179 responses

  1. Kate
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations Meghann- great race and great race report. You made me remember how much I LOVE the half ironman distance (even though I sometimes hate it). I found myself reading over some of my old half posts after I saw your tweets today, and now I’m really looking forward to racing again post-baby!
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  2. Kate
    September 26, 2011

    Also- WOO! First comment. That never happens! Sometimes it’s a plus living on the other side of the world!
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  3. Khushboo
    September 26, 2011

    WOW NO WORDS! You kicked some serious ass (i love that poster ha)! What an inspiration you 3 are! I bet you’re still on cloud 9! Love the relationship you and your sister share, reminds me of myself and my own sister :)! Go relish in those endorphins, you deserve it!

  4. Grace
    September 26, 2011

    Wow I was blown away reading your race recap!
    You rock πŸ˜€
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  5. Rachel
    September 26, 2011

    Awesome race recap! What a great accomplishment!!
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  6. michelle
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats!!!!!!!!! You did awesome!
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  7. Chuck
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations again!
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  8. ITri
    September 26, 2011

    Great job! LOVE the pics of you and your sister approaching the finish line together!
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  9. erica
    September 26, 2011

    congratulations!!!!! what an accomplishment and i love that all 3 of you did this iron man together and that you and kelly were able to cross the finish line together! that’s just awesome πŸ™‚ if i did that, i wouldn’t take my medal off either!
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  10. Carol
    September 26, 2011

    You are my hero! What an amazing experience:) So glad you were able to find Kelly and finish strong!

  11. Jeff
    September 26, 2011

    Great Race Recap!! – Congrats!!! – I will be running my first marathon in a few weeks and have this next on my list. Reading this recap makes me want to do it more!!!

  12. ~Jessica~
    September 26, 2011

    WOW! You’re amazing. End of story. I can only aspire to such greatness, and your recap is one of the most thorough I have ever read. It really does give a great snapshot of your experience and the rigors that a half ironman can entail. You totally have it in you to do a Full Ironman.

    Quick question: are those run stats right? I’m probably reading it wrongly, it’s just it says 1:11:17 for the 13.1 miles. I think even Kenyan elites struggle to run that kind of time πŸ˜‰

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    • Meghann
      September 26, 2011

      ahh! Hit publish at 3:00am! Sorry, the run was 2:11! Thanks for pointing that out!

  13. rebecca
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations meghann! You look great. It is funny how connected readers can feelto bloggers: all day on sunday, I was thinking, “its meghann’s half-ironman. I hope she’s doing well.” Congratulations.

    • Marisa E
      September 26, 2011

      I was thinking the same thing- even mentioned something to my husband about it and he was like “Who??”- hahahaha!!!

  14. Dina
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats! So amazing to see all of your hard work paying off. I love that you finished the race with your sister, it’s so sweat and you can tell how close you are as a family.

    I think ending a race by eating Mexican food sounds heavenly.
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  15. Tess
    September 26, 2011

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I am SO excited for you! You are incredible and inspiring…I’m about to head off on a ten mile run (seems like nothing in comparison to the huge feat you just accomplished!) and this was JUST the motivation I needed to get myself out the door! You’re a champ!

  16. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance
    September 26, 2011

    What an amazing and inspiring accomplishment! I’ve been following your blog for quite some time now (before I even had one of my own) and am truly motivated each and every time I see you complete another race. You are SO strong! Keep it up, girl πŸ™‚
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  17. Jen
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats! You trained well and proved it during the race. Next stop, full IRONMAN!

  18. Kristin
    September 26, 2011

    Wow, congratulations to all three of you! This was such an inspiring and emotional recap. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Hope you enjoy your first week as an Iron-woman πŸ™‚ woohoo!
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  19. alison
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations, Meghann! What an awesome recap!
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  20. Lauren
    September 26, 2011

    THIS IS AWESOME!! Just got chills reading this recap. You seriously rocked it! Congrats to you all. πŸ™‚
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  21. Emily@SavoryandSavage
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats to all of you!!

    I am so glad to see how well all your training paid off! I can’t imagine a better first half ironman.
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  22. Erika – The Teenage Taste
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats on an excellent race! You are awesome, Meghann!
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  23. tracey
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations to all of you for completing the race!!! You guys all rock. Great recap.

