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

Friday, July 9, 2010

High Five Friday

Wow oh wow I am very behind on Blogger, there are race reports, Giveaways and all kind of FUN things to read... Hoping to find some time to make the rounds tonight so please clue me in if I missed something.

This week has been HELL!! I have been so busy at work I cant even think, top that with allergies and strange stomach pain and all I can say is UGH!! Thankfully there is just one more LONG day and then tomorrow I get to RACE with my Hubby!! Tall Uncle Mark is coming to watch the Little Studs which will be great. I have no expectations for this race because I have not done speed work in ages. I would LOVE to hang with Mucle Man and hope my COMPETETIVE side does not take over..

I have not put in many miles this week but next week I will start my Half Marathon training hoping for a PR at the Jock N Jill Half Marathon on September 6th. TMB and Jill have sent me some great training plans to consider, THANKS COACHES!! I am hoping to merge those plans together with a bit of Tall Mom ideas and see what I can come up with.

I bet there are about a million races this week and I KNOW I have missed some High Five Requests, my apologies :) Please remind me and I will try to get you linked in tonight.
High Five Racing & Events:
Stephanie- First 50 Miler!!!
Stacie- Cheddar Challenge 8 Miler
Marlene- 5K
Muscle Man and Tall Mom- 5K
Jill- 5K (maybe?)
Zoe- Spectating 5K :)

High Five congrats:
Alanna got a PR in her Half Marathon HERE

High Five Giveaways:
Thanks to T for the list I copied :)

Racing With Babes: Zensah Compression Socks Giveaway
Marlene- CEP Compression Giveaway
Trish- Sweaty Bands Giveaway
Keep On Keeping On: Sweaty Bands Giveaway
The Nutritionist Reviews: Charm Factory Giveaway
2010 Journey in Running: Sweaty Bands, Gu and Running Chics Giveaway
Secrets of a Running Mom: Ryder Sunglasses Giveaway
Begin Again and Again and Again: Clif Bar, Nut Butter and Body Glide Giveaway

  • What do you deserve a HIGH FIVE for today? Leave me a Comment..
  • Good luck to EVERYONE Racing and tackling long runs this weekend.



Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

High Five to you and Hubby

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I need a High Five for the Skyline Challenge 50k Trail race on Saturday...I need that and spare legs, a strong mind, an eager attitude, a supportive family, a 20 degree drop in the temp....

:-) enjoy racing with Hubbs!

Marlene said...

Thanks for the linky loos!!

Sooo pumped for the 5K! Have a great one!

Anonymous said...

Have a great weekend and enjoy the race!
By-the-way: Treadmill Tuesday feature on my blog started this week!

RobinLK said...

Hi Mel! Happy Friday. :-) Hope you and Muscle Man have a great time in your 5K! :-)

Unknown said...

Doing the Fueled by Fine Wine Half on Sunday. A successful finish and I will be a Half Fanatic! So excited to get that shirt! Good luck in your 5k.

Lisa said...

I could use a high 5 of support today because I'm dealing with the NYC rental market right now looking for a new apartment for my husband and me. Talk about stressful!!

Have fun racing tomorrow!

track coach and adorable wife said...

Hi Tall Mom

My name is Tressa and I am friends with Stacie, that is how I found your blog. Just wanted to say thanks for inspiring the competitve side of me. I am very new to running and hate it, but did three sports in high school and have been looking for something athletic to do. You help keep me going on runs. Good luck tomorrow!

Oh and my blog is

Kate Geisen said...

Have fun on your run with your husband! Fun! :)

Last Saturday I ran the Hannibal Cannibal 5K and then played in a mud volleyball tournament; tomorrow my oldest son and I are competing in the Tour de Donut, a 3-stage bike race where every donut you eat takes 5 minutes off your race time. :)

Tricia said...

have fun tomorrow!

Nicole Orriƫns said...

Ehm.... I got through the day?


Stephanie said...

I have had the strange belly issues too! I have heard a virus is going around that effects your stomach and gives you headaches. I know that's what I have had...thought I was pregnant or something, so I was glad to hear there was something else going around :)

run with Jill said...

High 5 on a short and FUN 5k race for you tomorrow!

guess I deserve a high-5 for running in smoggy California this morning. I already miss Seattle

Running Diva Mom said...

Have a SUPER weekend, Mel! Enjoy racing with hubby this weekend ... can't wait to read the recap. HAVE F-U-N!!!

Jessica said...

Tall Mom,

I ran my first 13.1 on Tuesday morning. Finish time 2:10:50 It wasnt a race just me going to the distance to prove to myself that I could. I plan on running a local half next Saturday :) It will be my first.

Also thanks for being so inspiring. I love reading your blog!


Alanna said...

Thanks for the congrats!

Hope you and your husband have a great race tomorrow. It's always fun to run with somebody you love. :)

Unknown said...

I wouldn't hesitate to ditch my husband for a PR. We've been together for almost 20 years and he understands - I think!
Have a great run with your husband.

Crystal said...

hey there- random question. I have been scouring the internet for that "ice cream" running tank you posted a little while back and I cannot find it anywhere!! Where did you get it or do you know where I can find it? my e-mail is csansoucie at gmail dot com

Thank you!

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