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  1. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    January 31, 2011

    I don’t know about running skirts. I really just don’t get it.

    • Liza
      January 31, 2011

      I like running skirts because they do a good job covering up. Ideally, I would wear short booty shorts when I run (cause that’s honestly what I find most comfortable) but am way too modest for that. The skirt over the short shorts makes it so I am comfortable and not showing the entire world my booty.

      • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
        January 31, 2011

        That makes a lot of sense, Liza. I only ever saw it as a fashion statement that didn’t serve much of a purpose. I usually run in pants or capris so I never got it, but if you’re use a skirt to cover up that’s cool.

      • Christin@purplebirdblog
        January 31, 2011

        I always wondered about that too… thinking it was just some weird fashion statement. Thanks for the insight, Liza! πŸ™‚
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    • Meghann
      February 1, 2011

      I just think they’re fun to wear. πŸ™‚ There’s no point to wearing skirts any other time either. Just fun to wear and make you feel girlie.

  2. Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    January 31, 2011

    Sweaty bands are the BEST. Loved your recap, congrats on a great & fun race!

    And I think candy should be mandatory after every race. πŸ˜‰
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  3. Dori
    January 31, 2011

    I have way too many headbands but now I want to try the kind you have! Must. stop. self. Your pita looks awesome, I want it!
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  4. Ali @ Ali on the Run
    January 31, 2011

    You are hardcore for waking up and working out the day after running a 1/2 marathon. Congratulations on another great race!
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  5. Emily
    January 31, 2011

    my chicago shirt from 2009 is also one of my favorite running shirts ever. congrats on a fun race! Reading your recap(s) gave me major race fever. I love that you guys turned it into such a family/friends affair.
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  6. Kara
    January 31, 2011

    I did my own private half marathon, ate cake, almost got attacked by Cujo, and hung out with my baby and husband. So, normal weekend! πŸ™‚

    I need to get some of those headbands that you have!
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  7. Kaitlin
    January 31, 2011

    I love that skirt! So cute.

    I had a great weekend– running in the sun and a sushi buffet! yum πŸ™‚
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  8. Jessica @ dalyauthenticity.blogspot.com
    January 31, 2011

    Meghann, Congrats again on a great run!

    My weekends are always a little crazy because Friday and Saturdays are my longest work days (14 hours), so by the time Sunday rolls around, I use it as my rest day, and just spend time with the hubby πŸ™‚
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  9. kristy @ kristyruns.com
    January 31, 2011

    That is a great race outfit! Cute and comfy! πŸ™‚ Mmmm…smoothie bowl…
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  10. Eliz@The Sweet Life
    January 31, 2011

    So are you guys 100% living together now? If so, how have the first few days been? Congrats again!
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    • Meghann
      January 31, 2011

      We’re not living together yet. Move in day is March 5th. He just stayed the night in Orlando because he took the day off and didn’t feel like driving all the way back to Tampa tonight.

  11. Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    January 31, 2011

    oooo I’m working from home tomorrow and definitely making a smoothie for breakfast! Also, love your race skirt and your idea for what to put on the back (you tweeted it)!
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    • Meghann
      February 1, 2011

      Ha! Thanks! It was my Dad’s idea actually.

  12. Ali @ Ali Runs
    January 31, 2011

    Skinny Runner also said sweaty bands were the way to go. I have one bondi band which works okay, but does slip off my head every now and then. Loved the recap! πŸ™‚
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    • Meghann
      January 31, 2011

      I’ve tried Bondi Bands, but am just not a fan. They’re really wide and still slip like crazy off my head. Sweaty Bands are where it’s at. πŸ™‚

  13. Kelly
    January 31, 2011

    I still haven’t jumped on the running skirt bandwagon, but I think that will change when the weather warms up here, especially if I can get them at Target. πŸ™‚ Great job on your race! I have sore legs sometimes too when I feel like I’ve done waaaay more in the past and I’m like “what gives?”.
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  14. Kiran
    January 31, 2011

    Me too! I have obsession with headbands! Congrats on the run girl πŸ™‚
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  15. Kelly
    January 31, 2011

    I can never ever get any kind of headband to stay on my head when I run. I used to use pre-wrap because it was kind of sticky and stuck to my hair.
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  16. Krissy – Shiawase Life
    January 31, 2011

    I love running skirts, I won’t race without em now!!!
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  17. allison @ thesundayflog
    January 31, 2011

    i think orange flavored gels/gu’s/bloks are the only ones i would like! such a fun race! i was in DC visiting friends this weekend, and i too have a busy week!

  18. Callie
    January 31, 2011

    Since I read your recap post on my phone while waiting for our table at Olive Garden last night (for realz) I didn’t get a chance to comment. But GREAT JOB! And I also wanted to say that the pictures of you and Derek after the race are adorable. πŸ™‚
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    • Meghann
      February 1, 2011

      Thanks Callie πŸ™‚

  19. Ashley
    January 31, 2011

    I don’t know if I would like running skirts. The flapping around might get to me, but it is cute. I’m glad I haven’t bought a bondi band. I was thinking about it, but if they don’t work, then I can just save myself some money. πŸ™‚
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    • Meghann
      February 1, 2011

      I don’t even notice the flapping around when I run. It feels as if I’m wearing regular shorts, but I know everyone had different levels of sensitivities to those type of things, so during races it’s best to stick with what you know. πŸ™‚

