57 responses

  1. britchickruns
    July 18, 2010

    Yaay well done! Fantastic recap and it sounds like a super race! You msut be thrilled πŸ™‚
    I’m going to check out Kelly’s blog now πŸ™‚

  2. Lisa @ bakebikeblog
    July 18, 2010

    Seriously – YOU ROCK!!! What an awesome race πŸ™‚
    I completely understand what you meant when you said ” thought this would hurt my ego, but it didn’t. I knew I was doing my best and was actually proud at how I strong and confident I felt in the water.” >>>> This is what I need to focus on when I swim πŸ™‚

  3. healthy ashley
    July 18, 2010


  4. sweetandsweat
    July 18, 2010

    Congrats! You did great!

  5. Julie @ Pickley Pear
    July 18, 2010

    Meghann – you are so awesome! That is a huge accomplishment and I’m so proud of you! Way to go! The breakfast looks amazing too, nice and healthy after a great “workout”!

  6. Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers
    July 18, 2010

    Congrats on completing such a challenging feat! You and your sister are awesome πŸ™‚

  7. megan
    July 18, 2010

    Awesome job to you and kelly!! I eventually want to complete a tri but I am scared for the swim.. After reading your recap I am sure more now than ever I can do it!

  8. christina cadden
    July 18, 2010

    Congrats girl!

  9. Samantha
    July 18, 2010

    Great job on your TRI!! That’s so awesome. I wish I could swim then I could do one. πŸ™ haha poor me.

  10. theprocessofhealing
    July 18, 2010

    Congratulations!!! That is AWESOME!!!

  11. carly
    July 18, 2010

    You and your sister look so cute in your pink outfits. This post is so inspirational! Congratulations! (And to your sister, too!)

  12. shelly@campinggirlchronicals
    July 18, 2010

    Congratulations on completing your tri! What a major accomplishment!

  13. runnerstrials
    July 18, 2010

    Congrats Meghann, you are SO awesome! And inspirational! Do you see a 1/2 or full Ironman in your future? πŸ˜‰

  14. Jes (Self Motivation)
    July 18, 2010

    Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you! I am currently taking swim lessons and just within this last week learned how to swim and breathe at the same time. I’m psyched, because that puts me one step closer to my first tri! Thanks for being an inspiration!

  15. April
    July 18, 2010

    Congrats!!! I am working toward a tri myself, but I am so not a swimmer…yet. I agree – it’s the little victories. Great job chasing down the gal in your age group.

  16. Ashley
    July 18, 2010

    Congrats to both of you! πŸ™‚ You and the other bloggers who have been doing triathlons lately are inspiring me to think about doing one in the future!

  17. amystartstorun
    July 18, 2010

    Yowsa, what a race! Way to keep pushing through to finish strong! I think I need a nap just reading your race recap πŸ˜‰

  18. Erin
    July 18, 2010

    Wow, awesome job to both of you. That’s SO impressive! Do you really keep a life list? That’s a great idea!

  19. Dawn
    July 18, 2010

    Nice work! You may have been a bit underprepared for the bike, but you still rocked it! Plus, look at it this way: If you decide to do another one, it’ll almost certainly be a PR since you’ll put more work into training for the bike portion.

  20. Melissa @ Tryingtoheal
    July 18, 2010

    congrats megs!!! i so wish i could have been there to cheer you and kelly on like i did last year! it was so much fun!!

    great job! i knew you could do it! now if only i could get myself to try a tri…

  21. Kate
    July 18, 2010

    Congrats! Thanks for your words of wisdom about the swim… I’m doing my first sprint tri at the end of August, and I’m most worried about the swim.

  22. Christina @ Food.Fitness.Fun.
    July 18, 2010

    Congratulations! My goal is to complete a sprint tri so I loved reading this re-cap!

  23. Brittney
    July 18, 2010

    Totally inspiring! Great job!! I hope maybe I’ll do one too πŸ™‚

  24. Pure2raw twins
    July 18, 2010

    Congrats!!! Truly inspiring! I have such a fear for triathlons.

  25. gloriousgreens
    July 18, 2010

    CONGRATS! Your pictures look amazing – so inspirational. What an accomplishment. πŸ™‚

  26. Anne P
    July 18, 2010

    Awesome job today! I’m proud of ya πŸ™‚

  27. missyrayn
    July 18, 2010

    Next to crossing the finish line the post race meal is the best.

    I totally agree with the satisfaction of beating someone in your age group. I love seeing age groups as I run so I know how I’m doing.

