35 responses

  1. Sana
    May 18, 2012

    Just write them in with black ink πŸ™‚

  2. Nikki
    May 18, 2012

    That’s alotta miles you’ve got planned!!! How do you run so much without getting back/knees injuries? Do you stretch a lot or is it just good running genetics?
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    • Meghann
      May 18, 2012

      I knock on wood when ever I talk about racing and thank my parents for good genes. πŸ™‚ From what I’ve read and researched – some people are just lucky. I don’t think i do anything differently than anyone else who runs as much as I do.

  3. Krissy @ Shiawase Life
    May 18, 2012

    Cute idea πŸ™‚
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  4. Erin
    May 18, 2012

    Totally doesn’t seem like a weird combo to me! Sounds great!

  5. Hillary
    May 18, 2012

    I love the map idea. Too bad the only races I’ve run so far have been in DC or Baltimore. Not very spread out! ; )
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  6. Mackenzie
    May 18, 2012

    Love the map idea!

    You could do a bigger frame and have a list to one side so you could update it without the map getting crowded and just put a heart sticker with a number to correspond to the list.. just an idea!

    • Meghann
      May 18, 2012

      I like that idea! Or just having the years next to the heart instead of the full marathon name?

      • Mackenzie
        May 18, 2012

        That could work too! Obviously it is your choice as to names/years whichever is the most significant to you.

    • Lindsay
      May 18, 2012

      That idea is much better than the current version! And easier to update. Also, couldn’t you just have printed the current map yourself? Doesn’t look like its size or finish requires a special printer…

      • Meghann
        May 18, 2012

        It’s 13×19 – I’m not sure my printer could print that size.(maybe?) Plus, I do not have a blank map, just the lo-res proof that the seller sent me to approve before it was printed.

  7. mindy @ just a one girl revolution.
    May 18, 2012

    Michigan: Grand Rapids Marathon. Just sayin’. πŸ˜‰
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  8. Jessica
    May 18, 2012

    Love the map. And I love the idea of the bibs, but you are right it’s not practical.
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  9. Daphne @ Candy Coated Runner
    May 18, 2012

    My friend and I also have that same goal! I picked up a map from a teacher supply store and some distinct pushpins that I use to mark where the races have been. It’s super easy to add in new races. And if you put it up on a cork board, you can include the bibs into the background!
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  10. Nicole N
    May 18, 2012

    You could mount the map (or a new one!) on corkboard, and then use push pins with little flags indicating the race and date. I ordered a similar world map for my parents to mark their world travels, and it’s pretty cool.

  11. Cait’s Plate
    May 18, 2012

    I love that map! I’ve seen it for travel but it’s an even better idea to do it for running!

    Also – do you take your pictures outside? Cause if not, then the lighting where you take your pictures certainly doesn’t blow!
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    • Meghann
      May 18, 2012

      Yes, I take the majority of my food photos outside when the sun is out πŸ™‚

  12. sarah roberts
    May 18, 2012

    If you want a good race in Oklahoma you should do the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. The course is pretty flat and all proceeds to toward a great cause.

    • Meghann
      May 18, 2012

      Thanks for the rec! Googling now πŸ™‚

  13. Emily N
    May 18, 2012

    I think that is a pretty sweet map. πŸ™‚ Not to mention an awesome long term goal.
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  14. Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run
    May 18, 2012

    Also, once you’re races pile up, you might not be able to read the map very well because you will have so much writing on it.

    How about buy one map every two years with your new races and you can add the years as a header on top. Then you can make all the states a different color next time and have a fun multi-color thing going with your collage on the wall.

  15. erica
    May 18, 2012

    lol. i was wondering about future races when i was reading this and laughed when you wrote about when derek asked that same question.

    it’s a cute print! i want to do that for my travels!
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  16. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    May 18, 2012

    I love the map idea, that’s so cute!!!
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  17. Annette @FitnessPerks
    May 18, 2012

    fun idea!! That is a lot of miles–but what a great goal/bucket list to have πŸ™‚ And that sandwich idea actually sounds good to me!

    i’d say just ‘write’ em in when you complete each one, or mark a heart at each state and have a side running list to correspond to each heart. It would make it look less crowded over time. Cool idea though!
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  18. Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    May 18, 2012

    I have a trainer friend who is in his 50’s, and he’s run a marathon in every state. πŸ™‚ He’s my running hero!
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  19. Celia
    May 18, 2012

    You could use different stickers for each race and then make a key with the actual race name and year on the side. That way it will be less crowded and more interesting than just a bunch of hearts. You could even look for a sticker that symbolizes some aspect of the race, a pig for Flying Pig, a palm tree for Palm Beach, etc.
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  20. Kelly
    May 18, 2012

    Oh I like it! I think it looks nice on the wall.

  21. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    May 18, 2012

    Cute idea! I had a boss once who had the same goal of running a marathon in every state. She was crazy, sometimes doing 2 in one weekend just because she was near another state! The last time I saw her 6 years ago, she had already done 35!
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  22. Beka
    May 18, 2012

    Awesome map and Etsy site. It looks great on your wall! I like the idea of a heart with the year next to it rather than the entire race name… the map will become crowded unless you get a bigger size.

    50 races/50 states is quite a goal, and I know you’ll reach it. I’m having goal-lust right now just being out of “race season” here in FL.
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  23. Sneakers2sandals
    May 19, 2012

    So cute!! I love how you find ways to make all your racing into memories (ie shutterfly photo book)!
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  24. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    May 19, 2012

    I dont find that combo weird at all. You can get away with a lot with turkey/apples/cranberries. Almost everything “goes” πŸ™‚
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  25. Ali @SeeAliEatSeeAliRun
    May 19, 2012

    You could just do 2 maps. The map you have now and then another map later to mark all the races you do after you get married.
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  26. Sarah
    May 19, 2012

    They make clear sticker sheets that you can print on using an inject printer. You could purchase some of those and print your stats on that so they match better and a heart the same size (or smaller for smaller states). Then you can easily stick your homemade stickers onto your map and keep it neater than writing by hand.
    Here is a link to the paper: http://answers.avery.com/answers/4455/product/7278253203/avery-clear-sticker-paper-53203-questions-answers/questions.htm

  27. Jillian @ KMF
    May 20, 2012

    i need to do that map so so badly!
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  28. Nicole
    May 24, 2012

    I found something that could be cool for individual races. If you go to this website (http://www.squeezemyhand.com/#!__portfolio), she has something called “Marathon Posters” that I think are pretty cute. Maybe you could get those made for some of your favorite races?
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