51 responses

  1. strivingforbalance
    June 9, 2009

    LOVE the frame!! what a great Idea!!!


  2. Bec
    June 9, 2009

    What a great idea, I want to do that with my silver medal, pictures and number from head of the charles!!!!!

  3. Amanda
    June 9, 2009

    That sandwich looks great!

    As far as organizing your race stuff, I got some really cool white wooden “hanging” shelves … just look like little mantles coming out of the wall (at Bed Bath and Beyond). I got a bunch of those shadow boxes like you used for your marathon stuff and put everything in there. At the rate you’re going, you’re going to need a whole room for your stuff!! You could also put together a scrapbook with bibs and photos – that would be cool!!

  4. Melissa S.
    June 9, 2009

    um, how have you not eaten that chocolate stash yet? mine is gone, and i got it like, two days ago?! hahaha

  5. Rose
    June 9, 2009

    Great idea for the bib!

  6. Victoria
    June 9, 2009

    Cute framing job.

    That dinner looks amazing. So creative and fresh looking.

  7. prettyladycmu
    June 9, 2009

    That sandwich looks delicious and I love the framed bib/medal – it looks even better than the professional versions races charge for!!

  8. Alison
    June 9, 2009

    OMGoodness that is a GENIUS sandwich idea! Did you eat it like you would a sandwich or did you cut it with knife and eat with a fork?

    • Meghann
      June 10, 2009

      I ate it with a knife and fork πŸ™‚

  9. runandrejoice
    June 9, 2009

    I AM SO JEALOUS OF YOUR BUMPER STICKER! I am running my first marathon in November, and you better believe I will be sporting one too!

    Also, I absolutely love the frame idea, I hadn’t even thought of that !

    I have a ton of race bibs on a bulletin board too, but a better display/organization of them WOULD be nice…I’ve been playing around with the idea of silk screening them on to a quilt, but that is $$$ for sure!

  10. Matt
    June 9, 2009

    I like the frame!

    I keep all my running medals and trophies on my counter so I can see them all the time πŸ™‚

  11. Meganerd
    June 9, 2009

    Hmmm… I’ve seen alot of people do bulletin boards… but I hung mine straight on the wall!! I actually wrote about it and took a picture… here’s the link to it


    my mom has done more marathons than i can count and she has some sort of little medal tree thing that she hangs them on. She also made a quilt out of all the t-shirts! Just some ideas…

  12. Mica
    June 9, 2009

    Ooh, I love your shadow box idea! I’ll have to remember that if I make it through Chicago alive…

  13. Amanda
    June 9, 2009

    I am not a fan of bumper stickers either but whenever I see a 13.1 or 26.2 sticker on the back of a car I just cant help but smile! I cant wait to sport my own!

    Your eggplant sandwich looks so good and such a great idea!!

    I love the frame idea for your bib & medal! My dad was a long time runner and ran the NYC marathon year after year and he would pin all of his bibs together and write the date & time on the back. It got so long after awhile! I do the same thing with my bibs πŸ™‚

  14. Mara @ What’s For Dinner?
    June 9, 2009

    I love the frame for your bib and medal, thats really cool! I would say for your others, do a similar thing but with one of those frames that kind of attaches together… or, get big poster frames and make a collage of some sort!

  15. Lauren @ Team Giles
    June 9, 2009

    I adore the framed bib and medal! and you so earned that bumper sticker!

    Maybe you could start framing your previous runs and have a wall full of your journey from 5k to Marathon πŸ™‚

  16. HelpMeghanRun
    June 9, 2009

    I have often seen a sandwich with eggplant *in* it but never with eggplant as the sandwich itself! Great idea that I am bookmarking πŸ™‚ And how about a nice shadow box for all the running stuff?

    Check out the Adora Calcium giveaway on my blog!

  17. verbalriot
    June 9, 2009

    I’m also not a fan of bumper stickers, but hell, if I ran a marathon, I’d totally put that right on! πŸ™‚

    Awesome eggplant sandwich!

