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

Friday, January 24, 2020

Tall Mom is alive

I pay an annual fee for my blog url, so I get an annual reminder that I have a hobby that I have lost touch with.  I am alive and well. Do people even read blogs anymore?  Seems like the comments are all very strange ads of some sort that I don't have time to delete.  Instagram is my main place I capture the latest in my life link HERE. If you have time stop by, follow and leave me a comment, would love to reconnect with my Bloggy Buddies!

Happy to report that I have moved a minimum of 30 minutes every day since September 1, 2019, which will be 145 days after my workout today.  This started as a September challenge from a high school classmate on Facebook and I haven't stopped.  Some days are slow walks with the family around our beautiful neighborhood, other days I lift weights, we bought an elliptical over the holidays so I have mixed that in, and most recently gotten back into running. What started as something I had to do is now what I look forward to and do not want to skip.  I always always feel better after I have moved my body.

 I am feeling great and love that I have made fitness a priority in my life. I lost the extra weight I was carrying, still more to go and I have hit a plateau but I am not gaining and that is a WIN!  I love that we have inspired our kids to move as well, with family walks a few nights a week.
My happy place is on a trail in the mountains, we have explored a few trails in our local area and plan to do some overnight hiking this summer on portions of the Pacific Crest Trail, I got addicted to watching through hiking the PCT, CDT and ADT on You Tube :)  Thankfully Muscle Man loves to hike too so we make good trail partners. I live in the shadow of Mount Rainier so I am blessed with miles of trails to explore!

 We moved last June into our dream home in our dream community. There are trails through the trees just a few steps from my front door, I have no excuse not to get out and walk.

Photo Credit to neighbor with a drone
 We have also invested in our garage gym.  I am not looking to bulk up but enjoy dumbbell workouts and the results of seeing muscles form again. I lifted in college as a scholarship athlete so I know what to do, getting back into the routine has been great!  Muscle Man is also getting back into lifting which is super inspiring.
 What else is new?  Kids are good they are 14, 12 and 6.5, we went to Disney, Yosemite and Crater Lake this Summer, that trip was epic.  I highly recommend visiting our National Parks, you will not be disappointed.

That is the update for now... Again check me out on Instagram or drop me a comment here.

Aspire to Inspire,

Tall Mom- Melanie


Kim at Running on the Fly said...

All those pics are beautiful! What a scenic setting for all those daily workouts!! I do a similar routine... every morning I get my fasted cardio fix, even if it’s just a power walk on the treadmill. If you’re looking to connect with some bloggers, I host a link-up (with a blogger pal) on Sunday’s.. you can drop a link to a recent post & check out some of the other linked blogs while there. We’d love to have you!

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