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  1. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    March 17, 2013

    Congrats! That’s still a great time especially with the bathroom break and not feeling well. And that medal is pretty awesome!! I don’t have any unique looking medals like that!
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  2. carissa @fit2flex
    March 17, 2013

    That is an impressive medal! How big was tbe race? I’m thinking of doing it next year. Way to power through!
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    • MealsAndMiles
      March 17, 2013

      I think there were 2200 finishers.

  3. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
    March 17, 2013

    Well done on the race! I’m thinking of running my first half marathon this year but not till October so still just toying with the idea at the moment. Love that dolphin medal they gave you, it is really pretty and different.
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  4. emily
    March 17, 2013

    That medal is ridiculous; it’s going to pull your medals display right off of the wall! πŸ™‚
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  5. meredith
    March 17, 2013

    Congrats on a great race! For not feeling well and even making a pot stop you certainly finished strong!
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  6. meredith
    March 17, 2013

    Oops, I meant pit stop lol
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  7. Mary
    March 17, 2013

    That’s an awesome medal! Well done on your sub 2 despite not feeling great. And well done Kelly!
    Loving the ‘Just a few miles from breakfast’ sign!
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  8. beka @ Rebecca roams
    March 17, 2013

    Way to go meghann! I’m sorry you had tummy troubles. You know I can definitely sympathize on those! I am sad I didnt get to earn this awesome medal with all the people i knew running it, but there is always next year πŸ™‚

    I did ok at my 10k today πŸ˜‰
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  9. Caroline Calcote
    March 17, 2013

    Sorry I didn’t see you today! I was just really happy to finish and get that gorgeous medal. I think this will be my last half marathon…my hip is just not right. But maybe I’ll do the relay next year πŸ™‚
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  10. Jane @ Not Plain So Jane
    March 17, 2013

    Looks beautiful! Great post-race food, I’m impressed! I ran the LA marathon this am & there was a ton of green gear everywhere! Fun day for a race.
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  11. Logan @ Mountains and Miles
    March 17, 2013

    Nothing St. Patty’s themed, but I ran the Rock and Roll Half Marathon in DC yesterday and set a 17 minute PR!
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  12. Caroline
    March 17, 2013

    Congrats on running with all that you had! Sometimes our best varies from day to day from things that are outside of our control- what can you do? Enjoy the post race high!
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  13. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    March 17, 2013

    Congrats on finishing! I’m running my first 1/2 marathon in less than 3 weeks (AH!!!) and I’m definitely getting nervous-excited for it. My goal is to finish and earn my giant penny medal! πŸ˜‰
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  14. Kelsey
    March 17, 2013

    Race looks beautiful and fun. Thanks for the report! And GREAT JOB!!!
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  15. Emily
    March 17, 2013

    Congrats on a great race! Sorry you had a rough start, but it seems like you still had a good time.

    We enjoyed a lot of smithwicks and guiness this weekend as well as family dinner of Cabbage, potatoes and Corned Beef on Rye. This is the one day of year I insist on going by my maiden name…Riley! πŸ™‚
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  16. BroccoliHut
    March 17, 2013

    Congrats, lady! Sounds like you pulled through a rough race. That medal is definitely worth it!
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  17. Chelsea
    March 17, 2013

    Sorry about the tummy issues, Meghann, but congrats on rocking a great time at the half anyway! I have to say, I’m TOTALLY jealous of the dolphin medal – its one of the cooler (coolest?) race medals I’ve ever seen.
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  18. Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    March 17, 2013

    Congrats! I loved looking at your pictures … I lived in Sarasota for years, so it’s fun to recognize where y’all were running. πŸ™‚
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  19. Laura
    March 17, 2013

    Awesome job, especially given all the issues you had at the beginning and the middle of the race! I just reached my first 5k mark on Saturday so I was on a bit of a runners high today too! Love all the green! Happy St. Patty’s day.
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  20. Erica
    March 17, 2013

    CONGRATS! Way to make it through despite the potty issues πŸ˜‰ Whoop whoop
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  21. Michelle
    March 17, 2013

    Sorry about your stomach issues – but great job pushing through!! I’m glad to see that Sarasota pulled off another great race! Aren’t the views (for the most part) beautiful? I love that they do the bridge first (apparently the first couple of years they did it LAST – can you imagine?).
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  22. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
    March 17, 2013

    Such a cool medal! Way to pull through to get the bling! πŸ™‚

  23. Holly
    March 17, 2013

    Congrats on the finish! I walked the Sarasota Half today also. Had to walk after throwing my back out on Thursday but I finished.

    It was a great race, however, they RAN OUT of 2013 medals. My mom and I got a 2012 medal today with the promise of getting the 2013 one mailed to us. It was disappointing to not get the actual medal after running 13.1 miles.

