42 responses

  1. Marissa
    March 7, 2009
  2. ttfn300
    March 7, 2009

    great swim! and fun times with the sis 🙂 have you done a brick yet? bike to the run? i’d highly recommend it just so you know what to expect!

  3. snackface
    March 7, 2009

    You’re athleticism amazes me! I love how you’re willing to try new things with excercising and fitness; it’s rather inspirational. Have a fun day with your sister!

  4. innerwellness
    March 7, 2009

    I am glad that you had such an awesome swim! Swimming has always been a difficult sport for me! I had to train for the lifeguarding test in high school which is only like a 500 meter swim for like 2 weeks, haha. Love the blog, by the way! Your are so athletic, it is definitely an inspiration!


  5. caitlin
    March 7, 2009

    you are loco!! cant wait to watch you do the tri!

  6. Run Saraaah
    March 7, 2009

    Congratulations!! 😀 Swimming 1km is a lot more difficult in the open water than in a lane. I find it’s really hard to judge how far you have gone. Awesome at keeping at it – it’s partly psychological I think.

  7. Angel
    March 7, 2009

    I’m so glad you finished out the swim! Tell Kelly I said “HI” and enjoy the rest of your Sister Weekend!!

  8. Sarah
    March 7, 2009

    You ARE a machine!

    Freezing breakfast cookies has changed my life.

    Enjoy your sissy time!

  9. Hangry Pants
    March 7, 2009

    I am totally impressed! You’re really lucky that you can do active things with your sister! When my sisters and I get togehter we shop and eat. 😀

  10. fitforfree
    March 7, 2009

    Congrats!!! It’s so easy to play mind games with yourself in open water — way to conquer it 🙂

  11. VeggieGirl
    March 7, 2009

    MAJOR CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! You’re so inspiring, Meghann!!

    Oh and helllll yes for whoopie pies.

  12. Andrea [bella eats]
    March 7, 2009

    Congrats on your first lake swim!!! I am debating a sprint triathlon this summer…there’s an organizational meeting in the next couple of weeks that I’m going to to see if I’m really interested. I can’t wait to read about how yours goes!!!

  13. Holly
    March 7, 2009

    That is so exciting! I am doing my first sprint tri in August and am already worried about swimming in open water. You rocked it! I will have to follow your tips. 🙂

  14. Adi (oatonomy.com)
    March 7, 2009

    Congrats on your swim, that’s amazing. So inspirational!
    By the way, both you and your sister have cute swimsuits 🙂

  15. Wiggs
    March 7, 2009

    Ooooo good for you!!! I was a swimmer for 13 years and I still remember how hard it was when I was first starting out! Plus, 1000 meters in open water is much harder than 1000 meters in a pool. I used to swim between 5000 and 8000 meters a day, but if I tried open water I would die. My college swim coach held the men’s AND women’s world record for the English Channel swim (she trained the guy who beat her record) and she always told us about how difficult it was compared to pool swimming.

    If you ever need any swimming tips, I’m your lady! I’m a certified swim coach, so I won’t b.s. you. 🙂

  16. Red Head, Yellow Dog
    March 7, 2009

    1 km definitely seems like a lot to me!! Maybe I’m just an awful swimmer (okay I am) but I find swimming in open water so dang hard! It’s exhausting! I’ll take a 13 miler over a long swim any day!

  17. landoffruitsandnuts
    March 7, 2009

    Congrats- that’s awesome! I’m doing my first race and triathlon ever in 15 days– eek! I’m most worried about the swimming part because I don’t have that great of form- any advice?! I can’t wait to see how yours goes because I’ve never been to a race, let alone a triathlon! Good luck!

  18. Emily
    March 7, 2009

    Great job with the swim! I am definitely not a fast swimmer, so I would probably be scared, too.

  19. Brandi
    March 7, 2009

    great job!

  20. Mel
    March 7, 2009

    Congrats on the swim! It sounds like a fun change of pace!

  21. kristi
    March 7, 2009

    Awesome job Meghann! Thats so cool that you are close with your sister…I am too! 🙂

    Your breakfast cookie looks super good, I’ve never seen it made like that before!

  22. Mica
    March 7, 2009

    Wow, that lake swim sounds really cool/hard! That’s awesome you got to sign your name! Congratulations!

  23. Amelia
    March 7, 2009

    Amazing job on the swim! That sounds pretty intense!

