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Happy Birthday Derek!

by Meghann on April 8, 2010


He is on his way to New Orleans right now and religiously checks my comments section, so let’s show him a little love shall we? ๐Ÿ˜‰

It’s almost 7:30am and I’ve been up since 5:00am! There is something about traveling that always makes me extra motivated to go the gym. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I wasn’t the only one. As I was cranking 4 miles out on the treadmill and hitting the weights for arms, I ran into a couple of co-workers and clients. They were getting their sweat on too and it was nice to get a good chat in before the craziness of the day really begins.

Now, I’m all dressed and need to head downstairs to work registration for any stragglers.

I won’t be able to post again until late. In the mean time I have a little treat for you: the video from the Crooms 50k last weekend!


1 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) April 8, 2010 at 9:33 am

I agree–for some reason when I am in a hotel I have extra motivation to hit the gym. I think it’s related to having a sense of comfort and familiarity since everything else is different around me!


2 maren April 8, 2010 at 9:33 am

Funny! It’s my boyfriend, Derek’s 26th birthday in 2 Days!!!! Happy Birthday Derek

3 Jenny April 8, 2010 at 9:34 am

Happy birthday, Derek!! Hope you guys have a great time in NOLA!!

4 Jes (Self Motivation) April 8, 2010 at 9:36 am

Starting the day off at the gym always puts me in a good mood for the rest of the day.

Happy Birthday Derek!!!

5 Erin (Texan Couture) April 8, 2010 at 9:38 am

Happy Birthday Derek!

Have a great day in NOLA. I miss that city!!

If you like muffulettas you should check out Central Grocery. They are famous for them! And don’t forget French Quarter Fest this weekend..Foodie Heaven!!!

6 karla April 8, 2010 at 9:40 am

happy birthday derek!! hope you guys have a wonderful time in NOLA

7 Maria April 8, 2010 at 9:40 am

Happy birthday, Derek!

8 britchickruns April 8, 2010 at 9:40 am

Happy birthday Derek!! So old ๐Ÿ˜›
I can’t wait to watch the video ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a good day!

9 Rachel @ Suburban Yogini April 8, 2010 at 9:41 am

Happy Birthday Derek!

10 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 8, 2010 at 9:42 am

Happy Birthday Derek!

11 fromatopink April 8, 2010 at 9:42 am

Happy birthday, Derek!

12 Sara April 8, 2010 at 9:42 am

Happy birthday, Derek! Have a great day and a fantastic time in New Orleans!

13 Lizzy April 8, 2010 at 9:43 am

Happy Birthday Derek! have a great time in New Orleans! ๐Ÿ™‚

14 Britt @ Runnerbelle April 8, 2010 at 9:43 am

Happy Birthday Derek!!! NOLA is a fabulous place to celebrate your b-day…. I’ve celebrated a few there. ๐Ÿ™‚

Awesome job getting your workout in already today!!!

15 andrea @ a cake for a wife. April 8, 2010 at 9:43 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK! Hope this is a wonderful year for you and we look forward to hearing about more of your adventures with Meghann! ๐Ÿ™‚

16 Lauren @ Eater not a runner April 8, 2010 at 9:44 am

Happy Birthday to Derek!

17 Kelly April 8, 2010 at 9:45 am

Happy Birthday Derek! I think it’s the novelty of using a new gym and seeing what it’s like.

18 kirsten April 8, 2010 at 9:45 am

Happy 26th birthday Derek!

19 missyrayn April 8, 2010 at 9:46 am

Have a great time in NOLA for your birthday with your sweetheart!

20 Morgan April 8, 2010 at 9:48 am

Aw, happy birthday Derek!

21 Jenn April 8, 2010 at 9:49 am

Happy birthday Derek!!!!!!!!

22 Melissa April 8, 2010 at 9:50 am

Happy Birthday Derek! Have fun in NOLA

23 krittie April 8, 2010 at 9:50 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!!! Have fun on your mini vacation and eat some seafood for me ๐Ÿ™‚

24 Theresa April 8, 2010 at 9:51 am

Happy Birthday Derek!!

25 Anna April 8, 2010 at 9:51 am

I love hotel gyms, especially when they’re nice! Happy birthday to your man!!!

26 Sarah April 8, 2010 at 9:52 am

Happy Birthday to Derek!

I feel the same way in a hotel, it gives me a little bit of my routine back.

Have a great time in New Orleans!!

27 Whit April 8, 2010 at 9:55 am

Happy birthday D!

28 Melissa April 8, 2010 at 9:56 am

Congrats on the ultra, and super cute video. Happy birthday derek!

29 Gina G April 8, 2010 at 9:58 am

Happy Birthday DEREK!!! =) you both have a wonderful time!!

