45 responses

  1. Ash Bear
    October 3, 2010

    Great job Derek!!! You rocked your first half marathon.

    Meghann and Kelly- I wish I had spirited volunteers like you at every half marathon I run! πŸ™‚ I’m hoping NYC will be filled with people screaming happy thoughts!
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  2. Allison
    October 3, 2010

    My friend Karen ran last night, too. She flat-out said it wasn’t as good as the usual Disney race, and that Disney basically didn’t know what to do as far as theming. She heard that the Halloween 5k at the Magic Kingdom was more fun and had more support, more decorations, and more characters.

    She and I are slow runners and we agree that the race should start at 8:00 or 9:00 at the latest.

    I probably won’t do this race next year because I heard it wasn’t great, but it looks like you had an excellent time volunteering!
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  3. alison
    October 3, 2010

    What a fun night! Congralations do Derek for a great race! I hope you enjoy the Food and Wine Festival.
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  4. Alison
    October 3, 2010

    What a great post! Congratulations to Derek. Think he’s going to be an addict?! When I did my first half-marathon I thought that’d be it. Then I got hooked!
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  5. Anna @ Doing Good and Living Well
    October 3, 2010

    So many congratulations to Derek — what an awesome accomplishment! Can’t wait to read your recap.

    Also, you guys make me want to volunteer for a marathon or half. Looks like a lot of fun and really inspirational! LOVE the photos of you and Kelly with the disney characters and your megaphones.

    Egg salad = droolicious!

  6. melissa
    October 3, 2010

    I tracked Derek! Congrats, so exciting! Love the recap so far and look forward to hearing more. I am a little sad Iwon’t be in disney until after the food and wine festival.
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  7. Amanda
    October 3, 2010

    What an accomplishment! I feel you about the eating out too much thing–sometimes it just gets exhausting!
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  8. Melissa
    October 3, 2010

    I ran the Disney Princess Half Marathon during its inaugural year and the volunteer staff was the best! Congratulations to Derek on his first Half…I’m sure he’s hooked now!
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  9. ashleigh
    October 3, 2010

    Congrats to Derek! I can’t wait to read his recap. I think the idea of a night time race is really cool but not sure I could do it! I’d be nervous all day!
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  10. Nicci
    October 3, 2010

    Great job Derek!

    Looks like you ladies had lots of fun cheering on people and volunteering.
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  11. Freya
    October 3, 2010

    Awh what a great recap – and you must be so proud of Derek! He did so well πŸ™‚

  12. BethT
    October 3, 2010

    Yay Derek! Way to go!

  13. Maria @ Oh Healthy Day
    October 3, 2010

    Looks like such a fun time! Congrats to Derek – what an incredible accomplishment! I wish there were more night races around here – running in the sun is not for me – and I’m sure the Florida sun is even worse.

  14. Stephanie
    October 3, 2010

    So I was running last night in the half (my first) and saw/recognized you guys at the transition point…but am too awkward for my own good and didnt say anything haha.

    Thanks so much for cheering for all us runners! Every bit of motivation helped πŸ™‚ Congrats to Derek too!!

  15. Stephanie @ Laugh and Cook
    October 3, 2010

    W00T! Go Derek!!!!

  16. Heather
    October 3, 2010

    Congratulations to Derek – what an accomplishment – and great time!

    Enjoy the park!
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  17. Lee
    October 3, 2010

    Congrats to Derek!

    Why does the race start at such a late hour? Is there a reason for it?

  18. Krystina
    October 3, 2010

    Congrats Derek!!!!!!!!!!
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  19. Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    October 3, 2010

    Congrats Derek!!!! Looks like a fun race to volunteer for- especially the free pass part!
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  20. Faith @ lovelyascharged
    October 3, 2010

    Congrats, Derek! Stories like these make me look forward to participating in a race of my own so very much! Keep the inspiration coming πŸ™‚
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  21. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    October 3, 2010

    Congrats to Derek!! This seriously looks like such an AMAZING race- I looked into registering but it was already sold out a few months ago!
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  22. christina cadden
    October 3, 2010

    Good job Derek!

  23. Tracy
    October 3, 2010

    Congratulations! A great race! Love all of the inspiration… Someday I will hit the road running! Until then… it’s great being here! ~Take Care!
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  24. Heather Eats Almond Butter
    October 3, 2010

    Many congrats to Derek!!! I love the photo of him with his medal – he looks so happy, and sounds like he finished strong.

    Sounds like a crazy but fun night for you and Kelly. I can’t imagine starting a half at 10:00 PM – staying up that late is a challenge for me these days! πŸ˜‰

    OK, so I received the HEABlet’s gifts, and Meghann, those are these cutest onesies ever. CD loves them too! I’m definitely bringing the HEABlet one to the hospital with us and hope to bring her home in it, and you know she’ll be sporting the Meals & Miles one as soon as she grows into it. Thank you so much – that was very thoughtful of you. Would you mind emailing me your address?

