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  1. Krissy @ Shiawase Life
    February 12, 2013

    Love your race books! 🙂
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  2. Megan – I Run For Wine
    February 12, 2013

    Meghann, I LOVE THIS idea!!! I have all my bibs in a folder, except for the Rock n Roll one from Sunday which is staring at me as we speak, because I cannot find said folder. What a genius idea.
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  3. Megan – I Run For Wine
    February 12, 2013

    Weird, I tried to leave a comment but it wouldn’t take. I LOVE this idea Meghann!! I keep all my bibs too, they are all in a folder, except my RnR from this weekend because I can’t locate said folder at the moment. This is genius! How was Flying Pig? I have an obsession with Pigs and really want to do that one.
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    • Meghann
      February 12, 2013

      I loved Flying Pig! I wouldn’t run it as a half marathon (it’s basically a straight uphill half), but it was great for the full since you spend the second half mainly coasting down hill. 🙂

      • Kelly
        February 12, 2013

        I really disliked the Flying Pig course!! It was HELL! lol If you want a challenging uphill course then maybe you will like it!

      • Megan – I Run For Wine
        February 15, 2013

        Good to know!! I do not like going up hill. Not at all. I call the overpasses at Disney hills. Somehow someway, I need to get some hill training in because Napa to Sonoma is on my radar for 2014.
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  4. Gianna
    February 12, 2013

    I need to do this! The current state of disaster is my bibs and medals hanging around my mirror…and after 20+ races last year alone…that is a lot of clutter! yours look great.

    My 2012 racing schedule = stacked. I raced most weekends in the fall including 6 halfs over 8 weeks. And loved it all 🙂
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  5. Kashi @ Cape Island Runners
    February 12, 2013

    very nice!

    mine would be “endurance” bc i did my first 50 miler and a 50k and 2 marathons while training, then raced a marathon later in the year. my biggest mileage year ever! dialing it back for 2013 🙂
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    • Meghann
      February 12, 2013

      My 2010 was a lot like that, only I stopped at the 50k (so much fun, I need to run one again!). Congrats on the 50 miler!

  6. Allison @ With Faith & Grace
    February 12, 2013

    I love this idea! I haven’t run any races yet, but I will definitely keep this project in mind when I do start. 🙂
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  7. ProKPR
    February 12, 2013

    That is a very cool book to make for yourself. Great way to keep all of the information together. In a few years you can do a decade recap. 🙂

  8. Ash Bear
    February 12, 2013

    I still think you should come run the Hartford Marathon with us! 🙂
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  9. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions
    February 12, 2013

    Love your race book idea! I haven’t run enough races yet for my bib collection to get too out of control, but this seems like a much easier way of “scrapbooking” than actually doing the full-blown cut and paste scrapbook thing.
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    • Meghann
      February 12, 2013

      Agreed. I haven’t gone back to old fashion scrapbooking since they came out with digital photo books. Best invention ever in my opinion.

  10. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats
    February 12, 2013

    Insane. Haha I ran my first two half marathons and my first full marathon in 2012!
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  11. Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run
    February 12, 2013

    My word for my 2012 race year would be…disappointing. Sad, but true.

    I love your race books! I don’t think I have the patience for putting something like that together, although I do make a Shutterfly calendar for my mom every year for Christmas. That’s enough to put me over the edge. But I was never a scrapbooker. I need a scrapbooking friend that I can use wisely. 🙂
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    • Meghann
      February 12, 2013

      I make a calendar for my mom every Christmas, too. I was a huge scrapbooker in high school and college so I have a lot those must-save-and-take-photos-of-everything traits, I think that’s what makes me a good blogger – ha! Back then it would take me MONTHS to finish a scrapbook, after that doing them online is a walk in the park.

  12. Kristy @ Kristy’s Health Revolution
    February 12, 2013

    I’m curious if there are many pictures from the naked 5k, haha!

    I love this idea! I never take photos at races. I tend to go to races alone, I don’t have too many friends who are runners, so I end up going, running, and coming home. I like it, but I just don’t end up with a ton of pictures, so I just save the bibs. I’d love to eventually do this, but I need to start racing more, first!
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  13. PeachyLau
    February 12, 2013

    This.is.AMAZING. Very very good idea. So far I have only been running 1 race/year but this is a very good motivation to run more ha!
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  14. Annette @FitnessPerks
    February 12, 2013

    This is SUCH a great idea! I am so impressed. Uber impressed 🙂
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  15. Katie @ Balanced RD
    February 12, 2013

    I love the idea of putting a book together like that! It looks great!
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  16. Mrs. Swan
    February 12, 2013

    Where is the naked race page? LOL I love this idea sooo much!!
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    • Dione
      February 12, 2013

      Lol I was going to say the same thing! 😉

  17. PeachyLau
    February 12, 2013

    Hi Meghann, I loved the idea so much that I just blogged about it. Hope it is OK with you. You can find the article here:
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  18. Lindsay
    February 12, 2013

    That’s pretty amazing! I wish I had started doing that. I have a bib keeper with my name on it, but haven’t put all them in there yet. I’m going to have to remember to start….”remembering” my races 🙂

  19. abbi
    February 12, 2013

    The books are a great idea and especially leaving the page for the bibs. My race junk finally got a little more organized this year when my husband built a shelf and medal hanger. 2012 is a bit of a step back for me, at least for the first half!!
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  20. Victoria
    February 12, 2013

    2012 was the year of being pregnant. Now that it’s over, 2013 is rebuilding!
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  21. Sam
    February 12, 2013

    Love this idea!! Jealous of your medals…soon for me!

