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  1. Steph
    October 29, 2012

    Totally made me weepy. Thanks for sharing this and reminding us (who are also just as lucky) just how awesome it is to have people in your life that are there for you, love you, and support the adventures you take on. Congrats again!!
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  2. Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes
    October 29, 2012

    Woah, I never would’ve thought to apply BodyGlide either! That’s in my “wetsuit-legal” mental compartment, lol. I’ll definitely keep that in mind.
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  3. Michelle
    October 29, 2012

    Congrats on your race.
    Sunscreen and body glide are absolute musts for me.
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  4. Lynda
    October 29, 2012

    That’s awesome that you feel generally good after that race 🙂 Congrats on doing so well!
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  5. Kaitlyn
    October 29, 2012

    I love the tribute to your family! You do have such an AMAZING family 🙂 I definitely have an amazing family as well, but deep down I’ve always wished someone in my family shared my love of running and racing events….typically I’m the only one racing and often it’s difficult for my family to come and see me, which is completely fine, but occasionally I definitely wish I had a “buddy” to share events with. I’ve often thought of traveling to go to a specific race, but hold back because I’m unsure about flying somewhere on my own for a race. Congrats on such a great day yesterday!

  6. Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer
    October 29, 2012

    Great job this weekend!! You did awesome. I love that you have such an awesome support system!
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  7. Lindsay
    October 29, 2012

    You keep it up, girl! Thanks for writing this post – I was kind of dreading my race this weekend and you reminded me of that post race “glow”. We are blessed. You rock! Keep writing!

  8. Lauren
    October 29, 2012

    congratulations on an amazing race! Your race recap made me cry because I know what it feels like to doubt yourself. I am currently trying to recover from a bad knee injury and I do not know what the future holds for my running career but you are such an inspiration to me. Thanks for reminding me to be thankful for all the amazing things I have in my life. Continue to enjoy the post-race high, you deserve it!

  9. Elisabeth
    October 29, 2012

    Congratulations! This post totally made me tear up a little with all the thank yous to your support system – you definitely have an awesome family 🙂

  10. Karen @ Runner Girl Eats
    October 29, 2012

    I swear chafing is worse than any muscle aches. Also, that donut would def have helped me power through the race. They are amazing! Doesn’t it make a world of difference having fam/friends there to support you? There is nothing better than being greeted at the finish line with love 🙂
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  11. Annette @FitnessPerks
    October 29, 2012

    Such a lovely post! YAY for 70.3 #2 in the books! And congrats again 🙂
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  12. Dione
    October 29, 2012

    Congrats again on your awesome race! My favorite part of this post was when you talked about your family. I also have 1 sister and 2 brothers and can concur that family is the best!

  13. Emily N
    October 29, 2012

    Great recap of your feelings today. it is nice to see it all out in print even though a lot of it (thankful for families, etc) can be assumed. 🙂
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  14. lisa fine
    October 29, 2012

    Great thoughts, and that donut sounds like a great way to enjoy breakfast the day after a big race.

    With those “what ifs”…are you thinking a full-on Ironman in your future? 😉
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  15. Camile
    October 29, 2012

    Such a sweet post! I love that your family is so close because it is a great example of how family really can be there for you through anything. I love having siblings and a big family. It makes everything better, well, most of the time 😉

  16. Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale
    October 29, 2012

    Meghann — this post made my heart explode with happiness. You’re just so grateful, and it’s truly amazing to see! I’ve been an athlete for many years, and it’s so great to see a different side of athleticism in the blogging world. Sure, there’s some negativity, but there is always, ALWAYS a silver lining, and I absolutely love that. You embody it completely.
    I can definitely relate to the tan/burn lines — when I used to row, we had unisuit tan lines (racerback tops and short lines). We looked HILARIOUS in bathing suits because by the end of the summer, we were so tan otherwise that it looked like we were wearing a skin-coloured uni under our suits!! 🙂
    Continue riding the post-race high — turn those “what if”s into “I can!”s — you’ve proved yourself more than capable of anything you set your mind to this weekend. Go for it!! 😀
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  17. Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut
    October 29, 2012

    Battle wounds = Bragging rights. AWESOME JOB!!!
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  18. Brandy
    October 29, 2012

    Congratulations on your race. I loved this post- it reminds me why I love doing these things too. I took it easy this season and now I feel like I want to be training for a big race!
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  19. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    October 29, 2012

    Im so glad the race went well for you!!! 🙂
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  20. Margaret
    October 29, 2012

    I love the “I can do anything” runners high!

  21. Becky @ runfundone
    October 29, 2012

    Way to Go, Meghann! Congrats!
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  22. Courtney
    October 29, 2012

    Oh, the SCARS I have from the times I’ve forgotten to use Body Glide! (we’re talking from Abmat situps during CrossFit wods) But love your hickey.

    I’ll take that doughnut, too.
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  23. Julianna @ Julianna Bananna
    October 29, 2012

    congrats!! that is such a huge accomplishment and being able to complete a half ironman alongside your family is so incredible! 🙂
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  24. Rachel Wilkersom
    October 30, 2012

    Congrats!! I loved this post; it’s so good to stop and appreciate the important people in our lives. Your family seems so great (and it’s growing with all the weddings!)…you are a lucky girl!
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  25. Sarah @ Blonde Bostonian
    October 30, 2012

    Congratulations Meghann! You are so lucky to have family that supports you 100% – it’s a gift.
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  26. Meghan @ After the Ivy League
    October 30, 2012

    Great job conquering that race!! It’s incredible to see people complete these half-marathons, right now I can’t even imagine being able to do something like that! I do have a triathlon goal in mind, I’m hoping it’s somewhere in my future. Love reading these recaps and post race thoughts, so helpful to beginners like me!
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