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, September 14, 2010

Something to Talk about Tuesday

There is sooo much going on around in the Tall Mom camp and Bloggy land that I really really don't want you to miss out...

Lets get to TALKING...

  • Last night Muscle Man, the Little Studs and I went for a run, his second for the day!! We were together for 2 miles, then I dropped him and the boys off and did another 3 mile loop while he made dinner. LOVE HIM! We will be celebrating Tall Nephew and Muscle's Man's birthdays this weekend. Gifts are welcomed, he likes Legos, and anything weights related...LOL!!
  • The wonderful folks at Zensah HERE sent me a pair of argyle compression socks to test.. Sooo excited these socks are very very cute. More about them soon.
  • It is no secret that Brooks Running HERE is one of my FAVORITE Companies. I am testing a few products that I am really excited about. If you would like some Brooks gear you are in LUCK.. A couple Bloggers are hosting Brooks Giveaways, go check out Amanda at Run to the Finish HERE (Ends 9/23) and TMB at Racing With Babes HERE (Ends 9/21)
  • Speaking of Giveaways the lovely ladies at Run Like a Mother the Book have a SUPER Giveaway going on with Entry into the SOLD OUT Nike Women's Race. Go check it out HERE and enter TODAY before 8PM.
  • My adorable prego running bus Zoe ran a 5K this weekend, check out her report HERE and growing Goober Bump HERE. Make sure you scroll down a little because she has a HUGE GIVEAWAY HERE...hint Airplane tickets!! It is a fundraiser with the money going to an amazing cause, so please go check it out!!
  • The Five Cherries Giveaway HERE has 122 comments, it may end at 133, so don't miss out!!
  • Bloggy buddy Molly ran her FIRST MARATHON this weekend, go read her report HERE.
  • Last week I got a comment and Facebook message from Jodi about pacing her friend for her first Half Marathon. Although I have LIMITED experience, I was happy to share what went well when I paced Jill (if you missed it report HERE). Checked in on Jodi's pacing post HERE and it was a huge success, congrats to all!!
  • It is OFFICIAL the people at RRCA contacted me with more info about my Coaching class October 8th and 9th in Portland.. I am super excited!! From the email I realized I need to get up on CPR and First Aid, I had my certification back in the day, but have let it lapse. I am hoping to find a class that Muscle Man and I can both take. I believe it is VERY important for people to be up on First Aid and CPR, so off to do some research.
  • If you are not reading Our Love on the Run(HERE), written by the cutest couple Miss Bethany & Ryan, you are missing out!! The are engaged, already registered for their Honeymoon Marathon and just sent out their Save the Dates for May 27, 2011 with the words "Love is cheering from the sidelines, true love is crossing the finish line together." I look forward to meeting these little Love birds in Boston.
  • Speaking of Boston the race will be April 18, 2011 and Registration starts HERE on 10/18/2010 and I have not made any plans... URGH!! I have not booked a plane, hotel or anything... Hmmmmm.. Guess I better get to work because once I hit REGISTER I will need a plan.

Wow I really talked your ear off....

  • Do you have Something to Talk about today?? Fill me in!!

26 comments:

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

The blog world is like one big party all the time. Thanks for the link up!

btw - 10 days!

Marlene said...

Love the catch-up post! Fun to know what is going on in your little world. :)

Happy Birthday to Muscle Man!! Any special plans? Woohoo for his double run!

LOOOOVE Miss Bethany & Ryan. How cute are they? JEALOUS that you get to meet them along with Aron, Denise and others next April!! I hope you can make it back to Boston when I (eventually) qualify. ;)

HAPPY TUESDAY!

teacherwoman said...

Wow! There is definitely a lot going on in blogland!

TNTcoach Ken said...

I got nuthin' but I am caught up now, thanks.......... ha

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Thanks for the fill in! I get terribly behind with needing to work and all, heehee. This married single parenting is no fun.

Congrats on the coaching class. You will be a wonderful coach!

Love on the Run is the sweetest blog. It is so nice when people really seem well matched with one another. Opposites may attract but it's similarites that keep people together.

Katie A. said...

