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

Friday, April 23, 2010

High Five Friday

Welcome new Tall Mom Bloggy Pack Members!! Thanks to EVERYONE who entered the Gone For a Run Giveaway HERE yesterday, 215 the first day, that is a Tall Mom record!!!

HUGE High Five to the wonderful Running Skirt ladies Cindy and Christy HERE. They sent me a Running Capri Skirt to Test, and just in time to see if it makes the cut for Eugene.

What do you think??

When I first set out the skirt felt a little big, so I folded over the top and it was GREAT!! 8 miles and it passed the test. I wish I could say my run was pain free, but as a female there are times when CRAMPS take over. I ran 8 miles with the occasional feeling of being stabbed in the gut, UGH!! I wanted to give up, cut it short, and make up the miles. But I didn't!! I made it..

Stats for 4/22:
Time- 1:10:20
8.01- Miles
8:47- Pace

***9 days and 5 more training runs left to EUGENE!! Are you running Eugene next weekend or spectating? Please email me!!

***FYI today I will surpass the 500 mile mark for the year. HUGE self High Five!! 1,000+++ here comes Tall Mom

Blow Click names for links to Blogs and give a HIGH FIVE!!

  • High Five Racing & Events:
Amanda- (First) OKC Marathon
Fairweather Runner- OKC Marathon
Running Lawyer- OKC Marathon
Indi- (First) OKC Half Marathon
Cindy & Christy- Big Sur Marathon
Aron- Big Sur Marathon
Katie- Big Sur Marathon
Sarah- Big Sur Marathon
April- Nashville Country Music 1/2 Marathon
Dion- Nashville Country Music 1/2 Marathon
Kletco- Lehigh Valley Half Marathon
Aneta- Run for Southlake 10K
Katye- Relay
Robin- Run for the Trees 5K

  • High Five Great Posts:
Lisa- Good Earth Habits
Jill- New Mileage PR (she called me when she was done, I was sooooo excited for her!)

  • High Five Virtual Races:
Tall Mom- 3 High 5's Virtual Race for the Cure 5/5
Racing w/ Babes- Run Like a Mother 1/2 and 10K on 5/21-5/23
Katye- Finish Chelsea's Run

  • High Five Birthdays:

  • High Five Giveaways/Raffles:
Please tell them Tall Mom sent you
Tall Mom- Gone For a Run Giveaway Ends 4/30
Robin- Arm Pocket Giveaway Ends 4/26
Laura- Recovery Giveaway Ends 4/26
Lois- COOL Lasagna Dish Ends 4/30
Courtney- Sweaty Band Giveaway Ends 4/28
NJoy Life: Lush Giveaway
Running Diva Mom- Whooha Gear ends 4/26
My Reason to Run: Running Skirt Giveaway Ends 4/29

  • Do you deserve a High Five, or two or three, today? If so let me know!!




I am totally loving the skirt! Super cute. I find that if the skirt feels like it is slipping once you start sweating it usually holds, so you may not need to fold it over.

Thanks for the link love!

wendy said...

I love the skirt! It is so cute and really looks nice on you : )

LB said...

cute skirt, love the capris. thanks for linking me in once again!!!! i have a high five for next week, im running my first trail race, the run like a girl 8k, im nervous!!!!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the shout out!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Good luck to everyone running this weekend!

Anonymous said...

love the running skirt! i've never run in one though because i think my movements would be awkward but it sounds like it worked for you. way to push through those lady pains on the run too! major high five there :)

Unknown said...

yay!! I got a high five! That makes me happy! :)

Indi said...

Thanks for the High Five Mel!! Great to have all the Bloggie support! Love the skirt..sounds like it was as comfy as it looks. Weirdly enough running always helps my cramps..but better to get it done with now right.
I wanted to add Ashley at Journey to a Better Me and send her a shoutout! She'll be joining me in OKC for her second Half!
Have a great weekend!!

EricaH said...

Yay you got a skirt. :) it looks very cute and I started a new giveaway today if you mind linking


Heather said...

Love the skirt/capri combo - very cute!

Bethany + Ryan said...

the capri skirt is adorable!! looks great on you!!

Kathy said...

LOVE the running skirt! super cute!! Looking forward to getting back to jogging and running!! Officially get to start back up in 2 weeks :D Thrilled! Loved high five, thanks MEl!

Sarah said...

I have a capri/running skirt from Athleta and I LOVE it! I've worn it in my last two races. That one looks so cute! I would love to have another one.

Molly said...

very cute skirt! I have my last training run tomorrow for the 10 mile Mountain Goat next Sunday. After that I have a week off, then start my 18 week training program for the Rochester Marathon! whoo hoo!

Marlene said...

SUPER cute skirt! Love the outfit.

Way to push through a tough run. At least you are getting te cramps over with NOW! You will feel GREAT on marathon day!

Happy Weekend!! Good luck with the moving prep! I'm sure you are BUSY!

Aron said...

thank you for the high five!!!! have a great weekend :) get rested up if you can for that race next weekend!!!

Unknown said...

High Five to you for sticking it out on your run.

I am running my first 5K since 2007 tomorrow. Can't wait!!

Jo Lynn said...

I ONLY run in skirts. It looks cute on you. How did YOU like it?

Anonymous said...

Congrats at breaking 500 miles. I just broke 400 miles today.

And high 5 to everyone who deserves one!

Jill said...

THANKS for the shout out. It felt so good to finish 18+miles. Thanks for being an ear to listen.

Love the new skirt! Can't believe Eugene is so close! Woohooooo! You are going to do great.

Nicole Joy said...

Thanks for the giveaway shoutout tall mom! :o)

1NYgirl said...

I'm running the More Women's Half in Central park on Sunday. High Five to anyone else running it because it looks like this year we'll be running in the rain. (Last year we ran in 90 degree temps).

And I'm doing my very first giveaway ever.


Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

The skirt and capris are super cute! Love it!

LMC said...

The skirt looks great on you! I have the same skirt and I love it. Sorry you had one of those "stabbed in the gut" runs. They suck! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

thnx for the high five!!!

looooooove the outfit! enjoy!

Tricia said...

LOVE IT! I ran in that one yesterday (same print, no capris).My first run in 3 MONTHS! YIPPEEE for my ankle healing.

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting a link to my giveaway and I love the skirt!! :) I need to get me one.......some day

Lindsay said...

Love the skirt!!! I'm a new runner and I think I just might have to get me some of these :)

Sarah said...

Love the skirt! Im so excited to hear about your marathon next week, high five for that! :)

Im running in another half on Bainbridge this weekend, and then Ill qualify for Half Fanatics. Yay! Ill high-five myself after that!!

Have a great weekend Tall Mom!

Stacey said...

I love the skirt! You are so cute! Have a great weekend!

Jill said...

Cute skirt :)!!

Michelle said...

Love the skirt!!

5 Miles Past Empty said...

Love the skirt!!! looks totally cute! Thanks for the high five! I feel SUPER special being first on the list!!!!

Just so you know, I caught myself wishing I had regisgtered for Big Sur instead of OKC, I think I'll take hills over wind any day! =)

Tricia said...

I've got a running jewelry giveaway going on right now, come check it out. :)

The artist behind the great pieces is a mother and a runner who is now designing jewelry to celebrate others successs.

Unknown said...

Congrats on your 500!

Winks & Smiles,

Unknown said...

I just got the black dot capri running skirt and am showing it off tomorrow at the Mercedes 10K in Oakville. I'm not sure how the capri part will be in the rain...