39 responses

  1. Sana
    May 4, 2012

    I can never keep up with a dripping ice cream cone!!
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  2. Rachel
    May 4, 2012

    At some point you have to get Skyline Chili! It’s really good! There’s a Skyline in Clearwater…it’s one of only a few in Florida but Skyline originated in Cincinnati!
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    • Christina
      May 5, 2012

      No! Gold Star is the superior chili.

      • Anne @strawberryjampackedlife
        May 5, 2012

        I like both! Gold star might be better for Coneys, and Skyline for chili+spaghetti. Skyline’s runnier.
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      • janene
        May 5, 2012

        I’m a Skyline all the way! 🙂 Also, there’s a GREAT sandwich place called Melt http://www.meltcincy.com/ – DELICIOUS! It may be a bit far from your hotel, but it’s fantastic! 🙂

        My favorite things to do are the Museum Center and the Newport Aquarium, just across the river near Bar Louie.
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      • janene
        May 5, 2012

        Oh, and I forgot about LaRosa’a pizza!
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  3. Mary
    May 4, 2012

    Hi my name is Mary, I’m a Cincinnati native, I’m not sure what you all are looking to do tomorrow but one of my favorite things to do is explore the different neighborhoods. Clifton and Northside are my favorites (and they’re right down the street from each other), there’s a lot of cool stores to poke around in and great food too. In Northside there’s a great restaurant called Melt on Hamilton Ave that is so tasty and not too heavy so it won’t be bad the day before your race, there’s also an awesome record store on Hamilton called Shake It Records. Clifton has more funky shops, the main drag is near the intersection of Clifton and Ludlow. It’s also just down the road from the University of Cincinnati which has a pretty campus. I hope you enjoy Cincinnati and good luck in your race!

  4. Kristen
    May 4, 2012

    Those flying pigs are so cute! And those chips sound so good right now mmm. Good luck!
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  5. Kat
    May 4, 2012

    Eden Park, Fountain Square, Krohn’s Conservatory, Newport Aquarium, Dewey’s Pizza, Arthur’s or Zips for burgers, Skyline for chili…have fun!

    • Christina
      May 5, 2012

      I must say that I’m not a fan of Dewey’s. My favorite Cincinnati pizza is either Angilo’s or Grammas.

  6. Kellie
    May 5, 2012

    Wow, you really don’t know how to to just be gracious for something, do you? Holy crap.

  7. Alex @ therunwithin
    May 5, 2012

    I love the flying pig balloons, how cute! Good luck!
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  8. Elisabeth
    May 5, 2012

    I live in northwestern Ohio & LOVE both Graeter’s and Potbelly’s! 🙂 I personally suggest the Newport area for entertainment tomorrow.

  9. Melissa
    May 5, 2012

    Skyline Chili, Dewey’s Pizza, Yagoot (Kenwood Mall and Rookwood) its a yogourt shop. Go to Devou park and you get some really good pictures of the skyline. Have fun… good luck. I will be running the half on Sunday.

    • Christina
      May 5, 2012

      Yagoot has the best frozen yogurt ever because their fro-yo actually tastes like yogurt. I second Melissa’s recommendation!

  10. Christina
    May 5, 2012

    I recommend checking out Findlay Market in the morning.

  11. Anne @strawberryjampackedlife
    May 5, 2012

    I worked at Graeter’s in high school. The sorbet melts really quickly due to the high sugar content. Must be similar for the ice cream. It lowers the melting point (darn those solutions from chemistry). I hope that you guys got some giant chips!

    Tomorrow you could explore the museum center or downtown there’s fountain square and the freedom center. If you like BBQ ribs, check out Montgomery Inn (my vegetarian friend LOVES their chips). I’m so excited for you to be in my hometown. I definitely know exactly where you are with that Bar Louie! I’ll be there on Thursday for my friend’s wedding.
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  12. Kat @ Balance & Spice
    May 5, 2012

    Have an amazing time girl! I am proud of you already. 😉
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  13. mary
    May 5, 2012

    Thanks for coming out with us! We’ll try for deweys again tonight if you want! Their pizza looked soon good! I was definitely excited to try it!

