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.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Stylish Tall Mom 1,000+++ club

The lovely Kerrie @ Mom Vs. Marathon and Chelsea @ Will Run for Food nominated me for the Stylish Blogger Award floating around Bloggy Land. Thanks ladies, I TRY to be Stylish whenever possible ;P

Go check out their lists, Kerrie has some old-school sports photos and Chelsea has a picture of a Baby pig in boots, fun stuff!!

Here are the rules to accepting this award:
1. Make a post + Link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award to 7 great bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won!

You have all heard about me.. I thought it would be fun to share about the Club..

7 Things about the
Tall Mom 1,000+++
2011 Clubbers


1. Names:
There were some trends being that the group is majority female...
5- Katie's, Lisa's and Jill's
6- Michelle's and Amanda's
8- Amy's
9- Becca/Becka/Rebecca's
9- Sara/Sarah's
10- Heather's
11- Jen/Jenn/Jennifer's

2. Places:
We span all over the country, including 3 from Anchorage Alaska, a large group of Canadians, someone from Peru, Malaysia, England, and many people at Army/Air Force Bases. I had a fun time plugging in all the cities, there are some creative names, here are some of my favorite city names: Mount Dora, Okeechobee, Apple Valley, York, Tonganoxie, Jupiter, Bountiful, Normal and the topper Paris, TN. Love it!!!

3. Ages:
The Average age of the folks who provided their age is 33.3, and I am not making that up. Our most experienced member is Trudie at 67 who will be logging miles while walking her dog. And the baby of the group is Ashlyn at 17 years young.

4. Birthdays:

We have 11 January birthdays, including Saundra HERE and Paige HERE whose birthday are this week. There are 9 February, 8 March, 9 April and 15 May.... I would go on, but you get the idea :) We could collectively blow out candles nearly every day of the Year..

5. Goals:

This is an AMBITIOUS group! We know they all want to reach 1,000+++ miles this year (or their own personal goal). We have folks going for BIG TIME FIRSTS including 5Ks, 10Ks, Half Marathons, Marathons, Half Ironman, Full Ironman, Ultras, 12 races in 12 months and more. People want to work on speed to get new Personal Records, and will be crossing off lifetime goals in 2011. It is inspiring to read the stories of personal success in weight loss, lifestyle change and facing adversity one step at a time.

6. Run Like a Mother:
Being that most of the group is female with an average age of 33.3 we have loads of Moms and many many CEO's of the Home. I was amazed how many women have 2 boys about the same age as our Little Studs. We have a few pregnant club members, new Mom's like Zoe HERE, and SBS of Run Like a Mother the Book is aiming for 1,000+++. We have Moms with 1-10 kiddos, Catey HERE has 8 kids with the addition of her miracle baby Sam, there are Mom's of multiples lots of Twin future runners :)

7. THANK YOU:
Special Thank you to those who left a personal note in their forms. I truly appreciate the words of encouragement and condolence. It is amazing to get such great warm-fuzzies from people I have never met. Being told that I "Inspire" you is the BEST compliment I could hope to receive. This is a wonderful community of like-minded people who are willing to test their limits and be/achieve more than they ever thought possible. What an Honor to play host to this group of 416++ (still logging a few more) Runners in 2011.

Now I get to pass this on to 7 people... Well many many folks have already received this, so I am going to send it on to my FAITHFUL followers those who have been there since the Beginning of Tall Mom (click names to be linked to blogs):

Velma @ Running with Boys- My St. Louis 6-Foot Twin, she has commented at least once a week since early 2009!! Go tell her Hello, and bonus for you she has a CSN Giveaway going on HERE.

Fair Weather Runner
- This lady is FUNNY!! I appreciate people who can subtly infuse movie quotes into posts about running "60% of the time it works all the time." She is training for the Oz Marathon on 4-16, how cool is that Marathon name??

J @ Morning Runner- Running and Wedding Dress shopping last weekend, yes this girl has a lot on her plate. She is positive, uplifting and REAL!!

Felice- The Happy Runner
- Mother of 2 boys, one of which is peanut, she ran through most of her pregnancy last year. Author, Mom, and creative blogger. Her Giveaway/Review blog HERE is always buzzing with great products.

Heather @ Run Faster Mommy- Heather's blog has grown and so has her ambition, what once was "Run Faster Mommy" is now "Swim, Bike and Run Faster Mommy." I don't know much about the 3 sports, but I love that Heather is constantly juggling getting her degree, family life, sports, jobs and which week to give up Mountain Dew.

Marlene @ Mission to Another Marathon- Not sure when Marlene first commented on Tall Mom but I know it was in 2009. I have "known" her a while and she ALWAYS has positive words of encouragement, you can tell she reads the posts. I had the great honor of running the Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon HERE with this lady and I KNOW that we will meet up again in the future. I consider her a dear friend, even if she is in Antigua while I am stuck in rainy Washington..

The Canadian and Australian Mel's: Mel at 2nd Chances my Canadian Mel, has a great story, her current post on her blog explains it all, go watch but bring your kleenex. Mel Tries to Run my Australian Mel connection, she does not post often but when she does it is a joy. She is the author of a play and last year published a book on Gastric Band Surgery. When she was a radio jock she interviewed me on her station, which was AWESOME..

  • OOPS that was more than 7... If you like this format and want to post 7 things about yourself please do.. You do not have to wait to be Tagged, start a tag yourself :)

16 comments:

Velma said...

Thanks Lady :) I will post something about me soon :)

Fair Weather Runner said...

ha! love it. and THANK YOU! you have no idea how badly i needed a pick me up today. BADLY. very, very badly.

you stay classy tall mom ;)

hearts and hugs!

Christina said...

I am embarrassed to ask this, but was there a form we supposed to fill out along with the e-mail request to become a member of "Da Club"? I haven't heard back yet about being admitted past the bouncer of the running club ... I hope I get in... I hope I get in ...I hope I get in.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Wow! Great stats!!! And fun too!!!

You totally inspire me...EVERY day!
=)

Rose said...

I love hearing about the people aiming for 1k in one year. We sound like an awesome bunch.

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

HAHA! The mountain dew comment made me laugh out loud in the library! Hee hee! Thanks for the nomination mama! :)

Tricia said...

love the info on our club!

Heather -Momma Running Amok said...

Wowzers I fit into a lot of those categories....
Name- Heather
Birthday -January
CityName- Jupiter...It is heavenly here, you must visit sometime
I am running my 1st marathon
Hope you are having a fantastic day!

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

So much fun! love all the cool stats about Run 1,000 ++ Tall Mom on the Run Club! You guys rock!

J said...

Thanks for the tag and the kind words! Made my day!

Amy said...

Feels just like it was in high school lots of Amy's and Jennifers!

Alma said...

Awesome post! Love the stats :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Awwww, thanks Mel!

Janice {Run Far} said...

Paris Tn?? No way... that is like 20 min from me. Funny. I lived in Paris, Ky until about 3 months ago.

Marlene said...

You know, you are making it difficult for me to catch up with so many posts last week. :)

JK, I totally love it!

Thanks for the tag and sweet words. I MISS YOU! I will play along soon, PROMISE! XO

scissorbill said...

You guys are an inspiration! I'd join you but...my goal is 500 miles in 2011.