60 responses

  1. Tabitha (From Single to Married)
    October 13, 2010

    you’re amazing – what an inspiration!

    and wow – another marathon, you’re my hero!
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  2. Theodora
    October 13, 2010

    Ahh!! I’ve been flirting with the idea of signing up for another one soon to redeem running my first one on such a hot day!
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  3. Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    October 13, 2010

    Another one in 8 weeks?! you rock!
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  4. Kelly
    October 13, 2010

    Haha you are crazy!
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  5. Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing!
    October 13, 2010

    What an incredible journey you’ve gone through! Congratulations on all that hard work–you must be so proud of yourself!
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  6. ida
    October 13, 2010

    Cute recap of your training! I think it’s great that you’re doing another race in 8 weeks. Hopefully you’ll have good weather and can get that sub-4!

  7. Erin
    October 13, 2010

    You are amazing!!!

  8. Jess
    October 13, 2010

    Oh my gosh! I can’t imagine AT ALL running 2 marathons in that span of time. Wow!
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  9. Brittney
    October 13, 2010

    Whoa another one in 8 weeks! You are hardcore! That’s awesome though!
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  10. Melissa @ Running with Needles
    October 13, 2010

    Awesome post. I think the road leading to race day is just as important as the race itself, and your recap was perfect.
    And another marathon in 8 weeks? You’re hardcore!
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  11. Smash @ Appreciate The Now
    October 13, 2010

    Cool recap — nice to see the start-to-finish.

  12. Clarkie
    October 13, 2010

    That is fantastic! I have my finger on the submit button for my first full marathon this spring!

  13. Anne
    October 13, 2010

    Girl, you crazy!

    Are you still attempting to qualify for Boston? A friend of mine did the other day. I’m so proud of her!
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  14. Madison
    October 13, 2010

    Whew! Glad I’m not the only one thinking about signing up for another race so soon after Chicago… I’m toying with the idea of running another one in, ohhhhhh I dunno, 4 weeks?! I also want to break the 4 hour mark and I’m pretty sure that would have happened last Sunday if it weren’t for the crazy weather!

    P.S. It was nice meeting you, Kelly, and Bobbi in the hotel lobby post race!

  15. Diana
    October 13, 2010

    Wow so incredible!! I’m thinking about signing up for my first marathon in Feburary in Jacksonville. I’m super excited/ nervous just thinking about it (especially training all winter in Philadelphia) but I love reading your blog for inspiration!!

    • Lindsey @ SoundEats
      October 13, 2010

      The Donna Full Marathon in Feb? My husband’s doing the full and I’m starting training for the half – my first, eek!! Jacksonville’s pretty great! πŸ˜‰
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      • Diana
        October 13, 2010

        Yes that’s the one!! So exciting. I’m training for the Philly half now (my first) which was supposed to a full for me until I sprained my ankle. I’m getting pretty excited for the Donna marathon though. I even thinking about starting a blog about my training/ fundraising. We should keep in touch- it’ll be good to know of other people who are going to be there!

      • Lindsey @ SoundEats
        October 13, 2010

        We live in Jax so we’ll def be here. Email me at lindsey @ soundeats.com (no spaces) if you end up coming down!

        Meghann, thanks for letting me take over your comments. πŸ˜‰ Want to come up and run the Donna half or full in Feb or the Gate River Run in March? πŸ˜€
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  16. Laura
    October 13, 2010

    You’re crazy! πŸ™‚ I’m actually planning on registering for the 5k race there. I’m not quite up to marathons yet lol

  17. Kim
    October 13, 2010

    What an inspiration you are! I’m training for my first one – Houston 1/30 – and I’m just praying to be able to finish in legal time (6 hours). Excellent training and race recap!!! =)

  18. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    October 13, 2010

    Wow, and another marathon in 8 weeks too!
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  19. Elizabeth
    October 13, 2010

    It’s amazing how much planning and training really goes into running any race let alone a marathon. I say you might as well go for the next one while you’re pumped and already have the training mileage under your belt. You go girl!

  20. rachael (peace, kale, and yoga)
    October 13, 2010

    Love the recap! Can’t wait to hear about your next running adventure.

  21. Heather
    October 13, 2010

    Nice recap! Reading all of the marathon recaps really makes me want to run one!
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  22. Kelly Winston
    October 13, 2010

    You inspire me to run marathons again, you look amazing, and have so much drive!

    LOVE the Brooks by the way, you love them don’t you!

    <3 Kelly

  23. Lisa
    October 13, 2010

    Great recap! I learned the hard way this summer too…gatorade is crucial when running in the heat!
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  24. Erin
    October 13, 2010

    of couse you couldn’t pass this one up..it is presented by Publix…you should totally be their spokeswomen..lol..

    you and your blog have inspired me to push myself further then I think I am capable of…I am running the 5k in the Baltimore Running Festival this weekend…hoping for a PR!!

  25. Amanda (Eating Up)
    October 13, 2010

    What a nice way to remember all your hard work!
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  26. Alison (Ali on the Run)
    October 13, 2010

    Another marathon?! Girl you are a total rock star. Loved this recap, especially since I remembered reading so many of those posts along the way (I started reading your blog about 1/3 of the way into your training). As I’ve commented before, you’re so inspiring and are slowly convincing me to sign up for a marathon of my own…
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  27. silva eclipse
    October 13, 2010

    wow…isn’t that a lot to put your body through in such a short span of time (granted I’m not any sort of expert on this and maybe it’s not, but it certainly seems like an intense thing to do…)?

