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26.2 or Bust

by Meghann on October 8, 2010

Let’s do this thing!



By the way.. do you know how hard it is to take a photo of your back??

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I must have looked funny trying to take a photo for a good 10 minutes before giving up and having someone else take it. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s fun wearing a shirt in the airport that let’s everyone know where you’re going. I’ve already had a ton of people ask me about the race, ask me about my training plan, and share with me their own running stories. It’s fun to stir up conversations with complete strangers. It takes a lot of the nervousness of the race out of the way.


My plane is about to board, so I need to make this quick!

My traditional pre-flight Non-Fat Awake Tea Latte with one Pump of Pumpkin Spice.


Packed Breakfast for the flight



Flax & Fruit muffins from yesterday


Almond Butter




It’s time! Here goes nothin’. ๐Ÿ™‚

See ya in Chicago!

1 Freya October 8, 2010 at 7:00 am

GOOD LUCK! And have a safe flight ๐Ÿ™‚
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2 alison October 8, 2010 at 7:14 am

Have a great trip to Chicago! I can’t wait to read all about your marathon weekend. Good luck!

3 Denise October 8, 2010 at 7:17 am

I am stopping by your blog as a result of THE article. I must say your blog is awesome and I feel like you were miss represented!!!!

Good Luck in Chicago!!

4 Jen October 8, 2010 at 7:17 am

Love the shirt! And love sharing running stories with random strangers. Have a safe trip! I am so excited for you ๐Ÿ™‚
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5 Erica October 8, 2010 at 7:19 am

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6 Caitlin October 8, 2010 at 7:23 am

I am so excited for you ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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7 elizabethlacy October 8, 2010 at 7:33 am

Cute shirt!

I love Tazo’s Awake tea. I never thought to have it in latte form though. That sounds good!
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8 Alyssa October 8, 2010 at 7:38 am

I love your shirt – cute idea! Your blog has been so inspiring to me as I prepare to run my first marathon next weekend! Have a wonderful time in Chicago. Just in case I am not the only loser who does not know what fitblog or hashtags are, could you explain? (I mean I know they have something to do with Twitter, but I am unclear on the details)

9 Alison (Ali on the Run) October 8, 2010 at 7:44 am

Woo! So exciting! Hope your flight is safe and smooth. It’s been so fun following your training for the Chicago marathon โ€”ย you’re going to do great! Have a blast, take tons of photos.
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10 Tabitha (From Single to Married) October 8, 2010 at 7:48 am

Good luck! And I’m impressed how well you packed your food for the flight – sure beats all of that awful food they sell in airports!
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11 Geneviรจve October 8, 2010 at 7:54 am

In French, instead of saying good luck, we say “bon succรจs”, literally “Good success!” It’s more positive and implies that you will be successful no matter what! That is why I am wishing you “bon succรจs” this weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

12 Kelly October 8, 2010 at 8:03 am

Love the shirt! Good luck, and have fun!
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13 Brittney October 8, 2010 at 8:14 am

Good Luck Meghann!!! Can’t wait to hear how it goes!
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14 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 8, 2010 at 8:19 am

Best of luck to you this weekend!
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15 Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather October 8, 2010 at 8:23 am

Good luck on your marathon! Your t-shirt is too cute ๐Ÿ™‚

16 Tina October 8, 2010 at 8:36 am

Very excited for you! I can feel the energy you have just bursting from your words. ๐Ÿ™‚
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17 thetreadmilldiaries October 8, 2010 at 8:48 am

Looks like you’re ready to do this thing. Good luck..and most importantly…enjoy the experience.
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18 Matt October 8, 2010 at 8:54 am

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19 Kate October 8, 2010 at 9:02 am

Good luck in Chicago! It’s been amazing following you through this journey and I know you’re going to kick butt!!!
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20 Elizabeth October 8, 2010 at 9:02 am

Good luck Meghann! You’re totally going to rock!

21 Sarah @ Long Legs Healthy Life October 8, 2010 at 9:03 am

Have a safe trip and a great marathon!!! Your shirt is super-cute too!
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22 Madeline - Greens and Jeans October 8, 2010 at 9:03 am

safe travels! I ran my first marathon last Sunday and I’m already itching to sign up for another!
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23 Carolyn @ lovinlosing October 8, 2010 at 9:05 am

Your t-shirt came out great! Safe travels!
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24 Julianne October 8, 2010 at 9:15 am

LOVE the shirt. Safe travels and have a great time!

