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

Friday, June 11, 2010

High Five Friday

Giveaway #4 will be posted on the TALL MOM GIVEAWAYS BLOG HERE tonight. So check in there, become a follower so you won't miss out. Two Tall Mom Bloggy buddies started the Giveaway Blog breakaway so I have to give them props for the idea Check out Run to the Finish Giveaway HERE and Happy Runner Giveaways HERE. Yes I copied, but I always give credit when I do :)

7 Mile Run 6/10:
I was BUSY at work yesterday so I waited to run until I got home. I wanted to get 7-8 miles in but I was STARVING.. Chinese soup was a BAD CHOICE! After I let the food settle, I set out in the drizzly rain and wind. It felt AMAZING to be in the fresh air. I am still learning the neighborhood so the 7 mile route is a work in progress.

Down and back on the busy highway then I had to STOP and wait for the light...UGH!! won't do that again.. Then on a BORING road out and back, won't do that again either. Lordy this run was proving to be a MESS. As I headed back toward my neighborhood I had a choice.

  • 1. Turn right and head home ending with a respectable 5 miles.
  • 2. Go straight up to the track, get in 2 interval speedy miles, then head home for 7 miles.

I STRUGGLED with that decision as I burped up Chinese soup and the wind/rain was pushing me back. It would have been so easy to call it a day and go get the mail. But EASY that is not me, if I did not do it then I would not get in a longish run this week. When you come to a LITERAL crossroad, I dare you to take the hard path, I guarantee you will be PROUD that you did not take the easy path.

Up to the track and there was Coach Paul from Fleet Feet running with 2 guys. I was PROUD to be speeding my way around the track once I saw coach. 2 QUICK miles.... 8:03 and 7:29!!! And I was on my way home.

Just before checking the mail my hamstring twinged... UGH!! What was that?? I slowed. I will have to keep that in check because Rock in Roll Seattle is 2 weeks AWAY!!!

This weekend I am hosting a Housewarming/Potluck/Early Birthday Party at the new house. Many Bloggy running buddies will be in attendance and I am very excited to entertain in the new place.
High Five Racing & Events:
Stacie- Beach to Chowder Half Marathon
TMB- Marine Corps 17.75 K
Momof3- Marine Corps 17.75 K
MCM Mamma- Marine Corps 17.75K
Amanda- Sound to Narrows 12K
**I know there are more but I am out of time....leave a comment if you are RACING this weekend..

High Five Giveaways:
Tall Mom On The Run -Scape Sunscreen (ends 6/14)
Tall Mom On The Run -The Ultimate Runner Book (ends 6/15)
Tall Mom On The Run -Nathan Handheld (ends 6/17)
**Please tell those below Tall Mom Sent you
Running Diva Mom- Thorlo Socks (ends 6/13)
TMB- Whooha Gear (ends 6/18)
Molly-Drymax Socks (ends 6/13)
Marcia-Power of 10 Giveaway (ends 6/20)
Sticky Fingerprints-Pretty Whimsical (ends 6/11)
Sticky Fingerprints-Bondi Bands (ends 6/11)
Sticky Fingerprints- Skirt Sports (ends 6/25)
Sticky Fingerprints-Road ID (ends 6/16)
Lazy Bones-Book Giveaway (ends 6/15)
Run Momma Run- Running skirt and Stuffits (ends 6/12)
She Runs like a Girl- Galloway Book (ends 6/20)
Happy Runner- Skin MD (ends 6/25)
Run to the Finish- Mix 1 (ends ?)
Courtney- Runner's Diet Book (ends 6/16)

  • Would you like some link love on a Future High Five Friday? If so please email me at tallmomontherun (@) hotmail.



Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

could I be first?

MCM Mama said...

Nice job getting in the two speedy miles.

thanks for the high five - I'm gonna need it tomorrow while running in the heat.

Have a fun time at your party.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Everyone must be busy! I am never first. Odd.

I love my old familiar routes but I am enjoying Biking sherpa making me try new ones (even though they are so often HILLY!)

You are brave to eat before a run. I rarely ever do that or I loss it along the way.

Weekend? Family Bday party for s'ghetti girl and of course, more running. Hopefully a longish trail run since Hubbs will be home!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway shout out! :)

Marlene said...

7 miles is a lot for THursday after work. Way to push on and squeeze out some speedy miles too! I hope that hammy is a-okay!!

T-Minus 2 weeks! YAHOO!

Angela said...

Way to get those 7 miles.

I'm racing in a 12K race tomorrow morning. I'm hoping that its early enough to beat the major heat but with this South Georgia weather, I doubt it.

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Madison M. said...

Way to push yourself!! Congrats!

Can't wait for Seattle!! :)

Jessica said...

Yay! I have my very first give away too!

Anonymous said...

I'm in the Market Square Day 10K tomorrow morning! :)

After that, I'm spending the rest of the day in Portsmouth, NH with friends. Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

I can't imagine eating soup before a run. My stomach needs to be empty; as long as the rest of me is fuelled, it's all good.

Take care of your hamstring. And, enjoy your housewarming.

Kate Geisen said...

My first 10K tomorrow...guaranteed PR! :)

Darlene said...

Kinderhook Bank OK 5k tomorrow

Sarah K said...

Great job with the miles!
I'm running the Central Park Women's Mini 10k. So excited!

Rene' said...

oh no, am I to late for a high five. I am doing the Worcester Half Marathon on Sunday. My first one! hoping my training paid off.

Zoƫ said...

I'm excited to see you tomorrow!

Unknown said...

Running the Helvetia Half Marathon in Hillsboro, OR tomorrow morning. Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!

RunToTheFinish said...

i have to admit I started the second blog because of Blogher rules and sometimes it drops my entries which stinks for the retailer, but is great for my readers!

Momma Twitch said...

I like that you have a giveaway blog...what a great idea!

I have my FIRST MARATHON this Saturday!!! Only 9 hours to go!!!

Kerrie said...

I will be at YOUR house celebrating your birthday and your lovely new home!!!

5 Miles Past Empty said...

Thanks for the HIGE 5! I think you know my plans!! =) Can't wait!! fun fun fun!!

Felice Devine said...

Copy away!!! ;-)

Have a great party and fun weekend!