90 responses

  1. Kayla
    January 30, 2011

    Great job:) It looked like a really beautiful run! I really feel inspired and motivated to do a half marathon this year too! Any races that you will recommend?

  2. Ali @ Ali on the Run
    January 30, 2011

    Congratulations to all of you! I love the family support system you’ve all got going.

    I’ve been wanting to run the Miami half because the course looks so amazing. That early start time scares me, but your pictures make it seem worth it. Congrats to all on an awesome day. Bunch of rock stars in the Meals & Miles crew!
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  3. Kristy @ KristyRuns
    January 30, 2011

    Whoo hoooo! Congrats to everyone! Looks like an awesome day and amazing weather! πŸ™‚ Love the post-race yoga moves.
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  4. rebecca lustig
    January 30, 2011

    wow what a great recap! i always love your post-race posts, they’re so uplifting and inspiring.

    congrats to all of you!

  5. Freya
    January 30, 2011

    Great recap and congrats to all of you! You’re so lucky to have so many people around you who love running that much – I’m yet to find just one running buddy :'(
    LOVE those yoga pose photos – I just went into my hall to go and see if I could do them :p (no)
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  6. Allison @ PickyEatingRD
    January 30, 2011

    Yay congrats!!! Seems like such a fun race!!!
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  7. Jess (Daly Authenticity)
    January 30, 2011

    Congrats on another great race Meghann! That first picture of you and Derek is priceless. You guys seem so in love!
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  8. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun
    January 30, 2011

    Love reading your race recaps!! Congrats to everyone. Sounds like such a fun time. πŸ™‚
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  9. Heather C
    January 30, 2011

    Congratulations!! Way to go!

    PS – I love that first photo of you and Derek, SO cute!

  10. Dori
    January 30, 2011

    Congrats to you and Derek and your family! I LOVE that picture of you and Derek, it looks professional and you both look gorgeous. You would never believe you both just ran a half marathon. Definitely frame that one.
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  11. Mara @ What’s For Dinner?
    January 30, 2011

    CONGRATS!!! Looks like an amazing race!!
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  12. Gill (snaxandthecity)
    January 30, 2011

    congrats! looks like you all did so well! you and derek are super cute too πŸ™‚
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  13. Emily @ Savory and Savage
    January 30, 2011

    Congratulations to everyone! You looked like you had a great time and I am sure having so many loved ones there to share it with you made it even better πŸ™‚

    Your running skirt is adorable – I have been looking for something like that for my runs.
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  14. Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)
    January 30, 2011

    Looks like a great family trip/run! Congrats to all of you.
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  15. mindy @ just a one girl revolution.
    January 30, 2011

    Congrats all around! Y’all did fabulous!
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  16. Ashley
    January 30, 2011

    Congratulations Anderson family+Derek!! You all are amazing. I love that the shirt came off. Did he get crazy chafing from the pouch??
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  17. Raya
    January 30, 2011

    Your Miami posts are really making me miss the beach!! Looks like you guys had an awesome time!! I hope one day I can be in the sub-2 hr half marathon! I’ve got a long ways to go though!
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  18. Ann
    January 30, 2011

    That looks like it was a fun race! So many people, I can’t imagine! I love how you look so happy in all the pictures of you running. This made me really excited about my upcoming first half marathon. Congratulations!
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  19. Heather
    January 30, 2011

    congrats!!!! yall did great and the weather looks so awesome!!! Looks like such a beautiful race course! Love all the pics at the end yall took!
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  20. MaryBe
    January 30, 2011

    Congrats to all you awesome racers! And yay for loyal spectators

  21. Krissy – Shiawase Life
    January 30, 2011

    Great recap! This looks like a race I would like to try one day!
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  22. Kathleen
    January 30, 2011

    Huge congrats to all of you! What a great way to celebrate health and family at the same time. Very inspiring.
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  23. Allison @ OneWhiteTulip
    January 30, 2011

    Congrats guys!

