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  1. Linda @ TheFitty
    February 5, 2015

    Twin brother?! You’re fraternal twins?! Thats so cool! I’ve never come across a blogger like you before. That means your birthday is coming up too, doesn’t it?
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  2. Molly Rose
    February 5, 2015

    You have such a great attitude entering your 30s. I have a couple more years till I’m there but I have many friends who’ve entered the decade. (They’ve all survived, don’t worry) 🙂

    30s seriously does seem like the new 20s anyway. You can have just as much fun!! Each year is what you make of it.

    Happy early birthday Meghann 🙂
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  3. Alisha @ Real Girl Running
    February 5, 2015

    You have the same birthday as my husband! He’s a few years older though. Happy birthday!!

    Having been part of the 30-something club for a few years now, I have to say that I think my thirties kick butt over my twenties. So I’m sure things will only get better and better for you!!
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  4. Kc
    February 5, 2015

    Happy birthday! I’m a new reader and love your blog! I’ve usually heard the phrase “over the hill” meaning turning 40, so…ten more years ’til that hill 😉 haha!

  5. Katie
    February 5, 2015

    Happy Birthday to you!!! Obviously readers don’t know all the stuff that happens “behind closed doors” but since you’re pretty open with your life on the blog, I must say you lived your 20’s well 🙂

  6. Courtney!
    February 5, 2015

    Happy Birthday!!! I can’t figure out how I blinked and got so old (I’ll be 30 next year), but life is so much better now than at 20. I definitely miss my college days, but being able to afford nice beer and having real friends without the drama is pretty much all I can ask for 🙂
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  7. Marju
    February 6, 2015

    These days, I’d say 40 is the new thirty! Just in one generation, lives have changed so much, and I bet this trend is going to continue into the next generation.
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  8. Rachel
    February 6, 2015

    I also turn 30 this year and I’m quite looking forward to it. I’ve had some good times in my twenties, but I’ve also had some really tough times. It’s been a decade of figuring out who I am and what I want to do with my life and I spent a good number of years going down what turned out to be the wrong path. I don’t regret it; those experiences have made me who I am today and I’m a stronger person for it. Heading into my thirties, I am more at peace with who I am and what my priorities are and I am optimistic about the next decade. Happy birthday!

  9. Susie @ SuzLyfe
    February 6, 2015

    My brother with be 30 next Sunday (the 15th). I have a few more years, and I am interested to see what happens in the interim. I have grown so much in the past 12 months, I can’t imagine where I will be in 3 years! But 30 is a fantastic place to be–live it love it OWN IT Happy Birthday!
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  10. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
    February 6, 2015

    I’m turning 29 this year… I don’t think 30 is looking too bad. Certain things scream old and lame (spending a Friday night going to multiple grocery stores lol), but I really don’t care. I like my life just how it is 🙂


  11. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    February 6, 2015

    Happy Birthday! I am looking forward to my thirties. With people living so much longer now, I don’t think of “over the hill” as anyone under 70! My grandma is 90 and still having fun. 🙂
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  12. Emily
    February 6, 2015

    Happy Birthday! I’m hoping that I have that perspective too when I’m 30. 🙂
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  13. Gianna @ Run, Lift, Repeat
    February 6, 2015

    Happy Birthday! I just turned 34 last week and can confidently tell you 30’s are awesome. Although I never really pondered the whole turning 30 thing too much and forget my age half the time anyways 🙂
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  14. Paige Phillips
    February 6, 2015

    Hey, Meghann! I hope you have a wonderful birthday….and let me let you in on another happy secret….30’s are great, and 40’s are even better! It’s all in how you live it! 🙂

  15. Kristen
    February 6, 2015

    I’m turning 30 this month as well! It scared me at first… but like you, I look back and see how much I have grown in my 20s and how ready I am to continue growing in my 30s. It’s crazy to think how fast time has gone, but I can honestly say I’m wiser, stronger, and more secure now that I’m heading into 30 than I was as I stumbled through my 20s.

  16. Cat @ Breakfast to Bed
    February 6, 2015


    But really, your thirties is where you’re pretty much done figuring out “what” you want to do, and you just fucking do it. It’s great.
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  17. Cat @ Breakfast to Bed
    February 6, 2015

    *are* not is.
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  18. Chatelaine
    February 6, 2015

    Dang girl I’m 5 years older than you and you just gave me an awesome pep talk!!

