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My 2010 Race Book is Here!

by Meghann on March 2, 2011

Look what came in the mail today!


In the process of packing and cleaning, I finally got around to making my 2010 Race Book!


You can read all about the 2009 Race Book HERE. I made this year’s book through iPhoto on the Mac and taped all the bibs in place using double sided tape.


Each page includes photos from the race plus stats.


And the bib on the opposite side.


There’s also a table of contents in the front listing every race of 2010.


I love it!





I know what you’re thinking “Meghann is so desperate not to waste food that she’s eating bagels with mold on it. ” Well, that’s only half true.


No, that’s not mold – it’s blueberries.

Yes, I’m so desperate to not waste food that I’m eating a blueberry bagel with my bean burger patty.

No, it didn’t taste weird.

Yes, I would eat it again and not think anything of it. πŸ™‚


I wanted a burger, but I had no bun. The blueberry bagel was all I had on hand and it seemed to work nicely. πŸ™‚

The burger was a Morning Star Black Bean Burger Patty with the last of my jar of pasta sauce and blue cheese.


My sides were a little more on the traditional side.



and Pretzel Goldfish. πŸ™‚


Yum. πŸ™‚

Cross your fingers! I’m on my way to try and win tickets at the ‘Wicked Lottery’ tonight!

1 Nikki T March 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm

The race book looks awesome!

2 Freya March 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm

That is SUCH an awesome idea, to create race book! I want one now πŸ™‚ an excuse to enter more races maybe…
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3 Natalie @ Will Jog For Food March 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm

The race book idea is AWESOME!!!!

You are being so good with eating in πŸ™‚ If it were me, I would be eating lunch out all the time with my excuse “there’s nothing left, wahhh”
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4 Ali @ Ali Runs March 2, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I love the idea of a race book!! What a great way to store memories and organize the bibs so they aren’t laying all over your apartment (like mine are)!! πŸ™‚ And that is a really weird combo, I’m not sure I could handle that!!
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5 Rachel @ Fit Fun and Fabulous March 2, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Awesome book AND lunch!
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6 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 2, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Wow that is SUCH an awesome idea!!! I love that!
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7 Erica March 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm

The race book is so cool! What a great way to capture all of your running/racing memories in one place!! And your lunch doesn’t look weird to me at all…very yummy in fact πŸ™‚ I <3 pickles. Hope you're doing well. SO exciting that you're moving.

PS- we get to find out the sex of the baby tomorrow! ah!
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8 SaraRM March 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Ok I am so glad you posted this today. I actually have been trying to decide how I wanted to make my race scrapbook but just didnt want to do all the crafty things with it ha. Never thought about just making it online and TAPING the bibs in. BRILLIANT :)….. ok maybe im a lil too excited

9 wendy sue March 2, 2011 at 3:23 pm

what a great idea! I am so going to do this for this year’s races. I don’t usually have a ton of race pics though.

10 Matt March 2, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Blueberry bagels = love.

11 Callie March 2, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Ahhh! I want to go see Wicked again!! I hope you get in!!

Nate and I will be watching the FSU v. UNC game tonight. He woke me up this morning saying, “I don’t love you today.” (I went to UNC by the way). Isn’t that sweet?
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12 Derek March 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm

That’s why you ALWAYS find your mate at the college you attended. πŸ˜‰

13 Callie March 2, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Hey, I think I’ve been pretty accommodating. Wait until you see the latest addition for the baby’s FSU-themed nursery!
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14 Derek March 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm
15 Callie March 2, 2011 at 4:37 pm

OMG. He has been bugging me about putting a fathead on the wall since we found out we were having a baby! I compromised with a panoramic framed photo of campus. Not bad, right?
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16 Derek March 2, 2011 at 4:47 pm

yeah…that works. But fathead is where it’s at! haha

17 Shayla March 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm

What bagel brand is that?

18 Meghann March 2, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Alternative Bagels

19 Shayla March 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Thanks! I thought so but they looked so big in the picture – I’ll have to try that brand! πŸ™‚

20 Stephanie @ Live Cook Love March 2, 2011 at 3:32 pm

What a great idea about the race book!! I love it!

21 Jenny March 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

This is awesome! I love the idea of making a race book!

