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

Friday, February 25, 2011

High Five Friday

First Off the answer to the questions-

Why did the Canadian Geese Cross the Road?
Who knows Eh :)

The Snowy run was FANTASTIC... AC (Alex the Canadian) and I had not run together in ages. He said he would sneak me into the gym but I did not pack indoor gear, so outside it was.. The paths near the office were clear, I thought about doing repeat laps around the lake at .75 per lap.. But AC wanted to venture out. ADVENTURE TIME!!

Once we hit the white stuff I quickly realized that the untouched snow had the best traction and was less wet. I wore my new Pearl Izumi shoes (review coming soon) and smart wool socks... GOOD CHOICE!! My feet were totally warm and dry. It is HARD running in snow, sorta felt like sand in some ways. I had to really focus on lifting my feet, no shuffling along. AC and I chatted, dodging puddles and enjoying the crisp air. We were slow, but it felt tough. My backside was FREEZING, AC was done at 3.75 when I dropped him off I started the loop... BRRRRRR!! I cut my 7 miler short to 5 I was too cold... All in all a FUN adventure.. I feel really badly for all you Bloggy buddies who cant avoid the white stuff. UGH!!

My Weekend Long Run plans are a little TBD at this point. Muscle Man has plans with his bro in the morning on Saturday.. So I may end up solo on Saturday afternoon.

***Anyone up for a 20 mile running tour of Bonney Lake, WA??
High Five Racing/Events:
Kate- 15K Trail Race
Michelle- Hyannis 10K
Bethany & Ryan- Hyannis Marathon
Kadie- River Rush 5K
Hannah- Post Oak Challenge 25k trail run Saturday, Marathon Sunday.

Disney Princess Half
***I know there are more princesses, leave a comment and I will link you in on the list this afternoon..

High Five Great Posts:
Zoe- Love Yourself Valentine Challenge Results
Mom Vs. Marathon- Fundraising Friday

High Five Giveaways & Fundraisers:
Marlene- Nolan's Dreamchaser Giveaway/Fundraiser
Run with Jess- Pink Ribbon Giveaway ends 3/6
MomvsMarathon- Buttshield Giveaway ends 2/25
Amanda- 74% to her Goal for American Cancer Society

HIGH Five Thank you:
Blond Ponytail for the sticker and card it made my day!!

  • If you would like a HIGH FIVE and to be added to one of the lists above please leave a comment I will link you in....just as soon as I can..

  • Please go around and spread the HIGH FIVE Love :)
HIGH FIVE It's Friday!!


SupermomE13 said...

I have a giveaway for some great running headbands. :)


Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Isn't running in the snow an endurance plus stabilizng exercise?! Crazy tough!! The "feels like" temp is in the negatives now....I am mentally preparing to do my 18 miles on the treadmill tomorrow :( Hope you find a buddy for 20 tomorrow!

Glad you liked the sticker and card!!

Meredith said...

Nice job on the run! I opted for the treadmill yesterday and enjoyed dripping sweat while watching my sweet kids play in the snow!

Jill@Run for the Hills said...

Happy miles this weekend, Mel. Im also running the Princess on Sunday. :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm at the Princess too!

Anonymous said...

high five to you too! i totally would want to do a 20 with you. sadly i am on the wrong coast...

Relentless Forward Commotion said...

High five Mel!!!!

Kate Geisen said...

Thanks for the high five! I've been getting more and more excited all day...which I'm sure will be followed tomorrow by a sick feeling of "what the heck was I thinking" until I'm finished. :)

I <3 snow running. Tomorrow may be pretty wet and muddy running, though, complete with a couple of creek crossings. I'm hoping to make it to a store that has smart wool socks tonight.

Marlene said...

BAHAHAHA, literally laughed out liud at "who knows eh!"

I was just going to add you to ask me, but I see it's already here. THANK YOU! Not much response today so hopefully being featured here in Tall Mom land will help. :)

Have a great weekend and I hope you can round up some company for your long run. I'm heading out for 20+ mostly solo tomorrow. REALLY wish we were closer... sigh.

Run with Jess said...

I love High Five Fridays! Just the name makes me smile!

Good luck to all the Princesses - man, I hope I'm there next year...

Thanks for mentioning my giveaway Mel.
Great runs this weekend ladies... I got 10 on the schedule, but shooting for 12 (shhhh!)

TNTcoach Ken said...

Wow, we never run in snow here in Michigan! Sounds like fun...........

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

The snow is really just another type of terrain. You get used to it after awhile and then you stop second guessing your run plans when you see it coming down. Rain is another question for me, but snow is ok on my list.

I'm glad you finally got a taste of it, though it's too bad it was too cold.

Tricia said...

I'm totally diggin my new Pearl iZUMi's. Looking forward to hearing how you like them.

amanda said...

High five for your run. I live in Florida so I don't ever have to run in the snow.

I'm going to be a Princess this weekend. We are leaving in the morning and I can't wait!

My giveaway ends raceday, check it out.

beach mama said...

High Five!!
I forgot to post to you my high five moment last week. I did my very first half marathon in New Orleans on Feb 13th! I ran 2:27:14. It was amazing...and now my hubby and I are signed up to do our first full marathon at the Marine Corps Marathon in DC!!

Kittee said...

I love your posts! I am still trying to get the hang of blogging...

I will be running 5 tomorrow, I will be with you in spirit from the start but you will have to finish on your own.. haha

Good Luck on your run...

I bought my first brooks today! Excited to run in them

5 Miles Past Empty said...

Solo 20?! Oh sister! Wish I were there, you could just catch a hop to here and I'll do 10 with you! Then you'd be on your own. No wait, I have a bike!!! Yeah!!

Thanks for the shout out!!!

Laura said...

Hi Five for your snowy five miler! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

gba_gf said...

High Five I've got a boot... yea, never mind, it's not very High or Five... I wish I could come bike escort you on your solo run this weekend.

Unknown said...

I have a love/hate relationship with running in snow. Somedays it feels great, but other days the sand-like quality just kills me.

By the way, I mentioned you in my blog post today. I don't want you to think I'm a stalker or anything, but I really do admire you. Thanks for your honesty.

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Can I get a high five for a contest I am running for this weeks high five? lol http://www.babyweightmyfatass.com/2011/03/allied-medal-display-review-and-give.html Thanks so much!

Unknown said...

I'm so late, but thanks for the high five!

I saw your comment on my Princess post. I'm going to shoot you an email soon. I've got something in the works I think would be perfect for you.

Winks & Smiles,

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