  22. miss posy
    February 12, 2013

    That’s a really cute idea! I didn’t know you could set up and buy books through iPhoto like that – I’m going to check if I can do that here in Oz…
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  23. Christine @ BookishlyB
    February 12, 2013


    I ran my last half in February 2012 and realized how burnt out I was. While I do run once or twice a week I am taking an extended break from training.
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  24. Karen @ Runner Girl Eats
    February 12, 2013

    I never save my bibs but this made me want to! This is sooo cute. Love it.
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  25. Jennifer Alderfer
    February 12, 2013

    This is the best idea, I love it! Check out all your race bling too, that is impressive.

  26. Angela
    February 12, 2013

    SUCH a great idea!! I have also seen doing this for kids with their school projects and artwork.
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  27. Beth @ Running with the Sunrise
    February 12, 2013

    Your race memory books are such a great idea. I never would have thought about leaving the blank space for the bib, but that’s an excellent place to keep them. My 2012 racing season would best be described by the word “rollercoaster.”
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  28. JCHokie
    February 12, 2013

    What an awesome idea, thank you! More importantly, I’ve had my Mac for almost a year and didn’t even know I could create photo books in iPhoto. Duh!

  29. Diana
    February 12, 2013

    I had no idea that you could make photo books with iPhoto! I always usually shutterfly, will definitely try it though! Your race book looks awesome! I have a binder with page protectors that I use for my race bibs and photos from the race. Same basic format as yours…just not digital =)

  30. Amanda Bordonaro
    February 12, 2013

    I don’t have a lot of pictures from races, but I always keep my race bibs and little mementos from the day. I’d like to take pictures but I always remember after the fact!

  31. Kristen
    February 12, 2013

    I love this idea! I should think about doing something for my progress getting back into shape. I just had a baby and I’m finally starting to workout again! It’d be a fun first year baby book too! Thanks for sharing!

  32. Kate
    February 12, 2013

    These are SO adorable!
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  33. Sarah F
    February 12, 2013

    Wow! They look so great. I wish I were that organized. I always intend to be…… Hmmmm, I wonder if I even have all of my bibs for 2012? Yikes. I need to first get organized then make books! Thanks for the idea!!
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  34. Becky @ runfundone
    February 12, 2013

    I love your race book! So fun! I don’t race much, so my racebook would be about 2 pages if I dedicated one page to each race that I did in a year!
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  35. Liz
    February 12, 2013

    I have to get my races in when I can. I only had two last year and one the year before. But this year I had a great start. I already have one. Fun would be my word. I always have a lot of fun. 🙂
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  36. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    February 12, 2013

    Such a neat idea!!!! You have a TON of medals. Love that!
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  37. Melissa
    February 13, 2013

    Awww, I love this! What a great idea! I’m a former scrapbooker (well, I’d still DO it but I don’t have time. I scrapbooked when I was laid off from my FT job for a year) Anyway..

    So yeah, now I make photobooks. Of my vacations though, not races, since I don’t *do* races. I love how you kept the design consistent year-to-year so your books look like a part of a series! See, that’s something I should work on — all my books look completely different!

  38. Julie @ Wearing Mascara
    February 13, 2013

    I love that you’ve continued to keep up with this tradition. I am certain that your 2013 book will be the best!

  39. beka @ rebecca roams
    February 13, 2013

    So crafty!! I have my bibs stored in a manila folder (with the pins still attached haha!) – Definitely want to look into doing this. My first couple of races are pretty spotty for pictures since I really had no clue what I was doing! But after that I have plenty to make up for it!
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  40. Julie Wunder
    February 13, 2013

    What an awesome idea!! I am going to have to try this.

  41. Monica C.
    February 14, 2013

    I fall in love with this idea every time you write about it. Alas, I could never be that organized/motivated. I am terrible about taking photos.

    My racing in 2012? Targeted. I ran 2 marathons (one in January, 1 in December) a few half-marathons and a 5K, but mostly I was focused on my marathon training.
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  42. Allison @ Life’s a Bowl
    February 16, 2013

    This is such an awesome idea! I’m running my first half next month [and a few more later this year] so 2013 would be a great year for me to start something like this 🙂
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  43. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    February 17, 2013

    LOVE it! I found an extra scrap book in my closet and having been saving my race bibs for it. I’m starting to think it might be a good idea to just make one on the computer – sounds more my style and save the blank page like you did. 😉
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  44. kari
    November 7, 2014

    Love this idea! At first I thought you meant you scanned your race bibs, then realized your idea allowed for the keeping of them.

  45. Anna
    April 28, 2015

    So when I went on snapfish and other websites and they ask what size book i would like to make. What size would you recommend so that it can fit a race bib

    • Meghann
      April 30, 2015

      My books are 11″ x 8/5″

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