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

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Oh the Places you Will GO

Wow there is a lot going on.. So I am gonna have to sum it up in a list.
My Mother's Day Gift to myself was entry for the Capital City Marathon this weekend. SURPRISE!! Yes I was going to run Marathon #7!! I was going to tell only a few people, go in with no expectations and hopefully get my sub 4 hour I was aiming for in Boston. I registered, paid $96...and now I will be out of town. I emailed the Race Director to ask for a deferral to next year, a refund or a transfer to a friend. NO, NO, NO!! UGH!! I understand the rules, but I registered only a few days before I found out I am leaving.. So no race but I am happy to Report...

My Big Girl Job is sending me to EUROPE!! Yes Folks Tall Mom is taking her stride to the UK.. I have never been to a Foreign Country, well besides Canada, I am so excited I can hardly stand it. It may be a little hard for me to check in while I am working, so there will be spotty posting on Tall Mom, I am sure you understand. It will be 95% Work but I am taking my Garmin and Running shoes and a camera.
  • Miss my Boys!!
I will be gone 10+ days leaving this Friday Night. I am going to miss Muscle Man and the Little Studs like CRAZY!!! Here are a couple more photos of our family run/walk when we ventured down to the river..

  • See Jane Run Blog Ambassador
I was asked to be the Blog Ambassador for the Seattle See Jan Half Marathon!! This is AMAZING! I am very excited about the Race and will be thinking of fun ways to get people interested in the weeks to come. In the mean time head HERE to register!!! There are See Jane Run all Female races in Boise, Alameda, and Austin, so be sure to REGISTER and Run for Chocolate and Champagne :) YUMMERS!!

  • Circle of Mom's Top 25 Health & Fitness Mom Blogs

I was so HONORED to find out that I had been Nominated to the list of Top 25 Health and Fitness Blogs on Circle of Moms HERE. I see that many of my Bloggy Buddies made the list which is fantastic. If you want to VOTE for Tall Mom to please click HERE and VOTE. Or Click and vote for any of the Amazing Mom's on the List :)

  • Online Shoes
Online shoes is Giving away a pair of KEEN A86TR Shoes, check out the Giveaway HERE, Entries will be accepted through May 24th. There are also more Giveaways from Online Shoes around Bloggy Land, TMB is Giving away Keens HERE, Mom Vs. Marathon is Giving away Merrell's HERE and The Studly Runner is Giving away Keens HERE.

Tomorrow will be a FUN FUN High Five Friday as I have some very special friends with BIG BIG Events this weekend. Leave a Comment or Email if you have an event, birthday, giveaway or are raising money for a good cause and you would like a HIGH FIVE!!


Jess said...

Yay getting to go to Europe! I've always wanted to go, so I can't wait to see some pics you take!

I don't have an event this weekend, but next Wed (the 18th) is my birthday! The Big 32!

fancy nancy said...

Watch out Europe cause here comes Tall Mom!!!! So exciting!!! I know you will miss your family but enjoy the time! Your #7 and sub 4hour will come soon!!!

Amy said...

Wow! 10 days in Europe sounds like a great work trip to me! I'm sure you will miss your boys, but you will have lots of new scenery to run around to distract you!

Claudia said...

Nice work assignment! A trip to Great Brittan sounds like a fabulous thing to do. Good for you to take your running shoes! Exploring new places on the run is awesome! I can't wait to read about your adventures abroad, even if that means I won't get a chance to meet you at the Capital City Marathon (#4 for me).

Enjoy the trip!
Safe traveling!

Aron said...

Have a BLAST!!!! Too bad about the marathon, but hey its Europe! Can't wait for your recaps :) glad SJR got a hold of you too ;)

Catey said...

Sorry about the marathon, but what an exciting place to be sent! Make sure you get in a run over there. :) I happened on to circle of moms from another blog and was excited to see you on the Health and Fitness list-you got my vote! :)

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

This is such a exciting post!! I can't wait to live vicariously through you and your European experience. It will be a beautiful trip adn appreciate MM and lil studs all the more when you return!

I can't think of a better ambassador for the See Jan run series! You and Tricia @Endurance are fabulous!

Congrats on your nominamtion to circle of moms top 25!! wow! I am so voting for TMOTR!!!

Have a fantastic trip Mel!!

{will run for margaritas} said...

Have so much fun in Europe (even though I know you will miss your family). You will have a great time - the UK rocks!

Anonymous said...

Europe?! How exciting! My husband and I are moving to Germany in the Fall.... and I'm determined to run with you at least once before then!

Rene' said...

Mel that is so exciting! I have never been to London before. Yay you!
I am running the Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon this weekend in Newton, MA. I would love a high 5.
Have so much fun!

Penny said...

So excited for you to be going to Europe. What a great experience.
Congrats on being the ambassador for the SEE JAN RUN, that is awesome.

Gaspegirl said...

Europe?! Why can't my job send me to Europe? Sounds like you have a full plate right now... have a fun time running around Europe. I can't wait to see pics - I am following now.

Make it a great day!

kimert said...

Wow Europe!!! I can't wait to see pictures and hear about where your running shoes take you while over there.

Coy Martinez said...

You're so lucky! It's been well over 10 years since I've been to the UK! You MUST go to Westminister Abbey! It'll just make your jaw drop!

Redhead Running said...

This is all very exciting! Congrats Mel!!!

Marlene said...

Aha, I am starting a secret marathon trend. :)

Sorry that your plans got foiled, you'll have to find another one. Soon?

Have a wonderful time!

Jamie said...

Europe sounds great! Have fun! Too bad about the marathon. Oh well. Life goes on. :)

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

"Awww" on the loss of marathon #7, but "yay" on a trip to Europe!

Enjoy the trip!!

Felice Devine said...

Have a GREAT time! I lived and worked in London the year after I graduated from college and it was the best time ever. I worked in Harrod's dept store so if you get a chance to visit there, think of me :-)

Enjoy your trip and yay for the surprise marathon!

Wendy said...

have fun! Come back with lots of good photos and great stories!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Ten days will be great!
I would like to be mentioned for the high five friday- I have a contest to raise money for Autism but you it's just mandatory to follow: http://www.babyweightmyfatass.com/2011/04/team-avery-dont-stop-believing.html There are 7 prizes so far and less than 50 entries so chances are good!


track coach and adorable wife said...

Yay for travel! Have lots of fun, and take lots of photos!

TLB said...

Wow - congrats on so many things! Enjoy your trip!

Tricia said...

enjoy your trip!

ldmclaugh said...

My Race for the Cure team raised over $3000.00 and had 63 members to kick breast cancer's butt in Columbus, Ohio on May 14th. Have a great time in Europe!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Wow soo much going on in Tall Mom world. Most of which I am jealous about. You are going to have a great time!

Holley @ Lunges and Lashes said...

you have the right kind of job! shoot! i hope you have an amazing time and have a chance to get some sight seeing done too! running through europe would be a fabulous way to see some sights!

Lisa said...

Can't wait to meet you in Seattle! Hope you're having a great time!

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