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I was born to run 10-10-10

by Meghann on October 2, 2010

I was born to do 10-10-10

Running it 45,000 Friends

You only get one shot at these moments

Guess what, it’s our time to own it

All the blood, the sweat the tears

I can’t believe that we’re finally here

So close I can taste the finish line

It’s our race, our dream, our time

Love it!

If that song and video doesn’t get you pumped up for a marathon, then I don’t know what will. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This morning was my last double digit run before Chicago next week. A week from tomorrow I will be at the starting line preparing to run 26.2 with 45,000 of my closest friends. This morning I was standing at my sister’s house preparing to run 10 miles with Kelly and our friend Sara.

The three of us will all be running Chicago next week and basically spent all 10 miles going every last detail leading up to the race. We discussed flights, shirts, the expo, potential meet ups, our race goals, and so much more. It was fun to go over nothing, but race talk with two girls who are just as excited for next weekend as I am!

Next weekend is going to be fun! I CAN NOT WAIT!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

With all the chit-chat the 10 miles flew by. We were done in about an hour and a half and all agreed that we wished it had been longer – we were having so much fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

After the 10 miles I raced home to make a delicious Chocolate – Pumpkin – Peanut Butter Smoothie in a Bowl for breakfast.


In the blender I had:

  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Ice
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Almond Milk
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Vega Chocolate Protein Powder
  • TJ’s Peanut Flour


  • Uncle Sam’s Cereal
  • Attune Chocolate Munch
  • Raisins


The Chocolate + Pumpkin + Peanut Butter combination was delicious. It’s a richer flavor over the typical fruit based smoothie and seemed more meal like to me.


Derek’s Big Night!

Tonight at 10:00pm Derek will be running his FIRST half marathon!!!

A million THANKS to everyone who donated towards Derek’s Multiple Sclerosis Fundraising Page. The $850 he raised truly is going to a great cause!

Tonight’s race is the inaugural run of Disney’s Wine & DIne Half Marathon. The race begins at 10:00 pm (crazy, right?) and Derek hopes to finish in under 2.5 hours. My fingers are crossed!

If you would like to track Derek in tonight’s race you can go here and search for the name Derek Russell.

Kelly and I will be volunteering at the race tonight. If you’re running be sure to look for us at the first relay hand off point!

Alright, let’s show Derek some love. He’s a bit nervous tonight, but I know he can do it!

Goooooooooo DEREK!!!!

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lee October 2, 2010 at 10:31 am

Good luck Derek! You will do great.
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2 Tiffany (Stuffed With Fluff) October 2, 2010 at 10:35 am

Good luck Derek! You’ll rock the Disney Wine & Dine Half!!!

Also, thanks to him for raising money for a wonderful cause.
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3 christina cadden October 2, 2010 at 10:42 am

Good luck to Derek. I am sure he will do great!


4 KVH October 2, 2010 at 10:43 am

Is it sad that the song made me burst into tears? It’s awesome… I’m so excited + nervous at the same time, it’s a little overwhelming! Good luck next weekend! I hope I get a chance to meet you!


5 Quirky Jessi October 2, 2010 at 10:44 am

Love the song. Good luck, Derek, and great job on raising that money. Awesome job.


6 Brie @ Brie Fit October 2, 2010 at 10:44 am

Hooray for Derek!

I wish I had girlfriends here I could commiserate with about Chicago! I am so, so nervous but don’t have anyone to talk things through with.

Did you know runner tracking via text is available now for free?

Ahhhh so nervous! :-/
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7 Elizabeth October 2, 2010 at 10:45 am

O good luck Derek that half marathon sounds like so much fun. I have 3 friends running it too. I’m hoping to be able to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February. Maybe Derek can give me some tips?
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8 lauren October 2, 2010 at 11:10 am

good luck derek! Im sure he is gonna do awesome!

I really was born to run that marathon ( if i wasnt in ireland.)…its on my birthday haha..Im turning 20 on the 10-10-2010…crazy huh..i love wierd dates like that!

great job on the 10miler!


