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

Friday, January 7, 2011

High Five Friday

THE BEST LAID PLANS......are made to be broken. Training Day #2 for Boston and WHAM!! I thought hmmmm a Chicken Burrito in the cafeteria looks pretty good, nice green soft tortilla, etc.. Well they should have labeled it "Gut Bomb" because I felt ill the minute I tossed the foil wrapper. Pepto, milk, Aleve, nothing would make the tummy cramping go away...so the 7 miler on plan has been pushed to today... which means that I will run Fri, Sat and Sunday to get in my miles for the Week... OOPS!! I prefer rest days and only run 4 days a week, but I will MAKE IT WORK..

  • If there is one thing I have learned in Marathon training it is to be FLEXIBLE and fit in the miles when I can. Stressing about a missed run only takes the fun away from the journey. Don't stress!! Illness, time commitments, injuries, etc... all will happen, finding ways to keep up your fitness level during those STRESS times is what will keep you on track.
This weekend is JAM PACKED.. Tonight dinner with Jilly HERE and her family. Tomorrow AM 12 Mile run with Tammy, afternoon Seahawks game with the Tall family, and PM Goodbye party for our good friend Tom serving in the Coast Guard reserves.. Sunday, short run in the AM and Baby shower in the afternoon.. 2011 is in FULL FORCE FOLKS!!

****I am WELL AWARE that I am in need of a new High Five Friday center photo..I will get on it ASAP... For new Bloggy Pack Members High Five Friday is your chance to get a glimpse of what is going on in Bloggy Land/Daily Mile. Linking people together one High Five at a time..

Click on the names to visit Blogs, be sure to type "HIGH FIVE" in the comments...

High Five Racing/Events:
Bethany & Ryan- Goofy Challenge
Alisa- Goofy Challenge
Katye- Goofy Challenge
Steph- Indoor Marathon (#45 of 50)
Jess & Coach- (First) Half Marathon
Kim- Resolution Run 5K
***Lots of new Tall Mom 1,000 clubbers have races this weekend, so sorry for not listing, it has been a BUSY data entry week :)

High Five Great Posts:
Lesley- Beginner's guide to 1,000 Miles

High Five Giveaway:
Please tell them Tall Mom sent you :)

**Special Thanks to KIM HERE for her list I copied..

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls CEP Socks 1/7
Run to the Finish Sunfood 1/10
5k Rae BIC Headbands 1/12
Fruit Fly CSN $25 gift card 1/13
Run Faster Mommy Hydracoach water bottle 1/13
Mission TA Marathon SofSole 1/13
(Just) Trying is for Little Girls Inperspire Towel 1/14
Keep on Keeping On- Road ID 1/9
Barefoot Angie- Running chics Ends 1/11

High Five Birthdays this week:

  • What do you deserve a High Five for today? Leave a comment and let us all know...


abbi said...

It seem to me anything with the word burrito can spell trouble for me - have a good weekend!

Good luck to everyone this weekend - I can't wait to read recaps about the Goofy Challenge!

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I hate it when a good burrito goes bad. =(

Unknown said...

My high 5?? swimming all week instead of crying about NOT running ( I tweaked my knee).

GUT BOMB? we have a sandwhich shop here that sells one sandwhich called just that, a GUT BOMB-it's SO big that if you eat the whole thing in one sitting, it's free.

Unknown said...

Awww, you can copy my sidebar anytime. So neat that you get to watch the Seahawks playoff game this weekend!

Amber said...

Tomorrow I am running my second half marathon.

I am proud, because I never thought I would be running one just 9 months after my son was born. Especially since I hadn't ran since I was about 4 months pregnant. However, I am bummed that I will running at a slower pace that I would like. But it is for a good reason.....my sister-in-law is doing her first half with me tomorrow.


I deserve a high five for my sheer awesomeness ...

I'll be running everyday from Saturday until next Friday. J's little bro is getting married next weekend and I have to get my long run in some time before we leave. I feel you on the need to be flexible.

Marlene said...

Ugh, no fun at all!!! Yup, gotta be flexible for sure. I could have written the same thing this week.

Thanks for the high five linky love!!

Have a GREAT weekend!!!!!!!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Heehee. I laughed when I read the "flexible" part. We have been watching The Incredible again. Mr Incredible and ElastiGirl both say that line to one another. heehee But in running flexiblity will keep you from moping a day away when plans go awry!

Thanks for the linkies!

Kerrie said...

High Five to Tall Mom! ;)

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Thanks for the HIGH 5 Mel! Coach and I ran the Vegas Strip for an easy 3 miles this morning and are set for tomorrow!

GUT BOMB! That name is too funny! HOping your 7 miler was more pleasant today!

Heather -Momma Running Amok said...

I think I deserve a high five for finally after 2 1/2 years of reading others blogs to finally start my own. (and in the process not bore others to death!) 2nd 20 miler tomorrow and last "long" run before Marathon #1. Have a great weekend running!!

Kim (Book Worm Runs) said...

UGH!! Been there, done that with the burrito :( Have a great weekend, sounds like tons of fun stuff!! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the high five girl!

High five right back for organizing a mega-huge challenge!!!!!! That's a lot of work!

LDM said...

High Five Moment: Running 5K while pushing my two girls in the double jogger AND chasing my son on his bike. The high five...the 5K was on the air force base and we totally skunked The Boys in Blue! YAY! Missed a PR by one lousy minute...we will do it again!

5 Miles Past Empty said...

I deserve a high five just because!!!! Sorry about the gut bomb but man, that term cracks me up!

amanda said...

This post could not have come at a better time. I have been trying to beat this bronchitis for 2 weeks now. I had a big 7 mile speedwork run on the schedule for today. Made it 2.25 miles before I had to stop. I'm getting so upset. Thanks for reminding me that training plans are not written in stone.

Ashlyn said...

I rocked out 8.1 miles today! I didn't have the best week under the sun, but I felt sooo much better after a good ol' run. Currently my highest mileage :)

Happy Friday to you!

Unknown said...

Love the new term - gut bomb! I had one too today, but mine was a banana! Now I have to drag my butt out in the dark on a cold winter Saturday morning. sighh.
Happy Friday.

See.Kate.Run said...

High Five to you Tall mom! That was quite the google doc you put together!! Thanks!! Happy Saturday!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the shoutouts Mel! it's good to see HFF back in action

Anonymous said...

My high 5? I completed my first marathon!!! I did the WDW Marathon on 1/9. A good start to 1000 miles in 2011.

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