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

Friday, May 6, 2011

5 Things Friday

Because my brain is a little FRIED I am going for a LIST...

1. Happy Mother's Day Tall Grandma, my Mom, Grandma to the Little Studs. We will be going to Brunch on Sunday without the kiddos, then meeting up for Bowling after. Should be a fun day with Family.. I Love you Mom. This year has been impossible and I am so proud of you for taking it day by day. 2. Good Luck to my Buddies on their first EVER 20 mile training run!! Kerrie HERE and Zoe HERE, I wish I could join you...wait that is a lie, I am sorta glad that my 20 mile Run days are over for a bit. Must post the (overused) photo below because it makes me laugh every time.. 3. Someone is on an AMAZING ADVENTURE today for a good cause. The Stellar EMZ HERE will be running for 24 Hours on a Treadmill to raise money for Charity! I cannot even fathom running 24 miles on a treadmill, let along 24 hours. Props to EMZ for the Inspiration and dedication. In Boston I had the honor of meeting EMZ for a brief few minutes, I recognized her by the back pocket in her jeans of all things. Go EMZ!! WE are all cheering for you!!
4. I told myself I was going to let someone else do it...but I just cant... Sooooo I will be planning a PNW Blogger Hosted Carbo Night before Rock N Roll Seattle. The Dinner/meet-up will most likely be on Friday June 24th around 5:00PM. That way we can all meet up but if you don't want to eat there you can still go home and eat your preferred pre-race fuel. If you are interested in joining us please email me tallmomontherun@hotmail.com. I would like to get a good count this week so I can reserve the appropriate sized space. 5. Yep Mother's Day is for me too :) My gift this year is a secret, which I will share with you all very soon. This weekend we will shop for an outfit for Muscle Man for Tall Brother-in-Law's wedding later this month, try to find non-dairy/milk options for Little Stud #2 he is allergic and we really need to find alternate options for the entire family, possibly get my hair cut, run with my Fleet Feet Buddies, possibly start packing for a Work Trip which I may be going on this month, and maybe sneak in some RELAXING!!

Being a Mom is the easiest and hardest job I have ever had. Some days I feel like I am on it, like I can give them everything and know exactly what to do. Other days I feel overwhelmed and LOST. The treasure is knowing that those blue-eyed, dimpled cheeked Little Studs are mine and they love me regardless of how hard I may be on myself. I will make mistakes, but I will not dwell the days I fall short, I will use those mistakes to make me better.

I leave you with a few Mother's Day Inspire Quotes:

"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." Tenneva Jordan

"Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My mother."
Ann Taylor

"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child." Sophia Loren

"There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one." Jill Churchill

  • What do you have planned this weekend??

  • Good luck to Becka HERE on her first 50K this weekend!!
High Five it's FRIDAY!


Meredith said...

Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! Thank you for your last paragraph and thank you for the quotes. The week has been crazy, emotions are running high, last night I was ready to let my friend's adopt my kids. The weekend is shaping up to be crazy with hubs gone, 2 baseball games at 2 different places tonight (how can I be in 2 places at one time??) 16 miles to run this afternoon, 2 baseball games tomorrow and teaching Sunday school on Sunday. I'm already exhausted and done! But, your paragraph and quotes gave me a big deep breath. They ARE such a treasure, my kids. Every single one of them. I will do my best to soak them up this weekend! Thank you!

Unknown said...

My friend's son is very allergic to milk and he drinks Almond Milk. It's another alternative if your family doesn't like Soy ;)

Unknown said...

tomorrow is my FIRST EVER half marathon in Columbus, OH. I started running in December (my first run was 2 miles and I couldn't finish). I hope to one day work up to your speed :) thanks for the inspiration.

{will run for margaritas} said...

Have a Happy Mother's Day - you are a totally cool mom!!! Enjoy your special day and have fun celebrating your mom, too. xo

Carrie said...

Happy Mother's Day Tall Mom Mel!

Thanks for the Mom quotes. I especially like the one about the pie. It says it all.

Kerrie said...

Well, first there's the 20 miler (thanks for the shout-out) and then...I have no clue.


Work trip? Hair cut? See what I miss out on when we don't run together. Argh.

Kerrie said...

Um, that should've been an exclamation point above on the "happy mother's day," not a question mark. Duh.

Kate Geisen said...

Great quotes! Happy mother's day!!

My weekend is 2 days of my son's volleyball tournament, but I'm hoping to get in a few miles between matches. It'll be my first run since the marathon, and I've MISSED running. Thought I'd enjoy the break, but not so much.

I'm hoping that I can spend some mountain bike time on Sunday, but that all depends on how Mother Nature decides to treat us.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Happy mother's day to you Mel!!! Have a fabulous weekend!

I have so appreciated picking your brain and getting to know you better You are a beautfiul person inside and out!

Marlene said...

Happy Mother's Day to my favourite running mom!!! :) Enjoy the weekend!

Sooo wish I was coming for RnR. ;-(

Katy said...

The best tasting alternative out there is Almond milk. My husband is the picky one and it even meets his approval. They even have a dark chocolate version :)

Unknown said...

I am running my first half on Sunday!

Denise said...

happy mothers day! enjoy your wknd!

Unknown said...

So Delicious makes coconut milk, coconut milk yogurt, and coconut milk ICE CREAM!!!! They are all delicious and my 2nd can't have milk also. Daiya is the best tasting faux cheese that we have found. The rice milk ones taste yucky!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Happy Mother's Day. I am sure you will enjoy it with your boys giving you something wonderful (their love) and the secret gift too. heehehee

I finally entered my miles in the spreadsheet! yay me.

Kittee said...

I love being a mother and it is the hardest and best job in the world.

My beautiful daughter is taking me to lunch and a movie. I am so excited..

Happy Mothers Day to You!

Anonymous said...

happy mother's day to YOU tall mom.

i'm not going to be with my mom on sunday but mailed her a card basically telling her that i was her favorite daughter. how kind of me hahah!

5 Miles Past Empty said...

Ok that photo will NEVER GET OLD! It is truly amazing!!! Just like YOU and just like your MOM! You are a strong family! I love it! It's so beautiful!

Happy Mother's Day, Mel! You are inspirational in every way!

I love being a mom, it is so awesome isn't it!?!!? =)

XLMIC said...

Happy Mothers Day to you! The Little Studs are such cuties :)

ozone3 said...

You need to try the Silk Almond Milk (we drink the original, but they have a unsweetened one and a dark chocolate one also). Not only is it deliciously thick, it has only 60 calories/glass. Yummy!!

Lisa said...

I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.

track coach and adorable wife said...

Have a very Happy Mother's day! You really are an inspiration. Somedays I want to pull my hair out but then I know my boys would think I look funny. You seem to have such a good balance of boys, husband, work, running, and friends, now you just need to train the rest of us!