30 valerie April 8, 2010 at 9:58 am

Happy Birthday Derek!! I hope you two have a great weekend celebrating in NOLA!!!

Best wishes.

31 Kate April 8, 2010 at 10:02 am

Happy Birthday Derek!!!! Have a wonderful weekend celebrating!!!

32 caitlin April 8, 2010 at 10:05 am

i wished derek a happy birthday this morning ๐Ÿ™‚

and my ass looks awesome in that video (lol) juuuust kidding. kind of.

33 Morgan @ Life After Bagels April 8, 2010 at 10:05 am

love the video

and happy birthday Derek

34 glidingcalm April 8, 2010 at 10:06 am

Happy Birthday Derek!

35 savoringsarah April 8, 2010 at 10:07 am

Happy Birthday to your lucky Studmuffin!! ๐Ÿ™‚

36 Jordan April 8, 2010 at 10:14 am

Happy birthday Derek! Hope you guys have fun in NOLA together. I love reading about your adventures!

37 blueberrymuffins April 8, 2010 at 10:14 am

:)! I hope you and Derek have some super fun b-day plans! Happy happy b-dayyy!

38 Martha April 8, 2010 at 10:16 am

Derek — What better way to celebrate your 26th than with a trip to New Orleans?! Good planning. ๐Ÿ™‚ Can you put candles in a hurricane? I think you should experiment…

Have fun you two!

39 theprocessofhealing April 8, 2010 at 10:19 am

Happy Birthday DEREK!!! Yay!!!!

And I don’t know if it’s just me, but I can’t play the video.

40 Leah April 8, 2010 at 10:20 am

Happy Birthday, Derek!!! I have a feeling that 26 is going to be your year. ๐Ÿ˜‰

41 rachael April 8, 2010 at 10:21 am

Happy Birthday Derek! Have a great birthday trip!!!!!

42 Marisa April 8, 2010 at 10:22 am

Happy Birthday Derek!! Hope you two enjoy the sites of New Orleans!

43 emily April 8, 2010 at 10:24 am

Happy Birthday Derek!

44 Molly April 8, 2010 at 10:24 am

Happy Birthday! Hope you two have a great time in New Orleans!

45 Tami April 8, 2010 at 10:31 am

Happy Birthday! Have a great weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰

46 Sarah April 8, 2010 at 10:36 am

Happy birthday Derek!

47 allie April 8, 2010 at 10:39 am

have a happy 26th!!

48 allijag April 8, 2010 at 10:42 am

Happy Birthday Derek! And again – Congrats Meghann – you rock sister!

49 Ida April 8, 2010 at 10:51 am

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great time in NOLA!

50 Ashley April 8, 2010 at 10:52 am

Happy Birthday Derek!! Have fun in New Orleans!

51 Erica April 8, 2010 at 10:53 am

Happpppppy Birttthdayyyy Derek. I love your videos- they are so inspirational. Love this song- never heard it before. Congrats on finishing- you so rock!

52 Run Sarah April 8, 2010 at 10:56 am

Happy Birthday to Derek, have a fun time together this weekend in New Orleans!

53 kimszym April 8, 2010 at 11:05 am

Happy Birthday Derek! It;s my nephew’s birthday today also.

54 Danielle April 8, 2010 at 11:11 am

Happy BDay to Derek!!

55 fitandfortysomething April 8, 2010 at 11:22 am

happy bday derek! you two are gonna have such a great time in nola ๐Ÿ™‚

56 Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep April 8, 2010 at 11:25 am


57 Runeatrepeat April 8, 2010 at 11:26 am

Happy Birthday Derek!!!

58 Laura Georgina April 8, 2010 at 11:29 am

Happy Birthday, Derek!! 26 will be amazing–I think it was my favorite year–so celebrate it at least three times this weekend….

59 Jess April 8, 2010 at 11:36 am

Happy birthday to Derek!

And I loved all the songs you used in your video! Congrats again on a great run!

60 amyt April 8, 2010 at 11:45 am

HAPPY Birthday Derek!!!!

61 Colleen April 8, 2010 at 11:46 am

Happy Birthday Derek!! It’s also my 26th birthday – 4/8/84 baby! ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you have an awesome time together in NOLA!

62 Jessica @ Jessica Balances April 8, 2010 at 11:49 am

Happy birthday, Derek! Hope your day is fantastic ๐Ÿ™‚ as well as your weekend with Meghann!

63 mal April 8, 2010 at 11:56 am

woooo 26! happy birthday D-reck!