  19. Stephanie @ Sparkles and Sweat
    February 6, 2015

    happy early birthday!!!
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  20. Justine
    February 6, 2015

    My 30th is Monday and I’m feeling much the same way. If you would’ve asked me 10 years ago where I’d be in life at 30 my answer would have been WAY off, but the life I’m living is even better than the one I had pictured! I feel like 30 is entering true “adulthood” although I certainly still feel like a kid sometimes.

    Happy 30th birthday weekend to you! Enjoy the last couple days of your 20s!

  21. Rebecca @ Bring Back Delicious
    February 6, 2015

    A fellow Iron(wo)man! You go girl!

    You did a LOT in your twenties, all of which you should be proud of. Congratulations and happy birthday. May there be many more good ones to come.
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  22. Kat @ Where the Sidewalk Ends
    February 6, 2015

    Happy birthday, early, Meghann! Couldn’t agree more – age is but a state of mind and a number. I am 28 and feel 6 most days, so let myself act like it as long as I meet (most of) my responsibilities. I thrive on being a goof-ball, and it keeps me and my husband madly in love, my dog entertained, and my blood pressure low 😀

  23. Megan @ I Run For Wine
    February 6, 2015

    I hope you have a fantastic birthday Meghann! I Thirties are awesome 🙂
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  24. Anne Weber-Falk
    February 6, 2015

    Here here! Great attitude! Just wait until you get into your 50s. It gets even BETTER.

  25. Bets
    February 6, 2015

    Happy Birthday, I hope you have a great weekend celebrating!

  26. Laura
    February 6, 2015

    In only 24, but this post made me so happy and reminds me that I need to live my life to my fullest because my 20’s won’t last forever! Happy birthday to you and your brother!!

  27. Stacey
    February 6, 2015

    Happy (almost) birthday! Honestly, being in your 30s is wonderful. I like it SO much better than my 20s. I’m so much less self conscious, and the silly things that were once so important to me, like the size of my nose or my lack of style, are not even weekly thoughts now. You’ve accomplished so much, and look fabulous! Live it up, girl!
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  28. Nikki
    February 7, 2015

    I turn 30 in July. My husband had a hard time accepting turning 30 two years ago but I could care less.

  29. Missy Dietsch
    February 7, 2015

    I met you this morning at BDR and need to apologize – I walked up to your tent and said “are you that blogger?” LOL I’m so sorry! I didn’t mean to seem rude. Just a busy, hectic day!! Thanks for chatting with me about marathon training. Like I told you, your blog is my newest addiction, and you’re inspiring me in so many ways (what to eat, how to train smarter, and your race recaps are awesome).

    Happy birthday! Life in your 30s is indeed very wonderful (I’m at the end of that decade, I’ll turn 39 two days after Iron Girl). I have no doubt you’ll have much, much more to celebrate in the next few years! I was happy to meet you, and I think I’m ready to sign up for Iron Girl!

  30. Ash Bear
    February 8, 2015

    The 30s are better than 20s!
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  31. Gloria
    February 8, 2015

    Happy Birthday Meghann! I turn 30 in a few months and I feel the same way! My 20s were awesome, but I’m ready for 30.

  32. April
    February 8, 2015

    Happy birthday! I hope you and your brother have an awesome day!

  33. Mary
    February 8, 2015

    We’ll said, Meghann. I turned 45 this year, but I feel better than I did at 30. Your best years await you…best wishes!!!!!:)

  34. Sarah F
    February 9, 2015

    I love this post so much! Happy almost 30!

    I am turning 29 in a couple of months, and I have definitely started looking back at my 20’s and reflecting on my life so far. Glad to hear you are feeling happy and content with where you’re at 🙂 Have a great birthday

  35. Reenie
    February 9, 2015

    Happy Birthday Meghann & Brother!!

  36. MelanIeF
    February 9, 2015

    I’m turning 39 this summer and I’ve never felt better! Turning 30 is great but 40 is the new 30. I use to say that 40 was so old but not that i’m almost there I feel better than in my twenties! Happy Birthday to you!

  37. Shannon @ A Pinch of Ginger
    February 12, 2015

    This is such a great post 🙂 I posted something similar when I turned 30 right after Christmas. I’m not going to lie and say it was all easy breezy, but there’s something validating about being in your 30s. Like you finally really truly made it to adult hood? Happy Birthday!! Hope you enjoyed the milestone 🙂
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