no expectations about time or anything else. I need to relax. Thanks for the reminder and good luck!!

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Good Luck! Will be thinking of you this weekend!

Chelsea said...

You're going to ROCK THIS ONE, girl!

High five for me - ran first 5k last weekend (and beat goal time by 9 seconds!)

Have you + two other bloggers running Eugene, and a co-worker running Vancouver this Sunday. I'll be on vacation (but bringing running shoes) - going to dedicate 5 miles to you lovely people & try for 'my' mini marathon!

Alisa said...

Wow, lots going on in your life. Hopefully it's keeping you distracted so you're not obsessing =).

I'll be there on Sunday. I'm planning to send an email around to all those I know running with my "plan" i.e where I'm planning to be on the course.

MCM Mama said...

Congrats on the house stuff and good luck on the race! I can't wait to hear how wonderful it was for you!

Christy said...

I love your numberology!

Lisa said...

Congrats on all the good stuff and craziness going on! You are even more inspiring for being able to handle a move and a marathon in the same weekend! You are totally ready for this race! I'll be sending good thoughts all weekend! Take care of yourself and enjoy every minute!

k2323 said...

I'm doing my first half in Eugene on Sunday! Will be looking for you. Thanks for your encouragement and post about the things your learned in your first half.

Lots of good luck to you!
Kim (#3668)

RunHapi13 said...

I wish you a fantastic marathon! You are so inspiring! I cannot wait to read your post race report!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

YEAHH such wonderful things happening for you!! So excited and can't wait for your race, the enthusiasm is catching!

Marlene said...

Busy, busy, busy! Glad things are going smoothly and being on your feet all day definitely makes up for that run.

Have a great Friday!!!

Marlene said...

P.S. I'm running Sporting Life 10K on Sunday!

Steel Springs said...

Good luck! You're going to have a great race.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Congrats on the sale of your house and the closing on your new home!

Your preparation for Eugene was amazing. Mel you couldn't be going into your marathon with anything more. I marvel at your competitive nature. Those other runners had better get ready to get ca-chicked off as you pluck them off one by one.

I just cant wait to see by how much you crush your old marathon PR! Run strong!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

p.s. I am running the Catch Me if You Can trail 10 miler in Maryland Saturday.