    P.S. Out of all the dinners you described, I would have wanted your egg salad pita. I love egg salad made with hummus! πŸ™‚
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  25. kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com
    October 3, 2010

    and running in the dark- FUN!!!! <3 except it doesnt let u fully see the sexiness as well haha <3

  26. Stacey (The Habit of Healthy)
    October 3, 2010

    Woo hoo, way to go Derek. He must feel so proud of himself. It looks like a fun night but I would agree that 10pm is a bit of a late start, I’m not surprised you had a nap in the lobby. I envy the fact that you can sleep anywhere. I can only sleep when I’m in bed! Have fun using the Disney pass.
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  27. Lena @loveeatnowafter
    October 3, 2010

    wow that sounds like a lot of fun!! those runners were so lucky to have such amazing volunteers rooting them on!! πŸ™‚ haha if i was running it ur comments on the megaphone definitely would have got me motivated!!

    Congrats to Derek!!! I cant believe the race was so late tho!

  28. Heather
    October 3, 2010

    SO JEALOUS. Disney races are the best, such fun!! good job derek!
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  29. Erica
    October 3, 2010

    BIG congrats to Derek!!!!!!!!!!!! And so fun that y’all volunteered. Hope you enjoy the park pass and get some rest πŸ™‚ Looking forward to the guest post
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  30. Melissa @ TryingToHeal
    October 3, 2010

    Yay for Derek! I can’t wait to read his recap!
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  31. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    October 3, 2010

    Congrats to Derek!
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  32. Emily [Emilyeatsclean]
    October 3, 2010

    Congrats Derek!! So cool that you can volunteer at the race and get a park pass….have fun!
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  33. Denise
    October 3, 2010

    I ran the race last night and kept my eye out for the MS T Shirts. I saw a couple but never saw Derek, but I did see you!! I really wanted to scream out hey Meghann its Denise I read your blog… HAHAHA! But the seconds I had to think of that and I was already past you. Good to see you in person. Thanks for cheering us on!!Tell Derek Congrats!!

  34. Rachael
    October 3, 2010

    Great job Derek!! You did it!! You are now part of the half-marathon club! What a sweet feeling!!! πŸ™‚
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  35. Lisa
    October 3, 2010

    I’d never run at night until Hood to Coast. My 2nd leg of the relay race was at 4am. Running in the Coastal Range through fog and in the dark was the weirdest experience ever!
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  36. Jamie @ Food in Real Life
    October 3, 2010

    Congrats to Derek! I don’t know if I could handle a night race! Hope you guys are getting some rest πŸ™‚
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  37. Jess-The Semi Abnormal Gal
    October 3, 2010

    You are TOO kind, Meghann. πŸ˜€
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  38. Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    October 3, 2010

    Awww a BIG congrats to Derek!
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  39. Julie @ Wearing Mascara
    October 3, 2010

    Congrats Derek! πŸ™‚ I’m really jealous that he got to run at night. I agree it should be earlier though. I’ve always wanted to race at night!

  40. Alexandra @ Bit Better Everyday
    October 3, 2010

    Congrats to Deref for completing his first half marathon!!! I’m doing my first one in a couple of weeks and im so excited/nervous!

    Also just wanted to say how ridiculous that Marie Claire article was and that you ladies are all incredible inspirations! As someone who does have a complicated history with food/fitness, you have really helped me get to a better place and learn what it means to fuel your body properly. Thank you so much for blogging and for organizing events like the Healthy Living Summit.

  41. ida
    October 3, 2010

    Congrats to Derek! I’m looking forward to the recap.

  42. Lacey @ Lake Life
    October 3, 2010

    Way to go Derek! Such an amazing accomplishment for an absolutely great cause!
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  43. marsha
    October 4, 2010

    Yay Derek!!! Look forward to the recap! πŸ™‚

  44. Jessica
    October 4, 2010

    I was there on Saturday!! I ran my first marathon!! I want to say THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for volunteering!! All the volunteers were wonderful! Thank you for the support! I was so appreciative of all the water cups and high fives!

  45. Jamie
    October 5, 2010

    Meghann & Kelly – I participated in the half marathon relay on Saturday. My leg was the first 5 miles and I probably ran right past you at the transition point! It was my very first running event, but now I am hooked. Thank you, thank you, thank you for volunteering your time and energy to cheer the runners on. Hearing the cheers all along the route was one of my most favorite things about the event. Well, that and the after-party at EPCOT!

    Thanks again…and congratulations to Derek!

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