76 responses

  1. caitlin
    October 11, 2009

    TRUE LOVE!!! I LOVE IT. πŸ˜‰

  2. Dori
    October 11, 2009

    So cute! My boyfriend wanted to run my upcoming 5 miler with me but he is on call for work, and this makes me wish he wasn’t! Although he will be waiting for me at the finish line. Great race! I think the problem with your french toast was that it looks a little dry — big bread (like challah) french toast is AWESOME when it is mushier!

  3. Susan
    October 11, 2009

    Awww, congrats to Derek!!! Finishing a 10k is a serious achievement! My boyfriend just started running too, so this made me think a lot of him :) Although – I don’t know if he’ll be down with sporting t-shirts at our first race together πŸ˜›

  4. kirsten
    October 11, 2009

    this is such a cute post! Go Derek on running his first 10k!! And the shirts are so awesome! Great idea Meghann!! :)

  5. Laura
    October 11, 2009

    The shirts are awesome! :) It’s great you two are so supportive of each other.

  6. Christy
    October 11, 2009

    omg so cute!! i love the story! looks like tons of fun πŸ˜› Makes me wanna run a 10k!

  7. Valerie
    October 11, 2009

    You two are ADORABLE! Congrats Derek!

  8. modernation
    October 11, 2009

    Congrats to you and Derek! I am crossing my fingers that one of these days I will be able to convince my boyfriend to run a race with me. I do love the support and having him there at every finish line – but it would be great to hold hand across one of those finish lines!

  9. Lindsey @ Sound Eats
    October 11, 2009

    Aww this is so sweet! Congrats to Derek for completing his first 10k and to you for being an awesome supportive girlfriend!

  10. Tay
    October 11, 2009

    Aww adorable!! Go Derek :-)

  11. Marina
    October 11, 2009

    This is so cute! You two doing the race together, those t-shirts. Congrats to both of you :) Enjoy your day :)

  12. Kelsey
    October 11, 2009

    so sweet!!! your shirts are the greatest and i bet everyone racing with you loved them as well. good job derek!!!

  13. ellenp1214
    October 11, 2009

    that’s so cute! i love your shirts. congrats, derek!

  14. Maggie
    October 11, 2009

    Congrats to Derek!! So adorable :)

  15. Julie
    October 11, 2009

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the shirts!! Such a cute idea! Your such a great supportive girlfriend! And Derek…what an inpiration! Good for him for running and finishing! This was the sweetest post :)

  16. angieinatlanta
    October 11, 2009

    Cutest. T-shirts. EVER.

  17. ksquared22
    October 11, 2009

    wow that has to be one of my favorite posts from you! So great!!!! I enjoyed the t-shirts!!! I think its great that Derek finished, I don’t think I could at this point! Whats even better is that he wants to keep running the 5ks!
    I do have a ? though, my google reader never ssems to update ontime….. it can take hours until your post will show up…any adive on how I can fix that?

  18. Jacqueline
    October 11, 2009
  19. MelissaNibbles
    October 11, 2009

    Adorable. Congratulations to you both!

  20. Hallie
    October 11, 2009

    Congrats you guys! As someone who is never doing a race to “race” I know the feeling of just being around other runners and having fun. It’s a really cool feeling. I have my first 10k in a few weeks and I’m nervous about it but you guys inspire me πŸ˜€

  21. Amanda
    October 11, 2009

    Yay!! Great job, Derek! You two are SO cute together!

  22. Kathleen
    October 11, 2009

    Love the shirts! CONGRATULATIONS, DEREK! What a great memory (super romantic) for the two of you to share, crossing the finish line hand in hand!

  23. jennylikestorun
    October 11, 2009

    Aww I love it!!! This is by far one of my favourite posts from you :) It’s really inspiring and It’s so sweet that you two stuck by each other the whole way! That’s what running’s about, support and enjoyment :) It’s great that you could share the joy of it with each other. Thanks for posting this! Congrats on your awesome 10k!!!

  24. jennylikestorun
    October 11, 2009

    And I love the shirts too btw πŸ˜€

  25. jentrinque
    October 11, 2009

    I don’t know why, but this post made me teary eyed! I’m so proud of Derek and I’m so happy you got to experience the romance of crossing the finish line with him. Go Derek! And go Meghann, too!

  26. Allison
    October 11, 2009

    YAY DEREK!!!!

    Can I just say – you two are – SO.DAMN.CUTE!!!!! The shirts? – My heart melted a little when I saw them, that is such a great (and sweet!) idea! :)

    A very big congrats to Derek!!! (and a very big congrats to you on waiting for him – I know your little speed demon self had to use a lot of self control!) :)

  27. Babycakes
    October 11, 2009

    This is the cutest post ever <3

  28. Danielle
    October 11, 2009

    AWWWW! I love how you ran this race together! I think it’s awesome how Derek has started to enjoy running and found that the Galloway Method works for him.

