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

Friday, February 18, 2011

2 months away

Wow oh wow welcome new Bloggy pack members 896 strong!!! So blessed to have so many hit "Follow" on the Tall Mom Journey. Are there 4 lurkers who will join in pretty please??

The Boston Marathon is on April 18th...so by date it is 2 Months away!!! This time last year I felt SUPER STRONG read about and Awesome run HERE. This year has been a bit harder but I am trying to keep a positive outlook. I ran 4 miles today and the sore Hamstring felt pretty good, I may not have even noticed it if I weren't thinking about it so much.

Today I wanted to remember one of my Best Running Moments I have ever had...so I searched through photos and found these... Posing with my Eugene Race Medal after my BQ and the AMAZING sign left just for me on the Eugene Course..I BELIEVE that I will make it the next 2 months and cross that Boston Finish Line. It may not be pretty but I KNOW I can do it. With the latest news about the Boston Marathon qualifying times and rolling registration rules I am SO GLAD that I will run this year. Who knows if this Tall Mom will ever muster the Boston Speed again...but I did it once and I have that :) I plan to ENJOY the Marathon for myself first and for all of you who may never have the chance.

  • Amy W HERE First Marathon this weekend!! Good Luck!!
  • Amanda HERE for committing herself to run for Cancer for her Dad and all fighting, please help her in her efforts!! Her Donation page is buzzing HERE. Congrats Amanda you will be amazing and I am cant wait to give you a big Hug and Rock N Roll!! xoxoxo
  • TMB HERE Thank you for the awesome Running Music CD's, win your own and more HERE.
  • Katye HERE Thank You!! for the Brooks Running shirt and book :)

Kim HERE for her list of Giveaways!!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls Pay it Forward 2/21
Journey in Running Bic Bands 2/18
Abigail Runs Bondiband 2/18
Michelle Goes Running Nathan Belt 2/18
(Just) Trying Pay it Forward 2/21
Blonde Ponytail Chick9 Shirt 2/23
Chapters of our Life Girl Stuff 2/23
Run for the Hills 2Toms 2/23
One Crazy Penguin CSN $35 2/24
Racing with Babes Nathan Haul 2/24
Mom v. Marathon 2Toms 2/25
Our BF Greek Marathon CSN $35 2/27
Tiny Purple Runner Fundraiser

  • I have a 19 miler on the plan, but I will take it easy and cut it down if needed. It is so hard to know what is right or wrong with a sore muscle and Marathon miles.. Thoughts??

  • What do you have this weekend??



Kerrie said...


Kerrie said...

Okay, got that out of the way. Can't believe I beat Marlene.

Anyway, you can do it! I got chills reading that it is two months away. Even though Boston is not something I want to do, I know what it means to you and I KNOW YOU WILL ROCK IT - TALL MOM-STYLE!

I believe, too!

Hugs and thanks for posting my giveaway. :)

5 Miles Past Empty said...

Ha ha, Kerrie...Congrats on first!!

So THANK YOU MEL for the shout out!!!!! I am SO excited!! This is like better than Christmas! For real!!

I love looking back at some of my happiest racing memories but one of my favs was not captured on film but it is etched in my brain FOREVER! After Mercer Island when I found you and you hugged me and I cried....still get pretty emo thinking bout that.

Glad your hammy is feeling better! Listen to your body tomorrow!! Good luck! I'll be thinking about you while I'm out for a Saturday 10 mile stroll!

Kim (Book Worm Runs) said...

So, I will never be able to qualify for Boston so I am going live vicariously through you!! ;) The two months are going to fly by and soon you will be at the start of the Boston Marathon!!! Ahhh!!

Good luck with the 19 miles...I have 11 scheduled for Sunday! :)

Unknown said...

I hope you find a buddy to run with and have a great 19 miles tomorrow! I can't believe Boston is just two months away. One of my fondest running memories is watching you finish at Eugene and BQ. Another, is of watching you dance around the cone at YGG, but that's another story all together.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Marlene said...

AWW what happy pics! So fun to look back.

Have a great weekend!!!

Kate Geisen said...

I agree about listening to your body. Don't push that hamstring past what it's up for. You don't want to really injure it two months out. Good luck!

I've got a 16-miler Sunday...it'll be my longest run yet.

Unknown said...

I've got a 9.9 miler (it's close enough to 10 for me!) on tap for either tomorrow on Sunday. Trying to find a running buddy. All my long runs are distance PR's each week so that's a good thing!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

You know I wish I could be that buddy tomorrow! I will be sending you positive HAMMY vibes during your run.

I think you have a fabulous perspective on Boston--soak it in--running your first Boston marathon only happens once and many of us will never get there!

Kittee said...

I am just in AWE of anyone who can BQ. You are an inspiration!

I have a 9 miler that I will be doing in the pool.

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

I was so unhappy to see the Boston qualifying times being cut. Now I have to run five minutes faster. But an even bigger congrats to you for getting in before those go into effect. You'll more than love the crowds on Boylston as you ease to the finish line!

S Club Mama said...

good luck with your long run this weekend!

I do have a giveaway of Gu/Ryders up for grabs open until Sun night

Christina said...

I'm having a giveaway for some movie tickets for a running documentary coming out in March. Could you tell your bloggie friends about the giveaway? http://lazybonesrunning.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaway-for-my-run-documentary-one.html