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

Thursday, December 23, 2010

3 and YIPPEE

The last 2 days I have run with my BOYS!! 3 milers in the gloomy rainy Seattle weather..

The boys in the Double Jogger, they are getting HEAVY.. They watched "Despicable Me" until we got to the track.. Once there they jogged around while I got in another mile. Fun time with the family :)

Tall Grandma was at the house and offered to watch the boys. Muscle Man wore blue, I wore pink, not on purpose but it made me laugh. We went a conversational pace and took on the HILLS. Generally we avoid the uphills with the Double Jogger. I feel so blessed to have a husband with an interest in running. 2011 will be a BIG year for him and he is getting started now on the pavement building some base miles.

It took me a while to get my CPR and First Aid required to complete my RRCA Coaching certification. On Tuesday night I had an American Red Cross instructor all to myself, and passed the class with flying colors. I think that EVERYONE should be certified in CPR and First Aid, it gives you amazing peace of mind knowing that you may be able to access a situation and make a difference. Call me Coach Tall Mom. If only I had extra time to commit to a small business. In 2011 I plan to practice building training plans for Muscle Man, Chelsea and a few other friends.. Once I feel confident I may be expanding, will keep you posted :) I am hoping to start classes on Mental Running and maybe plan small local race or training group. Time will tell..

Christmas Eve!! wow.. I am going with Janna to a local Marathon Maniacs run, should be a good time.. 10 miles to get the holiday season going.. I am taking it a little easy, back in Marathon training before you know it..



Stacey said...

Yay for passing your CPR & First Aid! I used to be an instructor.
Have a Merry Christmas Mel!

Anonymous said...

congrats for passing :) happy christmas and YAY for running with the boys :)

Jamie said...

Yay for Coach Tall Mom! Great job. :)

Lisa said...

Sounds like the past few days have been really good for you! Congrats on passing the exam, so cool! I'm sure whatever you decide to do as a coach you'll be great at it; you've already been 'coaching' people on this blog for a while now!

Merry Christmas! Have fun at the run tomorrow, sounds cool!

Kennyo said...

Busy cpl of days..
When you run what do you mainly run in?
Does Mr Muscle plan on blogging?


Amanda@runninghood said...

congrats on passing. So, that is a great idea to take the mini movie player for the kids. I suppose if the track was empty and it was warm enough, I could put a movie on and put them in the middle of the track and just keep an eye on them while I run laps. hmmmmmm.

Merry Christmas. Love the new picture on your blog header.

Stacie said...

Congrats Coach!!! That's awesome. I wish I lived closer so you could whip me into shape.

Have a great run tomorrow!!! Have a Merry Christmas!!!!

Aimee said...

Yay for the runs! I know exactly what you mean about your boys getting HEAVY for the double jogger. Mine, 3 and 5, and getting almost too heavy to push!
Congrats on passing the last tests! Isn't it nice to have that done? I dreaded taking those tests, but I'm so glad I did. I learned so much and like you, I think it's something that everyone should be certified in!

kimert said...

Congrats on passing! Have fun on your pre holiday run! :) Merry Chistmas to the Tall Mom Family!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Can I call you Coach Tall Mom now?! :) Woo hoo!

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Coach!

I'll be e-mailing you in a few weeks when I go to my RRCA cert class! I'm mortified!!!

Pam @ herbieontherun.com said...

Congrats on your certification! I was CPR certified a few years ago, but it's long expired. I really should do it again.

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Have fun on your run!

gba_gf said...

I agree Tall Mom - everyone should be CPR certified. I have never had to use it, but, I did have an OMG moment in 2010 where I sure was glad that I knew what to do.

I hope you have a beautiful holiday with your boys (all 3 of them).

Frankly, I'm just hoping to get through without a 911 call or an emergency plumber call.

Twila said...

Congrats! I can't wait until I can run with my son.

Unknown said...

Congrats, Coach!