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.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Picture is worth...

I sit here staring at the photos of an AMAZING weekend filled with laughter, fun and RUNNING! I am nearly in tears with the thought that some of you I may never see again, although I HOPE that does not happen. Sappy me even teared up when I dropped Marlene at the airport... Instead of blabbing like usual I will let the photos do the talking....with captions of course..

After the Marathon and on Marlene's last night at Casa De Tall Mom we ate pizza and then went outside to share a celebratory bottle of wine on the patio.
How could we not? Look at that view!!! We chatted until the sun went down, then went inside and became HUGE DORKS on the computer enjoying the Facebook Rock N Roll photo posting frenzy. I even commented on her status when she was in the room. LOL!!!
Ride the ducks was a quaking good time, I have a GREAT shot of all of us, but I need to scan it.
Little Steph is so full of energy and life it is amazing and inspirational.
The carpool clan before setting off on our amazing race journeys.
HOLY COW I look TALL in this picture, note to self dont stand on speed bumps. VIP porta potties ALL THE WAY!!
Hamming it up for the photogs...
Crazy FAST Steph was adding some miles and came back to say Hi and take a picture..

I spotted my Race crew and Lynette had her camera ready. Double thumbs up to that!!
Normally I would never stop mid race for a photo, but I am sure glad I did!! This was the most fun I have ever had racing, although I wanted to be done running I did not want the experience to end. There was no pressure for time, we just ran on feel encouraging each other and connecting with our surroundings. Marlene will be my friend forever and I feel blessed that we have these photos to remember our AMAZING Marathon adventure.
Almost to the Finish and the street were lined with spectators
Including my FRIENDS!! Hi Guys!! WE were super hyper and excited, can you tell??
Ah YES the line we ran all day to reach
Team Pretty in Pink -1
Team Pretty in Pink the Trio
A heartfelt "Welcome to the club Jill" I had ZERO clue our photo was being taken and I really love this picture. I am over the moon proud of Jill, I have told her about a zillion times, but I will say it again. The First Marathon is AMAZING and she did it with a smile. I truly love people who show their emotions fully and without reservation, and Jill is one of those AMAZING and infectious people. Check out her Race Report HERE.

Chillin after the race
With Diana after her first Half Marathon!!! Next up for us 3 to the right? Whipping our "Will Run for Ice Cream" team into shape before the race the end of September
Sitting on the pavement never felt so cozy!! Swapping race stories and laughs..
  • I am sure more photos will trickle in...there were camera's everywhere :)

I am busy busy busy after all I took the end of the week last week off to PLAY...but I have not forgotten all of you wonderful folks who helped me reach over $1,800 (once I deposit the Bloggy meet up generosity) for Marathon for the Cure. I need to pick a WINNER for the Giveaway and post my dedications. All coming soon.. For now scroll down to my High Five Friday post and click around to ALL the fun Race Reports from Rock N Roll Seattle, you wont be disappointed :)

HAPPY TUESDAY!!

23 comments:

Jill said...

Now I am tearing up! I love those pictures and wish the day could have gone on. What great memories that will last a lifetime.

Thanks for being such a great friend and supporter.

Lisa said...

great pictures and what a fun way to remember the day! Congratulations again!

X-Country2 said...

Aww, you look so HAPPY!

X-Country2 said...

Aww, you look so HAPPY!

Emz said...

these photos are sooooo excellent. And that view - WOW!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Your faces tell the story! What a wonderful experince. We are all wishing to share that with our bloggy friends one day.

Denise said...

now it's time to come to Philly and run!!

Pam said...

Awww... I love all the obviously sincere emotions. :) You guys seem like such a fun group!

ajh said...

Outstanding photos and smiles

Marlene said...

YAY! I am all smiles over here. It was SO hard to say goodbye to you, especially not knowing when we will meet again. *tear* I'm so glad I made the trip and can't thank you enough for your generosity in hosting me. What a memorable weekend!!!

I'm still cracking up over the two of us sitting together on our laptops! hehehe

Running Diva Mom said...

Phenomenal photos and smiles on all of you! Always love checking out your posts, Mel! They make my day :-)

Fair Weather Runner said...

congrats on another fantastic marathon mel! i see you DID meet up with some wichita girls, love it. so wish i could have been there. love this post, such cute pictures.

J said...

You girls look so happy in EVERY picture! Sounds like such a fun way to run a marathon! Congrats again!

Zoƫ said...

Amazing amazing AMAZING photos! :) It was seriously a great weekend, and I'm so glad that you ladies had a fantastic race. I really love the pic of you "welcoming" Jill to the Marathoner club. It's incredible!

MCM Mama said...

Awesome pictures!!! What a wonderfully fun time!

Lorian said...

Hey Mel, it was great meeting you this past weekend and thanks again for organizing the dinner. I had a great time chatting with fellow bloggers, as it puts a new dimension on blogging when you have met them face to face. Congrats on your "relaxed" marathon and so glad you had a great time this weekend.

gmontalvo13 said...

great pics! congrats on the marathon!

Lisa said...

great photos. looks like good times were had by all!

Jen said...

Okay... okay... I've held it in long enough... I AM SO JEALOUS!

Looks like every gal had an awesome time.

Cynthia O'H said...

What a fabulous race report. You really connect us to your running friends. Congrats again to all on a great run.

fancy nancy said...

What an awesome experience...lots of women supporting each other and bonding! I love it! I also love the VIP toilets! Classic!

Michele said...

LOVE all the pictures!! Congrats on a a such a great race, it was a great weekend all around!

So glad to have finally met you!!

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

Those are awesome pictures! It looks like you had a great time! :)