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.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Welcome to SEATTLE

Yesterday I was SWAMPED at work and tired when I got home, but I really wanted to get in some miles. So I put on my sunglasses, snapped this picture and set out..
Summer has finally made its way to Washington, who knows how long it will stay but temps approached the 80's yesterday. I knew that I should have brought my handheld, but I didn't and I was SOOOO THIRSTY!! I am still testing routes in my neighborhood to figure out how the miles will add up. Mother Nature decided to visit and bring cramps with her, FUN!! That explains the weight gain and HUNGER.. TMI :) The run was rough but I made it... FUNNY there was a guy working on a chia pet statue on his front porch, I almost laughed out loud, REALLY?? 6.7 miles done!!

Running gives me time to think and I realized that I forgot a HUGE factor on my post yesterday. I am running this race for Marathon for the Cure!!! I feel blessed and proud to be running 26.2 in support of a great cause. If you have never run for a charity I recommend it, select a cause that is near to your heart and you will be a success.

  • TODAY I work half day then the Bloggy Meet ups begin. I pick up Marlene, Amanda and Amanda's hubs at the airport... It is FUNNY that I am hosting people in Seattle because I know nothing about the city. I grew up 45 minutes South and rarely ventured to the Big City. I literally have each step the next 3 days Mapquested in and out.. Today we are off to the Mariners Game and Rock N Roll Expo. I get to stop by the Brooks (HERE) Booth to pick up our VIP Porta Potty Passes. Oh Brooks I LOVE thee!!! I am curious to see the Brooks Run Happy® Cavalcade of Curiosities activities. Will be sure to take pictures and fill you in on the details.
SEATTLE ROCK N ROLL DETAILS:

  • Friday Night Carbo-load Dinner: Please email for details as there is limited space. If you did not get the Evite and would like to come let me know ASAP (tallmomontherun @ hotmail).
  • Start Line: I will be in Corral 10. However a bunch of Bloggies will be meeting around Corral #6 30 minutes prior to the race start to get a photo op. If the race is set up the same way as last year Corral #6 should be close enough to get the start line in the background.
  • Finish Line: The finish area is always a zoo. The Family Reunion areas are coded by letters. Although I do not plan to stay there too long, I will be meeting my ride and others in Family Reunion B, B for Blogger.

That is all I have for now... I am hoping to squeeze in my high five Friday post....but with all this RUNNING around it may not happen. I can hardly believe that Rock N Roll weekend is here, I have been thinking about this for sooo long!!!

  • What are you excited about for this weekend or in the weeks to come??

HAPPY THURSDAY!

24 comments:

gmontalvo13 said...

good luck in seatle!
too cool to get to meet your bloggy friends!

Indi said...

Sounds like a fun filled busy weekend!! I'm going to be doing my first real trail run group training run next week and pretty psyched about it! Hoping to hit more trails this summer!!

Tricia said...

so excited for all of you, have fun!

Sunflower Kisses said...

Good luck and have fun in Seattle - the meet-ups, the run, everything!

Julie said...

I'm excited to Rock N Roll!!! I'm going to try and find you guys for the picture!! Have fun with all the bloggy ladies.

Denise said...

80 degrees...people out here would love that right now. we're at 100 today!! have fun this wknd!

J said...

Have a great race Mel!! Hope you have fun time with everyone!

Emz said...

Good luck in Seattle!! :)
I'll be in portland one week later for another marathon. Can't wait.

Enjoy it!!

MCM Mama said...

Have an awesome time this weekend!

I'm counting down the days until Alaska!

Velma said...

GOOD LUCK! GOOD LUCK! GOOD LUCK! GOOD LUCK!

Velma said...

GOOD LUCK! GOOD LUCK! GOOD LUCK! GOOD LUCK!

Kerrie T. said...

Let me know if more people decide to come to dinner. I am making the nametags. Thanks lady!

Angie Bishop said...

Have a fabulous time!!! Can't wait to hear all about it :)

Running Diva Mom said...

Have a fantabulous time!!! Looking forward to all the pics and race reports from all of you!

Since you are also a working mama, do you run as soon as you get home? Your pics are always daylight. I always need to wait til they are in bed and am wondering how you fit it all in???!!!

Denise said...

I picked up my packet today!!! I have the VIP Porta Potty pass from when I bought my shoes last month. Yeah, for buying them! I hope they are all cracked up to be. ha! I didn't see anything fancy at the Brooks booth but I was there when they first opened so maybe I missed it. :(

whataboutsummer said...

bring on the heat! you look ready for it and I am so glad to read about your causes/reasons for running!
Katherine

asda said...

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5 Miles 2 Empty said...

I'm excited about everything!!! Wooo whoo!! See you tomorrow!

Badgergirl said...

Have a great weekend!

PaperCourt said...

VIP Porta Potty pass? No fair! I'll be in corral 11!

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

Good luck and have FUN! :)

Michelle said...

Good luck and hope you have a great time!

Katie A. said...

I'm so jealous of all the bloggy meet ups! Have a blast and I know you will do awesome!! Good luck girlie!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Soundslike you have the details ironed out and it will be a wonderful weekend.

Run strong and have fun.