64 *Andrea* April 8, 2010 at 11:58 am

happy bday derek!!! hope you enjoy it with meghann. you seem so nice, funny and handsome ๐Ÿ™‚

65 Lauren April 8, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Happy Birthday Derek!

66 Evan Thomas April 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Happy birthday to him!

67 healthyamy April 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I loved the video recap of your 50K race! You always look so full of energy and never look tired! How do you do it? Well Done Meghann!


68 Jessica Joy April 8, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Happy Birthday to you! ( i am singing) Happy Birthday Derek! Have a fun birthday weekend in New Orleans! Live it up!!

69 Babycakes April 8, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Happy Birthday Derek!!! Have an awesome time in NOLA! ๐Ÿ™‚

70 biz319 April 8, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Happy Birthday Derek!!! Have fun!

71 Brittany April 8, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Happy b-day to Derek!!

72 Christie April 8, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Happy birthday, Derek!

You guys have fun in NOLA, I love there. So much good food ๐Ÿ™‚

73 lisarphoto423 April 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm


74 chipped nails & all April 8, 2010 at 12:52 pm

derek, derek, bo bereck, fe, fi, fo fereck, DEREK. happy birthday, yo ๐Ÿ™‚

75 Retta @ RunRettaRun April 8, 2010 at 12:54 pm

I love your video! So inspirational and you look like you hardly broke a sweat. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy birthday Derek!

76 Kelly April 8, 2010 at 1:23 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!! I hope you guys have a great time in NOLA.

I love working out on vacation. I think it’s the change in location and getting out of my usual routine. I love working out in a gym and vacation seems to be the only time I do that.

77 midgetkeeper April 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Happy Birthday Derek! Hope you guys have a great day!

78 MyThy as in "Mighty" April 8, 2010 at 1:31 pm


Since you’ve already hit up Cafe du Monde, how about Emeril’s restaurant NOLA? I also read “Iowa Girl Eats” and she was returned from a mini-vacay in New Orleans.

Enjoy your weekend together! ๐Ÿ˜‰

79 Deirdre April 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Happy Birthday Derek!

80 Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) April 8, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Happy Birthday Derek! 26 was my favorite age so far ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day!

81 runningwithsass April 8, 2010 at 1:49 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! have fun in my hometown. eat lots of fried stuff!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

82 Nally April 8, 2010 at 1:58 pm

How fun! Happy Birthday Derek, hope you have a blast on your day! Heres to many more!! ๐Ÿ™‚

83 joleystar April 8, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Happy Birthday Derek! Hope you both enjoy NOLA to its fullest!

84 Caroline April 8, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Happy Birthday Derek!!! Lucky guys gets a trip for his birthday!
What’s the song in the race video?

85 Jenna April 8, 2010 at 2:14 pm

happy 26th derek!
have a great day megh!

86 Gabriela (froyolover) April 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Awww – Happy Birthday, Derek!

87 Christina April 8, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Happy Birthday to Derek!

88 Lauren April 8, 2010 at 2:42 pm


89 Sonia @ Master of Her Romaine April 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm

yay! Happy birthday to Derek!

You are so sweet to make a post for him ๐Ÿ™‚

90 Alison April 8, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Happy Birthday Derek!

91 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) April 8, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Happy Birthday to Derek! Have fun today!

92 Louise April 8, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Yeah!! Happy B-Day Rock Star!!

93 Sarah R April 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Happy Birthday Derek! Enjoy New Orleans!

94 Jayce April 8, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Happy Birthday, Derek!! Have fun!

95 Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 8, 2010 at 6:19 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK! Hope you have a fantastic day ๐Ÿ™‚

96 Jacquie April 8, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Happy Birthday Dererk! Have a fabulous time to NOLA with your beautiful girlfriends ๐Ÿ™‚

97 Diana April 8, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Happy birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚

98 Katherine: What About Summer? April 8, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Funny picture of him with his shirt! Can’t wait to hear more about NOLA! I’ve always wanted to go

99 MaryB April 8, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Happy Birthday Derek! What a great place to celebrate! Life is good huh ๐Ÿ˜€

100 Deb April 8, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Happy Birthday Derek!

101 Liz April 8, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Happy Birthday Derek!

102 Amber April 8, 2010 at 8:36 pm


103 lauren (athlEAT) April 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm

your video is AWESOME! congrats! I have been considering a 60k trail run this fall and seeing this was major inspiration. oh happy bday to your man!

104 Mary April 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Happy birthday derek!! ๐Ÿ™‚

105 Ilene April 8, 2010 at 9:20 pm


It’s my Dad’s birthday today, too! (: (:

106 chasingthenow April 8, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Meghan, I love the video. I could really see your personality! Also, great song choices!

107 Caitlin April 9, 2010 at 8:19 am

Happy Birthday Derek! It was my 25th birthday on the 8th! Looks like you’ve got a year on me. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope it was a great one!

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