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

Friday, April 15, 2011

High Five Friday Boston Edition

3 days!!! I am not good with the recaps of training miles, pace, etc.. But I do have High Fives for a few AWESOME Products which helped me during my training.

ActiveWrap HERE:
Patented for Targeted Relief
. Treat all aspects of the knee and leg with this versatile thermal compress wrap. The ActiveWrap knee system includes 2 large reusable heat & ice packs and a durable plush-prene™ compress wrap. Complete with generous 3" wide plush compression straps that can be spiraled around the support to provide focused compression and fastening. Designed for injury specific adjustability and freedom of movement. Full One Year Warranty. Washable and built to last. The ActiveWrap Heat & Ice wrap is the absolute finest heat and ice wrap on the market today.
They kindly sent me a Knee wrap to TEST. I am not a fan of ice baths but I do need to take care of my Left Knee (2 surgeries in college). This wrap is AWESOME!! What an upgrade from the bag of peas. I love that I can tighten then straps and feel the cold hiting my target sore spots. ActiveWrap HERE also carry products for Foot & Ankle, Back, Wrist, Shoulder and Elbow. I have not used the pack for heat yet but I am sure I will love that too. Tall Mom Tested Battle Approved.

CEP Compression Socks HERE:
CEP Running O2 Sportsocks maximize muscle oxygenation and boost energy with CEP's unparalleled scientifically optimized ultimate compression technology for all-day benefits. You’ll run with less effort, increased speed, decreased recovery time, reduced fatigue and optimized performance.

The days of wearing socks “solely” to protect feet from blistering are over. CEP compression sportsocks are the first truly functional compression sport socks with a patented pressure flow technology that provide a scientifically proven increase in blood circulation and a consequent increase in performance. In addition to blister prevention, CEP socks provide more oxygen, more energy, an improved metabolization of lactic acid, and faster recovery so you can return to training quicker than ever.

I wore these socks on a 20 miler and 23 miler and my legs felt great!! I had some calf cramping and the tightness of the compression gave me a little extra stability and comfort. The cushion in the toe and heel is nice for longer runs. These socks are great for recovery but also fantastic for on the run. With fun colors like Pink, Black and Green you can have some fun. I put these in the wash but did not dry them and have help up great!! CEP also carries compression sleeves if you cant give up that favorite pair of socks, but want some compression. My only complaint is the Price, there are other products on the market with a lower price point. Tall Mom Tested Battle Approved.

Sof Sole CoolMax Trainer Socks HERE:
Seamless toe moisture management for comfort
  • Deep heel pocket minimizes movement and friction
  • Banded instep for secure fit and arch comfort
  • Nonbinding top provides comfort
  • Half cushion sole for protection
  • Hand-linked toe

Sof Sole HERE sent me insoles to test but I am waiting until after Boston. But I have to tell you about these socks. I am in LOVE!! These socks are soft, breathable, light weight and just high enough to land above my shoe. The best part is I feel I could wear the socks during any season, which makes them an asset to my running wardrobe. Tall Mom Tested Battle Approved.

Sorry to those who read my Reviews and Giveaway page HERE...this is a repeat..
Since I already packed this image will have to do.. If you see me please wave, yell, smile and take my picture :) I wont have family along the course, so I will adopt you ALL!!

Visor- Gone for a Run HERE

Top- Nike

Sleeves- Moeben HERE
**Special Thanks to Shannon at Moeben for sending a second pair of sleeves when the first pair did not fit. The sleeves are very symbolic for me (Daisy for my Mom and Blue dot for my Dad) and I feel blessed to wear them!

Name Bib- Races 2 Remember HERE

Skirt & Socks-
Running Skirts HERE

Shoes- Brooks Adrenaline HERE

Want to Stalk me??

  • TRACK TALL MOM #14576
  • Wave 2 Corral 6
Live local coverage on WBZ-TV, or www.boston.cbslocal.com.
Live national coverage on Universal Sports Television Network
Live online streaming on www.universalsports.com
Live web coverage on www.baa.org

Special Thanks to Morgan HERE for sending me the list below to copy :) we have some FUN FUN Blogger meets ups on the schedule thanks to Morgan and others..

Sorry took too long to link everyone, copy address and past in your browser to go give a High Five!

**Self Five :)
Mel http://www.tallmomontherun.com/
Adrienne www.runninginhingham.blogspot.com
Aron http://www.runnersrambles.com/
Beth http://twentysixpointtwoormore.blogspot.com/
Bethany & Ryan http://ourloveontherun.blogspot.com/
Cate http://catesworldkitchen.com/
Corey http://runnerscookie.com
Denise http://www.run-denise-run.blogspot.com
Dorothy http://mile-posts.blogspot.com/
Emily http://sweatonceaday.blogspot.com/
Emily - EMZ http://royalpitatoias.blogspot.com/
Erin http://e410.wordpress.com/
Gator Mike http://www.dailymile.com/people/GatorAte
Gina http://runningthedawn.com/
Janae Jacobs hungryrunnergirl.com
Jim http://50after40.blogspot.com/
Joanne http://www.applecrumbles.com
Karyn http://marathonmaiden.wordpress.com/
Keri www.blueeyedrunner.com
Kim http://tetaequalsbooby.blogspot.com/
Laura http://angryrunner.wordpress.com
Lindsay http://eatreadrun.com
Lizzy http://foodtorunfor.blogspot.com/
Luau http://runluaurun.com
Mike http://www.dailymile.com/people/TheRunnerGuy
Mike D. http://www.dailymile.com/people/GatorAte
Page http://twentysixandthensome.com
Petra http://petraruns.blogspot.com
Sam http://operationjack.org/blog/
Sean http://incleanair.blogspot.com/
Spike http://runningspike.blogspot.com/
Stephanie A. http://50marathonchallenge.blogspot.com/
Ty http://www.seekingbostonmarathon.com/

