6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Post 800, Pictures and Sunday Run

This is my 800th Post. HOLY WOW!! Who knew I would have so much to say? WELCOME new BLOGGY PACK members, you have reading for days to get caught up ;)

The Race director for the Fitness for Vitality 10K posted some GREAT photos!! I was lucky enough to be in a few..

Before the race with my ActiveBand HERE and Brooks HERE EZT. I think I was laughing because I was going to ditch the double out and back course and switch to the 5K
Can you spot me??? CHEESE BALL!!! Before the race, the girls in front of me are FAST!!! They took first and second in the 5K, I would have taken 3rd in the 5K.
Instead I took 1st in the 10K!!!
I ran back and Crossed the Finish Line with Muscle Man (bad race etiquette, I am very sorry). WE looked at the Race results, Muscle Man would have placed 3rd in the 5K, guess the faster men ran the 10K.
We all went back to get Tall Sister. She did AMAZING and ran the entire way.
After the race I spotted the photographer taking candid photos, I DON'T DO CANDIDS!! So I posed and got this fun photo :)

SOOOOOOO......

I have not told you about my run on SUNDAY..

Muscle Man took Little Stud #1 to a movie..for Father's Day.

Tall Sister, Tall Nephew (10 years old) and Little Stud #1 and I set out for an 8 miles run. We went to the trail, I pushed the stroller, Nephew rode his bike and Tall Sister was a bit intimidated by her new distance PR. I told her to relax, we could walk when needed and just enjoy the run.

It went like this...
  • Lots of cows and calfs in the pasture.. sooo CUTE!!!
  • Watermelon Gu Chomps, YUMMERS, at about mile 3 as we let the Little one out to walk.
  • Tall Nephew left us and got hit with stinging nettles
  • A couple water stops and snack stops for the Little Stud
  • Lots of Bikers!! Gave me anxiety with my Nephew all over the trail
  • "Mommy can I walk" in a cute little voice, "No buddy so sorry."
  • LS #2 fell asleep with 2 miles to go
8 miles Done!! About 11:30 pace, while running. That works!! My new distance PR with the Jogger. I am super proud of my sister. This Sunday we will set out with no kiddos for 10 miles to get ready for See Jane Run Seattle HERE, Tall Sister's First Half Marathon!! I will be there with her every step, it is going to be AMAZING!!

18 comments:

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

It looks like you had a FANTASTIC time at the race. Your smile lights up every picture.

The Jesse said...

cute photos! and congrats on 800 amazing posts :) cant wait to keep reading!!!

marathonmaiden said...

yay cheeseball! i'm like that too. i feel like i "ruin" what would be frameable pictures hahah!

Whitney said...

Congratulations on making the Nuun team! Wahoo!!!!!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Your pics are the best!!! CONGRATS on first place! ANNNNND on TEAM NUUN!!!

Alecia said...

Good luck tall sister!

runninglawyer said...

Congrats on the first place, and also on making Team NUUN for HTC!!! Must be exciting!

DLW said...

Congrats on 800 posts!! I am a newer reader, so will have to get caught up!

So cool to be running with your sister and being such a good mentor, it will be a fun half for both of you!

Alanna said...

Crazy that you've done 800 posts!

And congrats on making the Nuun HTC team! See you in August! :)

Marlene said...

Great pics - you are always beaming. :)

CONGRATS ON THE NUUN TEAM! How awesome is that?!?!?!?

Molly said...

Congrats on 800, AND congrats on the Nuun Team!!!!! so excited for you!

Becka said...

Congrats on 800 posts!

fancy nancy said...

SOOO many congrats in order!!! I can't wait to hear all about Hood to Coast! What a stellar team!!! Love the pic of the starting line with you!

XLMIC said...

A win and 800 posts and being selected to the nuun relay team... pretty awesome!!!! Congrats, Mel! And those are some super pics of you in action :)

S Club Mama said...

congrats on 800 posts. Congrats to Tall Sister!! And good luck!

Erika said...

congrats on making the Nunn team!!!! How exciting!

Sporty Girl Jewelry said...

Congrats on all!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

First in the 10k! Awesome! Congrats, girl! And to the rest of the fam. :-)