43 responses

  1. Jessica
    June 17, 2011

    Clipless pedals are awesome! They make such a difference on long rides. Although, I don’t recommend trying the “egg beater” style MTB for the first time…personal experience. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Lisa Letting Go
    June 17, 2011

    I love when I get great customer service. My boyfriend and I went to Arby’s last night and had the BEST service. At Arby’s! Who would have thought? It really made my night.

  3. Cate
    June 17, 2011

    I am so impressed… the first time I tried clipless pedals (on a brand new bike) I shifted wrong going up a hill and fell over. Super embarrassing!
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  4. Lisa
    June 17, 2011

    I so agree with you on the customer service thing–it can really make or break a company. And on a more personal level, I am a total sucker for it. Treat me nicely, and I am so much more likely to come back/spend more.
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  5. Kristen (inspiredbydooce)
    June 17, 2011

    My first ride with clipless pedals was a bit of a disaster. I think I fell 3 times… But I think I was in too small of a space. After the third fall I walked the bike to a grassy field and had much more success ๐Ÿ™‚
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  6. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    June 17, 2011

    Oh wow! Super impressed! I am kinda afraid to go for that, but maybe evnetually I’ll do it.

    Love your idea of a great b-fast!

  7. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    June 17, 2011

    nice job on your first ride. Your shoes are so shiny and white! Customer service is such as huge part of the experience. More businesses need to realize that!

  8. Allison
    June 17, 2011

    I just got clipless pedals about two weeks ago and have already gone down twice! But I think the anticipation of the falls was worse than the falls themselves! I feel a lot better everytime I use them – I’m sure they are going to make a big difference.
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  9. Liza
    June 17, 2011

    Great work with riding smoothly in clop in pedals the first time. I fell over my first ride and scraped my knee. Question, i love your skirt you wore, does it have built in bike shorts with it? I hate the bike shorts look, and I want to hide it under a skirt. Where did you get yours?

  10. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    June 17, 2011

    I would be terrified to clip into a bike! I am really clumsy, so I have visions of falling into a street. You’re smart to test it on a trail!
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  11. Kate
    June 17, 2011

    Oh my I am impressed! I am still way too scared to try clip in pedals. I have this vision of me falling over and crashing hard!
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  12. Fit Chick Britt
    June 17, 2011

    So excited for you to be sharing your experiences with the clips. I’ve been wanting to try some out, but like you, was unsure of brands and what I was really looking for. I hear they make you faster. That yogurt looks good; I still haven’t tried lemon chobani.

  13. Dori
    June 17, 2011

    Why were you surprised the iced coffee still tasted OK?

    The bagel sandwich looks great, yum. Mazel tov on clipping in!
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    • Meghann
      June 17, 2011

      because usually when you pour hot coffee over ice it tastes really watery and weak.

  14. Doc (The Healthy PhD)
    June 17, 2011

    You should comment to the owner that you’ve had some good iced coffee and it was prerefridgerated…maybe he’d like the tip?
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  15. Jane
    June 17, 2011

    Hey! I’ve noticed this before and just wanted to comment. I don’t think you intend to, buy when you say it’s not the food or coffee that will bring you back, it’s the owners it sounds like the food and coffee weren’t good. I don’t think that’s the message you wanted to send. But maybe it is. I know you’ve said in the past that you are busy and don’t read your posts before you press publish, but I think as a blog writer with such a large following that you have a duty to do so. That’s just my 2 cents!! Lol. Anyways I am from Florida (east coast) as well and can only imagine how hot your apt must be!!!!

    • Meghann
      June 17, 2011

      Thanks for letting me know, but I’m ok with what I wrote. I mean the food and coffee weren’t bad, but it wasn’t great either. And if it was based on that alone I wouldn’t return. I just wanted to emphasize the owner was a great guy and the customer service made me want to return over everything else.

      • jane
        June 17, 2011

        gotcha ๐Ÿ™‚ If that’s what you meant that than it what you said!

  16. Jane
    June 17, 2011

    Also, how else do you make ice coffee?? I always brew it hot then put it on ice. I didn’t think there was any other way… How do you do it?

    • Dani
      June 17, 2011

      I brew it, then stick it in the fridge to chill for an hour or so, and then add the ice. Otherwise, the coffee gets way diluted when the ice cubes melt!

      • Meghann
        June 17, 2011

        Just what Dani said. I’ve tried just pouring hot coffee over ice before and it ends up being really watery and weak.

      • jane
        June 17, 2011

        oooh of course! yes, does taste much much better when it has been in the fridge overnight or what have you.

  17. lauren
    June 17, 2011

    i think Alba’s was originally a 2nd Amelie’s bakery/cafe (a place in Charlotte) – there has been some issues between Amelie’s owners & Alba’s owners about franchising, etc….so they changed the name to Alba’s. If they carry some of the same items as Amelie’s (i.e. salted caramel brownie) – it will be delicious!

