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  1. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    December 5, 2011

    Congrats on your race!!! Vegas is always a good time, regardless of the activity. 😉 So glad you made it to Serendipity for some deliciousness – totally worth it!
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  2. Lena @Fit on the Rocks
    December 5, 2011

    That sounds so fun! I’ve been thinking about doing this race for fun next year with some friends, so thanks for the recap!
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  3. Dori
    December 5, 2011

    I can’t imagine running a race in the dark. You did great, especially considering you were running for fun. That is my dream half marathon time for some point in my life! That hot dog is insane. I live around the corner from Serendipity but have actually only been there once. I should go back at an off-ish time after the holidays are over. Congrats on the race!
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  4. Lea @ Healthy Coconut
    December 5, 2011

    I ran the inaugural race for this half marathon in Dec 09 and I remembered it being as fun as this post recap. It’s definitely a once in a lifetime experience running the strip.

    Fun recap, I hope I can run this race again in the future.
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  5. Lea @ Healthy Coconut
    December 5, 2011

    P.S. My post race food treat was also at Serendipity:)
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  6. Callie @ The Wannabe Athlete
    December 5, 2011

    Sounds like an absolute blast!
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  7. Christina @ Just Running
    December 5, 2011

    It sounds like you had a blast!

    Boy, that guy’s shirt really stands out. My little boy spells and reads everything he sees (he’s not quite three and can spell over 100 words!), so I wouldn’t appreciate seeing a shirt like that at one of my races.
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  8. Hillary
    December 5, 2011

    I’m running the DC Rock N Roll in the spring—hope it’s half as cool as this!
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  9. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    December 5, 2011

    WOW–it sure does sound like fun! Holy hot/frozen chocolate–that looks awesome!!

    I think it could be fun to run at night, but I SO prefer morning running–I don’t know how I’d have handled that all. Plus my stomach is not made of steel, but I am sure glad you did great!
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  10. Devon @ Answering Oliver
    December 5, 2011

    Glad you had so much fun! I ran the full marathon (my first) and haven’t gotten the chance to live it up Vegas-style yet, but I WILL tonight!! The first 13 miles of the full were off the strip, but the anticipation and excitement of finally getting there for the second half were so worth it. LOVED this race!
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  11. Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine
    December 5, 2011

    Great job, Meghann!! I really enjoyed your recap. :) Sounds like a super fun race!
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  12. PavementRunner
    December 5, 2011

    Great recap and an even better attitude about the race. Not every race is meant for a PR and it’s always fun to just run for the sake of running. Especially with friends. Congrats on a great race and that food looks amazing (love WitchCraft, and that hot dog should be wrapped in bacon — dont knock it till ya try it).

    And that husbands shirt is awesome! I need one for my wife, but it would have to say crazy husband and such. Cheers!

  13. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats
    December 5, 2011

    That race sounds fun and that’s so great you could run together! I’m a big fan of running buddies!
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  14. Carly D. @ CarlyBananas
    December 5, 2011

    That sounds like such a fun race!
    I ran a RnR race this summer and weirdly, I really wanted a hot dog after! It must be something about their races haha :)
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  15. Alaina
    December 5, 2011

    That sounds like such a fun race!!! I’ll have to see if my husband would be up for running that one. We sure do love Vegas!
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  16. Carolina @ Peas in a Blog
    December 5, 2011

    This looks like such a fun dress, very fun!
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  17. Lily Fluffbottom
    December 5, 2011

    Man, that sounds like so much fun. I think i’d love to do that race one day. Its hard to imagine Las Vegas being cold.

    Congratulations on your finish!
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  18. Courtney
    December 5, 2011

    How fun! I would love to run that race, never been to Vegas!
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  19. Jessica
    December 5, 2011

    Sounds like you had an amazing time. I am usually a ‘hamburger after a race girl’ myself but love, love, love hot dogs. :) It sounded like you made a great choice and it looked amazing!
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  20. Sarah S.
    December 5, 2011

    Congratulations on your race! Looks like you had a great time as well, Vegas is the best!

  21. kathleen @ the daily crumb
    December 5, 2011

    what an amazing race experience!! congrats :)
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  22. Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    December 5, 2011

    what a wonderful race!!! Looks like so much fun!
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  23. Sana
    December 5, 2011

    I LOVED your recap! You look like you had a blast :)

  24. Danielle Dillard
    December 5, 2011

    Added to my bucket list! Looks like a blast. Glad you had fun!!!!
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  25. Kate @Pastafreerunner
    December 5, 2011

    Awesome race recap! Sounds like it was a ton of fun and completely stress-free!
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  26. Cait’s Plate
    December 5, 2011

    Oh my gosh that peanut butter frozen hot chocolate looks INSANE!!

    Congrats on the awesome finish!
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  27. Tina @ Best Body Fitness
    December 5, 2011

    I want to run that race next year just for the fun of it. Glad you had a great time. And that is one BIG hot dog!!
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  28. Gwen
    December 5, 2011

    That sounds like a BLAST! I definitely want to do it next year! I love that you put on some makeup. Too cute!

  29. RunEatRepeat
    December 5, 2011

    I had a BLAST!!!
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  30. Heather @ Run Eat Play
    December 5, 2011

    Wow! Looks like you guys had an awesome time. I love Vegas! Great job on your half marathon!
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  31. Brittney
    December 5, 2011

    Vegas looks so fun! I have yet to visit the city and the RNR looks awesome! Great job and glad you had fun!
    I’ve had the frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity in NY- it is so delicious! Excellent post run choice!