  20. Amanda (tomboy that wears makeup)
    January 31, 2011

    Hey! Nice work on the race! I recently bookmarked your site and I am enjoying it! This weekend..hmmmm, I filmed a commercial at a grocery store. I was cast as “young Mom”. That was fun. Also went to the spa last night with my man- fun too! Monday morning has arrived and I feel like I need A LOT of sleep!
    Here’s to a great week;)


  21. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    January 31, 2011

    Lovely looking breakfast! My weekend was good – pretty relaxing for the most part but got 2 great spin classes in. Now I’m battling a nasty cough… ugh. Green monsters here I come!
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  22. Alaina @ The Jogging Concierge
    January 31, 2011

    I had a great weekend! I had a nice dinner with my family in Boston on Saturday night. Sunday afternoon was spent with the inlaws for my mother in laws birthday and Sunday night I went to a concierge anniversary dinner with my sister in law. Fun! πŸ™‚

    Looks like you had a great weekend as well! Love the running skirt. πŸ™‚ And I may have to invest in some of those headbands.
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  23. michelle
    January 31, 2011

    I ran a quick 5km race on the weekend and worked on school stuff. Not so fun.

  24. skinnyrunner
    January 31, 2011

    congrats on the race! and looking cute running it too. obviously the most important part….
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  25. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    January 31, 2011

    My weekend was good. Lots of homework… but good πŸ™‚

  26. Matt @ The Athlete’s Plate
    January 31, 2011

    Congrats again on the race! Do you have any others planned?
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    • Meghann
      February 1, 2011

      I have a whole race schedule picked out silly! πŸ˜‰

  27. Hope
    January 31, 2011

    What a yummy breakfast! I like that it’s purple too, my favorite color πŸ™‚ I had a pretty good weekend. πŸ™‚
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  28. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    January 31, 2011

    My weekend was full of school work and a 10 mile run. May not sound fun, but it was low key. πŸ˜€
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  29. Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing!
    January 31, 2011

    Congratulations on your 4th half marathon! I also ran one this weekend, but it was accidental–I went out for a 12-mile long run and ended up messing up my route a little bit. I finished my hilly, trail half marathon in 2 hours exactly! I’m running my second half marathon race next weekend, so this was great preparation. And I totally agree with you about the difference between being well-prepared for a race and “winging it”–sore legs speak volumes! Enjoy your week!
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  30. Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 31, 2011

    Mmm.. I haven’t had a smoothie in forever!
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  31. sarah (sarah learns)
    January 31, 2011

    waaaah, why isn’t there a pita pit near me? i’ve seen a couple bloggers mention it lately and i so want to try it. πŸ™

    congrats again on your half! i like it that you can just “wing it” for a half marathon.
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  32. rebecca lustig
    January 31, 2011

    i haven’t had pita pit since i was in pittsburgh! brings me back!

  33. Kathleen @ Kat’s Health Corner
    January 31, 2011

    I’ve seen those Yoplait Smoothie Mixes in the freezer section before. They look really good! πŸ™‚ I love how you topped it with granol and cocoa nibs! πŸ™‚ I never would have thought to do that. πŸ™‚
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  34. Lindsey
    January 31, 2011

    I though that was a Target running skirt- I have the same one and I love it!
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  35. Mimi
    January 31, 2011

    Sounds like an awesome run! Pita Pit sounds like an awesome source of post-race fuel, too! I love that place!
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  36. Kacy
    January 31, 2011

    Shot blocks are my favorite for long run energy. They’re tasty too!

    I’m craving Pita Pit now! Haven’t been there in way too long.
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  37. Victoria
    January 31, 2011

    Hey Meghann,

    I have been a reader of your blog for quite some time and must say that I absolutely LOVE it!! When reading this post, I did feel like it was a little rude for you to say you “winged” the half marathon this past weekend. Some people have and may never be able to do such a feat, and the way you made it sound just did not express how great of an experience it can be for some. I did not write this comment to be mean, for I really do love reading your blog, I just wanted to let you know.

    Have a great Monday!!

    • Meghann
      February 1, 2011

      Sorry Victoria! I didn’t mean for it to sound any less challenging than it actually is. In fact my point of writing that paragraph was to show that simple ‘winging it’ was a stupid idea as my legs were pretty sore yesterday morning. Completing a half marathon is an amazing feat as is running a mile or a 5k. Winging any race is dangerous and I’ll try to emphasize that point next time.

  38. Katie V
    January 31, 2011

    Congrats on another great race! I’m another fan of those Shot Bloks. I ran my first half marathon distance this weekend (actually 21.7km) but the race is on the 20th. Those yummy gummy cubes made a big difference.
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  39. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    January 31, 2011

    Love the running skirt! This weekend we had a big old family party yesterday. It was so much fun.
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  40. Amy
    January 31, 2011

    sorry about the sore leggies…think maybe that long tight car ride home maybe didn’t help….sounds like there wasn’t a ton of space and you got back on the rode pretty quickly after the race!

  41. Maren
    January 31, 2011

    We had a pita pit in San Luis Obispo, where I went to college. It’s so tasty. This post makes me miss my grilled chicken pita! πŸ™
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  42. Sara (Miles and Manhattan)
    January 31, 2011

    I’ve always debated running skirts but I tend to just go with what works/the CWX compressions I always run in…
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  43. Paula @ Eat:Watch:Run
    January 31, 2011

    I was wondering about your fuel for the race. Glad you posted this. πŸ™‚ I did the Warrior Dash over the weekend which was a BLAST! πŸ™‚
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    • Meghann
      February 1, 2011

      I want to do a Warrior Dash so bad! Looks like fun!!

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