  24. Chrissy (The New Me)
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations! I am so impressed with your performance (and how quickly you got the recap up!). Very exciting to follow your training and then see you succeed. I hope you ride this high for a while!
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  25. LEM
    September 26, 2011

    Way to go!!! I got choked up reading your post about seeing Kelly. So great that you could finish together. πŸ™‚

  26. Marty
    September 26, 2011

    You must feel invincible! Congrats on your huge accomplishment. You didn’t only accomplish it, you ROCKED it! It makes it even more special with your siblings there with you. Get some rest and enjoy what you just finished achieving.
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  27. Christena
    September 26, 2011

    Totally impressed!

  28. miss posy
    September 26, 2011

    Oh jeez. *I* got all emotional reading about you finding Kelly and then finishing the race together. You are so amazing – not only did you finish a half ironman, you completely freaking SMASHED IT!
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  29. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    September 26, 2011

    Absolutely incredible. You make me feel like I could even do one of these!!! You did an awesome job, Meghann!
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  30. Eric
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats on finishing the half ironman. It is great that you were able to finish the race with Kelly. I envey your fast swim time. That 2.4 miles swim for a full ironman is going to be tough.

    • Meghann
      September 26, 2011

      The swim time was totally the current, it would have been a different story otherwise. πŸ˜‰

  31. SkinnyRunner
    September 26, 2011

    congratulations! what a great recap – you almost made me want to do one after reading it.
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  32. CaitlinHTP
    September 26, 2011

    Way to go. I am so impressed. CLEARLY your training was spot-on. You did a great job!
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  33. Beth @ 990 Square
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations! What an awesome journey. I hope you’re relishing in your accomplishment today!
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  34. Ashley
    September 26, 2011

    I’m nearly in tears reading this. I’m so happy for you, you are amazing woman! Congratulations.

    You’re tempting me to try a triathlon (I’m pretty sure I couldn’t convince myself to do a half ironman, that sounds so intense). But I’m terrified of biking and suck at swimming… hmmm…

    But again, congrats, this was so great to read and I can’t imagine how proud you are. Way to kick some serious butt.
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    • Meghann
      September 26, 2011

      Trust me, if I can bike and swim – then anyone can! It just takes a little practice and motivation!

  35. Fallon
    September 26, 2011

    Wow amazing! SO glad you guys had a great time and accomplished what you set out to do!
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  36. Jaclyn @realhealthwife
    September 26, 2011

    Meghann this is incredible!! Congratulations on such an amazing accomplishment!! I’m currently training for a marathon and you are a HUGE inspiration, thank you!!
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  37. Britt @ Run with Britt
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats! I love how you and your sister crossed the finish line together. Y’all kicked some serious butt running sub 6:30. Your recap made me want to be a half Iron(Wo)man!
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  38. Sara @ RunnerWife
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats! That is such an accomplishment and so a wonderful finsih with your sister! You should be so proud!!
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  39. Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers
    September 26, 2011

    meghann this is so, so amazing! i felt like III was full of adrenaline and anticipation as i was reading this recap. i am so excited for you and proud of your amazing accomplishment. congratulations to you, ben and kelly!
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  40. Coco
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations to you all!!! I’m so glad things went smoothly for you- and it seems like you really had a great time πŸ™‚ So inspirational!
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  41. Vegan Ali
    September 26, 2011

    Awesome job, girl! So amazing! I love seeing people finish with smiles on their faces!
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  42. Katie
    September 26, 2011

    Yay!! Congratulations πŸ™‚ I couldn’t believe I spotted you and how strong you were looking considering the heat! Any plans for a full….? I’ll ask you again when the pain wears off!
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    • Meghann
      September 26, 2011

      I couldn’t believe we found each other too!!! I’m about to head over to your blog to see how your Dad did! I saw you right after I saw my friend Danielle, so the strength was just the burst of adrenaline after seeing you guys!!! I’ll do a full one day, I’m just not sure when that 1 day is. The 2.4 mile swim scares the heck out of me!!

  43. Hillary
    September 26, 2011

    I have to tell you, Meghann, this totally blew me away. The thought of swimming a mile, biking 50, and then running a half marathon makes me want to die a little, but I cannot imagine how incredible it felt to cross that finish line (with your sister, no less!)

