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

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sisters on the Run

On Sunday Tall Sister and I set out for our last longer run before her first Half Marathon!! She worked most of the morning so we were not able to run until about 6:30PM. The trail is MUCH different at 6:30PM, the crowd, the bugs, the dogs...etc..

Muscle Man started out with us pushing the Little Studs but he is still nursing a ITB injury and stopped just before the first mile to play at the river. We continued on a muggy night, chatting as the miles passed. We are doing a walk/run 5 minute run and 30 second walk, this has worked well for Tall Sister as she builds her endurance. It is CRAZY because my legs are more sore from this walk/running than from speedwork, using different muscles I guess.

Funny we got hit on by a tattoo covered guy under a bridge smoking, that is a first :) We completed a 10K to save energy for the race. And I forgot my camera but never posted the photo from our 9 miler.
And just look at the Mountain!!! We have been working on MATCHING OUTFITS, which Tall Grandma thinks is funny because she would dress us alike when we were little. The last few pieces will come together but so far I know we are wearing.. PINK SPARKLE SKIRT over black capris, since Tall Sister trained in black capris I thought this would be best. Special thanks to my Hood to Coast Teammates at Team Sparkle!! Check out the fun skirts HERE.
Brooks Switch 4 shoes HERE. These shoes are light weight, adorable colors and perfect for the Half Marathon Distance. Did you know that Brooks is having a SALE?!?!?!?! Women go HERE and Men go HERE. Or if you want to try to win $100 toward Brooks shoes enter my

*****Giveaway HERE now until July 18th.

I feel truly blessed to be able to coach my Sister to the Finish Line of her First Half Marathon, Sunday is going to be a GREAT day!!

  • For fun here are a few Sister Quotes..

When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?
~Pam Brown

The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend.
~Cali Rae Turner

A sister shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.
~Author Unknown


Unknown said...

The relationship with your sibling is the longest relationship that you will have throughout your entire life.

Unknown said...

That's awesome that you can experience that with your sister. And, I love the sparkle skirts!

Anonymous said...

Awww, I always wanted a sister! So awesome. :) You guys are too cute. Wish I could see a picture of that tat guy. ;)

(so not) SuperRunnerMom said...

My sister and I are running this, too. It will be our first half-marathon and we've been training together. She is my best friend and I may not have made it this far without her. We'll have to look for you in your sparkle skirts.

Elizabeth said...

I remember watching the movie A League of Their Own when I was little and wishing I had a sister (I have two brothers). Reading this makes me wish I had a sister again! You two are too cute with the matching sparkle skirts!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Sisters are the best! My older sister just started running with me this year and my little sis did her first half this year. I love the sparkle skirts!!

Marlene said...

Great run with your sis - she is doing so great! LOVE the skirts!!!

See Jane Run said...

We're so excited to have you two at the inaugural See Jane Run Women's Half Marathon & 5K! Love the outfits and the quotes. Happy trails!

XLMIC said...

Super sweet to get to run with a sister :) Go, team sparkle! Love that picture of the two of you together.

Richelle said...

Sparkle Skirts are fabulous. I ran in a red one at the half-marathon I completed on the 4th of July.

Good luck to your sister! She will do so fabulous!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Can't wait to see pics of the two of you sparkling it up! Those skirts are so so so cute!!!

GOOD beautiful Tall MOM and SISTA!!!