25 emma-kate October 8, 2010 at 9:26 am

good luck! my first marathon is tomorrow morning – eeeek!

26 Mariel October 8, 2010 at 9:39 am
27 Jamie @ Food in Real Life October 8, 2010 at 4:39 pm
28 Alison (Fueling for Fitness) October 8, 2010 at 9:41 am

I’m flying there later today – SO NERVOUS!!!!

Good luck and I’m looking forward to reading your recap afterwards! ๐Ÿ™‚
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29 Heather @ Side of Sneakers October 8, 2010 at 9:50 am

I LOVE your shirt!! And I love that running seems to be a universal conversation starter- I really think every time I’ve been on airplane I’ve talked to somebody about running. ๐Ÿ™‚ Ahh can’t wait til I can run again!
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30 Carly (Swim, Run, Om) October 8, 2010 at 10:01 am

Love the shirt – and those pics are hysterical. Have a safe flight, and I can NOT wait until Sunday. I am so nervous/excited for y’all!
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31 skinnyrunner October 8, 2010 at 10:03 am

safe travels and have fun!
haha, i had to have my husband take a picture of my back because i couldnt do it either!
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32 Amy October 8, 2010 at 10:08 am

All the best to you, Meghann! I’m a terrible lurker, but I wanted to send you lots of happy vibes as you run through my adopted hometown. ๐Ÿ™‚ (I moved to Seattle recently, and I miss Chicago a lot.) I know you will absolutely slay this marathon!

33 Heather October 8, 2010 at 10:11 am

the shirt came out great! I hope you have a blast!
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34 LoLo October 8, 2010 at 10:11 am

Good luck Meghann!! So excited for you and… I love the shirt- super cute =)
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35 Biz October 8, 2010 at 10:19 am

Have a safe flight – our weather is beautiful today – you must be bringing your Florida weather since it will be in the 80s on Sunday!
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36 angie October 8, 2010 at 10:19 am

good luck!

37 Toronto Girl West October 8, 2010 at 10:35 am

Best of luck in your marathon this weekend! I am sure you will kick major butt!!!!
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38 Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels October 8, 2010 at 10:35 am

Best of luck Meghann and cute shirt!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
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39 rebecca lustig October 8, 2010 at 10:39 am

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40 Clare @ Fitting It All In October 8, 2010 at 10:39 am

I’m still working on getting a friend to go watch with me!
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41 Rebekah @Rebeltarian October 8, 2010 at 10:48 am

Good luck!

42 RunningOnCoffee October 8, 2010 at 10:51 am

Good luck!
And cute shirt.

You just reminded me, I’ve been meaning to try this Awake Tea Latte with Pumpkin Spice that you speak of! I’ve never had an Awake Tea Latte period. Must plan a trip to sbux today…
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43 Cynthia October 8, 2010 at 11:09 am

Good luck! Love your shirt. ๐Ÿ™‚

44 polwig October 8, 2010 at 11:18 am

Yeah !!! I run Chicago last year and loved it… great flat course and the weather is supposed to be perfect… GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN !!! Say hi to Chicago from me I miss that city ๐Ÿ™

45 Nic October 8, 2010 at 11:20 am

Whoot-whoot! Good luck and kick butt!
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46 Stephanie October 8, 2010 at 11:24 am

Good luck!!!!!!!

47 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] October 8, 2010 at 11:34 am

LOVE the T. It looks super soft ‘n’ comfy ๐Ÿ™‚
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48 Stephanie @ Laugh and Cook October 8, 2010 at 11:46 am

After seeing those pictures of you trying to take a pic of your back, I busted out laughing so hard! You’re so hilarious!

I wish you all the best in this marathon. I know you CAN do it! I wish I can be there with other readers to cheer you on!
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49 Gillian October 8, 2010 at 11:59 am

Good luck with the run! Chicago is beautiful- should be a blast!

