40 responses

  1. Jenny
    March 28, 2010

    WOW- I did 9 yesterday, I can’t imagine 16!!! Amazing:)

  2. Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    March 28, 2010

    I can’t believe you just busted out 16 miles. Well, I can but you know what I mean. I agree, running is definitely a test of mental strength. I find that when I have something that’s been bothering me or just need to get thoughts sorted out, my runs fly by.

  3. tramey1
    March 28, 2010

    You rockstar!!!!!!! The PT finally gave me the go to start running again. This will be the first run I have done since FLORIDA and the Gasparilla Half. I have missed running more than LIFE and cannot wait. Hopefully the knee will hold up.

    I now have Kesha in my head. lol

  4. Lexi
    March 28, 2010

    Congrats on the 16 miles. You’re going to rock your upcoming race! I love a good, gripping headband. I have all of these little bits of hair that get wild when I start to sweat. Bondi Bands are new to me. I may need to look into them.

    Have a relaxing Sunday!

  5. Jessica @ Dairy Free Bety
    March 28, 2010

    Way to go girl! I wish I could run that far!!

    I almost ordered bondy bands a few weeks ago, but I hadn’t heard anything about them, so I decided not too! Maybe I should check it out again!

  6. musingsofthegranolagirl
    March 28, 2010

    16 miles? Yahoo!!!!

    Have a great rest of your weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. theprocessofhealing
    March 28, 2010

    Ooo cool headband!!! When I was running, I tried out all sorts of headbands but I could never find one that would stay on my head. I would love to have one of those!

  8. Sana
    March 28, 2010

    Well done! Running is mental! I am a beginner and my 2 miles yesterday seemed impossible but I chugged and talked myself along ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. britchickruns
    March 28, 2010

    Way to go on the run! I love the feeling afterwards – 16 miles feels so good!
    I also loovee that smoothie combination, and how thick yours looks – thick smoothies are th best ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Fancy
    March 28, 2010

    Hey Meghann!

    I love your blog, I think you are adorable!

    Quick question…I just bought a little packet of the Amazing Grass for the first time. If I don’t want to use the whole thing at once, do I have to referigerate the rest of the packet? How do you seal the packet?

    Help—just have no clue how to store the leftovers to have at another time? Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Meghann
      March 29, 2010

      I usually use the whole packet of Amazing Grass. I would suggest storing it in a plastic baggie?

  11. Amy
    March 28, 2010

    Wahoo on the 16! I’m due for an 18 miler on Tuesday. Since you’re also a “marathon addict,” I’m sure you’ve experienced the ravenous appetite that can follow long runs. Have you had serious sugar/junky carb cravings during your training, and how do you handle it? I’d like to listen to my body, but I think it’s sending the wrong message when it craves marshmallows, chocolate-dipped cookies, and captain crunch! (doesn’t help that I’m visiting my parents who have every junk food known to man lying around the house!)

    • Meghann
      March 29, 2010

      My body craves sweets like nobody’s business, but I try to train it to be satisfied of ‘healthier’ versions of sweets to satisfy the cravings or I give the sweets to mybody in moderation. Like I’ll have a smoothie after my run with the pieces of chocolate chip pumpking bread. I also make sure to give myself dessert every night and instead of going for chocoalte at work I try to have dried fruit instead.

  12. Kelly
    March 28, 2010

    Nice job on the 16 miles! Love that headband!

  13. Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    March 28, 2010

    Awesome run!! I love the headband too, super cute.

  14. inmytummy
    March 28, 2010

    I saw those headbands at a race expo last weekend. I was tempted, but didn’t buy anything.

  15. katiek
    March 28, 2010

    Last night looked like a fun time! I love trying new foods and new cuisines.
    Question about your run this morning- I was a swimmer in college so there was always a variety to keep it different.. as in i would never swim for 2.5 hours w/o out stopping, changing strokes, increasing speeds…in running i know it can be the same and can mix it up but when going for a constant pace do you ever find yourself getting bored?

    • Meghann
      March 29, 2010

      I tend to zone out during my runs. It’s my thinking time. I’ll think about what needs to get done, I’ll think about the past, and I’ll think about the future. I try to run with friends as much as possible so we can keep each other entertained as much as possible, but mainly I think ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Run Sarah
    March 28, 2010

    Congrats on rocking the awesome run! I need to think about getting a Bondi Band – it rains so much here I think they’d be great for keeping the rain from dragging my bangs over my forehead!

