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

Monday, February 26, 2018

Introduction- Again

I believe that a re-introduction is in order, just the key facts...
Melanie, working toward age 40, current goal is to avoid buying bigger pants through a RESTART! I set 18 to-do's for 2018, some easy, some take more effort, all attainable when I set my mind and heart to success.
We have 3 kids ranging from age 12 to 4:
  • Kiddo #1 plays hoops, this time of year you will find me in a gym. To be honest I am a HORRIBLE sports parent and currently beating myself up for it. I want to be better and I will be!
  • Kiddo #2 is a sweet kind soul who is finding his way in the world. My goal this year is to help him find his passion and an outlet for his amazing imagination
  • Kiddo #3 is a feisty little lady who keeps us on our toes. She is the definition of sweet and sour.  My total mini me with dimples for days. She will start Kindergarten in the Fall so we are in major teaching mode.
We have a Bo-Jack (Boston / Jack Russell Mix) puppy named Rey (Like from Star Wars) who will be 1 in April.  She has a lot of energy but has been a great addition to our busy household. 
Married to my handsome hubby, we are building our dream home which closes in June.  Our new place is 5 houses down for a trail through the woods, our happy place!! Our weekends will consist of getting our current home ready to sell, and looking for unique items for our new place.
I love to run but cant remember the last time I hit the pavement. I know for sure I will run Rainier to Ruston first weekend in June with 5 of my BRF's (Best Running Friends)
I love to write and have the beginnings of a song, novel and children's book series, one of which I WILL finish this year.
I love to shop, Goodwill, Nordstrom Rack, Marshalls, Target and Garage sales are my main obsessions.
I work in an office and sit 83% of my day, key career passions are communication, engagement, and positive development.
My favorite quote is "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden  

 That's me!!  If you have a minute please re-introduce yourself in whatever way is fun for you!

Happy Monday!

Aspire to Inspire,

Tall Mom

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Hello it's me.... (Insert Adele lyrics)

I basically slashed my blog to bits and hit RESTART.

I need a major RESTART.

3 is my favorite number and March is the 3rd month, so a March RESTART it is.

Blogging always helped me to maintain accountability.  After all if I am sharing my life with others, I should probably be doing something worth sharing.

Not sure anyone will even read this and that is OK.

I plan to start updating about my RESTART next week- March 1!!

Aspire to Inspire,

Tall Mom on the RUN!!!