37 responses

  1. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
    August 6, 2013

    Good luck on the training! It looks like even though you are crazy busy you seem to be managing things and handling things the best you know how! Great job! I can’t imagine traveling and still have to train for an ironman – you are such an inspiration!
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  2. Chelle
    August 6, 2013

    But a lot of Ironman finishers are freaking out when reading your blog.

    People can only respond to what you give them. If your training concerns people, that’s kind of on you.

  3. Bridget
    August 6, 2013

    Good luck!

  4. Erin
    August 7, 2013

    I loved this “update.” You sound so confident and sure of yourself; it’s awesome! Good luck in your training. I’m going to use all of this as inspiration after I download the currently gestating spawn in Dec/ Jan.
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  5. meredith
    August 7, 2013

    I too like to unplug a bit these days- it is good for all of us to do so. Keep up the good work, you are doing great at juggling life right now!
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  6. Peachylau
    August 7, 2013

    Keep going, you’re doing so well! Take care x
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  7. Maureen
    August 7, 2013

    I’ve never trained for an Ironman, and I certainly don’t have the work/life balance thing figured out, but it sounds like you have the right attitude. I think you’re one week at a time mentality is perfect for anyone training for an endurance event for the first time, no matter their work schedule. Good luck and have fun!
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  8. Karen @ Runner Girl Eats
    August 7, 2013

    I am amazed at all you handle! You are a champ. Focus on what you love and everything will fall into place.
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  9. Megan (The Lyons’ Share)
    August 7, 2013

    I travel for work every Monday- Thursday, so I KNOW how hard it can be to keep fitting in your workouts. I give you so much credit for training for an ironman despite everything going on- you’re a champ! And your recognition of Derek was super cute 🙂
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  10. Melissa
    August 7, 2013

    Sounds like you’ve been quite busy, but have a good balance of work/life. I give you a lot of credit!
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  11. Katie @ running4cupcakes
    August 7, 2013

    Good for you for taking a step back. I love hearing about what you have been up to when you have a chance to check in. . . but no worries if it is few and far between for a while. Balance is key!!

  12. Emily @ The Good Era
    August 7, 2013

    Sounds like you are juggling everything pretty well! Putting yourself first and your having your priorities in order definitely makes stressful times easier to manage.

    I’m about to start my masters in 3 weeks, while working full time still being a newlywed on top of other life commitments. I hope I handle the transition and stress as well as you seem to have 🙂
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  13. kelly @ racesrepsramblings
    August 7, 2013

    I think it’s so normal to unplug when life gets crazy! Especially because blogging and social media are there for enjoyment – not as an obligation. Good for you for doing the right thing and giving yourself some time to unplug!
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  14. Michelle
    August 7, 2013

    All of this craziness is just preparing you for you when you DO have kids 🙂

    Hang in there – you’ll figure out how to get through training. No need to worry about everyone else’s opinion – just enjoy your experiences. Time goes by waaaaaay too fast to get caught up.
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  15. Katie
    August 7, 2013

    I think its genius to unplug your personal accounts when traveling for work! Keep your chin up and keep doing what you’re doing.
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  16. danielle
    August 7, 2013

    Hey Meghann! I have been reading for years (used to blog but got busy with work and babies!). This is, hands down, the most honest and well written post you have written. I am sorry you are suffering in the “balance” area. The juggling does get easier and you will perfect it, I am sure. Best of luck with training and work–it sounds like you are doing a great job.

  17. Sarah @ Yogi in Action
    August 7, 2013

    Thanks for your honesty.

    Everytime you post your workouts I’m amazed at the commitment you have towards your health, while still managing a full time job, a husband, and who knows what else.

    I think the best blog posts are written when people only write when they have something to say. I’d rather infrequent, but interesting posts than frequent but mundane posts (not to say your posts are mundane- I just mean generally). But that’s just me. Good luck finding your balance!
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  18. Lauren @ Eat Like An Elephant
    August 7, 2013

    I can definitely relate to the busy busy busy! I’ve been working 11 hour days, getting up for runs before work since I can’t get them in after, and spending my weekends busy with family responsibilities. Thank goodness my husband Is the most supportive guy ever! Poor guy hasn’t eaten anything but pizza in weeks! Eventually there’ll be balance though again…right?!
    Lauren @ Eat Like An Elephant recently posted..Gluten Free in the Media: The Celebrity Effect

  19. Steph
    August 7, 2013

    The right attitude means everything. Keep up the positivity! 🙂
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  20. Sara @ Zero to Sixty
    August 7, 2013

    I hear ya! That was my entire summer, something planned every weekend! It was fun stuff, but I am excited for the month of August to be over, for football to start, and for life to get a little less hectic for awhile! 🙂
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  21. Krista
    August 7, 2013

    I say, just put pictures of Maddie up everyday!!!