  18. Christine
    June 17, 2011

    I love supporting start up businesses!
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  19. Theresa @ActiveEggplant.com
    June 17, 2011

    Yay for clipless pedals! I absolutely love riding with my feet clipped in – you’ll never want to go back! You’ll really be amazed once you start logging more miles how much more “connected” you feel with the bike – more power, more confidence, more speed. It makes a huge difference & definitely with the miles you’ll be logging for HIM you’ll benefit!
    Surprisingly, I’ve never fallen because of being clipped in! If I see something scary coming I clip-out early just in case. (Well…I’ve fallen while mountain biking while clipped in, but not because I was clipped in…it’s always because I run into a problem with the terrain and lose control!)
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  20. Taysa
    June 17, 2011

    There was just an article on NYT.com about the debate over the “right” or “best” way to make iced coffee. Some people prefer iced coffee that’s “cold brewed,” but when I worked at Sbucks, we would just make super strong hot coffee and pour it over ice in the morning, then it would sit in the fridge all day. Sounds like you just got a fresher version.
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  21. Kiran
    June 17, 2011

    Now I want to try clipless pedals. Looks amazing! But the weather has been very unforgiving!
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  22. Cara
    June 17, 2011

    Welcome to the clipless pedal club! Awesome that you didn’t fall your first time out! Your lunch looks fabulous!!!!!

  23. Sana
    June 17, 2011

    Happy Friday to you!!!
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  24. Every Mile A Memory
    June 17, 2011

    Lemon Chobani is one of my favorite kinds of yogurt! I keep avoiding the clipless pedals because I am so chicken I’ll fall over…. Ok I KNOW I would, but with an impending 65 mile ride I wish I had conquered my fear. Great job on the ride today sounds like a successful day to me! I also love hearing stories of success I hope one day to have my own.

  25. kalli
    June 17, 2011

    meghann so very proud of you for getting your first ride in with your new pedals. just a bit of input from someone who used to race in my twenties. i think you need to raise your seat up a bit. you look like your legs are too scrunched up and it will give you more power when you have more leg expansion. just a thought and you are doing great nontheless!
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  26. Carey @ Positively Blonde
    June 17, 2011

    Seeing that egg sandwich just gave me a wonderful idea for tomorrow’s breakfast ๐Ÿ˜€
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  27. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    June 17, 2011

    customer service = key in a successful business!
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  28. Amy
    June 17, 2011

    OMG I am obsessed with lemon chobani as well!! it keeps running out of stock at my grocery store…it’s such a sad thing!! I love it…I especially love putting it in the freezer and then taking it out and letting it thaw a little bit then eating it!

  29. Hilary
    June 17, 2011

    Way to go on the ride…that does sound scary to me…and I am totally with you on customer service!
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  30. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    June 17, 2011

    First of all, that bagel sandy looks AMAZING. Second of all, way to go on the bike ride! I’d be super nervous I’d fall over on the bike while my shoes were clipped in haha.
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  31. sarah m.
    June 18, 2011

    I was just wondering if it bothers Derek at all that, before you guys moved in together, you used to actually go to work. After you guys moved in together, you spend your days as such- working out, meeting friends for lunch, going for a massage, etc. I know bloggers like to talk about how hard they work but it’s hard to find what’s work about it. I know I’ll get majorly hated on by other readers for saying this but it just seems like you’re mooching off of your boyfriend.

    • Meghann
      June 18, 2011

      I may have a flexible schedule, but TRUST me – Derek knows how hard I really do work. He’s seen me at the computer until almost midnight gathering information for clients, following up on e-mails, pulling my hair out over Healthy Living Summit details. Yesterday Derek and I had the same schedule – we both started work at 11:00 and finished around 8:00pm. He was working the late shift [from home] and I was working it too. Just remember I only put the parts of my life on the blog that I want too. And TRUST ME I’m not mooching off of Derek. WE pay equal amount of rent, utilities, groceries, etc. and we both make the same amount of money from our jobs. I promise I do more than blog – I have a few clients I work with on Social Media projects, I’m in the middle of planning this year’s healthy living summit, I’m a brand ambassador, I write freelance articles, etc. My income is sporadic and comes from various sources, but it allows me to develop the flexible schedule I have.

  32. kathleen
    June 18, 2011

    Hm. I wonder about he iced coffee. Although, that is how you make it. Brew a double strong pot of coffee and pour it over ice. I wonder if it was actually double strong.
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  33. Amy @ love4living
    June 19, 2011

    It really is true what they say about customer service; I know it can make or break my impression of a place!
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  34. Hannah
    June 27, 2011

    Meghann – don’t listen to hater comments – it’s none of their business how you manage your schedule – you obviously do a great job since you accomplish so many things – professionally, socially, athletically – don’t feel like you have to justify!

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