  18. kath
    June 9, 2009

    Love that sandwich idea!!

  19. Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    June 9, 2009

    What a great idea with the framing of the medal and bib!

    I love the bumper sticker too!

    Have a great night!

  20. hoya chica
    June 9, 2009

    you may or may not want to answer this question: how much do you spend on groceries per week? I eat similarly to you-heavy on the fruits/veggies, little meat, organic when possible- and will be purchasing food for myself for the first time soon (I’m in college and used to “steal” copius amounts of fruits and veggies from the dining hall to make my own food in my apt. This coming year I won’t have a dining hall meal plan!). I don’t want to skimp on health, but I also don’t have a money tree.

    • Meghann
      June 10, 2009

      It depends. Sometime I spend $50-$60 a week on groceries and sometimes its only $20. If you do your homework right and only buy what’s in season or on sale then keeping ina budget is no problem. Good luck!!

  21. jody
    June 9, 2009

    im not a fan of bumper stickers, but that one is quite amazing!

    i dont have any super good ideas for organizing all those bibs and medals… but a few years ago i did make a great big quilt out of all my old running shirts. (although im sure you’ll want to sport your marathon shirt for quite a awhile before you ever think of cutting it up.) but its a great way to hold on to all those old shirts that tend to pile up over the years.

  22. N.D.
    June 9, 2009

    I loveee that frame!! You just reminded me I need to get my stuff together from boston. I have all of my bibs with results printed out in a scrapbook. It is fun to look at.

  23. Susan
    June 9, 2009

    Love the eggplant sandwich idea!! I am definitely stealing that one πŸ™‚

  24. Danielle
    June 9, 2009

    The frame looks absolutely beautiful… perfect to hold one of your many accomplishments πŸ™‚ Another one being that sandwich! Oh my, my, my what a spectacular idea!

  25. Hangry Pants
    June 9, 2009

    You definitely earned that bumper sticker!

    I want that sandwich right now! I have no grill though. Maybe I can broil it. Gahhhhh!

  26. joelygolightly
    June 9, 2009

    WOW, that eggplant sandwich looks incredible!! You are so creative with your food!

  27. Jess
    June 9, 2009

    i have all my bibs attached in long strands taped on my walls. They are all hooked together with the safety pins you use to clip them to your shirt. I love it!

  28. cassie
    June 9, 2009

    meghann – how cool is your shadow box?! i thought for sure that you had used stickers to decorate a plain ol’ shadow box – it’s so perfect with all of those quotes. i have a great bowl on my dresser that has a bunch of empowering quotes too, it’s so fun to look at!

    anyway, i had a question for you. i am running my first race on thursday, and while it’s only a one-miler, it’s a little out of my comfort zone. i am used to warming up for a few minutes before i run, and i was wondering what it is like at most races. do you usually have a place to walk around for a little while, or do most people just run cold? what do you usually do for those first few minutes right before you start? thanks for the tips! πŸ™‚


    • Meghann
      June 10, 2009

      There will be plenty of people warming up by walking round, jogging in place or just plaing being goofy. I’m more of a cold runner though, but I have seen people do crazy things to warm up before the start. Good luck!!

  29. Courtney
    June 10, 2009

    Duuuuude, that frame rocks! What if you framed all of your bibs and metals in different black frames like that, and then arranged them aesthically on a blank wall? It’d be easy to add more, and as long as they’re all in black frames, while the size doesn’t have to stay the same, it’s all cohesive! I think this is an awesome idea!

    I once saw a blanket, a quilt, that someone had made of all of their running shirts. I really, really want to do that!

    And that eggplant sandwich was so creative, 5 stars!

    P.S. That chocolate would be devoured in … maybe 2 days? I love chocolate. My nemesis.

    Have a good night, I love your blog :]

  30. Sarah
    June 10, 2009

    The Yuca looks yumma.

  31. Goldie
    June 10, 2009

    good work! love the bumper sticker!

    that egg plant sandwich is awesome! what a great day to get more veg in your diet too. I need a grill!

