87 responses

  1. Shannon
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats on a successful race!
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  2. Hayley @ Running Down the Runway
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats!! I ran my first half today and beat my sub 1:40 goal! Shockingly after no sleep last night too, I’m not tired ether!
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  3. Sana
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats Meghann!!! And Kelly too, you guys rule!
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  4. Dominique
    May 6, 2012

    I got watery eyed reading that! So excited for you ladies! You almost make me want to run another one someday!!! πŸ™‚
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  5. Ash Bear
    May 6, 2012

    I really, really like this race recap! You all did so well today and had a great mindset. Honestly, each marathon recap I’ve read in the past two weeks has provided some great tips that I can’t wait to apply in November!
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  6. Brittney
    May 6, 2012

    Wooh hoo! Go Meghann πŸ™‚

  7. Theodora
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats to both of you! Amazing job!!
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  8. Deva @ deva by definition
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats! The hills WERE brutal! After mile 8, when the half marathoners split off (I was in the half group) I about cried when I realized I had more hills. I pushed through and finished strong! So proud of you for your PR! And yes. I’m already planning for another half. πŸ™‚
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  9. Army Amy*
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats! You ran smart and finished fast. And I have to say, you have amazing form! The pictures that Emiky got of you- I wish I looked like that when I run!*
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  10. Lindsay @ Running the Windy City
    May 6, 2012

    CONGRATS! Awesome race- you owned those hills πŸ™‚

  11. Erin @Recimplicity
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats, Meghann! That looked like a tough race, I am glad you were able to push through and PR πŸ™‚
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  12. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulations Meghann (and Kelly!). You did awesome and I am so proud of you both!
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  13. Cate
    May 6, 2012

    So amazing! Congrats to you both!
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  14. Angela
    May 6, 2012

    What a great race! Congratulations!

  15. Pam
    May 6, 2012

    Great job!! Loved your recap – congrats to you and Kelly!

  16. Dione
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats on an awesome race! Loved your recap!!
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  17. Meghan @ Run With Meg
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats and a fun, fast and smart race!!
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  18. SkinnyRunner
    May 6, 2012

    congrats on the double PR!!
    I want to run that race one day.

  19. Emily Malone
    May 6, 2012

    So fun to see you and cheer for you this weekend! Glad you loved my hometown marathon as much as I do. πŸ™‚ Many congrats to both of you guys!!
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  20. Christina
    May 6, 2012

    Nice job! I’m glad you enjoyed yourself so much at the Pig.

    I guess since you didn’t run last year, you wouldn’t know about all of the problems with the porta-potties. It sounds like while the situation is still not perfect, it’s a lot better than it was last year.

    Wow, I cheered and offered peanut butter cookies at the spot where Emily saw you from 10:30-12:30. Great spot to spectate, Emily!

  21. Reenie
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats again to you both!! You did great πŸ™‚

  22. Katie @ Creature of Habit
    May 6, 2012

    This is such a great recap! The detailed run Dow really inspires me to reconsider my stance on never running a full marathon.
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  23. Evan Thomas
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats Meghann! Great pace!
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  24. Amy
    May 7, 2012

    Awesome job! Congratulations on a great race.
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  25. Jessica
    May 7, 2012

    This recap made me tear up a bit. It’s awesome to read a race recap from my home town. Congratulations to you and your sister for your PR’s! I ran the half today. My first half marathon and it was AMAZING! I’m training for the Columbus full now. It’s a super flat, fast course. I may run the pig full next year. You missed the giant line of porta potties just on the other side of the football stadium.
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  26. Autumn
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats to both of you!! You got an amazing time. I love this post! It makes me actually consider the idea of running one myself someday. You make it look so easy though! I was also oh-so-close to my goal on Saturday…2:03. It was a great run though, and I learned a lot from it. Looks like there’s another 1/2 in my future if I want to break the 2hr mark!