  28. Ali
    October 13, 2010

    This is a great post! I love seeing your training plan. After having a blast with my first half , I am very interested in doing a full. Congrats!
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  29. grocery goddess jen
    October 13, 2010

    I say this totally lovingly, you are crazy, girl! I can’t wait to see how this one goes. It’s so fun to watch you train and race.
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  30. Meredith
    October 13, 2010

    I can’t believe you ran a marathon on 3-month-old shoes! I always buy my race shoes about 3 weeks before my marathons so that come race day they are broken in but still have the support of newer shoes.

    • RunningOnCoffee
      October 13, 2010

      Yeah, I’m curious to know how many miles Meghann typically puts on a pair of running shoes. I find I get about 300-350 miles out of a pair of shoes before I start experiencing discomfort in knees or shins. For my spring half marathon, I started wearing new shoes 2.5 weeks before the race. For the September half I just ran, I started wearing my new shoes about 3.5 weeks before the race.
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  31. Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa
    October 13, 2010

    8 weeks?! That is insane! Are you going to attempt to BQ again?
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  32. Erica
    October 13, 2010

    What a great post! So fun to learn how you got to Chicago. I like that your next one is sponsored by Publix- love that store <3
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  33. MaryBe
    October 13, 2010

    That is just crazy talk! I think you might be addicted to marathons!
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  34. Leah
    October 13, 2010

    I LOVE this type of recap! I don’t recall you doing something like this before… maybe you have. I hope you always do it! It’s great!

  35. Natalia – a side of simple
    October 13, 2010

    Great recap post! You are amazing and such an inspiration. πŸ™‚
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  36. Lizzy
    October 13, 2010

    you are a freakin rock star doing another marathon in 8 weeks!!!!!!!

  37. Andrea (@ Puppy Dog Tales)
    October 13, 2010

    You crazy girl….but that’s why I keep coming back. πŸ™‚
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  38. Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow
    October 13, 2010

    Oh my gosh lady…look at the year you have had! Awesome recap. πŸ™‚

  39. Clare @ Fitting It All In
    October 13, 2010

    You are crazy. But also inspiring! I have race fever too:)
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  40. Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    October 13, 2010

    What a great recap idea πŸ™‚
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  41. Lily’s Health Pad
    October 13, 2010

    Very exciting news!!! I can’t wait to hear how you’re going to tweak your training for it.

  42. Emily
    October 13, 2010

    I have never been a Gatorade drinker – but after the race last weekend I’m totally a convert. Definitely helped!!
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  43. Jae
    October 13, 2010

    LOL πŸ™‚ I just love the way you threw that out there πŸ˜€
    I cant wait to hear the recap! πŸ™‚

  44. Kristie
    October 13, 2010

    Hey – I’m actually signed up for that one! My sister is going to school in West Palm so I figured I would get in my very first marathon and a visit to her (I live in WI) :). Can’t wait for details!

  45. KatieF
    October 13, 2010

    I did Palm Beaches last year! Planning on the half this year due to some health issues. πŸ™‚

  46. Sammi
    October 13, 2010

    Ohh my home!! I can’t imagine it being pretty to run here though lol.. it certainly will be flat!

  47. Sammi
    October 13, 2010

    PS you must eat here while you’re in Palm Beach:


  48. Monica C.
    October 13, 2010

    Love the training recap! I think you’re going to crush your next marathon. Last year Chicago was my 1st full marathon. After a disappointing time (many people enjoyed the weather but it was 29 degrees at the start and I was frozen), I decided to get my runner’s redemption. I ran Mardi Gras 12 weeks later and took 23 minutes off my time! I say go for it!
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  49. RunningOnCoffee
    October 13, 2010

    Another in 8 weeks!? Amazing! What will your goal be for this one?

    After I didn’t meet my goal for my 2nd half marathon I started thinking about when I’d run my next and that summer training really blows! (I think that’s why I did better at my first half, back in April when it was 50 deg and I trained in the winter…instead of upper 80s – low 100s! this summer, and mid 70s for my September half, ugh!)
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  50. RunningOnCoffee
    October 13, 2010

    PS, I liked watered down gatorade for some of my longer hot runs too! (but long for me was more like 8-11 mi)
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  51. heather
    October 13, 2010

    Awesome! I was thinking about signing up for that one too!

  52. Lauren
    October 13, 2010

    Wow girl you are just unbelievable!!!
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  53. Dori
    October 13, 2010

    You’re like a much more hardcore version of myself. I come home from a race and the first thing I do is sign up for another — but not marathons πŸ™‚
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  54. Emily [Emilyeatsclean]
    October 13, 2010

    Great recap. Another marathon already?? Way to go! I’m still trying to decide which marathon will be my first?!?! Any suggestions?
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  55. Jessica@tastyandtrim
    October 13, 2010

    You are such an inspiration! I loved reading your recap – it definitely gives me a better idea of what training for a marathon is like. You’re amazing for signing up for another one already! I hope to at least complete one, one day πŸ™‚
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  56. Erin
    October 13, 2010

    Loved seeing this breakdown! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚ Good reference for those of us considering a marathon . . . still not sure but you certainly are a great inspiration!

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