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.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

3 Things Thursday

1. I am still alive and Flexing my work muscles. I have 11 days left of work in my current position and some HUGE events to close out my 7++ year career. I have not had time to do much but work, eat and sleep.. 12 hours days dont leave much time for blogging, running, etc. I am also on the hiring comittee to find my replacement, what a WEIRD feeling!! It is bitter sweet but I am looking forward to the Work/Life/Wellness balance that my new job promises. Wish me luck this weekend and the next couple weeks!!
I have had a highlight this week. As I posted on Facebook, a photo taken in 2010 for a Wellness Article for my company will be re-used.. this time on POSTERS!!! Yes, Tall Mom is going to be the Poster Girl for the next Wellness campaign this summer. Growing up I always wanted to be famous...so this made my dimples shine... Small amount of pressure, I better get moving again :)
2. St. Pattys 5K was WOW!! The gang got together for a FUN FUN meetup! Tall Sister was there too, the entry fee was one of my Christmas gifts to her. It was BRRRRR cold in the 30's and the course was HILLY. My Garmin died, which lead me to go out WAY TOO FAST and get a horrible sideache.. OOPS!! At the end of the day the most fun was just being with a community of women that fill my world with joy beyond measure. It is not about the pace, or the race, it is the journey and I am BLESSED to have great friends along for the ride.. Love these girls!! Always a blast to see Kim and Chelsea surprised us!!! FUN!! Jamie, Jilly, Tiffany, Alma, Zoe with Goober, Kerrie and more... so fun!!Jill and I were trying to keep warm.. notice my XXXL toss-away that I didn't toss away in December.. FYI I didnt toss it again.. hehe We had the LONGEST lunch after the run, but it was still so fun!! I loved my RazzyRoo headband and socks and my Team Sparkle Skirt!! I am excited for more group meetups and for warmer temps, it snowed the morning here.. Spring?? I think not!!
3. 7 miles of BLISS!! My running has taken on a new form, Love on the Run. On Sunday Tall Grandma watched the Little Studs so Muscle Man and I could get a long run in without the double-jogger. It was 72 minutes of uninterupted time with my bestfriend and we burned some calories at the same time. Running with my husband is AMAZING! We are having a great time training together and I am so excited to help him reach his goals. I dont care about my pace, I am able to just enjoy this time.. I could not ask for more.
  • What do you do when work takes ALL OF YOUR TIME?
  • Did you run on St. Pattys? How did it go?
  • Do you run with your spouse or significant other?

15 comments:

XLMIC said...

So, so great to see that you are doing well :)

Love that you and your man got a wonderful run in together... heaven!!!!

Struggling with body issues, not much running lately...but a race coming my way Sunday :P

Lala Mama said...

Love all the smiles are your faces - totally can tell it was so much fun at the St. Patrick's Day race for you!!

I ran my 10k at St Patrick's Day race here in town. Had so much fun as I knew pple, found other friends I hadn't seen in a while, made new friends and meet DM and blogging friends even!

Sue's Ramblings said...

Good to hear things are good on your end! Over the weekend, I had a long run followed by yoga - so good!

Amanda@runninghood said...

Good to see a post from you Mel! Things are looking good for you...big smiles here. I often wonder what I did before my Garmin because if it died on me in a race, i'd have to run by heart and feel and I'm not so sure I'd be okay with out my Garm. Ha! I raced on St. Patty's day. Won my 10k but it was a smalllll race. :)

Shannon @ Tales from an Average Runner said...

It's nice to see you back! Glad things are going well, even if they are hectic. At least it's not boring. :)

Hubby and I rarely run together. His pace is much, much faster than mine. In fact, one of the three times we ran together last year it worked so well because he hit the trails for two hours before I met up with him. Then we ran 11 miles together. I love my crazy hubby, and I really admire both his speed and endurance, but I can't really run with him. :)

Elizabeth said...

I ran the GA Publix 1/2 the day after st.pattys-next year the race will be on st. pattys and i’m already looking forward to it. funny-i ran it with my bf. he signed up for his first 1/2 marathon right before xmas and i have loved training with him-even though our paces are very, very different. this was one of the most fun races i have done because i did it with him.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

So excited for your new position! It really sounds like it will be the perfect fit for you and your family.

The 5K pictures/reports made me miss you all so much.

I occasionally run with J but his pace is so much slower than mine that he tries to speed up and then can't talk. It's better for us to do a non running activity together.

track coach and adorable wife said...

Sorry to hear work has you so busy, but luckily there is some relief (and better hours) ahead!

I love running with Jesse, though I get embarrased at my pace sometimes, and I am looking forward to having him as my companion for RNR!

Marlene said...

Hang in there, I KNOW this change will be for the best!

Running with your man seems like a great way to get in some quality time AND fitness at the same time.

{HUGS}

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

So glad to see you check in. Can't imagine how crazy your big girl job must be.

I did run on Patty's Day and the day before and the day after and the day after that...heehee

My hubbs isn't a big fan of running. Maybe some day soon we will start a family running evening. i.e., short distance, slow paces just for fun. I'd love to do that.

happy weekend!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

So glad to see you check in. Can't imagine how crazy your big girl job must be.

I did run on Patty's Day and the day before and the day after and the day after that...heehee

My hubbs isn't a big fan of running. Maybe some day soon we will start a family running evening. i.e., short distance, slow paces just for fun. I'd love to do that.

happy weekend!

Ricole Runs said...

So happy for you and your new job! Good luck with the transition! And congrats on being famous! :-)

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

AWESOME! I wanna see your face all over the place!

St. Patty's Day looked like a blast on the west side!

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