    Hearing how excited you were, I was reminded how awesome I felt when I crossed the finish line at my first half marathon last fall. I’m kind of thinking I want to start training for another race soon—just to replicate that high.

    Congrats to you all. What an insane accomplishment!
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  44. Patrice @ A New Sweetness
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats to you all!! What a wonderful accomplishment!! This reminds me of how much I would love to take part in a big race someday.
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  45. Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats! Fun to read the race recap. πŸ™‚
    I’m pretty sure you meant your half marathon time to be 2:11 and not 1:11. I swear I looked at that time in disbelief for like 2 minutes. Hee.

    • Meghann
      September 26, 2011

      Definitely 2:11! I hit publish at 3:00am I think my eyes were mentally skipping things while editing just so i would press publish faster and go to bed πŸ˜‰

  46. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    September 26, 2011

    OMG Meghann, this is the best race recap ever!! I’ve got chills running down my spine in excitement for you!! What an amazing day, and you did awesome!! You should be so unbelievably proud of yourself. You’re so inspirational, strong, and dedicated. I hope you are enjoying your well-deserved recovery!
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  47. Biz
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats Meghann! Great job! I had no doubt you would lick some ass!
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  48. Brittany
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations you are awesome!!!!

  49. KatieMoo
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats, Meghann! You so deserve this. I was crying by the end of the recap, especially since you and Kelly crossed the line holding hands. Too awesome!

  50. Army Amy*
    September 26, 2011

    Way to go! It sounds like an amazing experience!*
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  51. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations to all of you! I am so incredibly proud! It definitely goes to show that you can achieve anything you put your mind to! πŸ˜€

    Enjoy your week! Bask in the glory of being a half-ironman!!!

  52. chris
    September 26, 2011

    Nice Post!! Great details. Felt like I was there….wait a minute I was! Congrats fellow finisher.

  53. Katy Widrick
    September 26, 2011

    I was holding my breath all day on Sunday waiting for the recap — I’m so glad that you had no issues on the bike or during the swim, and I hope you know how proud I am of all of you!
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  55. Samantha @ Bikini Birthday
    September 26, 2011

    Wow! I’m so impressed by your race! You did an amazing job and should be so proud of yourself!

  56. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations to all 3 of you! What an awesome recap and experience.
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  57. Anne P
    September 26, 2011

    Girl. I am SO PROUD OF YOU GUYS!!! Congratulations – you’re amazing.
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  58. Karolina
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations on finishing so strong! I’m so impressed that you were able to do this- I loved following the tweets yesterday:)
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  59. Hope
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats! What an incredibly amazing accomplishment! You should be so proud of yourself! πŸ™‚ I really enjoyed your recap!
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  60. Dori
    September 26, 2011

    Meghann!!!! I am so proud of you, congrats! I LOVE that you found Kelly and finished together, that is so amazing. And even after swimming and biking insane distances (I cannot imagine for being on a bike for that long at all) you still ran a really fast 13.1. AMAZING.
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  61. Lisa Fine
    September 26, 2011

    Woohoo! Amazing!

    I love that you and your sister started and ended together, and as a big follower of Jeff Galloway, I also live that the walk breaks worked so well. You rock!
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  62. Michelle
    September 26, 2011

    Freaking amazing Meghann! Congrats to the Anderson family!!!!!!!

  63. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    September 26, 2011

    CONGRATS girl!!! What a HUGE accomplishment! Because of you, I set my own goal to do one next year. WHeeee!: )

  64. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun
    September 26, 2011

    I got so giddy reading that. You did awesome! So proud!
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  65. Clare @ Fitting It All In
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations Meghann! An amazing recap and it is SO inspiring that you could do that. It’d be such a dream for me – maybe I should start with a sprint tri:)

  66. Jennifer Cook
    September 26, 2011

    I was so excited for you all day yesterday, and I loved following Danielle on twitter and hearing how everyone was doing. Congrats! I have very big Ironman dreams, but the thought of it scares the crap out of me. You have made me feel like I can do it!

  67. Laurie
    September 26, 2011

    CONRATS to all of you!!!!