    (and MAJOR props for the side crow! Haha.)
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  24. Evan Thomas
    January 30, 2011

    Congrats to all the runners! The Andersons(and Russells) are one kick-butt family.

  25. Shannon @ Freshman Yr of Life
    January 30, 2011

    Awesome recap! Congrats you racing machine.
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  26. Jamie @ Food in Real Life
    January 30, 2011

    What a great recap! Really captured the excitement of the race from start to finish. Got me so pumped for my half in March- woohoo! Congrats to you and your fam and friends πŸ™‚
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  27. maria @ Chasing the Now
    January 30, 2011

    Sounds like a great race and a lot of family memories were made! πŸ™‚ Congrats on your time, too!
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  28. RunningOnCoffee
    January 30, 2011

    Congrats! Great recap and great job all!! How fun to run a race with so many people you know. I love the first few pics of you and your brother around mile 3.5, makes me excited for my next half in April.

    50s are definitely my ideal racing temps too! I’d even be ok in the 40s. My first half marathon last April was around 50F; my second one in September was in the mid 70s (blah!).

    FL races are definitely early!! Must be to avoid the heat??
    PA & NJ races I’ve done have started more like 8/8:30. I wouldn’t mind a slightly earlier start though (see above 75 degree half marathon in September).

    Just curious- do you always bring your own water bottle? I’ve relied on water stations before, but thinking for this next one I’ll bring my own water. Do you pop any shot bloks or gu mid-half too??

    Also, cute pics of you and Derek!!
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  29. Marci
    January 30, 2011

    Congrats on another great race! Fun that you were the pacer and y’all broke into pairs.
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  30. Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner)
    January 30, 2011

    Well done!!! Amazing run!! And I love how this is such a family affair for you- so sweet! πŸ˜€
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  31. Theodora
    January 30, 2011

    Great job to you guys! A gorgeous race, and I just love reading race recaps!

  32. Toronto Girl West
    January 30, 2011

    The picture of you and Derek on the rocks is one of my all time favourites! You two should just hurry up and get engaged already! πŸ˜‰ LOL

    On another note – what a great race. It actually looks an awful lot like the Long Beach Marathon! If you’re looking for a race out of state, I highly recommend Run LB!!!
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  33. Amy
    January 30, 2011

    Way to go! And look at you guys rocking crow pose!
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  34. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    January 30, 2011

    How amazing! πŸ˜€ Congratulations to everyone!!! How amazing!
    I’m trying to get my friend Patrick to run the Disney Half next year… he’s considering it, but only if I run with him. Since I was planning on doing the full marathon, I may be doing the Goofy Challenge. πŸ˜‰
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  35. Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    January 30, 2011

    Nice work girl, you rock! I loved looking at every photo πŸ™‚
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  36. Matt @ The Athlete’s Plate
    January 30, 2011

    Great race!
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  37. Erica
    January 30, 2011

    ahhhhhhhhhhhh! Looks like so much fun! The pumpernickel bagel sounds like a great way to start the day. And way to push your bro to an awesome finish. Glad you guys all did so well. You and D are SO cute!
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  38. Alicia
    January 30, 2011

    What a wonderful racing day!! Looks like a blast! I wish I had a family like your where everyone was running together! That is the best!
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  39. skinnyrunner
    January 30, 2011

    looks like a fun race! i want to join the anderson 5 and run it!
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  40. michelle
    January 30, 2011

    Holy pictures! Love them all.
    Great race recap

  41. Renee
    January 30, 2011

    love love this entry πŸ™‚

    the pictures of you and derek are just amazing- i agree with everyone- you should frame that first one, it shows amazing accomplishments and you can’t even tell you sweated it πŸ™‚

  42. Tyly
    January 30, 2011

    Congrats all the way around!