    Great job, Meghann!! You’re my hero. xx

  27. Anne @strawberryjampackedlife
    May 7, 2012

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed it and even PR’d! Definitely inspiring me to try to pig (half) next year! I heard that the last part down Eastern Avenue without much shade was pretty brutal. I guess you might have been used to it, being from Florida and all.
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  28. G
    May 7, 2012

    Wow great job to both of you. I also have been wanting to say how I think it is so nice that you are close to your family. Everyone seems so warm and caring.

  29. Cait @ Beyond Bananas
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats to both of you on your PRs! Reading recaps always gives me the itch to race again!!
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  30. Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    May 7, 2012

    Wow, what a day!!! Congratulations on your PR … that is awesome!
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  31. Emily @ Perfection Isn’t Happy
    May 7, 2012

    Congratulations to both you and Kelly! You’re both inspiring! I like your sister’s shirt — I wore a similar one to my 5K this weekend :).
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  32. emily
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats on your PR! A hill at 26 sounds freaking brutal.
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  34. abbi
    May 7, 2012

    Congratulations on your PR and very smart race!
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  35. Coco
    May 7, 2012

    Great job Meghann!!
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  36. Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats you two! You did awesome! Any PR race is a good race. πŸ™‚ Especially one that’s so tough. I don’t know how you two look so good after races. I look like I need to be rushed to the emergency room after all races. Hee.

    Oh, what the heck does “I started to ugly cry.” mean?
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    • Meghann
      May 7, 2012

      “ugly cry” is that cry where you start sobbing and just look like a hot mess.

  37. Regam
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats on the PR! Love reading your recaps, but even more so this time… My running buddy and inspiration (Mary) is in your recap! Maybe I’ll join her at Flying Pig in the future πŸ™‚

  38. Hillary
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats, Meghann! Every time I read your marathon recaps, I want to suddenly run a marathon!

  39. Jessica
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats on such a great race! You definitely did an amazing job representing us Florida girls. You showed them we ain’t afraid of no hills! Congrats again!!
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  40. Emily N
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats! You had an amazing race. I am working on my own recap now, suffice to say that I SURVIVED my first marathon, and it was hard as h*ll. πŸ™‚
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  41. Meister, Running While Smiling
    May 7, 2012

    What a fantastic recap, and sounds like the run of a lifetime! Congratulations on an incredible PR, and on having what looks like a whole lot of fun out there.
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  42. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats on the PR!!! Just imagine what you could do on a flat course now! You should totally come run Chicago again! haha it’ll be my first! and i love the tattoos, that’s a great idea!
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  43. Sarah @Blonde Bostonian
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats on the PR!!! I love the pace tattoo – I’ve seen them before and always wanted to try!
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  44. Faith @ For the Health of It
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats to both of you on your PRs! This is perfect encouragement for me today on my long run day – if y’all can champ 26.2, I can handle my 5. Your marathon experience is making me want my own so much more!

  45. Lisa @ RunWiki
    May 7, 2012

    Wow! Congratulations! what a fantastic time! I have always wanted to run this marathon and this was such a great race report, I almost felt like I have done it. Really nice that you took picture along the way for your readers, your detailed descriptions were fantastic. What shorts are you wearing? really cute outfit. You owned that race!
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  46. Brittney
    May 7, 2012

    Awesome job Meghann! You killed it! Can’t believe you PR’d with all those hills!
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  47. Dori
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats!!!! You make running a marathon sound so easy. Amazing PR, I am so impressed! I never heard of the Cookie Crumble Frap – sounds amazing.
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  48. Alex @ therunwithin
    May 7, 2012

    Amazing job, all your pictures make me want to run that race (besides the whole 26 mile thing…). Hope you get to relax this week and rewind after a jam packed weekend! Well deserved.
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  49. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats Meghann! I ran the flying pig half and I agree totally, those hills were no joke! You did an amazing job! When the half and full marathoners split off, I am not going to lie that I felt relief that I wasn’t running the full. I was worn out! You are a running inspiration for me!
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  50. Jennifer Cook
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats on the PR!

