51 responses

  1. outside time
    May 9, 2013

    Wow, the course sounds so cool. I used to live around there and would have loved to be able to bike around there!
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  2. Hope
    May 9, 2013

    Awesome recap. That part about your dad running the final part with Ben was so cool, your dad is great!

  3. Caroline
    May 9, 2013

    Wow- it sounds like you had a really cool course to race on! When the temps are hot or you ache, the course can make all the difference! Congrats on a great race and finish.
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  4. Ash Bear
    May 9, 2013

    Congratulations! You must be so excited that you’ve become so strong this year!!! Big congrats to Ben as well!
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  5. lisa fine
    May 9, 2013

    So cool. I love that you’re always trying out new races.

    How do you typically find out about them?
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  6. Julie @ There and Back Again
    May 9, 2013

    Ahhhh, that race looks so cool!! My uncle is actually a retired NASA astronaut and I attended two of his launches at the Kennedy Space Center, so seeing these race photos made me really nostalgic for the times I’ve been in front of the same launch pad and buildings! Although to give credit where credit is due, I was definitely not busting out a badass triathlon finish at the time πŸ™‚ Congrats on your awesome race!
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  7. Armella Schroder
    May 9, 2013

    My friend forwarded your blog because I was there too! I loved your review!! It was spot on. I did the international distance, and I can confirm that the water was rough and the run course HOT. Being a northerner, I wasn’t used to the heat and humidity, so the run was especially hard for me. The bike portion was the most spectacular ride I’ve ever done. Being an aerospace engineer, I truly appreciated the magnitude of the sights!

    I also wanted to add a neat little tidbit. My husband did this with me (though he did the classic-it was his first official tri), and as he was waiting in the water for the whistle, he said about 20 feet off to his right, a manatee come by to investigate. So he got to swim with a manatee! Very cool!!

  8. Nicole
    May 9, 2013

    I really enjoyed reading your recap, thanks for sharing! Congrats on a great finish, and a great time!!!
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  9. Michelle
    May 9, 2013

    Congrats to you and Ben!! One of my spin buddies did the international (I actually ran into her at Publix the day before!) and have so much fun too.

    Oh, and your dad it too cute running with Ben to the finish!
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  10. Courtney
    May 9, 2013

    It makes me heart so happy to see all of the family support you have! I’ve never had ANYONE at a race with me! Maybe that’s why I’ve only ever run half marathons πŸ˜‰
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  11. Kelly @ Kelly the Culinarian
    May 9, 2013

    Great job, I love this recap!
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  12. Erin @ Loop Looks
    May 9, 2013

    We just had Melissa Stockwell speak at our running club (the three time paratriathlete champion) and I believe she was at Rocketman. Which tells me it was an AWESOME race!

    Congrats to both you and Ben! Nothing like a good race to leave you feeling confident.
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  13. Annette @FitnessPerks
    May 9, 2013

    Wow— NICE job on the race! It sounds like things were pretty perfect & the stars aligned. Way to rock it!

    The swim is my fave part, then the run, then the bike. This looks like a great race!
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  14. Cecilia @ MommiesRun
    May 9, 2013

    Awesome Recap! You make me want to try the tri. Way to go on beating the ex. You are an inspiration!
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  15. Mary
    May 10, 2013

    Wicked recap! 2.59 miles is a massive difference when you have in your head a set distance you have to get through. Well done for staying so strong, and for coming fourth?! Amazing! πŸ™‚
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  16. Silvia
    May 10, 2013

    Congrats! Love your recap….is really inspiring. I’ve been to the area as a tourist, but biking/running/swimming there sounds awesome (though I’m not a biker/swimmer….but I would love running there!).

  17. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
    May 10, 2013

    Wow sounds like an amazing race, well done for completing it πŸ™‚

    Presley looks too cute!
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  18. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    May 10, 2013

    How cool for both of you! Congratulations!
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  19. Allison @ Life’s a Bowl
    May 10, 2013

    Wow, way to go girl – great recap and it sounds like an awesome race! I’d love to do a sprint tri someday but I think I’ll start with a pool swim first πŸ˜‰
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  20. meredith
    May 10, 2013

    Great recap…looks like a totally amazing experience. Congrats on a fabulous finish!
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  21. beka
    May 10, 2013

    Great recap! And congrats on a strong finish! I love this area and Mike and I talk about hopefully moving to the east coast (Space Coast) area one day πŸ™‚
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  22. Sarah @ Blonde Bostonian
    May 10, 2013

    Awesome recap and congrats to you and Ben! You guys rocked it!
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  23. Natalie @ Free Range Human
    May 10, 2013

    This looks like such a fun race, and I think it’s awesome that this something you can share with your brother. Good Job!
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  24. JenB
    May 10, 2013

    OMG how cute is Presley is that picture. Looks like a little furry kid all buddled up. Great recap.

