Derek’s First 10k The Video

by Meghann on October 12, 2009

{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kirt October 12, 2009 at 8:26 am

Bloody good effort, Derek! You should be very proud :) You might not think it at the moment but before long you’ll be able to run that 10k without stopping!
Great video Meghann, love the t-shirts! So nice that you could do the run together – awww…….. :)


2 caitlin October 12, 2009 at 8:36 am


“any strategy that gets me across the first line, i’m all for”

oh derek, i always feel the same way at races. :)


3 Ali October 12, 2009 at 8:41 am

That is a great video! I love Derek’s comment at the end, “They don’t just give these away to anyone, you have to earn it.” Very true! He earned it! He was lucky to have you right next to him :)


4 Evan Thomas October 12, 2009 at 8:48 am

Woohoo! Fun race. He’s right though, 6:30 is way too flippin’ early haha


5 Island Girl Eats October 12, 2009 at 8:49 am

That was a great video. Even though I have been running for a good few years, I found Derek to be inspiring! He did such a good job.


6 Susan October 12, 2009 at 8:51 am

Awww, so nice to have his first 10k captured on film! I think finishers medals are always worth the effort anyways 😉


7 MelissaNibbles October 12, 2009 at 8:52 am

Every race should have fireworks.

Congrats again you guys!


8 Sammie October 12, 2009 at 8:57 am

Way to go Derek!!! Congrats on your first 10K – you did an amazing job.
You guys are just way too cute. I could never get Charlie to run with me. He has a hard time even running 1 mile :)


9 Babycakes October 12, 2009 at 9:37 am

awww yay! Go Derek! You guys are too cute!


10 Jessica October 12, 2009 at 9:39 am

I loved watching this! Congrats to him! And you. :)


11 Bryan October 12, 2009 at 9:40 am

Congrats! Love that last line, “They don’t just give these away to anybody. You have to earn it.”


12 Diana October 12, 2009 at 10:06 am

Ahaha that was great. You’re so cute. :)
Nirvana 😀 At least you had good music.


13 megzzwinsatlife October 12, 2009 at 10:11 am

cute post!! This post made me even more excited for my 1/2 in Disney!!


14 biz319 October 12, 2009 at 10:16 am

He definitely earned it!!!!! Way to go Derek!

Great video Meghann!


15 Erica October 12, 2009 at 10:19 am

So cute! I love that you made a video. “Any strategy that gets me across the line” craked me up. I so want to run a race at Disney!! You are such an amazing cheerleader- I love the people cheering D on too!


16 Lindsay @ bananaandchocolate October 12, 2009 at 10:19 am

This is such a great video! I loved at the end “They don’t just give these away to anyone, you have to earn it.”. So true! Congrats Derek!


17 Jenna October 12, 2009 at 11:10 am

great video!!


18 catiechurch October 12, 2009 at 11:45 am



19 Anne P October 12, 2009 at 11:59 am

Nice work Derek!!! Love the tshirts :)


20 Anne Marie@ New Weigh of Life October 12, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Good job Derek!


21 Lizzy October 12, 2009 at 12:34 pm

aww what a good sport. ” any strategy that gets me to the finish line is a good strategy” i love his mantra!


22 fitforfree October 12, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Um, Disney knows how to do it up! The 10K I ran this summer was nowhere near this snazzy. Fireworks?! awesome!

Congrats, Derek — you did awesome!


23 Nicole October 12, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Go Derek!! He did such a great job!!! I hope that this inspires some people who wouldn’t otherwise get out and run!!! I love how you were talking the whole time! That is so how I am on long runs!


24 Jacqueline October 12, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Great job Derek!!!
You just gave me a lot of inspiration! I’m running my first race ever this month! If you can do a 10k, I can do my little 5k! Thank you.


25 Simone @ P:T October 12, 2009 at 2:21 pm

omg, this is a great recap video! I can’t wait for October 12th NEXT year when you look back on what you were doing the year before and see this great video of you and Derek!….love it!


26 DiningAndDishing October 12, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Congrats to Derek for completing the 10K!! What an awesome thing for you guys to do together as a couple :O)

– Beth @


27 Kate October 12, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Great Job Derek! Its so awesome that you guys finished it together. My boyfriend and I are doing our first 5k in December together, I hope we can cross the finish line together.


28 healthy ashley October 12, 2009 at 3:55 pm

This video is adorable! Go Derek!


29 Jessica Joy October 12, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Woo!Woo! GO DEREK! Awesome video! I am going to do my first 10k next May 2010…I am already starting to train for it now with the Galloway…cause I am scurred! :)


30 Kristen October 12, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Congratulations Derek! I think I need to use your race strategy of any method is a good method :)


31 Leslie October 12, 2009 at 6:13 pm

what did the back of your shirt say meghann?? they were both so cute!!


32 Meg C. October 12, 2009 at 6:36 pm

how about a half marathon next for derek? hehe


33 Jen O October 12, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Great job Derek!! I loved the video! You guys are an adorable couple. :)


34 Erin October 12, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Congrats Derek!! I ran my first 10k today too (and used the Galloway Method too!) so I feel a little bit of a connection with you guys through the last couple of weeks 😉

Love the shirts – so cute!!


35 Melissa October 12, 2009 at 9:04 pm

While I was watching this video, my boyfriend kept peeking over at the computer. I think he wants to run a race in Disney now too.

If Derek can do it, he can do it! :)


36 sara October 12, 2009 at 11:47 pm

ew spitting at the end was gross… but congrats derek!


37 J @ Whole Body Love October 13, 2009 at 1:17 am

You are such a sweet gf to make shirts and go Galloway throughout the race with your boy. I love the video!


38 chasingthenow October 13, 2009 at 2:27 am

Totally cute video! Glad he did the race :)


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