    • Laurie
      September 26, 2011

      I meant ‘CONGRATS’ πŸ™‚

  68. Deirdre
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats! You guys rock! The fact you were able to finish with your sister almost had me choking up at my desk. So happy for you.

  69. Casey
    September 26, 2011

    Great recap! You are truly inspiring ~ you looked so happy at the end!!! I can’t wait to read about your next big race. πŸ™‚

  70. Heather
    September 26, 2011

    congrats! I am so proud of you! YOU DID IT GIRL! reading your recap was so exciting!

  71. Cait’s Plate
    September 26, 2011

    This is so incredible. CONGRATS!!! Love the last photo of you and Kelly crossing holding hands. No better way to end it!
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  72. Cat @Breakfast to Bed
    September 26, 2011

    First thing: Why am IIII crying at your race recap? I better go pee on a stick or buy tampons or something.
    second thing: and you thought the only person who could take off your clothing that quickly was your boyfriend. πŸ™‚

  73. jodie
    September 26, 2011

    Wow!!!! What an accomplishment. I was smiling reading the entire post and the pictures of you, your brother and sister together shows the bond you all have. Just fantastic. Congrats to all of you. πŸ™‚ Have a great day today.
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  74. Kate
    September 26, 2011

    What an amazing story! I have to admit, I teared up a bit at the end seeing the pictures of you and your sister crossing the finish line holding hands. How amazing for you both. Congratulations!

  75. Marisa E
    September 26, 2011

    Reading your recap at 5:30 this morning made me:
    1) Cry
    2) Late to work!….I was too busy carefully reading through it all instead of showering- whoops!! πŸ˜‰

    Seriously amazing!!! Congrats!!!!!!!

  76. Cate
    September 26, 2011

    Wow, wow, wow! You three are amazing! Major congrats on completing a Half Ironman! Really inspirational and I love that you got to share it with your siblings.
    Awesome recap too, thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚
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  77. Kristen
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations to you and your siblings!!! No doubt about it…you are a tri-athlete!! You have shown us tat we can be whoever we want to be when it comes to giving ourselves a “title”….and to say it with pride!!!

  78. Bri
    September 26, 2011

    This is probably the coolest race recap I’ve ever read. Congrats! Very, very impressive!

  79. wymberley
    September 26, 2011

    Im crying. i love this! amazing!! way to go!
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  80. Christine
    September 26, 2011

    OMG amazing. congrats!!!!!!!!

    now i want to do one. πŸ™‚

  81. Sarah AJ
    September 26, 2011

    Great race report! Congratulations on an awesome race!
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  82. Donna
    September 26, 2011

    Nice race report. Fantastic race! And that swim time? Amazing! Nice bike and of course a great run to boot! Way to finish strong!
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  83. Daniella
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats! That is such a huge accomplishment!

  84. Rae
    September 26, 2011

    freaking. awesome. way to go, half Ironwoman!! And if 140.6 is on your radar, maybe Beach to Battleship? Its in NC and with the current πŸ˜€
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    • Meghann
      September 26, 2011

      Thanks for letting me know! I’ll check it out. πŸ˜‰

  85. Corey @ Learning Patience
    September 26, 2011

    I am so happy for you – sounds like an amazing day! A HUGE congrats!
    xoxo from Trinidad
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  86. Danielle B
    September 26, 2011

    I love your race recaps, and this one it the best so far! Congratulations to you and your family – you are amazing!

  87. Devon @FastFoodie
    September 26, 2011

    I was on a flight home from a race I did Saturday yesterday, and I checked on your race a couple times and was pulling for you from the sky. Congrats on a great first half ironman. You should be very proud! Great job! Enjoy your recovery!
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  88. Nikki
    September 26, 2011

    Wow, this is so freaking inspiring! You are amazing in strength, mind, body. Definitely an amazing experience I bet! I was pretty much tearing up with excitement when reading about your conncection with your sister and how you finished together. How awesome! Congratulations!!!!
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  89. Bronwyn
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats on such an amazing race! Really inspirational to see someone become a half-ironwoman!
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  90. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations! You guys all kicked ass. So… when is the full Ironman? πŸ™‚
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  91. Jen
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats Meghann! You (and Kelly and Ben) are awesome! I cannot imagine the high you’re on right now. So happy for you, girl!