Argile compression socks - I want some!!!
Have a good week you busy lady!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Wow, I am exhausted just reading all that!

Better make a plan and register for Boston lady!!!!!! Or do it my style, register first...then buy your plane tickets then find a place to stay! =)

Kate said...

My goodness! I can't wait to check out the links when I'm home from work. How exciting to be registering for Boston. Yay! MY something to talk about is completing my second century ride on Sunday. It was a gorgeous day, great company and route, and hopefully I'll be able to sit comfortably in another day or so! If you want to read more about it, I posted a report on my blog.

mamattx2 said...

sounds like you are having lots of fun lately! happy bday to the hubby!
I completed my first half-marathon this past sunday. I cried more than i expected to when i was running but i have had a lot on my mind lately so I will give myself a pass this time. I have been saying for the past few months that once this race was done that i would never do another. and now i am already thinking about next summer...ugh. i both love and hate running...

track coach and adorable wife said...

Wow, there is a lot going on! Happy b-day to your hubby!

Stacie and I just finished our first Triathlons! We definitely had a lot to talk about after that! We have both done posts on it. It was awesome!

Laura B. Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

wow, boston is just around the corner!!!! time flies!!!

im still taking entries for my virtual 10/5K for the joubert syndrome foundation. here is the link: http://myreasontorun.blogspot.com/p/fundraising-ideas.html

Molly said...

Thanks for the shout out!! : )

I'm still processing the whole thing, it was an amazing experience.

Off to check out the links, and Happy Birthday to your hubs!

xo

Velma said...

YEA Coach!!! I just renewed my CPR and first aid through the red cross. I did half online and half in class - it took about 4 hours in class. Easy and cheap.

Love me all the free stuff!

Fair Weather Runner said...

so much going on. love it! just stopping by to say hey, and YAY for the coaching thing. awesome. and go boston, so exciting, so proud of you!

Erika Bradford said...

ha ha just checking out the CPR classes and first aid myself. The best I found so far is in Auburn for 45 bucks.

RunKathyRun said...

Go here (http://www.marathontours.com) immediately and make lodging arrangements for Boston; I made mine the week after Eugene - everything books up fast. Beware, lodging is really expensive as well.

Let me know if you have any free time when you're in Portland and we can meet up!

Tricia said...

Lots of fun stuff happening,heading off to check them out!

Jodi H said...

Thanks so much for the "shout out" today. Thanks again so much for all of the pacing advice! You were spot on and Jenn was awesome! I was so proud of her!!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Can't wait to hear about the RRCA cert. I'm signed up for a course in January. I have CPR/First Aid class on my schedule next month.

Oh, Argyle Zensah socks??? Can't WAIT to see those!!!

Stacie said...

Happy Birthday Muscle Man!!!

I was bad and didn't get the TRI info to you for a High Five for Tressa & I doing our first TRI last Saturday. We both have our race reports up. It was awesome. I'd love to share our experiences with all our blogger buddies.

The socks sound great :) Can't wait.

Zoë said...

Muscle Man likes Legos? :) Happy birthday to him!

Thanks for the link love! I'm totally stoked for next weeks' festivities!! AND, you neeeed to get Boston plans going!

Zoë said...

Muscle Man likes Legos? :) Happy birthday to him!

Thanks for the link love! I'm totally stoked for next weeks' festivities!! AND, you neeeed to get Boston plans going!

longlegsontheloose.com said...

hey mel! book something in Boston NOW! I did it about 3 weeks ago it is was sooo time consuming an i eventually dropped $275 a night for one room. and that was the cheapest marathon tours had left! Bethany was super helpful too so ask her about it!

Lisa said...

zensah argyle socks sound super cute!

Lisa said...

Love the round up! I can always count on you to keep me in the loop one what's going on in the blogger world when I'm super busy!

That's awesome that you're taking the coaching class! You'll be a fantastic coach!

Cynthia O'H said...

I love that Muscle Man can cook while you run. I've had a good run if my man can find dinner in the fridge to warm up!

First Aid and CPR are something every parent should have. You never know when you might need it. Congrats on your coaching class!