    The you/Derek and you/family pictures post race are fantastic!!
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  43. Lindsey
    January 30, 2011

    Congrats on a great race! I miss Publix cookies sooooo much! I haven’t had one in 7 years since I moved from SC

  44. Nikky
    January 30, 2011

    It looks like you all had fun! Honestly I think you should open a business on the side for writing race recaps cause you do it so well, they always touch me and make me cry but I’m a cry baby anyway.

  45. Cate
    January 30, 2011

    Awesome! Congrats to everyone for finishing strong!
    and very impressive yoga poses at the end!
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  46. G
    January 30, 2011

    Awesome recap!! You all seem like you had so much fun which is soooo nice to see!! It’s also really nice to see pictures of palm trees – I’m so jealous of your running conditions (I’m in Canada and we have way too much snow right now, it’s getting depressing)!!!
    Also, that picture of you and Derek after the run with your medals is absolutely GORGEOUS!! How nice it must be to share something you are so passionate about with your significant other! πŸ˜€

  47. Ashley
    January 30, 2011

    Congrats to you and Ben both! You and Derek look so adorable in those pictures πŸ™‚
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  48. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    January 30, 2011

    Congrats Meghann! This was a great race recap. And congrats to all of you on your times! πŸ™‚
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  49. kate
    January 30, 2011

    Congrats guys!
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  50. Michelle @ Living Learning Earning
    January 30, 2011

    Congratulations to you and your family! I love how it was such a family event. Looks like it was beautiful!
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  51. Laura @ Backstage Pass
    January 30, 2011

    Congrats! How awesome that you had your whole family either running or out there cheering you on πŸ™‚
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  52. Katherine: Unemployed
    January 30, 2011

    congrats! awesome job!
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  53. Kara
    January 30, 2011

    Great race! I’d love to run a race with family like that!
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  54. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    January 30, 2011

    Congrats! It looked like a great race!
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  55. Ali @ Ali Runs
    January 30, 2011

    I always love reading your recaps! What a gorgeous course!! I think it’s so cool that your whole family was involved with this race. You all did such an awesome job!! πŸ™‚ Ps–like everyone else, LOVE the first picture of you and Derek. It seriously looks like a professional took it.
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  56. erin
    January 30, 2011

    congrats on the fun 1/2 mile…and i love the pic of you and derek!!
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  57. Kathleen @ Kat’s Health Corner
    January 30, 2011

    Enjoy your nap!!! You derserve it!!! Congratulations on your finish!!! πŸ™‚

  58. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    January 30, 2011

    Everyone did awesome! You should totally run my next half with me and help me finish in under 2 hours πŸ™‚
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  59. Mariana
    January 30, 2011

    Congratrulations Meghann you are such an inspiration for me!
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  60. Sana
    January 30, 2011

    Your family is just soo amazingg!
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  61. Kaitlin
    January 30, 2011

    Wow, I love that course! Congrats to all of you and your family, you can be proud of all of them! Plus the pics of you with Derek are adorable πŸ™‚
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  62. Judith
    January 30, 2011

    The best tip for family meeting areas is to meet at Z post-race. Very people have a last name that starts with Z.
    This comes after 10 marathons and 22 half marathons worth of experience! πŸ™‚
    Great run today! Congrats to you all!

  63. Grace
    January 30, 2011

    Great Job! You look like you all had a great time!
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  64. sarah (sarah learns)
    January 30, 2011

    congrats on your half! i think it’s so awesome that your family loves to run so much! i would LOVE to do a race with my sister. πŸ™‚
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  65. Kiran
    January 30, 2011

    So proud of you all! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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  66. Nat
    January 30, 2011

    Love the family love!!!

