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.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Tall Mom 1,000+++ Club 2010 RESULTS

What a FUN YEAR!! I remember crossing the 1,000th mile in 2009 and how proud I felt... I knew that I wanted to Inspire others to Aspire to reach the same Goal.. The Tall Mom 1,000+++ Club was born. Why +++? Many of you may have goals above the 1,000 miles, which is inspiring, I wanted everyone to be included.

I started the year with grand plans of sponsors, weekly emails, medals, etc... As a working Mom just keeping the spreadsheet going was a task, special thanks to Zoe for her help :) Next year the structure will be a bit different but the accountability is the same. You keep track of your miles, update your line on the spreadsheet and you are in the club.. All members from 2010 have been carried over and new members can join tomorrow..

We:
-Ran with injuries
-Ran pregnant (a few)
-Struggled through losses
-Ran with limited time
-Ran in the early AM
-Ran late at night
-Ran in blizzards
-Ran in the pouring rain
-Ran in the blistering heat
-Ran when we would rather be resting
-Set new personal records
-Reached Finish Lines all over the country
-Got medals in Marathons, Half Marathons, 10K's, 5K's, Goofy's and more
-Ran, Biked and Swam
-Ran as many miles as we could for 2010

So how did we do??
115, 178.5 Miles
***This number does not include all miles, many people did not update their miles... I would guess that the number is much higher..

If you would like a Bumper Sticker like the one below please email me your address. I hope to get them in the mail late January.

RESULTS: (in Alpha order)

Thank you to those who sent photos, those will be posted this week. If your number is not correct leave a comment :) I sent plenty of reminders.... You all did AMAZING and I am very proud of you...

Tall Mom- Mel= 1220
http://www.tallmomontherun.com/

PHEW!!! That was a long one.. If you were part of the club please tell me what you liked and anything you would like to see for 2011. Would love your comments on this post... Keep on Running.....

ASPIRE TO INSPIRE-

Tall Mom

36 comments:

J said...

Thanks for running the 1000+++ mile club this year! I really enjoyed it and hope to make 1000 miles in 2011!

Lisa said...

Mel, you continue to inspire us and thank you for helping so many people achieve their goals! This year I hope to stay injury free and i'm going to be dedicated to tracking my miles this year. I WILL reach 1000 miles in 2011!

Rene' said...

It is just so inspiring to see people logging miles. so glad that I get to be in in 2011. Happy New Year!

Suzy said...

Thanks for organizing! It was great having everyone's blog listed so I could go and see what others were doing in the running community.

RunKathyRun said...

Mel, you are amazing! Thank you so much for organizing this such an exciting and inspiring challenge. The numbers are unbelievable and I am happy to have participated.

marathonmaiden said...

dayyyyyyyyyyyyyum. this was awesome! thanks so much :)

Twila said...

I love it and you inspired me to run 1000 miles in 2011! I almost did it this year but my goal was 2010 miles of exercise in 2010 so a lot of my miles were biking. I am planning on 2 fulls in 2011 so I want to get in more running miles. Love your blog!

Amanda said...

Thank you so much for doing this club, Mel! It was so much fun to be a part of and I'm looking forward to going further next year and reaching the 1000+++miles.

Kat said...

Loved it! Thanks so much for doing it! I'm so bummed I didn't make it to 1000 but didn't know I would be pregnant for 6 of those months. Next year I will only be preggo for 3 and will totally do 1000 or more!!

Molly said...

even though I finished with 830, I'm happy, I kept at it, and this was the first time I ever tracked miles. All ready for 2011!!

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

Thanks for keeping up with all of our miles. Having this club in the back of my mind held me accountable on some days when I did not feel like running! :)

Colleen said...

That's amazing! I'm looking forward to joining for this year!

Rose said...

What an awesome total number of miles!

Where do we sign up for 2011?

MCM Mama said...

Great job, everyone! Thank you, Mel, for organizing it and keeping us accountable!

MomRunningFromCancer said...

thanks so much Mel for organizing this. it was a motivating goal, especially tracking others . . . which helped to push me at the end.

I will certainly be doing this again in 2011.

Cynthia O'H said...

Oops, I think I must have forgotten to update my digits. I ran 1041 miles. Sorry.
On a positive note, though, that brings our collective total closer to 116,000 miles!

Marlene said...

YAY! Congrats to all of us and special thanks to YOU for organizing it... no small task. Looking forward to the next one. :D

fancy nancy said...

Yay for us all!!! Thank you again for organizing this!! I've already started for this year!

H Love said...

PARTAY!!!! Thanks Mel for everything! I tried to send you a pic of my 1,000 miles feet pic. Not sure if it went through. It is on my blog if you want to snag it or I can try again!

Jamie said...

I would love to do this one day. I'm not sure if I'm ready this year, but most likely the next. :)

13point1miles said...

Is your thing only for people who have their eyes on 1000 miles for the year? What if I KNOW I won't be running that high? Could I still join? A little extra motivation goes a long way! :)

Carly said...

Wow! Amazing and inspiring!

Denise said...

congrats to everyone! we covered a lot of ground in 2010! let's beat it in 2011!

~Andrea~ said...

I have been out of the loop but I wanted to let you know that I also completed the 1000 in 2010. I actually did 1229. Will be joining you next year with a goal of 1300. Thanks for inspiring me to do this.

Happy New Year!!

Michelle said...

What an inspiring list Mel! I would love to be a part of the 2011 club - how can I join? The extra motivation will be great!

caitlinrunning.com said...

Love this list! Amazing! I'd love to be a part of the club in 2011 if that's possible!

caitlinrunning.com said...

Love this list! Amazing! I'd love to be a part of the club in 2011 if that's possible!

Bethany + Ryan said...

OOPS! i thought i had til today to update! i updated it last night. oh well! congrats to everyone! thanks for organizing this, Mel!!

Morgan said...

It was so much fun doing this and so motivating to see the totals go up and up! Thanks for hosting this and looking forward to 2011!!!

Count me in for the sticker! So awesome!!!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Count me in for a sticker too! If I haven't asked for one already.

Thanks for doing all this. You had a challenging year and the fact that you faced it with such grace and determination really inspires us all.

I love seeing everyone who joins and tries to improve from year to year. I do wonder what happens to those who only post a few miles or a few times. I wonder if life sent them challenges or if they just lose interest in the challenge.

Tiffany said...

I loved committing to this goal so much! I am hoping to do more miles in 2011 but I am going to wait to start running until I am past this darn plantar facissicts.

Amy said...

I can't wait for the 2011 list to be up! I am in this year! Congrats to everyone!

Becka said...

Thanks Mel! I ran 1183.73 miles in 2010, and have 1300 on the books for 2011. You are such an inspiration, I'm so happy I found your blog last year!

Talitha said...

Wow, Mel! You blow me away with all the hard work you put into this. THANK YOU!!! For everything. :)

I forgot to update but I finished the year with 559.2. I'm in for next year, and this time I'll HIT 1,000!

Zoë said...

Excellent job, everyone!! And thank you Mel for creating this running club! This year I will make the 1000 goal. :)

JenniferLeah said...

Congrats to everyone who ran in 2010~
I would LOVE to be a part of this for 2011!! :D