    And thanks for being so honest about the fast swim course. My goal next Fall is to do a HIM and I was debating between Augusta and one in Anderson, SC. Augusta definitely wins now. I’ll take all the help on the swim I can get πŸ˜‰

  92. Christa
    September 26, 2011

    Big congratulations Meghann. Such a beautiful recap of your big day. The emotion came through in your words…so inspiring. I absolutely love that you and your sis crossed the finish line together. You, your sis and brother should all be so proud!!
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  93. Lauren
    September 26, 2011

    You= ROCK STAR! I am so impressed and so inspired.
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  94. Laura
    September 26, 2011

    Meghann!!! Congratulations you are such an inspiration!! I teared up at the pictures of you and Kelly finishing together…amazing!!!

  95. RunEatRepeat
    September 26, 2011

    Meghann!!! You are amazing and inspiring!!! Love you πŸ™‚ I have a bike I bought for a tri a few years back and ended up stopping training because of school. You remind me I need to get back on it!
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  96. mary
    September 26, 2011

    I’m SO proud of you!!! You did a GREAT job!!

    you’re a half Iron WOman!! πŸ˜€
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  97. Erin
    September 26, 2011

    This is an amazingly awesome and inspirational post to read early on a Monday morning!! My ultimate racing goal is to do a half ironman. I’ve done a bunch of half marathons and am training on the bike now and up to 40 miles and this completely inspired me. You rock. I hope you are fully enjoying your medal (after I ran the Boston Marathon I wore mine for a week!).

  98. Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations!!! That is so incredibly fantastic!
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  99. Reenie
    September 26, 2011

    WOW!!! I seriously started tearing up when you found Kelly…. I’m soooo proud of all 3 of you ~ you guys ROCK!! And to do it together as a family ~ and finish with Kelly ~ AWESOME!

    ~ congrats ~

  100. mi-an d.
    September 26, 2011

    hey girlee!! i couldn’t wait to read up on your recap!! and congrats!!! like the other commenter above, i started to get all teary when you found your sister. that’s the best!! awww!! awesome!!!

  101. Liz
    September 26, 2011

    What an awesome race for you! Congratulations, Half Ironman! I almost got choked up when you found Kelly πŸ™‚ and when I saw yesterday that you finished with the same time, I was in awe!

  102. Alaina
    September 26, 2011

    this is amazing! you are a beast and this race recap was amazing!
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  103. Kenny Adams
    September 26, 2011

    hey there! I’m from Augusta and run a website called Augusta’s Choice! I happened on this post via twitter and I have to say I LOVE your write up. I was there Sunday and had planned to film the event as I did last year but alas, it wasn’t in the cards (my camera decided to completely die once I got out to the Swim Start). I just want to say thank you SO much for coming out to Augusta and second, I want to say disregard the ignorance of the guy with the sign. We’re not all like that. Congrats on your accomplishment! You should be VERY proud and this has to be one of the best write ups I’ve seen. Great job!!!

  104. Sarah @ The Strength of Faith
    September 26, 2011

    Did anyone else almost cry just reading the recap?
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  105. wendy sue
    September 26, 2011

    congratulations! what an amazing accomplishment!
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  106. Page
    September 26, 2011

    Ahhh! I am so happy for you! Congrats on the amazing race and YOU ARE A HALF IRONMAN!!!!

  107. Alison (Fueling for Fitness)
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations! Great race recap and I especially love the look of delight on your face as you’re about to cross the finish line. πŸ™‚
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  108. Theodora
    September 26, 2011

    congrats!!!! You did a great job, and I love that you and Kelly finish races together!
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  109. Shaun @ snackasaurusrex
    September 26, 2011

    Loved your race recap…I may have cried when you found your sister. Congrats to you ALL!!!
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  110. chatelaine
    September 26, 2011

    BIG HUGE congratulations!! So proud of you. I even teared a little for your excitement and accomplishment.

  111. Christie
    September 26, 2011

    WOW, congratulations!!! That’s so awesome. I couldn’t imagine how good you feel. You should be so proud of yourself!!

  112. emily
    September 26, 2011

    You’re amazing!!!

  113. Kelly
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations! You are an inspiration. I hope to be an Ironman one day too, but I have a long way to go.

