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?



LB 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.

RunningFromCancer 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 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 ~ just a country runner 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 Geisen 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!

Unknown 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!