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

Friday, April 1, 2011

Five Things Friday

HELLO FRIDAY!!! Wow this has been a Week....excited to have the weekend in reach and a shorter Long Run tomorrow :) My creativity is a bit lost today so forgive me please with this list post..

1. It is April 1st, April Fools Day. One this you should know about me is that I am GULLIBLE. I believe people, and fall for things that I probably should not. So April Fools is not my favorite because I am the Fool ;) This April I am EXCITED, 17 days to BOSTON!!! Bright Yellow is one of my all-time favorite colors so this Finish Line is PERFECT!! I am a little nervous to run alone, Denise HERE is in the same Wave and Corral as me-Wave 2 Corral 6, anyone?? I plan on making a sign with Races2Remember HERE with my name to have a constant Cheering section :) 2. I am trying to wrap my thoughts about my Boston Training Journey...but I can't find the words. This training I have had ups, downs, friends, rain, miles and miles in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. My Journey has not at all what I expected. Marathon training is HARD!! This is Marathon #6 for me and this JOURNEY I have had doubt. Doubt about my strength...more mentally than physically. My advice for anyone going into a Marathon would be to be positive on your Journey and train the mental as much or more than the physical.
3. I had a DATE last night with Chelsea, Jamie, Jill, and Kerrie. We met up at Red Robin and I consumed far too many steak fries for someone 17 days from a Marathon...OOPS!! We went to see My Run HERE. A bunch of us saw Hood to Coast HERE a while back and I LOVED every minute of it!! I am sad to say that My Run was not great...it had potential to be really good but the filming, cheesy music and awkward photo montages missed the mark for me. It is an inspiring story which I believe would have been better told in a movie format than the Documentary style with old old footage that they replayed over and over. I would recommend the movie because I think it is Inspirational, but don't go in with high expectations.

Me and Jamie, she is training for her first Marathon.. We sat next to eachother for Hood to Coast too.
Jill, Chelsea and Kerrie... always a GREAT night with these lovelies..

4. Tall Mom Needs a Logo!!! I put a call out on Facebook yesterday and got a couple bites (please email me). I would love love a Logo with a Runner Waving and the name of the Blog incorporated. Using Free online Logo tools, Word and Paint I made the logos below... Clearly I have no graphic design or artistic talent :) HELP!! Email me (tallmomontherun@hotmail.com) if you would be willing to help me out :)

This logo is a bit boring, but I like the bright green..
I was going for the faded look with the logo below, but it ended up just looking blurry
5. I posted some BAD BAD Race Photos on Dailymile this week for a LAUGH. Lucky me, I also have some pretty GREAT race photos.. Today Zoe HERE sent me a Screen Shot from her Video at You Go Girl. How AWESOME is this???
I look fast and sort of like a ROBOT. The Video is pretty funny because I am waving like a Goofball while TMB is smoking fast to the Finish line.. CLASSIC!!! The Running Skirts socks are supposed to be a heart but mine resemble more of a Blobbish Heart..

  • FYI the Fabulous Blonde Ponytail has a Giveaway HERE.

  • FYI Miss Zoe has started a Blog to capture Giveaways check out Runner Swag HERE and is hosting a RoadID Giveaway HERE.


Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

So wished I was a west sider--so many fun social events and lovely ladies!!! AND, I love your race photos! Long, lean and speedy girl! Visualize that image in BAAAAAAAAHston!!

I find it so much harder to train for a MAY marathon in WA than a Fall one, do you think that has anyting to do with it? The weather is a constant battle for long runs and I'm such a sunshine girl!

You are one mentally tough girl and we all believe in you! training for halfs following Boston, might be a nice lil breather for you!

bobbi said...

I want to give a high 5 to YOU - without your 93 miles in March challenge, I'd have never made it to 93.6 mile for the month! Thank you!!!

kimert said...

I'm with Bobbi! High 5 to you and your March mileage challenge... I hit 95 miles yesterday to complete my half marathon training! I AM running my first half marathon on Sunday!!! :)

have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see how well you do in Boston!
As for the race pics you posted on Dailymile... those were awesome and I admit I went back to them a few times (maybe more than I should admit) to get a laugh.

Anonymous said...

i'm not in wave 2 but i still expect to meet you at some point that weekend!

i love that 2nd picture. you look so hardcore!

Marathon Lar said...

I thought the EXACT same thing about My Run after I saw it last night. It was inspirational, after all, if he can run 75 marathons surely I can run just ONE! The cheesiest part and a little weird to me was when they had some random ladies voice reading his wife's letter...I don't know why but it kind of creeped me out.

Good luck with preparing for Boston!

TX Runner Mom said...

TGIF! Best of luck in Boston...you're in the home stretch!

Marissa said...

cute post :) hope you find a cute logo!!! GOOD LUCK IN BOSTON!!!

Run with Jess said...

Totally agree that "My Run" would have been better as a movie!
Yellow is my fav color anyway - just makes that finish line that much cooler!
I spoke up on FB b4 the movie last night... I can totally work you up some options... but unfortunately I'm kinda swamped at the moment - maybe next week I can get them to you if you still need by then!

Rhubarb said...

I agree about My Run. It was inspirational (especially since I am running a half this weekend), but it wasn't done as well as it should have been. The story is there, but I don't think it was told very well. And the music was terrible! I will think about him running for 75 days though while I'm running.

Karen said...

Glad to know I wasn't the only one who thought My Run kind of fell short of expectations. I wanted to like it, I really did. I am not sure what I expected but it was just missing something.

Lisa said...

Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for tipping me off to myname bibs - you might just see one on me in Seattle!

Carly said...

I was relieved to read your view of My Run. I read the book and really got a bad taste for this story which followed the documentary closely. It left me with a lot of questions. I thought I was the only one that wasn't a huge fan.

RunningFromCancer said...

Completely agree about My Run. What a great story - but it just wasn't told very well.

Null said...

I just found your blog and I love it! I took the RRCA certification course a couple weeks ago, and I'm sitting here procrasting before I take the test tonight. I don't want to botch it!

Lacy said...

Are you on twitter? That'd be a great way for many of us to say hello in athletes village. Post your twitter name on your blog if you join up! See you in hopkinton! I'm wave one, corral 8

Little Miss Runshine said...

I can't believe how soon Boston is!! Marathon #6-SO impressive!!!!

I'm waiting for a friend to finish designing a logo! I love your idea!
I am dying to see what my friend comes up with! Can't wait to see yours!

Denise said...

saw you nailed your long run this wknd!! i'm not sure i'll be able to keep up with you at boston! rest up, 2 more weeks!

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

Do you want to run an awesome time at Boston, or conversely, have an awesome time while running Boston. If the latter, don't stress :-) If the first, no more fries for you. Haha

I like you funny picture, most of us have them.

Marlene said...

That pic from Zoe is FANTASTIC! I wondered why I didn't recognize it - so clever snagging it from the video. You look so happy and FAST!