  25. Eric
    May 10, 2013

    Congrats on the race and a good recap. Way to pass that guy going up the bridge. Had fun just cheering people on the top of the bridge and along the run. People loved the cow bell.

  26. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
    May 10, 2013

    An extra 2 miles is no joke! Awesome race recap! Congrats and Happy Friday!
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  27. Sarah @ Yogi in Action
    May 10, 2013

    Congrats on a great race! I don’t run at all, but your recap made me want to do a triathalon. 10 seconds to third is crazy! Clearly you rocked that race!
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  28. Sara
    May 10, 2013

    ‘So I achieved one goal – i beat him! But really who cares?”

    It sounds like you care, seeing as you wrote a whole paragraph dedicated to beating your ex. Anyway, congrats on the race.

  29. kate
    May 10, 2013

    This sounds like such a cool race!! Congrats!
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  30. Melissa @TryingtoHeal
    May 10, 2013

    Glad you had a great race Meghann!

  31. Elizabeth @ Positive Change
    May 10, 2013

    What an amazing job! The course looked so beautiful and I loved how you wrote your post! It read so genuinely! Great job!
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  32. Christian
    May 10, 2013

    This was such a great read. Amazing – way to go to you and Ben. Congrats on a great race!
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  33. Jackie
    May 10, 2013

    Great recap and great job! If they do it next year I plan to sign up, but I’ll be the newbie triathlete wearing running shoes on a mountain bike πŸ™‚

  34. Rachel
    May 10, 2013

    Great recap and awesome pics!!!!!!!!!!! I am getting so excited for the upcoming tri season.
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  35. emily
    May 10, 2013

    Meghann, you are an awesome recap writer. Reading about someone else’s workout doesn’t seem like it would be exciting, but you make me want to read every word instead of just skimming!

  36. Hope
    May 10, 2013

    Love this recap! I grew up in Melbourne so have a soft spot for KSC πŸ™‚ I have to say, I think it’s so cool how supportive your family is of each other! I love that your dad jumped in to run with your brother! That’s a good dad πŸ™‚

  37. Emily N
    May 10, 2013

    What an awesome race! I definitely need to broaden my running horizons to take on new things.
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  38. Karen @ Runner Girl Eats
    May 10, 2013

    This course looks awesome! Glad you had a good race. And there’s nothing wrong with being happy about beating an ex πŸ˜‰
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  39. Molly
    May 10, 2013

    Ahhh! Wonderful recap! You did an awesome job outlining what all to expect for a triathlon. I feel like I’m more prepared mentally should I ever decide to sign up for one πŸ™‚ congrats!!!
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  40. Jaclyn Garris
    May 10, 2013

    So I’ve been reading your blog for a little while now and was happy to see another Rocketman Race review. As I started to read it, I realized we were in the same wave group and everything and then as you posted your times, I realized we were really close to each other! I was the one only 10 seconds ahead! Can’t believe it! I slowed down on the way back but was on cloud 9 also so your post sounds like mine! Congrats on a great race. I hope they’re able to do it again next year.

    PS You may have even stopped by my expo booth, KickStart Endurance on Saturday.
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    • Meghann
      May 10, 2013

      Ha! Such a small world! Congrats on placing third!

  41. Jojo
    May 11, 2013

    Racing a triathlon sounds so exciting. I want to do one, someday. Though the swimming part kind of intimidates me.
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  42. Katie
    May 11, 2013

    I hope this race goes on even further so I can start training for a triathlon and do this race too!! It looks so awesome!!
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  43. broccolihut
    May 11, 2013

    Loved reading through this recap! Sounds like it was the perfect day for the event. Congrats!
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  44. Carli
    May 12, 2013

    Congrats! What a wonderful accomplishment. I do have to say that when I saw you were only 10 seconds from third I wanted to find the girl who took the ladder from you and bawl her out. Ugh!

    Congrats to Jaclyn as well!
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  45. Megan
    May 13, 2013

    Congratulations on an AWESOME race – just ten seconds! Now more fuel for the fire. πŸ˜‰ You rock!
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  46. Jessica
    May 13, 2013

    Congratulations on a great race. You are kicking butt! πŸ™‚ I am considering doing a half IM and this one sounds like fun maybe I will do this one next year!
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  47. Michelle
    May 13, 2013

    So inspiring!! Congratulations!

  48. Catherine Ryan Howard
    May 15, 2013

    Congratulations on such a fantastic achievement–and I’m so jealous of you! It must have really been amazing to do this in and around Kennedy Space Center. Thanks so much for sharing. πŸ˜€

  49. Chatelaine
    May 21, 2013

    Congrats on an awesome finish! and I just have to say, your family is amazing.

  50. Megan
    April 11, 2014

    I registered for this year’s Rocketman and I had to re-read your race recap. Will you be doing it this year?
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