39 responses

  1. Chelsey (Cookteen)
    December 11, 2010

    That french toast looks so amazing!!!! Sorry about missing the GOTR group you planned to run with, at least you were able to help someone else!!

  2. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    December 11, 2010

    Bummer about not finding your group but it looks like you still had fun! And running at Sea World looks great! I’ve never been to Sea World!
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  3. alison
    December 11, 2010

    Wow, your breakfast looks amazing!
    I’m sorry your GOTR experience didn’t go as planned, but it looks like you made up for it. Your running buddy sure is tall!
    We’ve done two GOTR 5ks and the traffic is always a nightmare. I’m in Northern Virginia, where traffic is always insane, so I suppose it’s to be expected. However, we’ve learned our lesson, and will leave even earlier next time.

    Unless you’re at the front of the pack at one of these races, PRing is not going to happen. My husband got a bit frustrated last week as he ran with our daughter, because the runners would stop dead in their tracks and walk when runners were right behind them. Of course, he had to remind himself that this is for FUN. GOTR is about spirit and fun, not winning or beating a certain time. It was a good reminder for us all. Seeing the girls have fun while running was really an uplifting experience.

    Enjoy the rest of your day!
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  4. Amber
    December 11, 2010

    Sounds like a lot of fun! I’m glad you had a good time. That French toast looks amazing!!

  5. Lauren
    December 11, 2010

    Have fun at Disney!
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  6. CJ
    December 11, 2010

    Is there a story behind calling your medals ‘metals’ – just curious….my local half-marathon gives out wooden medals so I’d be stuck! haha


  7. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)
    December 11, 2010

    What a super fun race! I used to run TONS of 5 & 10ks with my hubs before our daughter. Early race starts and small kids, traffic, race day chaos don’t mix that well for now but I remember dressing up w/ a santa hat for a race once…so fun.

    Glad you had a great day!

  8. Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner)
    December 11, 2010

    I’m sure the GOTR organisers won’t mind- it wasn’t as if you didn’t try! And you still was a running buddy so that’s good πŸ™‚
    Oooh I’m so jealous of you, going to Disney tomorrow!! You lucky girl! Enjoy! πŸ˜€
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  9. grocery goddess jen
    December 11, 2010

    Don’t you hate it when you can’t find the group you’re supposed to be with?? Drives me bonkers and makes me feel bad – so glad you found someone else to run with! And I’m sure GOTR understands that things got confused with all the traffic, I bet there is no black mark on your clean record πŸ™‚
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  10. Carolyn @ lovinlosing
    December 11, 2010

    Sounds like a fun morning! I did 2 miles on the treadmill per the PT’s orders (and stretched a lot) and my leg isn’t bothering me today. Maybe I’ll be able to do a 5k next weekend. πŸ™‚
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  11. Krystina
    December 11, 2010

    That French toast looks BALLER!! Good job on the run, despite the hectic start
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  12. Shannon @ Philadelphia Phitness Pharmacy
    December 11, 2010

    Sounds like a lot of fun! I’m doing some disney races in Feb. Have you ever done any of the disney races? If so, how are they?
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  13. Matt
    December 11, 2010

    Tell Derek I am coming over for breakfast tomorrow.
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  14. Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    December 11, 2010

    It’s too bad things worked out like that but it sounds like you still had fun!
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  15. Beth @ bride in the little white dress
    December 11, 2010

    That French Toast would make an amazing Christmas morning breakfast. Yum!

  16. movesnmunchies
    December 11, 2010

    woah! what a treat to come home to! I’m lovin the roller coasters in the background there- I LOVE roller coasters!
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  17. OrlandoPaula
    December 11, 2010

    Glad you made it to the race! I got there early and it was cold waiting so long for the race to start. I was running the race for time, which in retrospect, was not a good idea. I missed out on getting a picture of the flamingos because my camera was all wonky.
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  18. Jess@atasteofconfidence
    December 11, 2010

    Phew- at least they delayed the start time! Looks like a cute race.
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  19. Sana
    December 11, 2010

    Oh boo. I hate ti when things like that happen. Maybe for next time you can get a cell #?
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  20. Marge
    December 11, 2010

    Derek is so sweet! It looks like he put special love and care in your breakfast. What a guy. And can I say that you crack me up that you live in Orlando and have been to Sea World and going to Disney in the same day? When I was a kid, I was so jealous of the kids that lived in Orlando because I imagined that they went to multiple theme parks every weekend.