  67. Christine
    January 31, 2011

    Congrats! Isn’t having siblings as runners the best? My sister, brother, and I are very different, but running is one thing we can all talk about.
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  68. ezzie
    January 31, 2011

    Congratulations!! I hope someday soon I get to run a race w/ my family like you do! It seems so much fun!
    & that cookie looks amazing, by the way πŸ˜€
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  69. natalie @ http://healthybalancingact.blogspot.com/
    January 31, 2011

    looked like a nice race to run..good time too! well done.. i love your race re-caps
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  70. Alaina @ The Jogging Concierge
    January 31, 2011

    Congratulations!! That sounds like an amazing race! Great time!! πŸ™‚
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  71. katie
    January 31, 2011

    Congrats to all of you! Love the recap pics and congrats to your brother and derek for making great time!

    I have to tell you, the pic of you and derek near the beach is AMAZING! Beautiful pic and I love it! U guys look so great together!

    Have a great day!!! Hope you made it back to Orlando safe! xoxo
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  72. Allie
    January 31, 2011

    How awesome that you guys were all able to do that race together!!! Very lucky ! Looks like you had a fun time AND you all did amazing πŸ™‚ Great job !
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  73. Rachael
    January 31, 2011

    Oh my god! That pic of the two of you with your medals! Engagement photo much?!

    Congrats to you all!! πŸ™‚
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  74. Hope
    January 31, 2011

    Congrats to you and your family! That must have been so much fun running the race with people you love and care about! You were all able to motivate and support one another. Love the recap! πŸ™‚
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  75. Eliz@The Sweet Life
    January 31, 2011

    I LOVE that your whole family is so into this! Way to go.
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  76. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    January 31, 2011

    Awesome!! Way to go Ben with the PR!!

  77. Laurie
    January 31, 2011

    Congrats to all of you!!! Great race!

  78. Susan @ Mom Swim Bike Run
    January 31, 2011

    I have to tell you.. I’ve been reading your blog for a long time (over 1.5 years). When I read blog posts like this I can’t help but see the love of your family. As a mother of 3 small children I hope that when they grow up our family will still be as close as yours. I don’t think you do, but I hope you never take it for granted. How blessed you are to have such wonderful parents who support your every move! WTG mom and dad meals and miles for raising and supporting such a wonderful family!
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  79. Kacy
    January 31, 2011

    That’s awesome that so many of you participated! Great times all around!

  80. Sarah
    January 31, 2011

    It’s so nice that your whole family was there. Congrats on another race!
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  81. Caroline
    January 31, 2011

    I’m not a fan of running skirts, but I like the way the one you wore appears to move in these pictures. Cute!
    Your brother amuses me. Along with losing the shirt, it looks like he’s going to be losing his shorts soon! Lol.

    • Meredith
      February 1, 2011

      I thought the same thing! They’re a bit low.

  82. Jess@atasteofconfidence
    January 31, 2011

    Great job to everyone in your fam!
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  83. LauraJayne
    January 31, 2011

    Congrats! Maybe your brother was so excited because he DIDN’T have to run? It’s easy to have a ton of energy if you know you don’t need to save it for a run!
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  84. Biz
    January 31, 2011

    I tried to look up your time yesterday but the link was down. Great times for everyone!!

    Love that first picture of you and Derek together!!
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  85. Billie
    January 31, 2011

    after 18 years we are finally having our own marathon. Come run it….
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  86. Kim @ Kim Lives Healthy
    January 31, 2011

    Those pictures of you and Derek are so cute!
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  87. Christie
    February 1, 2011

    I just signed up for my very first Marathon this morning. 2012 ING Marathon Miami. My home town!! Hopefully I will see ya there next year!!!

  88. Lizzy
    February 1, 2011

    Congrats! Miami looks awesome and that is one fancy medal πŸ™‚

  89. Shannon
    August 25, 2011

    Congrats Meghann on your awesome race! I work for US Road Sports (the company that produces the ING Miami Marathon) and it’s always great reading/hearing about the people that run our events. We hope to see you and your family on the course again in 2012 for our 10th year anniversary! Happy Running!
    Shannon Madigan
    Logistics Coordinator for US Road Sports

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