  28. Brittany
    July 18, 2010

    Wow! I’m amazed! You make it sound so easy! I recently told my boyfriend and his younger brothers that running a triathlon is one of my life’s goals and they scoffed at me telling me I’d never be able to do it. Your story is truly inspiring!

  29. Tay
    July 18, 2010

    Congrats!!! Awesome recap πŸ™‚

  30. gavrielski
    July 18, 2010

    You are AWESOME–congratulations on this great accomplishment!! Enjoy your evening! πŸ™‚

  31. alison
    July 18, 2010

    Wow, what a great recap. Congratulations to you….and to your sister, as well.

  32. Heather
    July 18, 2010

    That’s awesome, great race, and congrats to you and your sis!

  33. Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover
    July 18, 2010

    Awww – congrats on the tri, Meghann!
    You rocked, girl πŸ˜€

  34. anotherannabanana
    July 18, 2010

    AMAZING! Congrats Meghann — what an awesome accomplishment! I’m so glad you champed that swim – I am horribly freaked out by lakes after a fish in my swimsuit incident. They give me the skeevies!

    What else is on your bucket list if this was number 234??

  35. Gwen
    July 18, 2010

    You’re an inspiration! Way to go!

  36. Dee
    July 18, 2010


  37. amanda @ fake ginger
    July 18, 2010

    Congrats girl! You and Kelly rocked it today!

  38. runningwithsass
    July 18, 2010

    that is so awesome! you should be SO proud! I think I would have collapsed!

  39. Jenny
    July 18, 2010

    LOL ‘Keep it up ma’am” Too funny!!

  40. thefitbridesmaid
    July 18, 2010

    Congrats on finishing! And most importantly (well second most importantly behind supporting Kelly) STAYING IN THE GAME MENTALLY!

  41. ginavan
    July 18, 2010

    Awesome job! Congratulations! So great you and your sister could do that together!

  42. Nicole
    July 18, 2010

    Girl! That is SOOOO inspiring you have no idea! I’m so happy for you + your awesome finish, makes me want to swimbikerun every weekend just to feel that awesome cross over the finish – ah, races in general – they’re splendid!

    Thanks for motivating (everyone!!) me to get out and race again!


  43. Emilyeatsclean
    July 18, 2010

    Way to go girl!!! Congrats on a great finish!!

  44. Jordan
    July 18, 2010

    Congrats on your race finish ma’am! Hehe.

  45. Lizz
    July 19, 2010

    Congrats!! Sounds like a great race!

  46. Kendra @ Fraises des Bois
    July 19, 2010

    Meghann! this is so amazing!
    major congratulations to you. i am particularly inspired by your ability to focus on the race being only against yourself and no one else.

    ive been debating officially signing up for my first half marathon in october, but after reading your post and remembering your advice before and after my first 5k, i am once again motivated to challenge myself.

    thanks so much for that.
    and a thousand more congratulations.


  47. Rosey Rebecca
    July 19, 2010

    Congrats! You did great! I can’t even imagine doing all that. I hope to eventually!

  48. Brynne
    July 19, 2010

    Yayyy congrats Meghann! You are AMAZING!

  49. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    July 19, 2010

    Wow, way to go!! You did amazing!

  50. Hangry Pants
    July 19, 2010

    Congratulations! My favorite parts are that you did it w/ your sister and the biscuit at the end!

  51. MelanieF
    July 19, 2010

    Wow! Congrats Meghann!!! You are such an inspiration.

    Tomorrow morning, I start training for my first 5K. I’m overweight (by 50 pounds) and I’ve never really ran before, but I will be doing the couch to 5K program. I need to do this for myself, as a personnal goal. Thank you for such an inspirational blog. You rock!!

  52. Sarah
    July 19, 2010

    Thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful recap. Fantastic job, Meghann!

  53. biz319
    July 19, 2010

    I’ve been unplugged all weekend – congrats on such a great race – under 3 hours is very good!

  54. livetoeatrunforfun
    July 19, 2010

    This post was so INSPIRING! I love how you explained how you felt and what you thought about while you were going along- it makes me feel as if I could manage a Tri too! Congratulations this is an amazing achievement.

  55. Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales
    July 19, 2010

    You rock girlie!! So impressed.

  56. Quirky Jessi
    July 20, 2010

    You did awesome! Look at that…under 3 hours? Amazing!

  57. Kevin J
    September 29, 2010

    I was also in this race doing that distance. I probably saw you there. Congratulations on the race.

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