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

Friday, April 2, 2010

High Five Friday

My Tall Mom Calendar is empty this weekend. Which means either you sent me your info and I did not write it on the calendar (oops sorry!) or you have not sent me your race schedule???

I will be running 21.2 (Gotta embrace the .2 people) miles tomorrow for my weekly Long Run with Fleet Feet. My little crazy haired buddy the Lioness and hopefully my friend Corey will keep me at pace. I generally want to hit my long runs at sub 9's overall, but I also know I NEED to get more time on my feet. My pace goal is 9:00-9:15. Next week I have 22 miles with 6 miles tempo at the end, I am REALLY looking forward to that workout!!

Today is 4/2. Eugene is on 5/2. 1 month to Marathon Redemption and my BQ attempt!! I feel soooo ready. I almost wish the race were this weekend. For the next month this is my focus:


1. Determine race outfit, socks and gear.

2. Practice race fueling and water to avoid race day tummy issues.

3. Visualize the pace, visualize success and train my body to hit 8:23 or faster consistently.

4. All positive thoughts!!

5. Use long runs as dress rehearsals.

6. Find the PERFECT BQ Playlist and share with others.

7. Rest, Ice and Refuel. This month I need to focus on treating my body well to avoid injury and illness. This means getting to bead earlier, eating quality food, taking my vitamins and listening to my body.

8. Learn the course and position my race fans. Muscle Man, Tall Grandpa and Tall Grandma (my parents) will be coming to cheer me on. Hoping to have them a choice locations along the course for inspiration.

9. Ask Questions. I am still a new runner and VERY green to the Marathon. If I have a question I am going to ask it....so look out Bloggies, I will be flooding your inbox.

10. HAVE FUN! Enjoy the rest of the training becuase I can never get this time back and it will be here before I know it.

High Five Racing & Events:
BLANK?? Who is racing???

I know lots of Runners are in Taper and LONG run madness mode... Preparing for Boston, Big Sur, Oklahoma City and more... Please email me so I don't miss giving you a HIGH FIVE in the weeks to come.

Amanda is 1 of 10 finalists for the Progresso Souper you contest. There will be 3 grand prize winners. The winners will travel to NYC for a makeover and new wardrobe. She has lost over 105lbs in the last 2 years and is about to run my 3rd half marathon!! This Bloggy Sweetheart is in desperate need of a makeover & clothes! She posted about the contest on my blog HERE, please check it out and go VOTE!! The voting lasts until April 12th

High Five Congrats:
Happy Runner is prego with Baby #2
Shawna- New 5K PR!!
Stacie- Ran her first ultra with 33 miles!!!

High Five Giveaways & Raffles:
**Please tell them Tall Mom Sent you
Marlene- Kids with Cancer Camp Fundraiser Ends 5/2
Happy Runner- Run Like a Mother Book Ends 4/5
TMB- Moving Comfort Bra Ends 4/8
Momma Twitch- 1/2 Marathon Giveaway Ends 4/3
Lazy Bones Running- Sherpani makeup bag Ends 4/11
She Runs Like a Girl- Swag Giveaway Ends 4/10
Running for Good- Bondibands ends 4/4
Random Chick- Book and Sunglasses Ends 4/12
Katye- Running Skirts Top Ends 4/10
Katie- Relay Giveaway Ends 4/11
Miss Zippy- Runervals DVD Ends 4/7
Tricia- Kettleworx Giveaway Ends tonight!
Erica- Ryders Sunglasses Ends tonight!

***Special thanks to Suzy, TMB and Marcia for always listing the Giveaways on their sidebars, that helps sooooo much with this list :) HUGS!!

***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 and others know, leave a comment :)


Robyn said...

Not sure if this counts, but I'm running in my 1st half marathon tomorrow, ahh!!

Being Robinson said...

cheers to second marathon's friend! yaay. i think one of the best parts of being a female marathoner is getting to pick the racing outfit... GIRLS! haha. love it.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the link back! Could you throw up the Chelsea's Run when you get a chance =)

Momma Twitch said...

I have a 10 mile race through the canyons with my ma tomorrow! :)

Suzy said...

High Five to everyone running this weekend (race or no race)!!

Thanks for letting me know that you pull the giveaways from my site. It is funny because a couple people do. Have a great long run tomorrow.

J said...

Hope you have a great run this weekend! Keep up with the positive attitude girl!!

Teri S. said...

I ran Eugene last year, so if you'd like any info about the course, I sorta remember it :) There are some good places to cheer & support. It is very flat - a good one to pr on.


Yay one month till Eugene! Have a great 21.2 miler!

G deserves a high five for finally being released by her doctor! She's been under his care since the marathon in November!

You can add me to the calendar on 5/8. I am running the MAC 1/2 with Katye! And on 5/16 I am pacing the hubby in his first half, Marine Corps 1/2.

Denise said...

good luck on the long run this wknd!

Sarah said...

Well I'm not racing this weekend, but next weekend on April 11th, I will be running my very first half marathon, the Santa Cruz Half! :) EEK!

EricaH said...

i just posted a new giveaway this morning


Sorry it's not for more time, still working on that. :) and I am with you with the capri running skirt I have been drooling over them for awhile now, hope your letter works.

Anonymous said...

I'm running in the Lincoln Memorial Half Marathon tomorrow!!

akjenniekt said...

sounds like you are ready to go on the eugene marathon- i'm sure you'll do great :-)!

have a great weekend

RunToTheFinish said...

21.2, LOVE IT!! I need to keep adding the .2 on my runs, I was and then forgot cause well life is nutty.

Sending positive thoughts your way for tomorrows mental prep for Eugene...um I'm keeping a few for me too though

Anonymous said...

you sound so pumped for the marathon. i love your focus goals. as a newbie racer i'd love it if you shared your q's and the answers you get on the blog :)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Enjoy that Easter weekend 21.2.

You are a list girl! Love your pre-marathon list. You are going to crush your marathon. (I'll just ride your coat tails and live through you as I still have no races planned...grrrr house buying/hubbs work schedule)

Thanks for all the great giveaway links. It really helps!

Have a great Easter with the family!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Enjoy that Easter weekend 21.2.

You are a list girl! Love your pre-marathon list. You are going to crush your marathon. (I'll just ride your coat tails and live through you as I still have no races planned...grrrr house buying/hubbs work schedule)

Thanks for all the great giveaway links. It really helps!

Have a great Easter with the family!

Tiffany said...

Will you add me to next's week's? On April 10th I am running in a half marathon in Olathe, KS (where I grew up). Since is KS and I know that I the course is fairly flat (unlike my last half marathon about a month ago where I had to gain 2000 feet in the first 6.5 miles) I am hoping for a much faster time. Wish me luck!

Stacie said...

Thanks for my High Five Congrats :) Running those 33 miles was amazing. I can't wait until next year to go even further.

Lisa said...

Hope your long run goes well tomorrow and you don't spend the whole time thinking about your impending move! Enjoy the time with your group!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

1 month to go! Awesome!

Aimee said...

Good luck with your run this weekend!

I love your goal list! I think it's definitely important to practice race day nutrition, clothing, etc..on your long runs. That's something that I really focus on for my tris and I will be focusing on when I start my marathon training this fall!

Wendy said...

Love your list! Hope the 21.2 went well!

Marlene said...

Playing catch up here... I tried not to spend too much time on the computer over the weekend. I do enough of that all week!

Thanks for the giveaway link. :)

Felice Devine said...

Thanks for the love ;-)