  51. Corey @ Learning Patience
    May 7, 2012

    awesome job girl! looks like a TON of fun, a challenging run and a great experience!

    xoxo from Trinidad
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  52. Jen
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats to both you and Kelly! Such amazing times on a hard course! Way to stay strong πŸ™‚
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  53. Briana
    May 7, 2012

    Lets see if my comment goes through πŸ˜‰

    Really enjoyed reading this recap, my hat is off to you! Congrats on an impressive race, way to tackle those hills. I have my eye Flying Pig for next year, all reviews are very positive and I’m moving to Pennsylvania so it’s not too, too far What hotel did you stay at?

    • Meghann
      May 7, 2012

      We stayed at the Residence Inn at The Phelps. πŸ™‚

  54. Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile
    May 7, 2012

    CONGRATS!!! That is an incredible time!
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  55. Mackenzie
    May 7, 2012

    Great job on the race ladies! I just ran a half that ended on a hill so I know how terrible it is to ens that way…minus the fact I didn’t run 13 extra miles like you guys lol. Nice work!
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  56. Gwen
    May 7, 2012

    You Anderson girls are ahmazing! Congrats congrats congrats!
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  57. Alaina
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats to you and Kelly!! You ran an amazing race!! Makes me wonder if I want to do another marathon. I know that my next one will be a PR! πŸ™‚
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  58. wymberley
    May 7, 2012

    I would be totally spent after a marathon and could NOT handle sitting on a plane! You girls are amazing! Way to go hitting a PR.
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  59. Renee
    May 7, 2012

    Awesome job! I was looking forward to reading your recap. I’ve never aspired to run a marathon, but after reading other people’s recaps it kinda makes me want to.

  60. Laura is Undeterrable
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats! That looks like an awesome race!
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  61. Courtney
    May 7, 2012

    I’m crying. Sobbing. I really am. I’ve been following you for quite some time and your recaps are amazing and inspiring. I’m hoping to run my first marathon in the next year but having to take it really slow due to injuries that just won’t go away. I’m about 10 years older than you and truly, your amazing attitude keeps me in constant awe. Thank you thank you thank you and major congrats!!

  62. Anne P
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats to both of you!!!! You rocked it – I’m impressed, especially with all the hills! Love the river photos, too. πŸ™‚

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  63. Loey
    May 7, 2012

    I just discovered your blog through a Princess Half Marathon google search and I have spent several hours catching up on your entries. I was in tears reading this, how amazing you are and such an inspiration. I just started running a few months ago and ran a 5k for the very first time in my life and knowing how hard that was for me makes it pretty incredible to read about you and your sister running a marathon.

    Your blog is such an inspiration, thank you.
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  64. Monica C.
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats on an awesome race!!! That sounds like a TOUGH course and you ran it very smartly!!

    I am gunning for 4 hours for my next full (ING Miami) and I’m sure I will be re-reading this post many times before then!!!! Thanks for sharing all the details!
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  65. Annette @FitnessPerks
    May 7, 2012

    WOW! COngrats on your PR! I love that you both ran it together as much as possible πŸ™‚ I ran a marathon with my little sis and it was one of THE best experiences ever. We’re closer than ever now!

    Nice work!
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  66. Court
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats!!!! You rocked it! You were SO CLOSE to your goal that I’m convinced your body did it on purpose just to inspire you to sign up for another one soon! I think that’s how mine operates πŸ™‚

    Love the recap, I’m definitely running the pig next year!

  67. elise
    May 7, 2012

    Congratulations! I just ran my first half marathon and now thanks to your post I’m REALLYYYY pumped about running a marathon. It’s exciting.