  21. Erica
    December 11, 2010

    Oh my gosh! I’m glad you made it! I would have been freaking out πŸ™‚ And what an awesome running buddy you ended up with. I have always wanted to do a race that involves dressing up. Derek- what a sweet looking breakfast. Hope you two have a blast at Disney. I cannot WAIT to go!
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  22. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    December 11, 2010

    I want to dress up for my race tomorrow! At the very least, I want some festive socks. I tried to get my friends to do the race with me and dress up like elves, but no one wanted to!
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  23. Faith @ lovelyascharged
    December 11, 2010

    Aww, fun! It makes me remember taking my students to Sea World this summer…dang, what I wouldn’t give to go back!
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  24. Michelle
    December 11, 2010

    I got stuck in traffic too, and got to Sea World @ 6:40. Nothing ever good comes from 6 lanes merging into 2. They were definitely NOT prepared for 4000+ people all at once. It was a cute race though – and you DEFINITELY need to dress up next year! I’m still not sure where the race started. My Garmin said I ran 3.36 miles though. That French Toast looks amazing.
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  25. Christin@purplebirdblog
    December 11, 2010

    Those costumes are all so awesome! And cannoli french toast?! Sign me UP! πŸ™‚
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  26. Kim @ Kim Lives Healthy
    December 11, 2010

    Hey that’s me in the picture with the girl dressed as a gift! πŸ™‚ That’s my friend Megan in the box, I’m on her right – shoulda turned around to meet you! πŸ™‚ The traffic was HORRIBLE this morning, I Drive is hard to navigate anyway but with all those cars funneling into the parking lot at the same time – so glad they delayed the start! Glad you got a running buddy in the end!
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    • Meghann
      December 13, 2010

      OK, small world! If I had known it was you I would have tapped on your shoulder and said hi. Next time! πŸ™‚

  27. Emma
    December 11, 2010

    Hi! This was a fun race! I especially loved the sounds of all the bells jingling throughout the park!
    The girl in the picture with Carly wearing a creme colored knit/crochet hat dropped it while she was running. I picked it up to return it to her but never did catch up to her. =) I’d be happy to mail it to you so you could return it to her.

    • Meghann
      December 13, 2010

      Hi Emma!

      Small world! I’m not 100% sure who the girl is, but I know I can track her down. Can you send me an e-mail at mealsandmiles@gmail.com and we’ll figure something out?

      THanks! πŸ™‚

  28. holly @ yepiatethat
    December 11, 2010

    I love that you get to run races at Disney and Sea World, the best I’ve done is a race that ended on the field of Cowboys Stadium.
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  29. amanda
    December 11, 2010

    such a fun looking race. and such a darn shame you didn’t find your girls! i am sure they will understand and let you run with them again. how could they not? you’re an adorable, enthusiastic runner!

    derek’s breakfast he made you looks DIVINE!

    hope disney was a blast!

  30. Laura
    December 12, 2010

    What a bummer! But it sounds like you had a fun run anyway
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  31. Kiran
    December 12, 2010

    At least you found a running buddy. I am sure GOTR wouldn’t mind at all πŸ™‚
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  32. Jena
    December 12, 2010

    WOW! I can’t believe how many people were @ that race. My Aunt asked me to run w/ her but I had prior commitments so I couldn’t. I’m kind of not to upset about not missing it. I’m not a fan of HUGE 5ks like that, and that traffic would have been enough to make me cry. Ew.

    Glad you had a great time!
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  33. Morgan
    December 13, 2010

    OMG I’m so jealous!!! That’s so awesome they moved the race to Sea World, although it looks like they need to work on their logistics for next year! Sounds like you were able to have a great time despite the crazy parking/start situation.
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  34. Lacey @ Lake Life
    December 13, 2010

    Kudos for you for finding a new running buddy and running the race after such a stressful commute!
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  35. Ffion
    December 17, 2010

    How annoying that you couldn’t find the people you were sposed to be running with! At least you were able to find a new running partner, I bet he made the race more enjoyable! That French toast looks amazing!
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  36. Rick Yazwinski
    January 9, 2011

    I’m curious about “pumpkin butter”. Is this commercial/homemade? Is it pumpkin _seed_ butter or made from pumpkin?

    Sounds delish πŸ™‚

  37. carissa
    September 16, 2011

    I loved this post! The costumes and the festive feeling is great! There’s a costume contest!!! You could win! πŸ™‚
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