25 responses

  1. amandapanda1981
    May 17, 2010

    Ohh I wish I would have known about the Garmin deal!!! I currently have the Garmin 305 and I wanted to get another one for my husband for his birthday.

  2. biz319
    May 17, 2010

    Yeah on getting a new Garmin! I am kind of pissed though – thought someone would have turned it in by now 🙁

    Okay, if I knew gaters were in the water, pretty sure I wouldn’t get in! 😀

  3. Liz
    May 17, 2010

    That is terrifying!! I’m sure you will be fine but I can completely understand the fear. My upcoming tri is in a lake and even though we don’t have gators up here I think it’s still scary not knowing what’s under you.

  4. Megan@EatScrapRun
    May 17, 2010

    Just think how highly unlikely it would be for two gator attacks two weekends in a row. Really, this attack last weekend probably means there won’t be anymore for the rest of the summer. See, the water is safe now!

    Good luck at your triathlon this weekend. I love summer in Florida because it means it’s triathlon season 🙂 I will be doing one at Madeira Beach (Tampa area) this weekend.

  5. britchickruns
    May 17, 2010

    I agree with Megan above – it is SO rare to be bitten by these things – you’re probably more likely to get struck by lighting coming home today! Though that’s pretty bad too….
    Have a good day anyway 🙂

  6. kalli@fitandfortysomething
    May 17, 2010

    super scary! i am not sure how you guys can live with the idea that gators are all over……us folk in so cal don’t have tp worry about that and it seems soooooo scary!

  7. Carolyn @ lovinlosing
    May 17, 2010

    Oh, no! Something to fuel Caitlin’s fears. That sucks!!

  8. Meg
    May 17, 2010

    That’s scary – but I think you’ll be fine 🙂 – find some gator repellant (if only, right?)

    Make sure you keep a good eye on this Garmin!! I’d duct tape it to myself after that incident, I know it stinks to lose something like that 🙁

    Happy Monday!

  9. Stephanie
    May 17, 2010

    I loved how you used the Glee version of Bust a Move for your video! Very cute 🙂

  10. Ashleigh
    May 17, 2010

    OMG, that is not news you want to hear right before your triathalon!! I am sure everything will be fun though! So many people will scare the gator. Better swim fast 😉

  11. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    May 17, 2010

    I would be terrified of a gator.

  12. Erin
    May 17, 2010

    That’s scary! I love the water but always get nervous in oceans, lakes, rivers because of the critters swimming around. There are signs everywhere in Australia not to go in the water because of deadly jellyfish!

  13. Jennifer
    May 17, 2010

    I saw baby alligators when I was down in Orlando a few weeks ago. They were swimming around a lake in my uncle’s backyard. They were tiny, and kinda really cute! To bad they grow up to be big and scary. *sigh*

  14. shannon (the daily balance)
    May 17, 2010

    yikes! don’t even think about it! you’ll be great 😉

  15. Becca
    May 17, 2010

    Loved your groceries video! Question– how much do you spend per week on groceries?

    • Meghann
      May 17, 2010

      It depends. Some weeks are pricier than others. I spent about $50 at Publix on Sunday, but spent like $20 at Whole Foods on Friday. So $70 for this week.

  16. abbynormally
    May 17, 2010

    I’d say a gator is a pretty good reason to stick with the pack!!

    Good luck this weekend!

  17. mishmashcat
    May 17, 2010

    I’m so glad I read your comments yesterday about the Garmin! I had been researching via the Garmin website all yesterday morning because I want one for biking (mostly) and running secondarily and the 305 is perfect for multi-sports! I paid for 2 day shipping because I am THAT EXCITED!

  18. Jenny
    May 17, 2010

    The odds of it being you are slim to none- just don’t wear anything dark!

  19. pursuitofhealthfulness
    May 17, 2010

    SO BUMMED I missed out on the Garmin deal, but I’m glad you were able to replace yours!

  20. theprocessofhealing
    May 17, 2010

    Oh WOW!!!! That IS scary but the chances of that happening are probably not very likely. Nothing like some good fear to motivate you though!

  21. Tammy
    May 17, 2010

    I was wondering if you had heard about that….hope the swim goes well and fast!

  22. Kelly
    May 17, 2010

    Yeaaaaah that would be enough motivation for me to not do it. I read teh story yesterday, pretty scary!

  23. runningwithsass
    May 17, 2010

    so scary about the gator! I refuse to swim in water I can’t see the bottom of, so unfortunately no open water swimming for me!

  24. Rachael
    May 17, 2010

    After living in Wyoming, I had serious grizzly bear fears. Everytime I went hiking (which was a lot – I was squatting in a cabin miles from anywhere ) I became convinced they were following me, in the bushes, over the next hill, etc. It probably didn’t help that my mother had sent me a book all about man-eating grizzlies.
    I know how you feel.Rational or irrational, creatures with big teeth are scary.

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