  114. Amanda
    September 26, 2011

    TOTAL ROCKSTAR!! Sending you the biggest CONGRATS ever!!!!

  115. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations!!!!! That’s so amazing! You should be so proud!!! You make me want to do a half ironman! Haha, building up. Finished a 10K this weekend, 10 miles in Nov. And half marathon in March. Maybe in a couple years! You are very inspirational!

  116. Hilary
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats!!! What an amazing accomplishment!

  117. Tiffany
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations!! Long time reader, first time commenter……

    I almost started to cry when I got to the picture of you and your sister crossing the finish line! I have my first half marathon in just under 3 weeks, and I can wait to get that feeling of “Oh my god, I actually did it!”

    you actually have me wanting to try a triathalon, and maybe…..just maybe, one day doing the longer, ironman distances. You showed me that even though one particular event is not your strong suit, you can still complete the entire event, and live to tell your story. For me, it will be the swimming…..

    Enjoy your recovery!!

  118. Dynamics
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats Meghann! You are an amazing writer. I feel like I was there with you and just want to cry with excitement for you both, and Ben too.

  119. Michelle @ Crazy*Running*Legs
    September 26, 2011

    I love your race recaps πŸ™‚

    CONGRATS!!!! I am so excited for you. There is no doubt in my mind that you will be a full on Ironman someday πŸ™‚

  120. Amanda @ the beauty notebooks
    September 26, 2011

    You three are amazing! I was on an emotional high just reading this πŸ™‚ The entire blog community is SO PROUD of you!

  121. Carly D. @ CarlyBananas
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats Meghann and Anderson siblings!! You made it sound so fun! πŸ˜€
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  122. Ari @ Ari’s Menu
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations Meghann!! You are an inspiration!!
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  123. Lauren @ Running Examiner
    September 26, 2011

    A huge congratulations to you, Kelly, and Ben! You all did a fantastic job, and should be incredibly proud of your accomplishment!

  124. Jess
    September 26, 2011

    I have never done a tri – and have no designs on an IM, but reading your recap was an adrenaline rush! You actually made me consider it for a moment…okay, I still think it would be cool. But that’s a long way off.

  125. elizabeth
    September 26, 2011

    I know you don’t know me, but I read your blog all the time, and I seriously teared up at the end when you found your sister! How awesome for you both! A huge congratulations to you!!!

  126. Freya
    September 26, 2011

    Meghann – I’m not a big swearer, but this recap deserves one heck of a big HOLY F!*% GIRL you did amazing!!!!!! You are friggin incredible, and I have no idea how you managed to keep going for 6.5hours…just, WOW.
    Now go sleep for the next century or two, cos you sure deserve it πŸ™‚
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  127. sarah (the SHU box)
    September 26, 2011

    this post just made me so happy!!! you + ben + kelly = cutest family ever. congratulations – bask in it for a little while b/c you should be SO proud!
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  128. Jane @ Broccolini + Cheese
    September 26, 2011

    You must feel AMAZING! Congratulations! You deserve all the good that has come to you!
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  129. Jess@atasteofconfidence
    September 26, 2011

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  130. Gwen
    September 26, 2011

    SO Inspiring! Thank you to the Anderson fam for being so motivational! <3 Great work guys!
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  131. Amelia
    September 26, 2011

    This is amazing Meghann! Congratulations to you and your siblings! Your story about seeing your sister and wanting to run with her had me almost in tears (in a good way). It’s so great to see such a close, active family that supports one another. You guys seriously rock!
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  132. Lara @ TresLaLa
    September 26, 2011

    So amazing! What a great race recap! So, when’s the next one?!? Have to get some more use out of that wetsuit!
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  133. SaraRM
    September 26, 2011

    HOW STINKIN AWESOME!! Finishing with your sister makes it even better! Congrats!!!

