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

Monday, May 23, 2011


Miss Bethany HERE sent me photos from Boston :) This little lady is BUSY, she and Ryan are getting married this week!! Thought I would post a couple of the photos..
Picking up my packet, the volunteers were GREAT!!
Visiting the Finish Line.

The last 2 months have been a whirlwind of excitement!!

Boston in April!

Europe- France, Italy and Croatia in May!!

Tall Mom the Blog has taken a bit of a hit, so I truly appreciate your patience here. I am hoping to give Tall Mom a Face-lift this Summer, so we may be under construction in the weeks to come. Welcome to the New Bloggy pack members!!!

  • The Reader Thank you Giveaway HERE was supposed to end on May 16th... OOPS! Well I am going to extend it to Wednesday 5/25. And you get an extra entry if you go HERE and VOTE for me today 5/23, 5/24 and 5/25...you can vote every day and get an entry for each :) Leave a comment with the date you voted. I know I wont catch SUAR but I would like to stay in the top 10.

  • The Dirty Dash Giveaway HERE ends tomorrow 5/24...so go enter ASAP!
I had a KILLER CALF CRAMP in the middle of the night last night. Not sure if it was from the 12 hours of traveling or the countless miles and stairs covered on my trip. Either way it HURT!! I am going to take it easy today it is pretty tender.

**Muscle Man Surprised me by re-doing the bathroom floor!! We had carpet in our master bath, GROSS, he knows how much I wanted a new floor, so he took care of it. LOVE THAT MAN!! Now that the floor is done I get to decorate with a new shower curtain, pictures for the walls, towels etc!! Once done I will post pictures.

**We bought Little Stud #1 a new bike yesterday. He has never shown interest in bikes so far, but lately he has been more excited. We are hoping that he will catch on fast and be able to ride while we run.

**I thought I gained 5 pounds on my trip.. Which would have been earned, I ate a lot and did not run. We walked all day most days, so I was burning calories, but I still feared the scale would not be fun. Well I am happy to report that I maintained my weight!! I still need to kick up my weight loss to get down to where I want to be, but I am glad I don't have extra from the trip!! I find weight loss to be easier in the Summer months, so bring on the salads and water!!

I will be back with my thoughts about Europe and reviews on products soon.



Redhead Running said...

Welcome back! I can't wait to hear all about your travels!

I get calf cramps from traveling all the time. I don't know what it is, especially considering I drink plenty of water, where my compression sleeves on the plane, etc... The first night in Boston I woke up in so much pain from one I yelled out loud and woke up Spike! Whoops! This past weekend I traveled to Denver and decided to be extra proactive and drank some coconut water (extra potassium) with my banana before I left and it worked like a charm.

polarama said...

Welcome back!

And THANK YOU for extending the giveaway...now I can go back and do the entries I didn't do the first time. Heh.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Can't wait for the travel report!

Voting everyday! I love to see so many of my fav bloggers in the lead!

B.o.B. said...

Welcome back! I love eating a ton on vacation only to come back and realize that I walked enough to counter the weight gain. Yay!

Heather Cacak said...

I get horrible calf cramps in the middle of the night now and then. The muscle feels bruised the next morning. I wonder if traveling does have something to do with it. I got them really, really bad when we were in Hawaii. Try swimming in the big waves while your calves cramp up. OUCH!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Welcome back Mel!!!!! Your last 2 months have been crazy!!!

Marlene said...

Welcome home! :) I missed you!!!

Nice to see some more Boston pics - must be fun to re-live the experience.

And maintaining your weight on a whirwind trip to Europe? CONGRATS!!! I feel like I have really packed on some lbs during my "recovery/celebration" week - back to business now.

Going to vote now!!

fancy nancy said...

I can't wait to hear all about your trip! It is an accomplishment to not gain on vacation...way to go!!!

kimert said...

Welcome back!

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