  14. Liz
    May 5, 2012

    Are you going to address how you deleted comments, then deleted comments from your future MIL, and then closed comments on your last “I’m complaining my future-husband and his family” wedding post?

  15. Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    May 5, 2012

    I just saw Mary’s comment … Dewey’s pizza is really yummy! My husband and I used to eat at the one in Dayton all the time! 🙂 Good luck with the race!
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  16. Elizabeth
    May 5, 2012

    Your in my home town!! Woo!! Flying Pig ROCKS!! The levy in Newport is really fun!! And If you go to Mt. Adams they have a really pretty conservatory at the top, really really pretty! Good luck tomorrow!!

  17. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    May 5, 2012

    Potbelly is so good!!! Glad you all enjoyed the expo – the flying pigs are too cute!
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  18. Melissa
    May 5, 2012

    Larosa’s is good. Dixie chili is pretty
    Good also.

  19. Julianna
    May 5, 2012

    Hi Meghann,
    I know you love coffee so I’d highly recommend Rohs Street Cafe. I managed the shop while I lived in Cincinnati for a year and it is still hands down my favorite coffee shop. Its super fresh (roasted every Monday) fair trade coffee with really talented baristas. Its on W. McMillan St. near the UC campus. Hope you get a chance to check it out! I’ll be running the half tomorrow (my first!). Good luck to you!

  20. Mary
    May 5, 2012

    Definitely try for Findlay Market in the morning – it’s a local gem!

  21. Meghan @ Run With Meg
    May 5, 2012

    It always seems like expos put the packet pickup in the very back so you have to walk past every booth. It would be nice if they put them in the front so you could get your packet and then leisurely walk past the booths instead of being like a salmon trying to swim upstream just to get your bibs.

  22. Anne
    May 5, 2012

    A day before a race, I would relax! Walk by fountain square, maybe over to the new Christian ale house for a beer. do check out Findlay market. I love the Rookwood in mt Adams -gorgeous area and amazing food! Good luck!
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  23. Ebernst
    May 5, 2012

    I’m not going to lie I was looking in the background of your photos hoping to see my sister at the Flying Pig Expo! She is running the half (her first) and I think I’m just as excited as she is! If I wasn’t racing triathlon on Sun I totally we would be running the flying pig with her!!! Good luck! 🙂

    And I’m so jealous of your Graeters…best thing about Ohio.

  24. Kelli @ rosyrunner
    May 5, 2012

    I love Graeters ice cream!!! My brother lived in Ohio for school and whenever I visited we overdosed on Graeters!!
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  25. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    May 5, 2012

    Wow! Cincinnati really knows how to roll out the carpet for a marathon.

    Hope you have a relaxing day in preparation for tomorrow! Good luck!
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  26. Autumn
    May 5, 2012

    Columbus half is finished! I wonder how many of the crazy ones will be heading down to do the full with you tomorrow. I’m sure there must be a few. It looks like they really know how to throw a party in Cincy! Best of luck tomorrow. You’ll destroy the Flying Pig!!

  27. Annette @FitnessPerks
    May 5, 2012

    That does look like a fun expo!! Have a GREAT time 🙂
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  28. Tiffany
    May 5, 2012

    Both of my sisters are running the half tomorrow, we’ll be sure to cheer for you and Kelly if we see you!

  29. Laura is Undeterrable
    May 5, 2012

    Last year I managed to get a “1” bib. I guess I was excited to register for the race?

    Good luck this weekend!
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  30. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions
    May 5, 2012

    I’ve only been to Cincinnati once, but I agree that it is an absolutely beautiful city at night — probably one of the most beautiful nighttime skylines I’ve seen. Good luck tomorrow!!!
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  31. Whitney
    May 5, 2012

    I have lived in Cincinnati for 6 years and I must reccommend Zips for a burger. Skyline is a must too Since that’s THE Cincinnati thing, but not bf the race. Make sure you have a bathroom handy after ( just in case – you’re welcome).

  32. Whitney
    May 5, 2012

    Dewey’s is also delish. If you get a chance go to Aglemesis in Oakley square. It’s my fav vs. Graeters.

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