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.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

On Cloud 9!!

Since I have posted it all over Facebook and Dailymile I will not leave all of you WONDERFUL people in suspense. How did I do at the Eugene Marathon?

I ROCKED IT!!!!
Tall Mom Time: 3:37:07
Boston Qualifier BABY!!

Yes folks a Dream Come True..... The Full Race report to come tomorrow, but honestly it will lack my usual mind wandering focus. This Marathon I was a machine, fuel, drink, pace, fuel, drink, pace, fuel, drink, focus....did not leave much time to mentally prepare my race report..

For now I leave you with a few fun pics...

Little Stud #1wearing the Run Eugene 09 shirt I scored at the Nike Outlet for $2.50. I thought it would be good luck for him to wear it on race day. The Little Studs were with my in-laws at the Zoo and Beach while we were away...they had a blast!!
While pre-viewing the course we stopped to enjoy the lovely river. The weather was PERFECT! Eugene is truly beautiful.
We bought a Eugene Map and Muscle Man mapped out his spectating course. He was able to meet and cheer me on at miles 3, 6, 7, 9, 13, 17, 21 and Finish!! Gotta love the support from my awesome hubby!
And look at my Race bib.. People were cheering for "Tall Mom" the whole race, it was so fun!! One lady said "Big Mom" thanks lady and one said "Tom" hmmmm.... More about that tomorrow..
  • Thanks to EVERYONE for the well-wishes, emails and comments. I could not be more excited for this result. I BELIEVED and I did it!!

  • How was your weekend?

86 comments:

MomRunningFromCancer said...

Great great great . . . I am just so happy for you. All smiles!!!!

Jenn said...

The tracking wasn't working but I totally found your results right after they went up this morning! Congrats! I'm sure this ranks up there as one of the BEST feelings ever! Nothing better than the ultimate reward of extreme self-satisfaction!!! Great Job!

Barefoot AngieB said...

Congratulations!!! Can't wait to read your report tomorrow!! I would like to know too what you think worked and what you would do differently for your next marathon. What about training would you change or keep?
Its been great to follow your progress!!!

Alisa said...

You ran your heart out and conquered! Great job.

Momma Twitch said...

YOU DID IT!!!!! CONGRATS!! You're SOOO awesome! What an awesome man you have cheering you on the whole way!

Laurie said...

Great job! Congratulations!!

Trish said...

Oh yeah!!! Congrats! BQ all the way! Woot Woot!!

Libby said...

Ahhh....I love that your bib says Tall Mom! Priceless. Congrats you deserve it! Can't wait to hear about the race!

H Love said...

Wonderful news! So so happy for you! You worked so hard and it payed off! Enjoy this special time! YOU ROCK!!

SideofSneakers.com said...

Hooray!! CONGRATS!!! Woohoo!!!!! Can't wait for the full recap--you ROCK!!!

Leanne said...

So fantastic! Congrats! I could not figure out the tracking so I have been anxiously awaiting this post!

marathonmaiden said...

congrats! you are such a rockstar :)

cant wait to read the report!!

MJ said...

yay!!!!!! So happy for you!! Of course...we all knew you'd rock it :)

Tricia said...

WHOOOOHOOOOOOOO

MCM Mama said...

Congratulations! We all knew you were going to do it! Glad you had a great time AND got an amazing time.

Marlene said...

Your news is the highlight of my weekend! I am SOOOOOOOOO happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah said...

Wow! Congrats Tall Mom! Im so happy for you!! :)

RunKathyRun said...

Congrats! I finished in 3:56 and also qualified for Boston. I'm sorry we didn't get to meet, next time :-)

Nicole said...

Congrats! You are simply amazing! Enjoy your success~

Alili said...

Congrats! I can't wait to read all about the race - your training was SO great, I had no doubt that you were going to rock it!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

No internet at the new house! Couldn't wait to get home to read all about your awesome race.

Congrats to you Boston Qualifier!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Congrats on your BQ!!! You should be so proud! I am of you! :)

jen said...

CONGRATS!!! Wow, what an amazing finish. BQ with minutes to spare! You did great. Can't wait to hear a full report. Too bad we didn't meet up but I'm glad you had such an awesome race. I had a great day too- missed the BQ but very happy with my performance. Will have my report up tomorrow! Congrats Mel, I'm so amazed by you!!! :)

ajh said...

Yeah! I was just going to go search for the results when I saw this post!!!! Way to go!!!!! And I had a great weekend thanks for asking!!

ShutUpandRun said...

Sheesh...3:37!!! Incredible. Congrats. You should stay on cloud nine for awhile. So cool!!!

Genesis said...

you deserve to be on cloud nine! congrats Mel! I can now say that I know a BQ'r.

Badgergirl said...

Congrats! And I love the Tall Mom race bib! Can't wait to read about it!

C.E.E. said...

Well done!! Congratulations!!!