BOSTON 5K, Spectating and/or Volunteers:

Nancy http://littlefancynancy.blogspot.com/
Sarah www.reasonsthingshappen.tumblr.com
Jill http://onelittletrigirl.wordpress.com/
Katie http://runthisamazingday.blogspot.com/
Lauren http://failedmuffins.blogspot.com/
Morgan http://cautionredheadrunning.blogspot.com/
Danielle http://danielle09justdoit.blogspot.com/
Kim http://endlessrunner.wordpress.com/
Sarah http://www.sarahsrunningadventures.blogspot.com
Christy http://twentyfivebeforetwentyfive.blogspot.com/
Ally http://shabbyprincess.blogspot.com/
Gene http://genesoboleski.blogspot.com/
Jessica http://inhaleexhalerepeat.wordpress.com/
Katie http://www.dailymile.com/people/kdmetz#ref=tophd
Kelly http://mealsformiles.wordpress.com
Lindsay http://www.chasingthekenyans.com/
Erica http://practicallydomestic.com
Becky beckontherun.com
Lauren http://www.healthontherun.net

Phew!!! So all of you out there not in Boston on 4/18 plan a sick day, it will be worth it!!

I will try to Blog from the Airport and along the way but no promises, I don't plan on sitting in front of the Computer. My trip is short.. I leave at 6am on Saturday, arrive 6pm-ish. Sunday is 5K, meet-ups, Expo and Packet Pickup. Monday is Marathon, Post Race Milkshake, and sight seeing, depending on how I feel post race. Tuesday fly out mid-day. Not much time for computer. But I will have 2 AWESOME Giveaways popping up the next 2 days. Don't say I never gave you anything..

  • I plan on reading all of your good vibe comments the night before the race. Quotes, inspirational messages, and High Fives are much appreciated!!

  • Keep busy by Entering the Gone for a Run Giveaway HERE ends 4/21!! With 2 more Giveaways coming this weekend!!


The Jesse said...

high five to you!!! i wish you the best race and experience. i can't wait to read all about after you rock boston! have a great trip, soak it all in, enjoy every moment - you deserve this!!!

tahoegirl said...

Sending you and all the other runners good vibes for Monday. Enjoy YOUR day! You earned it. Can not wait to hear everyone's race recaps!! (I usually have off on Mondays so I was bummed to see I have to work...boo...I'll still cyber stalk you all).

Karen said...

Back at you girl! Have a great race - enjoy every moment :)

Anonymous said...

HIGH FIVE! safe travels and i cannot wait to meet you!! you busted your butt to be here. live it up

Kerrie said...

Wish I could go so I could be your personal photog. So excited for Monday. It's a non-workday for me so u know what I'll be doing!

kimert said...

High Fives for YOU!!!!! Safe travels and fun times only for you this weekend! And of course good luck Monday!

Stephanie Nichole said...

I LOVE the Boston outfit!!! SOO CUTE

Marlene said...

Ohmigosh, LOOK AT YOU ALL! My hand hurts from all the virtual high fives!!!

Rene' said...

The weather guy said there is going to be a tailwind coming into the city on Monday. Woo-hoo! you are going to do great!

Anonymous said...

Whoops, forgot to submit myself! I'm also running the 5K on Sunday :)

Good luck! I'll be out spectating on Monday!

MCM Mama said...

Have a fun trip! You are TOTALLY going to rock the marathon. Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back.

Safe travels!

Carla said...

Enjoy your 26.2 mile victory lap! I already set up the DVR (channel 115 where I live) to watch the fun.

Anonymous said...

its okay...I didn't really want a high five anyway...totally just kidding so excited for everything and everyone this weekend!

5 Miles Past Empty said...

Awesome!!!! i can't wait to stalk you!!! Seriously-I have taken the day off so that I can track you! =)

(((((((((((me hugging you)))))))))

Unknown said...

That list is SOOO awesome!! Congrats to everyone!! Mel, good luck on Monday and kick some serious booty. Finish strong! Enjoy every minute.

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

I love the list both of runners AND spectators/volunteers. Both serve their purpose in getting the athletes to the finish line!

Best of luck to all!!

Michelle said...

Hive Five to you Mel! I hope this race is everything you want it to be! Finish Strong! I will be among the spectators - hope I spot you ;)

Laura said...

It has been so much fun following your journey. You are going to do great! Wish I had remembered to take the day off before it was too late, it's soooo much fun watching the marathon! Sending lots of luck and high fives your way!!!!

Kittee said...

I feel so honored to have traveled with you on your adventure to Boston.

I am so excited for you all the runners!

Good Luck, You will do amazing!

High Fives all around!!!!

Jenn said...

Good Luck Mel! Boston is just an amazing experience! Soak it all in and just RUN!!!!!!!!

Tortuga_Runner said...

High Five! You are going to rock Boston.

Unknown said...

You're going to ROCK it!

Cheering you on ...

Winks & Smiles,

Carly said...

Good luck this weekend! You're so going to rock it!

LookingUpAgain said...

Best of luck on Monday! You're going to be awesome! Enjoy every moment :)

sandi said...

You are going to do great on Monday!
This is your time to shine.

Unknown said...

Mel I know you will do awesome at Boston!Thank you for running so many long runs with me, you truely are inspiring!

Marci said...

Have a great race tomorrow!

Felice Devine said...

High five!
Have a great time in Boston and rock the race!

Run with Jess said...

So excited for you this morning!
Wow - what a list!

sandi said...

I got the email alert that you finished.
Congratulations! Awesome job.
Be proud of the effort you put into this.