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, April 10, 2011

Before Bed

Welcome new Tall Mom Bloggy pack members!! You are in for a FUN Week!! it is 9:45PM, Tall Mom bed time is generally about 9:00-10:00PM depending on the Little Studs. Forgive me if this post makes no sense, I am more of a morning writer... This weekend I ran 10 miles Saturday and 6 miles Sunday and....

  • I FEEL SO GOOD!!

Amazingly good. Like a Rocket, full of fuel on the launch pad just ready for countdown.



  • 3....2.....1..... BLASTOFF!!

I am sure this week I will go through ups and downs.. I wanted to write this down now. Now when everything in me knows that I am going to have an AMAZING MARATHON. No doubts, no fears. This time next week I will be Sleeping with a BIG RACE in the morning :) I only hope I feel this good, this confident, this relaxed, this ready.. The night before Marrying Muscle Man I felt this way. Like everything was right in the world, I fell to sleep instantly and awoke to the most PERFECT DAY! As we get older there are fewer and fewer moments that we can sit back and Cherish. Tonight I Cherish the Journey that has lead me to 1 week from Boston. It was not perfect, I may not have done everything right, but it was my Journey and I am proud to be where I am today...so close to a dream I set out to achieve over 2 years ago...



  • What do you Cherish?

  • When was the last time you felt TRULY AMAZING?

14 comments:

Julie D. said...

Excited for you and for so many! You have been on a hard journey in Boston training after the loss of your dad. You have exemplified strength in the face of loss. He will be smiling down on you next Monday. Good luck!!!

Amanda@runninghood said...

So glad that you are feeling so good about things Mel! This is wonderful! I am so excited to hear about everyone's journey to Boston. It will be so fun to know of so many runners there...one of the many doors that blogging has opened. I agree with Julie about your Dad! Boston will probably be an emotional finish for you...a climax to an emotional but wonderful road. Good luck to you! I feel pretty Amazing today after my race with my husband. Such a fun race and a special time with him! Made me feel like we were 24 again. But now, not so much...my legs feel more like 84. :)

Kerrie T. said...

You've so got this. It's all about the experience and I know you know how to have fun! Hope I get to run with you one last time before BOSTON this week!

Michelle said...

I'm so excited for you!!!!!!

fancy nancy said...

I'm so glad you are feeling this way! You have definitely had a journey to Hopkington but you are totally going to have a great race!

I cherish moments with family when there is nothing else pulling on me! I remember one evening in my kitchen when I was pregnant with my daughter. I remember sitting there thinking, I have everything I dreamed of!

Coy Martinez said...

I love reading your blog. You keep it so positive! It's cool to be at peace knowing you're ready.

sandi said...

There will be many people sending you positive thoughts on the day of the race. You have worked hard and it will pay off.

**Re: running skirts
I love all the running skirts I see on your blog and some of the other running blogs I read. Yesterday I ran in the Chicago Shamrock Shuffle. There were 40,000 people entered in the race. I only saw 2 people in running skirts. I was surprised! It was an unusually warm day of 75 degrees so the the weather was perfect.

Carla said...

You will run an amazing race, and I cannot wait to read all about it.

marathonmaiden said...

ummmm this post is full of excitement. yay!!

and i got your sticker the other day. thanks lady :)

Irene said...

Enjoy the ride!!!

Amy said...

Yay! You are ready. Have a great pre-Boston week!

Veronica said...

Can't wait to read the recap! You're going to do great! Enjoy your week ahead. :-)

Rene' said...

I love how you compared it to your wedding. so happy and wonderful.
Your confidence is awesome. I know that you are going to have such a good race Mel! you have a lot of people pulling for you and sending happy thoughts...this is going to be YOUR race!

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

I felt amazing yesterday - mid sixties, no injuries, and plenty of road to tear up! I threw caution to the wind and ran a good 6:22 pace. Man, did that feel good!!