Steel Springs said...

Congratulations!

Michel said...

Congratulations!!! That's awesome!!

Courtney said...

Rock on!! CONGRATS! :)

Dion said...

So happy for you!!!!! You ROCKed it!

Chris said...

Congrats!!!

Sarah Woulfin said...

Congrats!! You should be pampering yourself ALL week :)

Running Diva Mom said...

Can't believe your bib -- that is just too cool!! :-)
I checked your time earlier today and you did indeed rock it -- you go girl -- YOU DID IT!!! Congratulations and enjoy that medal -- well deserved!!!!

Melissa said...

Congratulations!! I was eagerly checking your results online :)

Kathleen said...

Way to go!

Amanda said...

Wooo HOooo congrats on your BQ. Great job!

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

Hooray! Congrats! I'm so happy and excited for you and can't wait to read the race report! :)

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

AHHH!! so awesome!! Big Mom and all! How crazy! People are nuts! I cant wait to read what your stragety was!!!! I am on a mission now: Boston 2011 with Tall Mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm thinking Missoula in July and second chance Portland!!!!

Kerrie T. said...

Was thinking of you as I ran 18 this morning wondering at what point along my run you had already finished. Congrats, Mel. There was no doubt in my mind that you would do it!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!

Suzy said...

Congratulations Mel!!!! I can't wait to read your RR.

Suzy said...

Congratulations Mel!!!! I can't wait to read your RR.

Jen said...

I am so happy for you. Great job!

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

Wow!!! That is GREAT!!!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Congrats!!!

Jennifer said...

WHOOOT WHOOOOOT!

Molly said...

oh my gosh! What a great time!!! Congrats!!!! My race didn't go as well as yours, congrats again!

Janice {Run Far} said...

Great Job Mel. I am so happy for you. For me... just not my day. Maybe next time.

Claudia said...

WOW Great TIME!! Congrats on your BQ time.

Love the smile on your little guys face. too cute!!

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

How awesome is that! Congratulations on qualifying for BOSTON!!!!!!! You are marathoner!

Michelle said...

Just awesome!!! Congrats!!! Can't wait to hear your report!!

Tri Mommy said...

Awesome job! Congrats on qualifying for Boston... can't wait to hear all about it!

Denise said...

congrats!! see you next april!

Robyn said...

Wow amazing run, congrats!!!

onelittletrigirl said...

I looked you up and was so excited for you!! YEAH!!!

I Run for Fun said...

Amazing, Mel! Congratulations! I had an amazing race too yesterday, but I checked out your results as soon as I got home. What a journey! You rocked! Can't wait to hear all about it!

The Shabby Princess said...

So proud of you! You are AMAZING. Congratulations. I can't wait to hear (er, read?) all about your awesome maraton.

misszippy said...

Way to go! So happy for you...an awesome time.

kara said...

WTG! Wasn't the weather just perfect. Can't wait to read your race report.
Did you see yourself on the JumboTron?
: )

Amy W said...

Congrats!!

Kim said...

What a great time!! Can't wait to hear more! :)

Stephanie said...

AWESOME FREAKIN JOB! YOU ARE AMAZING!!! CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR THE WHOLE REPORT AND TO SEE WHAT YOU ENDED UP WEARING!!!

Christy said...

You are such a rockstar! Congratulations!

Alison B., "Runbuggy" said...

WOW - Awesome job. Qualifying for Boston is a pipe dream for me. Way to go Tom - I mean Tall Mom (ha, ha) :)

Stacey said...

You are amazing! I am so happy for you! Congratulations!

akjenniekt said...

Congratulations- you did it :)!!!

Irene said...

Congratulations!

Darlene said...

Knew you could do it!

X-Country2 said...

I KNEW you could do it! Woo hoo! Can't wait to read teh report. Congrats!

Emz said...

so FREAKING awesome. WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Congrats!! It was fun to follow your awesome progress on Facebook. You have inspired me to really believe in my potential as I train for my next marathon! Way to rock that 26.2!

Kayla said...

Congrats on the BQ!!!! You totally rocked it! How exciting! I love the bib by the way!

S Club Mama said...

congratulations! can't wait to hear more

Stacie said...

Congrats!!! You are amazing and such an inspiration. I can't wait to hear all the details.

Staci Dombroski said...

I knew you could do it!!! Way to go!!

Miriam said...

Congratulations! Great job! And good job to your hubby and family for being so supportive. It always makes me happy to see runners be grateful for their support crews!

Sarah said...

Congratulations!!

Cynthia O'H said...

Way to run. Good job.

Aneta said...

congrats, congrats!
26.2 thumbs up for you!!!

J said...

YAY Congrats! I saw it on dailymile and was so happy for you!

JF said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

lindsay said...

congrats!! soak it up!

Runner Leana said...

Congratulations!!!!! How awesome!

Julie said...

Nice work:) You did it!!