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.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Tall Mom to BOSTON!!

Thanks to the AMAZING Jill HERE (or Jilly as I call her) and to Adidas looks like I will have a spot in Boston 2011 after all!! That's right folks, Tall Mom is going to BOSTON!!!

I had faith that if it was meant to be it would be and I am excited to have something to be excited about. I know Dad will be so PROUD of me as I cross the Boston Finish.. My purpose in running Boston has changed a bit. These past few months I have really loved running with/for others. Who knows where this will take me, but I have a feeling that speedy PR miles are not what will heal my HEART. I want to run this for all of those who cant, or may never qualify. To experience every step and share the excitement. I hope you all will join me on this JOURNEY.

My running has still been a bit off. I ran 8 miles with Tammy on Wednesday, my last day home before heading back to work. It was a GLORIOUS day!! The air was crisp, trees are changing color and the Mountain was in full view. Without knowing it Tammy and I went SUPER FAST!! I thought I had lost some fitness but 8 miles at 8:26 pace is pretty darn good!! I doubt I will make the 83 mile CHALLENGE without injuring myself, so I am going to borrow a few miles from some of you ;)

Have an AMAZING weekend folks. Life has its ups and downs, if you have faith you may just find the purpose in it all.

HAPPY FRIDAY!!

Have a great weekend!
GET OUTSIDE & RUN!!!!

44 comments:

Deb said...

That is GREAT news!!!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Yeah for Boston! May the journey help you heal! Can't wait to follow along... from a runner who will probably never ever be fast enough for Boston.

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

YAY fantastic news! And a great reason to run.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Wonderful news! Your dad will be smiling through you all 26.2 miles.

It is spitting snow and cold here today. It was gorgeous yesterday. I race Sunday, Oh I'm so lucky. brrbrrbrr

TNTcoach Ken said...

Yay!!!

Belly Charms said...

Awesome - I just found you via the Running Diva Mom. Fantastic Blog!!

Amber said...

Congratulations!!!!

I just found your blog when searching for bloggers who run. I am just getting back into running after having my first son. I ran during my first trimester then fell off the wagon. I am back on board and training for the Disney half in January, so I wanted to follow some people that will help me stay encouraged and motivated. Both of which you do!!! Thanks!

I am also a Physical Therapist, so I am hoping to start posting some vlog's on my blog about various stretches and injury prevention. Should be fun!!

aron said...

yayayayayayayayay!!! happy :)

marathonmaiden said...

this is so exciting! YAY

racing dawn said...

Congrats. I knew it would happen for you! I'm hoping to qualify for 2012 - so I'll just live vicarioiusly through you for one year! ;)

Rene' said...

I am so excited for you. Now i will have someone to look for. It will be fun to follow your journey as well!!!!!!

Michelle said...

That's great news - I'm really glad it worked out for you! Looking forward to following your journey!

Molly said...

fabulous news, I'm excited for you!

teacherwoman said...

Yay for BOSTON!

kat said...

I read your blog, but never comment, just want to say two things, sorry for your loss, and congratulations on getting a place in Boston.

ShutUpandRun said...

Simply thrilled for you and I will see you there! No doubt your dad's smiling too.

Bethany + Ryan said...

SOO happy to hear this!!! Obviously my heart was so sad for you when you didnt get in and i knew what a rough week you were having...this is SO selfish but I was really dissapointed too bc i was SOOOO looking forward to meeting you!!! YAY! now i get to! let me know if you need a place to crash! (you're feet may hang off tho :-p but hey, it's free!)
so excited for you! xoxo

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

So glad you got in to Boston! You can have my extra miles, I got you covered!

Julie D. said...

That is so awesome!!! Now, what is this connection that miss Jill has??!!! I'm just so excited for you. Congrats. You deserve the Boston journey this year...may it heal your heart in some small way. God bless.

Marlene said...

SOOO happy to read this news. Can't wait to be a part of the journey. And the rest of my miles for October are YOURS!

Alyson O'Holic said...

Mel, I am so happy to hear that you DO get to go to Boston! When Lora caught me up on what was going on, my heart dropped thinking of how rough the whole situation must be.

I wish you the best of luck on this goal you've clearly worked SO HARD toward acheiving.

Meredith said...

Such great news!! Congratulations!

Aimee said...

Yay! That is awesome!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

exciting and awesome news! woohoo!

Emz said...

So awesome.

YAY for you!!

Lisa said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you! i know you will represent all of us who will never run Boston, well! Glad to hear you had a good run the other day. There are many more ahead of you, too!

track coach and adorable wife said...

Yay on getting into to Boston! That is great news!

Alanna said...

Congratulations! That's awesome news (please tell us how they got you in someday...)! Glad you got a good run in - don't worry about the challenge - you can have some of mine even though I don't have extras to give (what's my excuse?!?)

misszippy said...

So glad for you...it was meant to be! I have a nice list of Boston-bound bloggers going on my blog if you'd like to join in (just email me). We'll figure out a day/location for a meet up as it gets closer.

Jess "Blonde Pony" said...

Met to be!! What a nice surprise during such a trying time!

the dawn said...

congrats! it was definitely meant to be!

MCM Mama said...

Great news!

I'll try to run a few extra on Sunday for you. How's that sound? ;o)

Cynthia O'H said...

Lucky you for going to Boston! That's great news!

Feel free to steal a mile or two from me. Sharing is good.

wojo said...

Congratulations!! I know friends who were bummed about not being able to grab a spot fast enough when it opened.

I should have a couple hundred more miles under my belt by then, so feel free to borrow away!

Best of luck!!

Kayla said...

Wahoo! Great news! So excited for you!

S Club Mama said...

oh wow! That's awesome! Run it for me because I'll never be fast enough to run in Boston. :)

mysocal said...

Glad you got into Boston. It was meant to be.

Carly said...

Wonderful news!!!!! I agree it was meant to be.

I am just catching up and saw your post about your father. I am sooooo sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts.

Jill said...

Boston should be about the experience, the reward for getting there. Enjoy it - your dad will be so very proud of you no matter what! Soooo sorry to hear about your dad on FB.

Lindsey said...

I'm SO happy to hear that someone was able to help you get into boston!!!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

So so excited for you. Looking forward to the journey!

Mari said...

So happy for your Boston race! Congratulations...

Wifey said...

So excited for you! Boston will never be the same!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Robin said...

Good for you, buddy. that's awesome. glad to see the 'running for others' bug has bitten you. it's my MOST FAVE reason to run!!