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Five Years a Blogger

by Meghann on September 10, 2013

As of tomorrow (at around 2:00pm), I will have officially have been writing this blog for FIVE years.

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Happy Birthday, Meals and Miles! You’ve come a long, long way, my friend.

If you’re interested in the history of Meals and Miles, check out THIS PAGE for a look back at the big moments of the last five years.

I think the last year in particular has been a big one for the ole blog. Not only did I marry my best friend back in January, but I also went back to a 9-5 job in March and started Ironman training in May. In the process of those three major life changes, Meals and Miles began to take on a different vibe. After posting three times a day, nearly every day of the last four years, I cut back to only posting a few times a week and stepped back from sharing every detail of my life (including what I ate). I’m still trying to figure out what my new voice is and, honestly, I’m in the middle of a bit of a blogger identity crisis. Definitely struggling with the fact that “it’s okay” not to post everyday. So weird.

My life has changed so much (for the better!) since I started this blog way back in 2008. I was just a kid then, only 23 and barely a year out of school. Now I’m a wife! I have a new last name! I work in an industry that I love and I have the world’s most amazing friends. Life is busy (really, really busy), but that’s life for you.

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Thank you for sticking with Meals and Miles as it morphs and folds and who knows where it goes from here. This blog is my life and will hopefully continue to be for another 5 years. Thank you for reading, offering advice, offering support, and letting me continue to be me. You guys are amazing, and definitely what keeps me sticking around.

Happy 5 years, Meals and Miles!

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1 Brie September 10, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Congratulations on FIVE years! That is awesome! I just started blogging this summer and I love following your blog for motivation πŸ™‚

xoxo,
Brie
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2 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs September 10, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Happy 5 years! Looking forward to wherever it goes next πŸ™‚

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3 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 10, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Amazing! Happy 5 years of blogging! It’s been fun to be a part of your journey for the last few years! πŸ™‚
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4 Sarah September 10, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Actually, thank YOU for posting! your blog has helped me so much and i think the metamorphosis is also a great message that life changes a lot and being open to change is what will get you through it! but really, i wouldn’t be where i am as a runner or as a person without reading your posts.

much love,
the little swimmer who is trying. ^_^
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5 Shannon September 10, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Happy 5 year birthday! Thats an awesome milestone to reach!
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6 Sara @ LovingOnTheRun September 10, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Happy 5 years! I have been following your blog for about 3 of those years! Love it!
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7 Lisa September 10, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Happy 5 years!! Your blog was one of the first ones I started reading and I look forward to reading for years to come. πŸ™‚

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8 Steph @ Steph's Miles September 10, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Happy anniversary and congrats to all of your accomplishments!

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9 Megan (The Lyons' Share) September 10, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Congratulations, Meghann! I think I’ve been following your blog since 2010, and I’ve loved following along! Thanks for all the inspiration, humor, and information!
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10 Angela September 10, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Congrats girl!! Happy 5 year blogiversary!
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11 Evan Thomas September 10, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Congrats on the milestone Meghann!

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12 Jill C. September 10, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Happy 5 years! I love reading your blog and I think you’re doing a great job!
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13 em September 10, 2013 at 11:54 pm

This is my favourite blog by a long way – in fact, the only one I read! You are a realistic role model. Thanks.

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14 Farah @ Fabulously Farah September 11, 2013 at 12:00 am

Happy 5 years! I have loved keeping up with you through this blog and will continue to read!

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15 Allie September 11, 2013 at 12:03 am

Happy 5th Anniversary Meghann! I have been reading your blog for several years now, and it continues to be a source of inspiration for me! You are amazing!

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16 emily September 11, 2013 at 3:39 am

Happy Blogday!
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17 PeachyLau September 11, 2013 at 3:48 am

Happy blog birthday!
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18 Sarah @ Yogi in Action September 11, 2013 at 4:35 am

Happy blog birthday to you! I remember reading your blog when it was under your old name (I think it was Graduate Meghan?). Congrats on 5 years and I also hope you continue to blog for another 5 years!
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19 Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine September 11, 2013 at 5:45 am

Happy 5 years! That is such a great accomplishment. I hope I will be able to maintain my blog for that long!

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20 Julie @ RunninginaSkirt September 11, 2013 at 7:12 am

Congrats on 5 years! I’ve enjoyed reading about your wedding and Ironman training. Here’s to another 5 years!
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21 Laura September 11, 2013 at 8:19 am

Congrats!
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22 Becky @ Olives n Wine September 11, 2013 at 9:16 am

Happy blogiversary! Five years is incredible – keep up the amazing writing. I love following your fitness and life adventures πŸ™‚
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23 Sarah @ Blonde Bostonian September 11, 2013 at 9:22 am

Congrats on 5 years!!
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24 MissPinkKate September 11, 2013 at 9:39 am

Congrats on 5 years! I think your blog is going very well these days- writing when you have something to say is much, MUCH more interesting than every minute detail of every day!