  24. Hallie
    March 7, 2009

    Great job!

    True story…as I was reading this post and macking on some tortilla chips (my bf threw them at me, what was I supposed to do?) I hear, “hey honey, who’s Derek —–?” I had to explain “um…the friend of a blogger I read and he sent me a pretzel” LOL and as I suspected I got the eye-roll/laugh/sigh as he tossed my treat to me.

    So my boyfriend thinks I’m a freak, but I got a Greenwise pretzel so I don’t care!! Man, that thing is ginormous! I wish I wasn’t full of greasy sodium-laden chips so I could give it a try. THANKS again, Derek and Meghann!

  25. biz319
    March 7, 2009

    that is an AWESOME accomplishment! When I did my triathlon in 2006, my hubby was most worried about the open water swim – and my swim was only half of what you did today!

    But he was glad he saw all the lifeguards in the actual water – you’d be swimming along and they would ask “are you doing okay?”

    I was fine until about 3/4 of the way in, a woman swam right into me and I swallowed a bunch of water. A lifeguard came over and handed me a noodle so I could catch my breath. So when I was ready to hand the noodle back he says “you can keep it!” So I did!

    You can’t imagine my husband’s relief when he saw me get out of the water!

  26. angiismyname
    March 7, 2009

    i am with roosky. Big lakes are scary in florida. I would’ve been freaking out too. good job meggy.

  27. glidingcalm
    March 7, 2009

    wow swimming is intense. i used to do it twice a day at camp, and was SO FAST, and now whenever I go swimming I feel SO out of shape and bad!! it’s seriously so difficult!!!

    btw. your sis totally looks so much like Caitlin!! in those 2 pics I thought it was her!

    mmmmm carrot cake whoopie pie and breakfast cookies. i want some!!!


  28. eatingbirdfood
    March 7, 2009

    I am a terrible swimmer so I think you are amazing… then to go for a run… crazy girl!!! Have fun with your sis.

  29. Sharon
    March 7, 2009

    AWESOME JOB!!! And love it!!!

  30. Shelby
    March 7, 2009

    AMAZING JOB!!! I’m so proud of you girl =)

    Mmm, next time I’ll try putting the b-fast cookie in the freezer. It sounds great!

  31. Leah
    March 7, 2009

    Wow you did amazing!

  32. inmytummy
    March 7, 2009

    You rock, chica! I have flirted with the idea of a triathlon, but the swimming part always puts me off.

  33. inmytummy
    March 7, 2009

    You rock, chica! I have flirted with the idea of a triathlon, but the swimming part always puts me off.

  34. ksgoodeats
    March 7, 2009

    YAY! Congrats, Meghann!! Glad you made it 🙂

    You = MACHINE!

  35. Becca A
    March 7, 2009

    Great job on the swim!

    Haha, like Hallie I had to explain where a giant pretzel from a Publix just appeared from…Many thanks to you and Derek! Its awesome and I’m glad its so big because I have to share!

  36. Sarah
    March 7, 2009

    great swim!!! i get so nervous in a regular old swimming pool that i think i would have run for the hills if faced with an entire km in an open lake, ahhhhh. keep up the amazing work — you’re so good to your body, and you’re going to be a star at the tri!

  37. Marianne
    March 7, 2009

    That’s a whole lotta swimming. Especially in cold water like that. Good job.

    I so want one of those whoopie pies.

  38. Sally
    March 7, 2009

    Congratulations! I am always inspired by how gung-ho you are about trying (and succeeding at!) new things!

    I like your mantra… I will have to keep that in mind for myself because one of the trainers at my gym calls me machine. It’s not a bad nickname!

    PS I agree with GlidingCalm re: your sister looks a lot like Caitlin.

  39. Amanda @ Fake Ginger
    March 7, 2009

    You just continue to impress me, lady! Great job on the swim and then a run afterwards? Crazy!

    That’s so cool that Lucky does that.

  40. Parth
    March 8, 2009

    Congratulations on taking up the challenge, and finishing it. Taking up fitness challenges is the best way to keep in shape. 1 km is amazing in my book, especially since I can’t even swim.

  41. Heather Eats Almond Butter
    March 8, 2009

    That’s it. You’re a total bad ass! 🙂

  42. hundredtenpounds
    April 24, 2010

    Congratulations!!!!! How fun!

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