  32. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    June 10, 2009

    Great frame/shadow box!

    Love the eggplant sandwich!

  33. Lindsay
    June 10, 2009

    What about writing in your time in the shadow box? And maybe that goofy picture of you right when you got your medal? You looked super happy! Great idea!

  34. Katrina (Gluten Free Gidget)
    June 10, 2009

    That sandwich is inspired! AND you’d better rock that bumper sticker, Chica!

  35. Ada
    June 10, 2009

    That is such a great idea to use eggplant as sandwich “bread”! I def have to try that one day.

  36. Emily (Healthy Fit Mama)
    June 10, 2009

    That frame is so great! The sayings around the edge are perfect.

    You eggplant sandwich sounds amazing! I love grilling eggplant on my Foreman grill!

  37. ari
    June 10, 2009

    that eggplant sandwich is such a good idea! super creative. i’m gonna try it out as soon as i get some fresh basil

  38. Danielle
    June 10, 2009

    This post is full of great ideas! I love the shadow box and that sandwich made my mouth water!

  39. Amandaa
    June 10, 2009

    that sandwich looks killer! i’m sure it was
    simply delish.

    i love your hair long. it’s very jennifer
    aniston-esque. howeverrr, since the summer
    is approaching, shorter is always better
    and easier to maintain. but i’m a long haired
    kind of girl-so i dig the longggg locks on ya.

  40. Island Girl Eats
    June 10, 2009

    You so earned the right to slap that bumper sticker on your car. When I finish my first marathon in January, I am going to wear one of those bumper stickers on my forehead!!!!!

  41. geegs23
    June 10, 2009

    WOW, that sandwich looks awesome!! I cannot wait to get back from my vacation to try that next week.. YUM!

    LOVE the frame also!


  42. Sarah (from See Sarah Eat)
    June 10, 2009

    Love the eggplant sandwich, I’m going to have to try that!

    I have a ton of race bibs piling up on me, I was thinking about making a scrapbook of some sort but who knows when I’ll actually get around to it.

    Can’t wait to see what you do, love the frame! I just put my 13.1 sticker on my car over the weekend πŸ™‚

  43. Jaclyn
    June 10, 2009

    That chocolate stash would last about a day in my fridge!

  44. Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    June 10, 2009

    What an amazing idea to keep all your race numbers! I’ll have to start doing that.

  45. Maria
    June 17, 2009

    I ran the SAN DIEGO MARATHON too. well, okay, ran is an overstatement. I trained for it in 5 hours. But remember at like mile 6 when we were running downhill for over half a mile? It was killer on my knees and I ended up spraining it! πŸ™ But I kept on keptin on because around mile 8 and 9 up that monster hill through Balboa, it just gave out completely and I had to walk the remaining 18 miles. I remember crying a lot of the time because I was not going to make my time and everyone was passing me (luckily I had a hat on and no one could see my lack of composure). I literally had to walk every mile thereafter to each medical aid station to get wrapped and re-wrapped with ice and bandage so i could make it the next aid station. I finished in 6:18. I can’t believe I’m posting this to your website for all to see, but you motivate me to eat healthier and i’m going to go for rock n roll las vegas in december. we get a cool medal if we do more than one rock n roll in a year…marathon or half..doesn’t matter. did you know that!!?!? what race are you training for next??

    wasn’t San Diego just beautiful?!?!

  46. Anthony
    December 11, 2009

    Yummy chocolate..nice poster frame πŸ™‚

  47. amanda
    June 12, 2010

    i was looking for ideas online of things to do with old race bibs because mine had been stashed in random places. a few in scrapbooks but i thought of a good idea i thought i’d share. you can buy poster frames at a hobbie store that are like 2×4 feet or bigger and pile them in there and hang them by year or distance or something.

  48. Nikki Pritchett
    February 22, 2014

    Check out this website!!! http://www.goneforarun.com/default.asp
    It has awesome books and scrapbook like things to put your running bibs in!

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