  22. Ashley
    August 7, 2013

    Thanks for always being so open and genuine with us, your readers! We’ve all seen you and your blog through all these changes — and I’ve gotta say, while the amount of times you post may have changed, the quality and content have only strengthened! It’s so obvious how happy (and BUSY) you are, and even though you aren’t around as often, when you are, it’s just as great as ever t hear from you 🙂

  23. Kristin
    August 7, 2013

    So neat to hear how you’ve found freedom in taking a step away from email and social media and in your training. The tone of writing in this post seems very peaceful which is really impressive given how much you have on your plate.
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  24. Chatelaine
    August 7, 2013

    Good.For.You! I’ve often wondered how you do it all and the support of your husband and family is KEY! I’ve followed your blog for a few years now and will continue to do so as often as you write as I find inspiration in all your hard work 🙂

    Can’t wait to read about your Ironman though 🙂

  25. eb @ Running on E
    August 7, 2013

    One week at a time is the best way to approach big training. Sounds like things are busy but going really well!
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  26. Victoria
    August 7, 2013

    You are doing just fine with training. Stick with your plan – and don’t get concerned by the people who seem to think that you need to bike 100 miles and run 20 miles every day to train for an Ironman. It’s funny how people who know nothing about training for one think. People will ask me how far I ran in the morning and say “JUST 6 miles?” Geeze, you don’t go for the long/slow distance work EVERY DAY.

  27. Robyn @thereallife_RD
    August 7, 2013

    Your attitude is infectious! And just being present…because tomorrow will definitely worry about itself.

    Derek is ah-mazing, that is all 🙂
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  28. RunInBoise
    August 7, 2013

    Sounds like everyone is busy right now.
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  29. Molly @ There Goes Molly Rose
    August 7, 2013

    Good for you m&m! Sounds like you’ve got your priorities straight 🙂 I look forward to reading updates even if they’re only every so often!
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  30. Chuck
    August 8, 2013

    Glad to hear you’re keeping everything in balance Meghann! I sure miss you guys! Glad I got to get a bit of an update on you and good luck with the training! (And yeah, Derek is pretty good guy too)

  31. Melissa @TryingtoHeal
    August 8, 2013

    I hear you lady but I’m glad you’re enjoying life. I miss seeing your posts as often as they used to come but I know you’re having fun and training hard. Serious work there!
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  32. Kelly @LiveGreenChic
    August 8, 2013

    Good luck with the training! I’m sure all of us readers understand why you need to be more absent from the blog right now – an Ironman is no joke and we all want to see you succeed! I couldn’t imagine working, blogging, and training for such a big race and it’s amazing how well you put it all in perspective.
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  33. joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    August 8, 2013

    Great post! Do what you gotta do, gf…. your life outside the blog should always take precedence.

    My first half marathon is coming up in a couple of weeks (!!) and I have to thank you for constantly helping me stay motivated to love running and fit in my workouts. 🙂
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  34. Caitlinhtp
    August 8, 2013

    I totally think you’re going to be fine with training! you workout so much and so hard…you will do great! I know it!

  35. Annette @FitnessPerks
    August 9, 2013

    Dang girl–you are busy!! Best of luck to you <3
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  36. LK
    August 9, 2013

    Meghann, I kind of gave up on “healthy living blogs” about 6 months ago, including yours, because it got overwhelming for me to read. I decided to take a peek today and I’m glad I did. I’m impressed with your blog’s change and think you’ve adapted to this next stage very well. Blogging when you have something to say makes it more valuable to me as a reader, so I’m re-subscribing! Peace.

  37. Theodora
    August 11, 2013

    Your life has changed a lot in the past year, but you are doing a great job adjusting to your job and training with a healthy attitude. Keep it up 🙂
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