  17. Julie
    March 28, 2010

    awesome run! that headband is perfect for you “marathon addict”! haha I hope they are at the next expo i go to!

  18. Erin
    March 28, 2010

    I love that style of headband and definitely need to track one down. Usually I use the cheap plastic ones but they let too many hairs out and that distracts me.

  19. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)
    March 28, 2010

    LOL love the Ke$ha references. haha

    That smoothie looks excellent. I will have to try that combination out!

    I need to check bondi bands out. I hate headbands that move around or fall off during a longer run!

  20. Sammi
    March 28, 2010

    They need to combine the two and make fashionable thick ones!
    I saw Ashley Friday at the Monument 10k expo in Richmond, VA and she said she was going to try to hook you up with one of the non slip ones! I’m glad she was able to! I was worried about buying one from her at the expo because I remembered the review you did, but she explained the difference to me and I ended up getting one that has “10k” on it. They aren’t as cute but mine stayed on great!
    Did you notice a difference in the sweat on your face after the run? I sweat like crazy during spinning classes so I think I’m going to try wearing mine at my Wednesday night class to see if I notice a reduction in sweat on my face!

    • Meghann
      March 29, 2010

      I’m not a big sweater so I can’t see I saw too big of a difference

  21. Matt
    March 28, 2010

    Great run! You will rock the race next weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. missyrayn
    March 28, 2010

    I need something like that for my hair to stay out of my face. I hope my half marathon expo has them.

  23. shelly
    March 28, 2010

    Thanks for the info on the Bondi Bands… I ordered 3 today!

  24. Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    March 28, 2010

    Girl – you ROCK!!!! What an awesome run!!!

  25. Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    March 28, 2010

    Awesome run – I am working up to a 10K distance right now- I love it.

  26. runningwithsass
    March 28, 2010

    way to go on the 16 miles! I have also heard great things about bondi bands! hhmmm

  27. eatdrinkandbemerrynyc
    March 28, 2010

    yeesss! now i can get one and trust it will stay!
    sara

  28. Katherine: What About Summer?
    March 28, 2010

    Not only did the band stay in place, it looks like you’re not even sweating! do you drink water when you run?
    Katherine

    • Meghann
      March 29, 2010

      Yes, I drank a whole camelbak today which is about 1.5 liters, plus a couple of stops at the water fountains on the trail.

      Derek always comments how i don’t sweat when i run. I’m not sure why I don’t sweat.

  29. Cristina
    March 28, 2010

    Wow, nice job on the 16 miler! I just found this blog through Oh She Glows. I kinda had the same question as Katherine (above me), what did you eat/drink during the run (if anything)?

    • Meghann
      March 29, 2010

      I usually try to eat sports beans during my runs, but the bagel & nut butter combination kind of sat in my stomach during the whole run and the thought of eating anythign was not appealing at all. I know, I know – bad runner. I did drink a whole camelbak of water + two huge glases of water once I got back in addition to my smoothie.

  30. Carolyn @ lovinlosing.com
    March 28, 2010

    I bought a Bondi Band at the expo for the Shamrock Marathon. They didn’t have any thick ones that I saw. They had fashion ones and thin moisture wicking ones. I wore mine during the race and it was practically falling off by the end (the 8K).

  31. Abby
    March 28, 2010

    Oops – I accidentally sent that last note (from GOALS ARA) from my adventure racing team blog instead of my individual one. Would you mind deleting it? I don’t want to get the comments mixed up. I’ll post it again now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just wanted to wish you luck on your race next weekend – I ran my first 50k yesterday on some crazy Shenandoah trails and had an absolute blast. Can’t wait to read about yours!

    • Meghann
      March 29, 2010

      It’s deleted ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    March 28, 2010

    Ahhh I wondered what the fuss was about with them– I definitely have the “fashion” ones too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. Gabriela (froyolover)
    March 28, 2010

    Hahahahaha!
    Love this song and loved this post, Meghann!
    Have a great week, hun!
    Brazilian XOXOยดs,
    Gabriela

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