  134. Shanna, like Banana
    September 26, 2011

    Wow, just wow! You and your siblings rock hard core. I am so impressed. I need to read this again because it’s so inspirational. Well done!
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  135. Nicole
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations again!! What a fantastic recap! So motivating. πŸ™‚

  136. Krissy
    September 26, 2011

    I actually cried reading this!!! Is that weird?! CONGRATS!!! Very inspiring race recap. You seriously have me looking for future 70.3s! Added to the bucket list! Enjoy your high! I am sure it is like nothing else. You earned it!
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  137. KatieG. @ Just Roll With It
    September 26, 2011

    WOW! CONGRATS Meghann!!!! So awesome that you did a half Ironman, and did it with both your brother and sister together!! I did my first sprint triathlon this past August and it was the best feeling ever! Maybe I will build up my training for a half Ironman in the future!!
    You go girl!!!!
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  138. Erica
    September 26, 2011

    This is an absolutely awesome recap!!!!! What an accomplishment you guys!! I can’t even imagine the major swimmer’s/biker’s/runner’s high you no doubt STILL have going on. Way to go, Meghann!!! You Ironman, you!!

  139. melissa
    September 26, 2011

    amazing, great job girl!!!
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  140. Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations! I loved reading your recap and following along with you yesterday. You’re such an inspiration! Keep up the awesome work!
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  141. Gina @ Will Run for Cupcakes
    September 26, 2011

    That is AMAZING!!!!! I hope one day I can be as brave as you and conquer 70.3! Up first is 26.2….I hope I don’t die!
    Congratulations Anderson Crew! You earned every minute of your celebration!!!
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    • Meghann
      September 26, 2011

      You won’t die – you’ll do great!!! πŸ™‚

  142. Cat Melnyk
    September 26, 2011

    You guys kicked butt. And definitely a huge thanks to Danielle from me too…it was nice to have another familiar face at the finish line to get excited/cry to. When’s the next one??

    • Meghann
      September 26, 2011

      Ha! I’m signed up for the Savannah Marathon and then…. who knows?!? I need to work on my bike skills first!

  143. Carissa
    September 26, 2011

    You’re amazing! I had goosebumps reading your post…like I was there running/swimming/biking too! What an accomplishment! So are you gonna di ti again? What was the hardest part?
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    • Meghann
      September 26, 2011

      The hardest part was the bike! Just because I’m not very fast on the bike and it’s very frustrating to be passed so much. πŸ™‚ However, I would still do it again in a heartbeat!

  144. Kristen @ The Concrete Runner
    September 26, 2011

    I have been dying to read this all day! So freaking amazing! Congrats on becoming a (half) ironman!
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  145. Brittney
    September 26, 2011

    You did AMAZING!!! You are so inspiring. I could not imagine doing what you did… πŸ™‚ I am so completely excited for you! Half ironman!!! πŸ™‚
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  146. Mary
    September 26, 2011

    Meghann, you ROCK!!! I couldn’t wait to get home from work today and read this post. I think your readers were looking forward to it as much as you were. I need to do a HIM. Maybe next summer…btw your half marathon time and mine from Saturday were the exact same (only I didn’t swim and bike before mine – great job!).

  147. Megan @ On the Road Again
    September 26, 2011

    Congrats on your finish!
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  148. Stefanie
    September 26, 2011

    Congratulations Meghann!!! What a great recap. It felt like I was right there with you guys. And how great that you were able to meet your sister again on the course. What are the chances! So proud of you!

    By the way, did you see anyone swim breaststroke?
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  149. Brittany
    September 26, 2011

    What a great race, Meghann! Very inspiring, and i have tears in my eyes! I want to do triathalons someday soon-ish, and hopefully a half-Ironman too!
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  150. Marie
    September 26, 2011

    Wow, congratulations doesn’t even seem substantial! I loved reading your recap; you did awesome! I teared up reading/seeing you be able to finish it off with your sister! πŸ˜‰

  151. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy
    September 26, 2011

    What an amazing post. I felt like I was riding along with you!
    Congrats, congrats, congrats! Sounds like the perfect finish to an inspiring race.
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  152. Lauren @ Sweet and Twisted
    September 26, 2011

    This was so fun to read! Congrats to you and the rest of the Anderson clan!
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  153. kristen (inspiredbydooce)
    September 26, 2011

    What a great race report. Congratulations! And I love that you and Kelly were able to finish it up together. That must have been so special πŸ™‚
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  154. Sammi D.
    September 27, 2011

    Congratulations girl! My eyes were seriously tearing up by the end of your post–what an amazing journey. I am so impressed. You success is definitely getting me excited for my next big race! http://www.menshealthurbanathlon.com/!