    Congrats to you both for finishing hand in hand :)

  29. Erica
    October 11, 2009

    hahaha love the shirts- that is AWeSOME. Congrats to D (and to you of course ;)) on the first 10k! What a yummy bfast afterwards.

  30. Jessica
    October 11, 2009

    Congrats to Derek! I love the medal you guys got!

  31. kate
    October 11, 2009

    Meghann, this is awesome! First, the race route looks beautiful. Second, adorable shirts! What a creative idea. Third, I love that you are sharing this passion together. Fourth, you seem truly happy at this point in your life. In all respects. You are enjoying food, running, people, and life. Go you!

  32. MegaNerd
    October 11, 2009

    Congrats Derek!! Meghann, the shirts are super cute!!! I love that idea πŸ˜€ Does that mean… you guys are “official” ? LOL πŸ˜€

  33. Kelly
    October 11, 2009

    I can’t see what the back of YOUR shirt says- “Have you seen my boyfriend” and then what? I love the shirts and the whole thing. I wanna run that race too, so fun!

    • Meghann’s Dad
      October 11, 2009

      Yea what did that shirt say !! And did you give that to him HUM ? ? BF ? ? GF ?? What is that about

  34. Trish (girlatgym)
    October 11, 2009

    YAY!! Love it!!! Congrats to you both!! :-)

  35. Melissa
    October 11, 2009

    So cute! :)

    My boyfriend Jared and I ran the Boston Half Marathon this morning. We wore matching outfits too…navy blue shorts and white t-shirts. I love that you two had shirts made!

    We didn’t hold hands crossing the finish line, but we did as we were funneled down the chute to get water. And we had the EXACT same time… 2:04:56

    Glad to see you had a great time at the Race for the Taste!

  36. Nicci@NIftyEats
    October 11, 2009

    Your t-shirts are too cute. I love how you’ll support and encourage each other.

  37. Aggie
    October 11, 2009

    Congrats to Derek! Love this post and you guys are so stinkin cute together!!!
    Enjoy the rest of your day together!

  38. Amelia
    October 11, 2009

    The tshirt idea is so cute! Congrats to Derek on his first 10K. :)

  39. chandra
    October 11, 2009

    First off – HUGE congrats to Derek!! He did great!

    Second, you guys are toooo freaking adorable! It about makes me cry you’re so cute. :-) Makes me want to go out and find a bf… almost… ha!

  40. amanda @ fake ginger
    October 11, 2009

    Congrats Derek! I tried to get my husband to read the post so he’ll start running but no go. :(

    Those shirts are so cute! It looks like you 2 had a great time!

  41. Simone @ P:T
    October 11, 2009

    I freakin’ love it. I think my heart just melted FOR you. Adorable. I am not a runner either but all of Derek’s hard work has inspired me to sign up for my first race in late December. I am so NOT a runner (aka, crash after 1/4 mile of running) but I am determined to challenge myself and complete my first race!

    Oh, and love the shirts!!

  42. Jenna
    October 11, 2009

    those shirts are too cute πŸ˜‰
    i am glad you both started and finished the race together!
    great job and the race seems so cool running through the parks! have a restful afternoon!

  43. Lindsay
    October 11, 2009

    Awww! I teared up when you described crossing the finish line together. That is so sweet!

    Congrats to both you and Derek!

  44. Rosey Rebecca
    October 11, 2009

    LOVE the shirts!! Congrats to both you and Derek!

  45. Island Girl Eats
    October 11, 2009

    Well done Derek! What a great accomplishment.

  46. Emily
    October 11, 2009

    Sounds like a fun race, the shirts were an adorable idea! Congrats to Derek!


  47. Maya
    October 11, 2009

    Congrats to Derek and you for being such a great coach! I loved reading about you holding hands at the end, what a sweet moment!

  48. Andrea
    October 11, 2009

    You guys are too cute! Way to go Derek!!!

  49. blueberrymuffins
    October 11, 2009

    This is sooooooo freaking cuteee. You and your boy are fit and fab!

  50. runninginpink
    October 11, 2009

    Your shirts are awesome! Congrats to Derek on his first 10K!

  51. Sarah (LovIN My Tummy)
    October 11, 2009

    Nice JOB! I am sure all your carbo loading at Epcot yesterday is what pushed you through today πŸ˜‰

  52. Morgan
    October 11, 2009

    Congrats to you and Derek! Those shirts are hilarious, and the run looked beautiful!