  68. Mary @ food and fun on the run
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats to both of you! You ran such a smart race, and it truly shows! You definitely earned your finish, and I am soo proud of you! Imagine what you could have done on a flat course on a cool day… I think you should shoot for an even lower PR – you definitely can do it!! πŸ˜‰
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  69. Caroline
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats on a great race and continuing to push forward despite unpleasant conditions. I ran the indy mini on Saturday, and I did something similar with the water stations and threw some water on my arms and back quite frequently. It felt so good with the intense sun and high humidity.
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  70. Bethany
    May 7, 2012

    Congratulations on a great and smart race! I am a Cincy girl and love the Pig. It’s nice to know people travel here and enjoy it despite the hills!

  71. Katrina Styles
    May 7, 2012

    I LOVE your commentary on the flying pig!!! It’s so nice to hear out-of-towners enjoyed the race! Our city offers what I believe to be one of greatest marathons out there…it’s “the people’s” race. No purse, lots of awesome volunteers and support, and a fun course. Thanks for sharing!

    (the 4:00hr pace team)

  72. Carissa
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats! 3:56 seems blazing to me and your mental game was on point. I’m inspired to get running again! Oh and I had to pee on a PR day too. Booooo! Next time!

  73. Elizabeth @ Chocolate Drops and Pearls
    May 7, 2012

    Congratulations! I went to school near Cincinnati and I was so excited to hear that you were running in this race. Nice job!
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  74. Jamie
    May 7, 2012

    You have the BEST race recaps. I love reading them!! Congrats!!!

  75. Heather
    May 7, 2012

    Congrats! Great job on the PR!

  76. Erin @ Cookies in Gym Clothes
    May 7, 2012

    Congratulations on your race!! That is so awesome!

  77. Allie
    May 8, 2012

    Awesome job! I loved reading this! Im jealous youve been training in the warmer weather. It was definitely different for us Cincinnati runners! Congrats on the PR! Again, great to see you on the course!

  78. Allie
    May 8, 2012

    Awesome job! I loved reading this! Im jealous youve been training in the warmer weather. It was definitely different for us Cincinnati runners! Congrats on the PR! Again, great to see you on the course! Looking forward to reading about more races! (You can delete my previous comment)

  79. Julia
    May 8, 2012

    Congrats! So fun reading your recap. I just ran that marathon this past weekend, too. I had the same porta pottie problem in Corral C, too. At 6:20, I ran out of the corral, ran to the stadium and used a bathroom in the there, and then ran back, some how making it back before the start!

    Oh, and I also treated myself to a frappuccino afterwards, too.
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  80. Kim @ Living, Laughing & Losing
    May 8, 2012

    Congrats to both of you!! πŸ™‚
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  81. Hemarie @ I Sweat Pretty
    May 8, 2012

    I loved reading your recap! You killed it!

    My Flying Pig buffet included an ice pop, orange slices, beer, and several does of Advil from strangers. I *might* be lucky to still be alive.

    Also, I promised myself that I would get a Starbucks Cookie Crumble Frappucinno with the whipped cream, (I may or may not have spent some miles thinking about it) but didn’t get a chance to Sunday or yesterday. I finally indulged today, and enjoyed every sip!
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  82. birdlegs
    May 9, 2012

    Congrats on the PR. I’m from Cincy and this is the first time I ever ran a marathon. I’ve done the half the twice. I’m actually used the hills since i have to run them all them time. I would actually love to know what it feels like to run nothing but flat ground. I’m glad the you enjoyed my city and my home town race. Just an fyi, incase you come back here again… all the porta potties were up one street from all the pig pens.

  83. Steve
    September 6, 2012

    Outstanding blog – thank you so much for sharing! My wife and I are running our first marathon together in 2013 and we selected the Pig…this blog seals it…thanks!!!

  84. Mileage Mama
    February 20, 2013

    Just stumbled upon this entry as I was researching the Flying Pig course. I’m running the “whole hog” this May, which will be my first full marathon. Thanks so much for the detailed recap!
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