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

Friday, October 8, 2010

High Five Friday

I am DEEPLY immersed in RRCA Training while you read this, Self High Five. I am not sure that I have ever explained WHY I want to be a running coach..

There are 3 reasons:

1. I always thought I would be a coach, a basketball coach. I tried and was not hired by my alma mater High School, it was a BLOW to my ego, so I ran off to get a Big Girl job. Through running I can coach and bring home the bacon, win, win.

2. When I first started running I was INSPIRED by the ladies in my office, they helped me stay positive and gave me something to look forward to. I need to PAY IT FORWARD. Being a coach I can help women, young girls and runners close to PR's reach their dreams. From pacing Jill and T I can tell I am truly going to enjoy being a coach.

3. I am a NEW runner, with just over 2 years since I ran my first Half Marathon. I have so much to learn. In order for Tall Mom to be LEGIT (with badges all laminated and what-not) she needs to get some training!

The You Go Girl folks posted a few new photos that I am in LOVE with!! These photos drive home that the WA Bloggies are AWESOME!!
It was freezing, raining and they were out there cheering like mad, Zoe even took a video of me and T. I hope she posts it on her Blog..
Becka's Siss L, Chelsea, Zoewith Goober and Kerrie
Look at Jill HERE, so excited to cheer Diana to the finish.

  • High Five Racing & Events:
Stacie- Portland Marathon
Amanda - Portland Marathon
Julie- Portland Marathon
Harmony- (First) Portland Marathon
Janna- Portland Marathon
RLAM Sarah- Portland Marathon
Cynthia- Portland Marathon
Paul & Fleet Feet Team- Portland Marathon
Tammy- Victoria Marathon
Jen- Victoria Marathon
Tiffany (Daily Mile Buddy)- (First) Victoria Marathon
Nancy (Daily Mile Buddy)- Victoria Marathon
Alanna- (First) Victoria Marathon
Amy- (First) Victoria Marathon
Beka- Chicago Marathon
Velma & Hubby- Chicago Marathon
Jill- Chicago Marathon
Steph- Chicago Marathon
Stephanie- (First) Chicago Marathon
Becka- Hartford Half and Boston Half
Suzy & Hubby- Half Marathon
Shelly & Hubby- Fall Foliage Classic
  • High Five Best posts of the Week:
In My opinion
Robin Here links all around Blog land..which lead me to
Emz HERE recap of her 50 miler!!!
  • High Five Giveaways:
Please tell them Tall Mom sent you
Harmony- Recovery socks ends 10/8
Stacie- Lift Your Sole Ends 10/11

HIGH FIVE It's Friday!!


Marlene said...


Marlene said...

I hope you are loving the coaching training! You will be a FANTASTIC coach! Iknow you have a lot to offer to the runing community.


Put me down next week for the Toronto Marathon on Oct 17th. EEEEEEEEE!

Becka said...

Thank you!!

Emz said...

To say you have Paid it forward is probably the biggest understatement ever.

You have inspired so many. Absolutely amazing.

Molly said...

I agree wholeheartedly with Emz, you're awesome.

Lisa said...

wait, you didn't just start running two years ago, right? But still, it's only been two years since your first half and you've done so much?! Another reason why you inspire me!

Have a great weekend!

Stacie said...

You are going to be an amazing coach. I can't wait for the opportunity for you to assist me with a PR. Just knowing you has inspired me to do better.

Thanks for the High Five!!! It made my day.

Alisa said...

Lots of Portland marathoners on this list. Hopefully I'll see you out there on the course cheering.

I still don't have my route completely picked out but I'll probably park myself between miles 4-11 and then go up to mile 18ish and then to the finish.

Unknown said...

You'll love coaching. It's great being able to share a passion with others.

I have a 5K on Monday. It should be interesting after the weekend 20 miles.

Unknown said...

I know you'll enjoy your training. Hope to see you Sunday morning. I'm not liking the weather forecast at all!!

track coach and adorable wife said...

Your reasons for being a Coach are perfect and you are going to be a great one! Probably won't be able to afford you, but I would love to run with you someday! See you this weekend! Thanks for the high-five love!

Velma said...

Have a good weekend coach!! Can you be my free coach?

Kate Geisen said...

Love the picture at the top of the page! I guess I hadn't noticed it.

You're already paying it forward by encouraging so many through your blog. Coaching will be a great addition...and you're right...it's always good to know more about what you're doing and why.

Middle Name Marie said...

High five to me. Chicago this weekend. :)

LookingUpAgain said...

Put me down for the Stonebridge 5k this weekend! Heading for a PR!!! (Jamie S.)

Katie A. said...

You're going to do great! Rock that training girlie!!!

Bethany said...

That's awesome that you're becoming a coach... you'll have to fill us in more of what the whole process is like. Its something I'm fairly interested in once I've been running consistently for awhile longer.

And I've got the Indianapolis Half Marathon next Saturday, the 16th... and the Monumental Half Marathon on November 6th. Yayyy!

run with Jill said...

THanks for the high 5. I'm ready to rock it!

Unknown said...

Great reasons to do the RRCA training! And those pictures are awesome. One of these times I'm going to crash one of your blogger meet-ups!

Questionably Texan said...

You'd make an excellent running coach, at least from what I know of you through the blog world! Can't wait to hear more about the course once you're through.