  24. Sarah
    March 18, 2013

    you are AWESOME and i am so jealous of those medals! i can’t wait to get my flying pig one in may and my wine and dine half when i move down to florida!! eeep! πŸ˜€
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  25. Serena
    March 18, 2013

    I spectated a beer run and then ran with my daughter.
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  26. Karen @ Runner Girl Eats
    March 18, 2013

    Haha I thought the same thing about my St Pats Day! I spent many years watching the sunrise with a green beer in my hand at the Pub. Now I couldn’t think of anything more annoying lol
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  27. Ani
    March 18, 2013

    Congratulations and yes that medal is awesome!! It looked like a beautiful event and I cannot wait to run my first half marathon in June. Glad to see you made it through and shared your experience with us. It always gets me pumped to read about other races, especially when I’m stuck in sub-freezing conditions churning away on the dreadmill…
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  28. Melissa
    March 18, 2013

    That dolphin medal is WICKED cute. I don’t run races but that might;ve even enticed *me* to run a race!

  29. Megan
    March 18, 2013

    I LOVE that medal and hope that they have something equally as ginormous and awesome in years coming up so I can plan for this one! So much fun – love those dolphins!

    I ran Georgia Publix half – not a great morning either, but given my exhaustion from the 3 days prior, I’m happy. Not stoked, but happy. πŸ™‚
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  30. Lindsay
    March 18, 2013

    You want a big medal? try the Little Rock Marathon for next year. I ran it this year & it’s crazy huge. Nearly 3 lbs!

    • MealsAndMiles
      March 18, 2013

      That race is on my bucket list just because of the medal!

  31. Nikki
    March 18, 2013

    Do you still have your bangs? I love the look but have seen them put up a lot. Did you not like the look as much as you had hoped? I think they look adorable.

    • MealsAndMiles
      March 18, 2013

      I still have them. I like the versatility of wearing them both down and pulled back. When exercising I always prefer them pulled back.

  32. Erin@TwoBlueSparrows
    March 18, 2013

    Awesome, awesome medal!! What training plan do you normally use? I want to start training for a half marathon soon and I’m looking around at all of the plans. I’m curious how you pick one when you train. Thanks!
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  33. Emily N
    March 18, 2013

    Great job getting through all of your tummy troubles to finish the race strong! Did they magically clear up as soon as the race was over? That seems to happen.
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    • MealsAndMiles
      March 18, 2013

      Unfortunately no. It took a few hours post race until I was 100%

  34. Samantha
    March 18, 2013

    I ran this halfyesterday too and the frozen grapes were AWESOME!!! such a treat at the end like that!

  35. Sonia the Mexigarian
    March 18, 2013

    That’s an awesome medal. Congrats on finishing and getting through the tummy troubles. I hiked a half on Saturday and am still sore from them crazy hills, but loved getting my medal at the end. That was my green race. I spent Sunday mostly on the couch or outside in the lawn chair soaking up the sun and Guiness πŸ˜‰
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  36. Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com
    March 18, 2013

    Congrats on the race and bomb diggity medal! That thing is insane! My thoughts exactly on St. Patty’s day πŸ™‚ Oh how times change.
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  37. Kim
    March 18, 2013

    Congrats on your race! I just love that 7:00 am
    start as well as the flat course. And I cannot believe you ran it
    with such an icky stomach! Way to inspire. Just the fear
    of an accident would have killed me -Haha Congrats again!
    Did you run in your Ghosts?
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    • MealsAndMiles
      March 18, 2013

      No, I’d only done one 4 mile run in the ghosts so I played it safe and ran in my broken in Glycerin 10s

  38. Amelia
    March 18, 2013

    Congrats!! Anytime under 2hrs for a half is always awesome especally when you had stomach issues. I have had plenty of stomach issues with running before, my advise with stomach issues is too not eat food that has fiber in it, veges, fruit or dairy the day before a race or to be safe two days before the race. I did see you had ice cream before you went to bed that may have been the problem. Anyway doing that has worked for me.

  39. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions
    March 18, 2013

    Oh man, no judgment here for running that race for the medal. I would’ve done the same thing! That’s got to be one of the coolest medals I’ve ever seen. And way to power through even though your stomach was out of sorts. That’s definitely not easy for any distance, let alone a half marathon. Way to go!
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  40. Melissa
    March 18, 2013

    I ran my first full marathon on St. Patty’s Day!

  41. Nanci @ This Crazy Life of Mine
    March 18, 2013

    So cool that you and your sister did this one together. Great time, even with your tummy issues. I LOVE the medal and I PR’d so it was a great day for me. πŸ™‚
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  42. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    March 18, 2013

    Ohhhh I love the dolphin medal! Great job pushing through!!! πŸ™‚
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  43. Sara
    March 19, 2013

    Congrats on your finish! I wanted to do this one but was in NYC for the half there – maybe next year πŸ™‚ Congrats!!
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  44. skinnyrunner
    March 19, 2013

    congrats on toughing it out! i ran a race sunday too and also had to make a little guest appearance at the porta potties… it happens. blargh.

  45. Emily @ Emily Rocks the Road
    March 21, 2013

    Well done! It makes me excited for the SF Marathon I’m running in June!!
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  46. tom gallagher
    March 10, 2014

    HI guys:

    Know anyone whose plans have changed and they are not able to run this years half marathon? Will pay for entrance…missed out on registration.. my bad…
    Thanks for any help



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