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25 Simi @ theMicroHarvest.com September 11, 2013 at 9:48 am

Congrats!! What an awesome journey. I always enjoy your posts and have loved hearing about your Iron Man training!

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26 Emily @ The Good Era September 11, 2013 at 10:21 am

Congrats!!! You are still one of my favorite blogs and I am loving your “new voice” so far. πŸ™‚ Doing what makes you happy (and therefore writing about) makes for the best blog content, even if it is only a few times a week!
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27 [email protected] is Sweet September 11, 2013 at 10:50 am

Congrats on 5 years! That’s awesome that you’ve kept it up that long, and have been able to make adjustments along the way.
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28 Linz September 11, 2013 at 11:40 am

Congrats on 5 years!!

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29 Natalie @ Free Range Human September 11, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Happy Anniversary! Your blog was one of the first ones that I started reading, and I’ve enjoyed watching the many exciting life changes you’ve been through. Looking forward to the next five!
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30 Lesley September 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Congrats! I will definitely read through the history link.
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31 Emily @ Emily Rocks the Road September 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Happy Bloggy Birthday! Thank you for sharing your life with us. I’ve only been following your blog for maybe two of your five years, but you have been an inspriation for me to keep plugging away at my own little blog. I wish you the best of bloggy luck going forward!
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32 Heather Smith September 11, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Wow! Five years! Congratulations! I just started blogging last week, haha! But I already love it and reading about all the opportunities that you’ve had from blogging, I feel even more excited! Here’s to five more!!! πŸ™‚
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33 Ashley September 11, 2013 at 2:04 pm

You’re one of the best Meghann — and you know we’re all sticking around as long as you let us! πŸ™‚
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34 carol September 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm

CONGRATS ON 5 YEARS ! I HAVE ENJOYED ALL OF THEM WITH YOU – NEVER MISSING A POST ! YOU ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE BLOGGERS !

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35 Chatelaine September 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Congratulations!! I stumbled across your blog when you were doing the NROLFW and I’ve followed you ever since! Love reading about your training styles and how you fill your life with so many activities! I hope you find more inspiration to continue blogging πŸ™‚

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36 Katie @ running4cupcakes September 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Happy 5 years!! I have loved watching your blog evolve and grow with you and am looking forward to reading more. πŸ™‚

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37 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner September 11, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Happy Blogiversary! It’s been a pleasure reading.
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38 Taylor @ Single-tracked Mind September 11, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Congrats! I can’t believe I’ve been a reader for that long. πŸ™‚
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39 Xiomara @ Parkesdale September 11, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Congrats Meghann! I’ve always been a fan of you and your blog. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!
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40 Amanda @runtothefinish September 11, 2013 at 6:03 pm

it’s really crazy to realize it’s been over 5 on my blog…makes me think about how much I’ve been reading over the years and how many awesome friends have come from blogging!
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41 Sonia the Mexigarian September 11, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Congrats on five years πŸ™‚
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42 Cindy September 11, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Congratulations on 5 years! That is awesome! I have been reading for about a year, as long as I have been blogging roughly and let me tell you, I love your blog! Even if you only post a couple times a week. I really enjoyed reading about your Disneyland experience from the perspective of a Floridian. Thank you for your blog and thank you for sharing!
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43 Rachel Wilkerson September 11, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Happy blog birthday!!
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44 Josh September 12, 2013 at 12:02 am

Congrats Meghann!

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45 Janice Rummel September 12, 2013 at 10:07 am

I’m pretty sure I stumbled on to your blog from Peanut Butter Fingers’ a couple years ago.

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46 Mary September 14, 2013 at 4:06 am

It’s crazy to think about just how much can change in 5years! I’ve only been reading Meals and Miles since Feb, (may also have read a few past posts!) but have learnt lots from your writing and trials in fitness and food! Please stick around for the next five years! πŸ™‚
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47 audrey September 14, 2013 at 8:50 am

Love your blog! Just post about whatever you want, whenever you want πŸ™‚ I’ll be here to read and get inspired :))

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48 Erica September 14, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Love this post πŸ™‚

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49 Sarah September 14, 2013 at 10:24 pm

I found your blog a few years ago and read along, but stopped following after a while. The multiple daily posts were too much for me. I love the new way you’re going with not posting every day now. I find it so much easier to keep up!

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50 John Baker September 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

This is definitely a fantastic achievement, being new to blogging I have a lot of admiration and respect for you and your achievement.
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