9 alison October 2, 2010 at 11:11 am

Good luck Derek! I’m sure you’ll do great!
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10 Theodora October 2, 2010 at 11:40 am

1. Good luck Derek!
2. I wish I had run with you guys this morning!!!!
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11 MaryBe October 2, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Good Luck Derek! You’ll do great!
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12 Tiffany October 2, 2010 at 12:09 pm

I spotted you this morning! Actually, I spotted your sister as I was driving to Blanchard. I was running a much slower 5k and wondered how many miles you ladies were conquering. Good luck in Chicago!


13 Martha October 2, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Good luck Derek! I’m running my first half marathon this weekend too, but it’s tomorrow morning. Although with the time difference between east coast and west coast, our start times will only be about 12 hours apart!

And really, good luck to *everyone* racing this weekend and next!


14 Carrie S. October 2, 2010 at 12:14 pm

I’ll be looking for you ladies as I’m trudging along the course and good luck to Derek! ๐Ÿ™‚


15 Tina October 2, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I can’t believe the race starts that late! I wouldn’t be able to do it. I’ve heard its a fun event though. Good luck to him!!
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16 Evan Thomas October 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm

A race that starts at 10?! Bonkers. Good lick to Derek!


17 Heather October 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I have a few friends running that race tonight. i thought about running it but hoenstly running at 10 pm is not that appealing to me!!
go Derek! I am SURE he can break 2.5 hours. If I did it, he can do it! (I am pretty slow!)


18 Sana October 2, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Derek is so amazing!!!! I can’t wait to cheer him on!
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19 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 2, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Good luck to Derek ๐Ÿ˜€
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20 ida October 2, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Good luck to Derek! How fun that you’ll be volunteering at the race too.


21 Jessica @ The Process of Healing October 2, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Awww Derek is going to ROCK it! As you will next weekend..
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22 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) October 2, 2010 at 3:36 pm

I hope to run a marathon with my sister some day!
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23 Jess-The Semi Abnormal Gal October 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Hey! I’ll Leg One of a relay team tonight….so maybe I’ll see you or Kelly!


24 Lizzy October 2, 2010 at 3:48 pm

good luck derek!


25 Biz October 2, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Good luck to Derek! Kick ass! ๐Ÿ˜€
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26 melissa October 2, 2010 at 4:11 pm

good luck derek!
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27 Toronto Girl West October 2, 2010 at 4:14 pm

I remember when Derek didn’t run at all. And now look at him!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m sure he’ll do great!!!!

He must be so excited – I’m doing my first half soon too (Long Beach Half on October 17th). Can’t wait for the recap to see how he did!!

Go Derek!!!
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28 Amy K. @ Onehealthypeanut October 2, 2010 at 4:21 pm

I ran Chicago a few years ago and absolutely loved it!! Such a fun city to run through and so many encouraging spectators! Best of luck, you will have a blast! Enjoy tonight ๐Ÿ™‚


29 Alexis October 2, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Good luck, Derek! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m running the Disney Wine & Dine Half too!! It’s my first 1/2, and I’m terrified. haha I hope it goes well though!


30 RunningOnCoffee October 2, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Wow…45,000 runners. And I thought the 18,600 that registered for the Philly Rock n’ Roll half was big!!

Good luck to your boyfriend on his first half. I read about that one and it sounded fun! My in-laws live down there about an hour from Disney, and if it lined up with a school vacation, I would have considered it. I kind of like the idea of a race that starts at night!

Your smoothie-in-a-bowl looks delicious. I have never tried Peanut Flour before.
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31 FoodCents October 2, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Derek, best of luck to you. Thank you for supporing the effort to learn more about MS, improve the quality of life for those of us living with the disease & raising awareness.

You will great, be sure to give it hell. If at any point you find yourself struggling, think of all the people who can not run because of MS. I am cheering for you & you are going to do great!!!


32 Sara October 2, 2010 at 11:27 pm

yay, go Derek!

I love running with you and Kelly!


33 Lisa October 3, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I love the song. What an awesome way to describe how it feels!
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