  155. Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    September 27, 2011

    I read 1/2 of this at work then got paranoid that my work might be monitoring my internet usage. Finally finished the recap. So proud of you!! I told you your training was enough!! Great job!! I want to do a HIM where they have a current!! That is freaking awesome!

    Girl, you are so inspiring AND ready for an IM. I don’t want to pressure you though, IM’s (as I’m learning) are a little different than training from a HIM. They literally take over your life! haha. You are ready though. πŸ˜‰

    I love that you got to finish with your sis. My sis and I are really close too, and I would LOVE to race with her. She keeps getting pregnant though. Oh well. At least she is coming to my IM to cheer me on 7 month preggers.
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    • Meghann
      September 27, 2011

      Thanks nicole! You are my inspiration! I can’t wait to follow you kick ass at your IM! I’ll get there one day, I promise!

  156. Ali @ Ali Runs
    September 27, 2011

    Congrats Meghann! I read this yesterday but didn’t have time to comment. I was out on my long run when you guys were in the process of running. Knowing that you were running 13.1 after swimming and biking that far motivated me to finish my (sucky) long run! You guys are awesome! Can’t wait to see what’s next! πŸ™‚
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  157. chuck oehrlein
    September 27, 2011

    Great race report! I finished in 8:09:10. Your runs were awesome! I am always jealous of people who can run. The guy with the get off our roads sign was awesome, everyone laughs at him πŸ™‚ Congrats on such a great race and great time!

  158. Heather @ Better With Veggies
    September 27, 2011

    I can’t believe I missed this post yesterday – GREAT race report! You had such a positive attitude!

    When I read this: β€˜Go home. Get off our roads.’ – I got seriously mad – I get so frustrated with ignorant people! He’s the kind of person that makes people nervous to go out for a ride on the roads, why does he have to be so rude?!

    Okay – off my soapbox: Congrats again! And about the Ironman swim….you absolutely can do it! The swim is my weakest link too and I thought I could never work up to that distance, but you absolutely can. It’s not even as hard as you think (I was nervous about it up to the race – I actually woke up in the middle of the night before the race thinking about it).

    So will you do another 70.3? πŸ™‚
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  159. Allie {a teaspoon of LIFE}
    September 27, 2011

    I love that you held hands! I want to hold hands with someone!! Haha

    And no- don’t EVER take it off πŸ™‚
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  160. Alaina
    September 27, 2011

    Congratulations Meghann!!!! I’m sure the emotions were surging through at the end; I felt it after just reading your recap!! πŸ™‚
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  161. Jen
    September 28, 2011

    Ahhh! You made me cry! So awesome and I’m so proud of you!

  162. Sophie
    September 28, 2011

    Congratulations Meghann! It’s taken me a few days to get around to reading this recap but you’ve really done it justice. A HIM sounds so exciting now! It’s such a great achievement and you should be very proud of yourself. Well done!!!!
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  163. CK
    September 28, 2011

    I’m on the local organizing committee for Augusta and stumbled across your blog as I was Googling for articles about the event. I was handing out medals at the finish line on Sunday and remember seeing you and your sister crossing the line together. As a race organizer, I love seeing that kind of excitement and enthusiasm at the finish. Great job!!

    Nice race report, too. I’m glad you enjoyed your time in our city! Come back next year!

  164. Kimberly
    July 21, 2012

    I found your blog when searching for Ironman 70.3 Augusta recaps (I’m doing it this year) and I’ve been reading it for a few months. I just found a short video from Georgia Public Broadcasting about the race, and I think you and your sister are in it around 5:37! http://www.gpb.org/georgia-traveler/season-5/segment/ironman-augusta

    How cool! and random that i just stumbled upon both!

  165. B.o.B.
    July 31, 2012

    I just came over to read this report since this will be my first 1/2 this year. I’m stoked! I would love at sub 6:30. You did amazing. I can’t wait for your first full. You are going to kick ass.
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  166. dave smith
    September 3, 2012

    doing the race this year, awesome race report! thanks!!!

  167. David
    September 11, 2012

    Hi…I am doing Augusta this year and I have to say this was the best race report I think I have EVER read…..GREAT JOB….!


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