50 Whitney October 8, 2010 at 12:03 pm

GOOOD LUCK!!! I love your shirt. Starbucks is a must when flying ๐Ÿ™‚
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51 Rebecca October 8, 2010 at 12:14 pm

LOVE the shirt! Good luck and safe travels. P.S. I started reading your blog after finding out about it on Healthy Tipping Point! – so glad I found it ๐Ÿ™‚

52 Jessica @ The Process of Healing October 8, 2010 at 12:23 pm

You’re going to ROCK it girl!!!!
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53 Jessica@tastyandtrim October 8, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Have a safe flight! I love love love your shirt- so cute ๐Ÿ™‚
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54 Ali October 8, 2010 at 12:57 pm

YAY! I am so excited for you, I can;t wait to read all about the marathon and your trip.

I actually do know how hard it is for you to take a picture of your back becuase I have tried for a blog post too. It is soooo hard. Lucily I had a tripod with me that made it a little easier ๐Ÿ™‚

55 Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries October 8, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Good luck, girlfriend. We’re all routing for you!

56 Kayla October 8, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I read “the article” and had a great discussion with one of my blogger friends. Then I decided to look into all of your actual blogs. Can I just say you were all obviously misrepresented and I LOVE your blog!
Also, wanted to let you know I am running Chicago too! It is my first ever marathon and I am running for Team World Vision and so pumped! Thanks for sharing in the journey, it really is inspiring!

57 trailmomma October 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm

GOOD LUCK! Have a great race.

Can you tell me where you had your shirt done? It doesn’t look like iron on letters . . .

58 Meghann October 9, 2010 at 12:01 am

we designed then at

59 Shannon, Tropical Eats October 8, 2010 at 2:19 pm

that’s so neat ppl stopped and asked about your Tshirt!!! it looks amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

very excited for you! good luck and kick some booty!
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60 Andrea (@ Puppy Dog Tales) October 8, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Good luck, good luck, good luck! I have butterflies in my belly for you!!!
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61 Dorry October 8, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Yay! We’ll be following along. You are going to ROCK IT!
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62 Katrina October 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm

I’m so excited for you! I love your plane meal. So much better than stale pretzels and thimble full of ginger ale that I usually get.
I can’t wait to hear the story. ๐Ÿ™‚

63 Maria @ Oh Healthy Day October 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Good luck! You are going to rock this thing!

And your shirt is awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

64 Heather October 8, 2010 at 3:01 pm

In case I don’t get online the rest of the weekend, good luck in the race! Rock it!

65 Amanda October 8, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Rock and Roll, Meghann!! oops…wrong marathon ๐Ÿ˜‰ Enjoy the Windy City as your race through it.

66 Stephanie October 8, 2010 at 4:18 pm

I am so anxious to leave work and get this weekend started…I keep check your blog for an update. Just itching to leave!

67 Emily October 8, 2010 at 4:24 pm

I love wearing event T-shirts on the plane and chatting up conversation with strangers! Weird? I’m OK with it. Anyway, good luck this weekend! I’ll be running the Hartford half marathon tomorrow! I’m so excited ๐Ÿ™‚

68 Emily October 8, 2010 at 4:30 pm

I love, love, love your shirt! I definitely always get into running conversations while flying which should not be surprising since I normally sport yoga pants, mizunos and calf sleeves on the plane. GOOD LUCK! I’m so excited for all you Chicago runners, it’s SUCH a fun marathon!
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69 Jamie @ Food in Real Life October 8, 2010 at 4:39 pm

GOOD LUCK!!! You’ll rock it!
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70 Melissa @ Running with Needles October 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm

I love the shirt – so perfect! And good luck on Sunday!!!

71 Lisa October 8, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I LOVE the t-shirt! What a cool idea! (mental note for my next race….)
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72 Jae October 8, 2010 at 7:12 pm

good luck! I cant wait for the recap! ๐Ÿ™‚

73 Kim October 8, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Good Luck!!! Have a great race!!
Love the tshirt ๐Ÿ™‚

74 Dori October 8, 2010 at 8:24 pm

LOVE the shirt!! Good luck Sunday!!!!
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75 Vasu October 8, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Good luck! Just wanted to let you know that you’ve inspired me to start packing my meals for traveling, instead of scrounging around the airport to look for something that will keep me full and is within my budget!

76 Sana October 9, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Your shirts are so cute! I can’t wait to virtually cheer you on!
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