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  1. melissa
    September 28, 2010

    Yum, looks delish, maybe even better as leftovers!

  2. Freya
    September 28, 2010

    I am so grateful for that link – I’ll be tapering in less than 2 weeks, so that’s going to be super useful 🙂
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  3. Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing!
    September 28, 2010

    That link is amazing–thank you! I’m still in training mode for my half-marathon, but I know it will be important for me as I begin to taper a bit at the end of October. How often do you take a rest day? Do you do any physical activity on your rest day? I’m struggling with the idea of taking one day completely off per week, but I know the body really needs to recharge and recuperate. I would love to hear what your weekly schedule looks like.

  4. Kelly
    September 28, 2010

    I find that phantom pains exist when you’ve been injured before also. I still imagine pain in my knee and think it’s my tight IT band.
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  5. Shannon @ Freshman Yr of Life
    September 28, 2010

    Your lunch looks way better than mine 🙁 I had soup … that’s it. It was packed with stuff, but boring nonetheless.

  6. Madeline – Greens and Jeans
    September 28, 2010

    Oh my gosh, I am running my first marathon on Sunday and my phantom pains are out of control! Every little twinge makes me freak!
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  7. Susan @ Mom Swim Bike Run
    September 28, 2010

    I think all medical advice should be blocked from google search. You start looking into one little ache or pain and next thing you know you’ve self diagnosed yourself with some rare flesh eating bacteria. Evil I tell you! I hope you feel better and that it’s really nothing.

    BTW how do you pronounce your name? Is it Meg-an or MEE-gan… for some reason, after reading for over a year, I still don’t know this.
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    • Meghann
      September 28, 2010

      It’s Meg-hann. I like to over pronounce the h just to throw people off 🙂

  8. kristy @ kristyruns.com
    September 28, 2010

    Looks delish! 🙂 Gonna make it this weekend!

    Hope your pains go away. Not fun.
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  9. Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    September 28, 2010

    I’m sure they are! Just listen to your body and you’ll be fine, it knows what it’s doing 🙂
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  10. Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat
    September 28, 2010

    I’ve definitely heard of the phantom pains. I get them even when I take a week off from running! Just stretch a lot. You’ll be fine!
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  11. Clare @ Fitting It All In
    September 28, 2010

    I told my parents about your “lasagna” last night and they were skeptical, but I just might have to make it and let them try it out!

  12. Lisa
    September 28, 2010

    I get phantom pains. I’m taking a break from running right now because of an overuse ITB issue. I’m now having weird phantom pains in my leg. I think it’s just because I am sooo hyper aware of my leg right now while it heals.
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  13. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    September 28, 2010

    Thanks for the runner’s world links!
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  14. Stacey (The Habit of Healthy)
    September 28, 2010

    I’ve never heard of phantom pains before (that may be because I don’t actually run any races!) but it seems really interesting. Hopefully you’ll be ok. I have my fingers crossed for you. 🙂
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  15. Lisa @ bakebikeblog
    September 28, 2010

    “google is not your friend 2 weeks from a marathon” >>> hehe I could not agree more!

  16. Corey @ The Runner’s Cookie
    September 28, 2010

    I didn’t know there was a name for those!! I totally had phantom pain the day before I ran a marathon to qualify for Boston. I flushed a public toilet with my foot and all of a sudden I had a sharp knee pain that resulted in my limping slightly – I was so pissed but also knew it was “in my head” and ignored it (i.e. refused to talk about it/acknowledge it on race day morning), and when I started running the next day it was fine. Glad to know I’m not the only one who’s had this!

  17. Andrea (@ Puppy Dog Tales)
    September 28, 2010

    Your squash looks amazing!!!! Wonder how that would taste with pumpkin?
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  18. Jean@RoastedRootsandPumpkinSpice
    September 28, 2010

    Mmm, lasagna is always better as a leftover in my opinion.

  19. Erin
    September 28, 2010

    On the other hand, you don’t want to ignore something if it makes running painful. Last week I tried to run a few days after my 20 miler and discovered my right knee hurt so bad I could barely stay upright. Turns out I have patellar tendonitis and the PT told me that since I caught it early I should be fine for the Chicago marathon if I ice and take it easy until then.
    Erin recently posted..When a Runner Cant Run

  20. Michelle (The Runner’s Plate)
    September 28, 2010

    That’s so interesting. I had a “phantom pain” before my marathon. My foot started hurting two weeks prior to the race, but thankfully it did not bother me at all during the marathon!! I was so glad!
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  21. Elizabeth
    September 28, 2010

    How random you just posted about phantom pains since I just posted about my knee pain…hmmm….

  22. Emily
    September 28, 2010

    I’m 5 days out from my next marathon and feeling all sorts of phantom pains. Calves? check. Shins? Check. Knees? Yes, yes and yes. I know to trust in the taper, but every time it tries to psych me out!
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  23. Amy @ LoveForLiving
    September 28, 2010

    That is too weird! I actually had my gallbladder removed and first learned about “phantom pains” while researching after surgery: tons of people reported having “gallbladder attacks” AFTER they had their Gallbladders removed! I am a believer…
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  24. Lily @ Lily’s Health Pad
    September 28, 2010

    Google Diagnosis is never a good idea! I freak myself out all the time by researching my ailments. Google is NOT your friend in this situation. 🙂

  25. Anna Dulmes
    September 28, 2010

    Thank you for that post! I am running the Chicago Marathon too, and my legs are tweaking out…not to mention the pain I now have in my foot! Yikes!

    Glad to hear it happens to other runners too 🙂

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