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

Friday, July 16, 2010

High Five Friday

FIRDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY!! Can you tell I am excited??? It has been a long week and I am ready for some down time..

TMB at Racing With Babes had a GREAT idea, she took a before picture and another picture every time her Garmin chimed for her 8 Miler HERE. I didn't have an 8 miler on the plan but I had a SLOW 4 with my running buddy AC.
AC took my Before Picture. Guess I have no feet. LOL
Mile 1: I plan the routes so we took the scenic route. The miles passed quickly as AC and I have not ran together in a long time. The wood plank bridge that winds through the swamp is the COOLEST. Kerrie and I found it together on our first running adventure.
Mile 2 and heading back toward the bridge. I recently found a nice Out and Back that equals about 3 miles and is mostly shaded. SCORE.
Mile 3: I dropped AC off at the building and headed out to complete my run. I did not have my Ipod and the trail through the woods was covered with little leaves. For some reason I was spooked the whole time, so I sped way up to get out of there.
Mile 4: Can you see the women walking 4 across? I did not want to yell "On your Left" so I went around them on the gravel and nearly scared one to death.. My thought? Don't take up the whole path!!
After glistening and ready for a shower. In the background is a little pond that the trails loop around, very tranquil.
And for TMB just look at my AWESOME socks from Gone For a Run HERE. These Fuschia socks are comfortable and very CUTE!! A good way to complete the outfit on a HOT Day.
  • Like this idea?? Try it yourself and make sure you let me and TMB know when you post on your Blog.
  • High Five Racing & Events:
Tiina- Joker Wild Half Marathon
Steph- University of Okoboji Marathon
  • 5K (or, Half a 10K, if you will):
Tall Mom- Distance TBD I may do both
S Club Mama & Mr. S Club Mama
Mrs. D
Katie Mc. from PA
  • Half Marathon:

T of RacingwithBabes
Cheryl S.
Julie Del


Running Diva Mom

  • High Five Congrats:
X-Country 2 Welcomed BEAUTIFUL Twin boys to the world!!
  • High Five Giveaways:
Special Thanks to Allie HERE for letting me copy her EXTENSIVE sidebar Gift List. THANKS ALLIE!!
Allie- Monkey Shake giveaway
My Reason to Run- Thumbs Up thursday
Long Legs on the Loose- Sunday Funday
Erica- Weekend Round-Up
**And I KNOW there are more!!
  • What do you deserve a HIGH FIVE for today?



Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

aww. thanks for the link love....you were the inspiration for thumbs up! thursday. have a great weekend!!! :)

Tricia said...

gret pics!

I have a GoLite hydration belt and hand held giveaway, went up today.

have a lovely weekend

Denise said...

i was just thinking that when i'm running again i want to start taking more pics of the places i see. this would be a good idea to make me do it.

MomRunningFromCancer said...

I should have emailed you earlier so that I could be included in the high-five-friday. I am biking 50 miles tomorrow - part of a fundraising bike for the Boys and Girls club . . . but also as a training ride for my MS150 in August.

PS I ran 8.8 miles this morning.

Have a great weekend. I will have to try the camera at each mile. Great fun. ENJOY the weekend.

Amanda said...

I'm so going to go for that camera idea. I have an 8miler before next weeks SF Half so anything to make getting through the miles more fun the better! Happy Weekend!

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

Great pics! That looks like a great path. I hate when I get spooked on a run too. Have a great weekend! :)

Velma said...

Hi five to you mel - sorry I have been quiet, but I always read :)

S Club Mama said...

looks like your route gives you some visual stimulation. I'll have to take my camera out sometime on a short run.

Thanks for the shout outs for the 5K and giveaway :)


Best post ever! Probably because it has a lot to do with me! Love Love Love your outfit and the socks - so cute. Do they make them in a knee high version?

teacherwoman said...

That's a great idea for a post! Love the wonderful pictures!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Great photo run! You have a nice area to run in and company to boot! Lucky! I will get this done soon. I'm not sure if it will be a VA or a PA run both places have their good points. I'll have to charge up hubby ancient gramin and pray it works so I can get the miles marked.
Have a great weekend.

(7 more runs to my 100!)

Zoƫ said...

Woo hoo! High Five for Friday! Good luck racers!
And I have a 5K tomorrow too. :)
The Cape Cod Championship 5K. Yeah!

Kate said...

Cool idea! I have 6 miles on the schedule tomorrow, so I'll have to try this!

EricaH said...

Thanks for the shout-out. :)

Love the mile by mile pics so green out your way.

X-Country2 said...

Wee, I LOVE making Tall Mom's High 5 Friday! Thanks. :o)

Have a great weekend.

Michelle said...

Great pics Mel - I'll have to try this!

You inspired my Shout Out post today so high five to you! Have a great weekend!

Cynthia O'H said...

For us low-tech runners, why is Garmin chiming?

Melissa said...

I hope you had a great run! :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for the plug Mel! you rock! you freaking speed demon!

Marlene said...

Nice run!! I took pics every KM on the trail on Satruday but took so man in between that I have no idea which ones correspond to each kilometre - big oops!