  32. Mary @ food and fun on the run
    December 5, 2011

    Love the shirts you all wore :) They look great! And yes, I need to put this race on my to do list! Looks like so much fun!!
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  33. Whitney
    December 5, 2011

    Wow! I’m sure I’m in the minority here, but I find that guy’s shirt pretty offensive. And I’m not even someone who gets easily offended. It’s just not funny to call your significant other a bitch. On your shirt. In public. Yikes.

    • KT
      December 5, 2011

      I found the shirt offensive, too, so I was glad to see I wasn’t alone in that. Not even just the language, but the entire sentiment of the shirt bothered me. However if the blogger whose husband wore the shirt isn’t bothered by being called derogatory words, who am I too judge?

      • Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers
        December 6, 2011

        Same boat, here.

        Why do you need to use such an offensive word to support your wife? Why couldn’t it just say “I love my Crazy Wife”?

        While I’m all for fun inside jokes between loved ones, I think that shirt is sending a message that a) doesn’t need to be viewed by random young spectators and b) it’s okay to call women bitches, as long as it’s in a positive light.

        It’s not okay.
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  34. emily
    December 5, 2011

    You guys had such a great race! And I am so jealous of your dinner; Serendipity3 is one of my favorite restaurants on the planet!
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  35. Christine
    December 5, 2011


    it was fun reading your (and many others’!) tweets from this race weekend.

    ……. now craving that hot dog.
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  36. Alexa @ Simple Eats
    December 5, 2011

    A night race in Vegas?! That seriously has to be one of the most exciting experiences! I would kill for a hot dog like that!
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  37. Victoria (District Chocoholic)
    December 5, 2011

    Having a stomach of steel is great for situations like this. I once at a snickers bar in the middle of a swim practice of 20×200 lactate threshold. It was awesome.
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  38. Corey @ Learning Patience
    December 5, 2011

    Wow – that looks SO cool!
    Awesome job….almost cool enough to motivate me to try it next year…..um…maybe… :-)

    xoxo from Trinidad
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  39. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    December 5, 2011

    Looks like a blast Meghann! I’m definitely adding it to my bucket list! It gives me an excuse to go to Vegas! 😉
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  40. Michelle
    December 5, 2011

    Oh my – that’s quite a dog. Ha ha.

    Congrats on a fun race!
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  41. skinnyrunner
    December 5, 2011

    congrats on a fun race!
    that hot dog is out of control.

  42. Michelle@SFTS
    December 5, 2011

    Congrats on your race, I’ve been glued to my GoogleReader waiting to see all the recaps! Your blog (and others) are the whole reason I even started running and I must say, I am in the best shape I’ve ever been and I’m only getting started :)

    This is kind of weird and random, but hot dogs are my absolute favorite food!! I think I need to get my butt in shape so that I can make it to RNRLV next year and hit up Serendipity!

    Great recap!!
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  43. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    December 5, 2011

    I ate at Serendipity in NYC last winter… SO good though that hot dog looks scandalous I have to say. 😀 Congrats on your run. I am S L O W and “back of the pack” so Im incredibly impressed that this was your “fun run” time. Thats awesome!
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  44. Karolina
    December 5, 2011

    I absolutely loved watching all the footage online last night, but it’s extra fun to read a personal story about the run! It sounds like the 3 of you had a fantastic time running together! Congrats on a great run:)
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  45. AmandaRunsNY
    December 5, 2011

    Congratulations! What a fun race! I really want to run this race once day. It just looks like such an awesome, fun time.

  46. Anne P
    December 5, 2011

    What a blast. We need to do races together more often :)


  47. Army Amy*
    December 5, 2011

    Looks like a great race!*
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  48. Stephanie
    December 5, 2011

    I love the picture with the hot dog! OMG. but that hot chocolate looks incredible!! Yum!! Glad you guys had a great time. So you talked us into it, we are going to make and sell the shirts, why not
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  49. Kristin @ FoodFash
    December 5, 2011

    Looks like so much fun!! Glad you had a good time. We need to get together sooooooon :)
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  50. Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    December 5, 2011

    Great job on the race! People are WAY too serious sometimes, and I’m glad you guys had fun on this one! Not every race is going to be a PR, and that is okay!

    I’m actually headed out to Vegas in January for my best friend’s b-day party, and all your pics are getting me excited!
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  51. sugarmagnolia70
    December 6, 2011

    Nice recap! I ran it last night too…and just like you got cold at mile 11. Glad to hear it wasn’t just me! Congrats on a great race.

  52. Erin
    December 6, 2011

    Glad you had fun in Vegas! I ran the full marathon and, well, I managed a PR while dodging all you half marathon runners :-) But I left wanting to go back for a “real” vacation sometime soon so I guess Vegas did its job!
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  53. Heather
    December 6, 2011

    Ugh, I had the worst half marathon experience with this race. Writing up my recap later today, but I’m glad to at least see others had a good experience. For those runners who finished later though, getting out of Mandalay Bay was a straight up nightmare.
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  54. Emily
    December 6, 2011

    Congrats on enjoying yourself and your time there!

    I’ll be out there next year for that race, and I am already looking forward to it. I am going to run it with my cousin, who did it this year. :)
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  55. Cait @ Caitstrides
    December 6, 2011

    You’ve totally inspired me to run this race. I’m going to look into signing up for 2012. It looks amazing!

  56. Aron
    December 6, 2011

    Sounds like you guys had a blast – exactly the way to run Vegas!!!
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  57. Maria
    December 6, 2011

    AHHH! This race looks like so much fun! I’m definitely signing up next year!
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