  53. Jessica
    October 11, 2009

    Thats so awesome I wish I did the 10k but the only way I could get my friend her and her family to sign up is if we did the 3k lol. It was a nice quick distance of 1.8miles.

    The empanadas at one of the taste stations was delish!! Then we went to food and wine festival ALL day I’m about ready to PASS OUT!!

  54. Jessica
    October 11, 2009

    Too cute!! So proud of Derek! Just goes to show you can do anything that you set your mind to!

  55. Cait
    October 11, 2009

    This is such an adorable story. Congrats to Derek for pushing through it with you! & I think it’s so sweet that you crossed the finish line holding hands. :)

  56. Jess (What’s Normal, Anyways?)
    October 11, 2009

    What a great team you guys make! I’m so glad you found someone who is so supportive of your lifestyle, Meghann.

    I was also really excited to see so many other people walking during your 10k. It give me hope that I can start doing some races soon, walk breaks or no!

    PS. Love your shirts. You are too cute!

  57. Lizzy
    October 11, 2009

    YAY for Derek! This is the best story ever and i’m so so so happy that he did it! I new he could! :) I love that you started and ended together, i think thats awesome and really shows your dedication to one another! :)


  58. Lynne
    October 11, 2009

    Congrats to Derek! Having just run my first 10K last weekend, I know what an accomplishment that is! I really want to try a Disney race next – they look like so much fun.
    Cute shirts.

  59. M
    October 11, 2009

    So sweet.

  60. Andrea
    October 11, 2009

    Could you guys be any cuter? I don’t think so either :)
    Great job Derek! As a non-runner runner myself, I think you should be very proud of yourself!

  61. Ryan @ Greens for Good
    October 11, 2009

    Sooooo cute! I love your shirts!

    Congratulations Derek!

  62. megzzwinsatlife
    October 11, 2009

    You two are soo cute!! I love the shirts!!! I think it is awesome he has started sharing your passion… Congrats Derek!! You did GREAT!!

  63. Julia
    October 11, 2009

    You two make my day!
    Congrats Derek on your first 10k, that’s fabulous!

  64. Britt @ Runnerbelle
    October 11, 2009

    Great job both of you!! (its hard not to run your own pace and have to wait)

    My poor hubby went from a couple 5k’s to running the Disney Half in 2008. I signed up to do the Goofy Challenge and figured I’d run the half with him. It was a great experience, after running for so many years I kind of forget how hard it is to build up your endurance. He rocked it though. Just like Derek rocked his first 10K. Awesome race!

  65. Sweet and Fit
    October 11, 2009

    congrats! you two are absolutely adorable! the t-shirts are sooo cute and funny!

  66. J @ Whole Body Love
    October 12, 2009

    Congrats to the boi!

  67. Ali
    October 12, 2009

    What a great post! YAY for Derek! That is so great! I am actually running my first 10k today! EEEEKKK! SO excited. I have run the distance many times, but never in a race so I am thrilled. You guys are adorable!

  68. Sarah (from See Sarah Eat)
    October 12, 2009

    Great job Derek!! This gives me hope that someday my husband and I can run a race together :) Glad you all enjoyed it throroughly.

  69. allisonisactive
    October 12, 2009

    You must have been right near me the whole time! I would have said hi if I had seeen you. :o) It was my first 10k, just like Derek! I finished at about 1:23 on the clock and was SUPER happy with my time. Congrats to Derek, and I’m glad you enjoyed the race as well. Disney races are the best!

  70. Anne
    October 12, 2009

    That’s so cute. Can’t read the bottom line of your shirt though?

  71. Dawn (HealthySDLiving)
    October 12, 2009

    Congratulations to the both of you! :)

  72. Stacey
    October 12, 2009

    Aw how sweet :) I always tell my boyfriend to run ahead of me! It gives me more motivation to know that he is waiting for me at the finish line! You and Derek are a cute couple, congrats on your first 10k together!

  73. on the rocks
    October 12, 2009

    That is the cutest race recap ever. He should be very proud of himself!

  74. Krissy – Shiawase Life
    January 27, 2011

    I loved that race! Was kinda bummed they switched it to a night half marathon, but whatevs =) I just wanted to comment though, because I was working at Disney back when you ran this race and I swear I remember seeing those shirts you guys were wearing! I worked at Epcot and we cheered people as they ran past Guest Relations by Spaceship Earth!!

  75. Anna S.
    November 14, 2013

    I saw your Instagram TBT today and decided to see if you had a race recap of this race. It sounds like a lot of fun. I love hearing that the parking closed at 6:15. That seems so late now for a Disney race.
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