22 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles March 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Look at you raiding your cupboards! It’s so good you’re not letting things go to waste.

23 Jess@atasteofconfidence March 2, 2011 at 3:35 pm

love you using the blueberry bagel haha.
book looks great!
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24 Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers March 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm

the book looks absolutely amazing! i love this idea. i know some people totally hate the grammar police, but as a writer i figured you might wanna make a change to the “table of conference” – should be the “table of contents.” πŸ˜‰ said totally out of love, i promise! and i’m sure it was just an overlook anyway! πŸ™‚
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25 Meghann March 3, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I fixed it. πŸ™‚ (look I’m replying to a comment!)

26 Katie @ running4cupcakes March 2, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Awesome idea for a race book. . . It looks really cool!

27 Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run March 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I saw Wicked last week and really liked it! I scored free tickets from work, so you can’t beat that!
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28 Little Bookworm March 2, 2011 at 3:48 pm

The race book looks great! Good luck with the Wicked Lottery! πŸ˜€

29 Katy (The Singing Runner) March 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Love the race book! I’m going to make one at the end of the year…hopefully I will have a lot of races…just have to get over this injury!

Good luck with the Wicked lottery! Hope you win! It’s a great show!
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30 sarah (sarah learns) March 2, 2011 at 4:01 pm

i loved your 2009 race book & i love your 2010 one too! πŸ™‚ that’s such a great idea to remember your races without having a huge running shrine in your house!
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31 katie March 2, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I hope you win the tickets!! have u seen Wicked? Its the best play ever! U will LOVE it!

How awesome you made that race book, that is so cool! Memories forever!
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32 Hope March 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm

What a great idea! Such a nice book!

I love blueberry bagels so much! I wrote about my obsession of them last week! I think anything would taste good on a blueberry bagel. I would totally do the same thing you did! πŸ™‚
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33 Ashley March 2, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Good luck on the lottery! It does look a bit od but I’ll take your word that it’s good.

34 Sara March 2, 2011 at 4:05 pm

OMG! That race book is such an awesome idea! I really want to do that now! πŸ˜› You have totally inspired me! My Mom likes to keep her bibs, too, and I’m totally going to send this idea her way as well. Not to mention she typically places in her age group so I’m sure she’d love to look back at those races πŸ˜€ Thanks for the inspiration!!

35 Emily March 2, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Such a fun scrapbook idea! I’ve made scrapbook pages for individual races, but hadn’t thought to put together a race book for each year. I’ll have to give this a try with my race bibs and pics from last year, too.

And as for the blueberry bagel, hey…whatever works (especially if it still tastes good)! πŸ™‚

36 Sara (Miles and Manhattan) March 2, 2011 at 4:15 pm

That book is AHHHHmazing!!!!!
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37 Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 2, 2011 at 4:17 pm

I seriously LOVE that race book! I may just have to steal your idea πŸ™‚

38 Stefanie @TheNewHealthy March 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Actually I think a blueberry bagel and a veggie burger work great together! Sweet + savory is the best combo! πŸ™‚

39 Cate March 2, 2011 at 4:41 pm

The Race Book is such a smart idea! It keeps everything so organized and you have hard copies of all of your pictures. It looks great! πŸ™‚
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40 Michaela March 2, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Have you ever been here ? :

It has record of almost every race participated in. I think it misses some of the smaller ones that aren’t published online, but I still thought it was pretty neat!

41 Meghann March 3, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Yes! I love to stock my running friend’s times on there too πŸ˜‰

42 Meghann March 3, 2011 at 8:56 pm

err.. i meant stalk not stock.

43 Emily March 2, 2011 at 4:57 pm

The race book looks great! iPhoto is pretty cool.

BRAVO on not wasting food, but you may need to start a category on your recipe page entitled “Mom, I swear I’m not pregnant…” πŸ™‚
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44 Meghann March 3, 2011 at 8:56 pm

haha! Love it!

45 Jeni @ stepping out March 2, 2011 at 4:58 pm

That is such an awesome idea! I so want to do one of those! Next on the agenda is figuring how to get someone to take pictures of me at my races. πŸ™‚
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46 kristen March 2, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Awesome book!! Did you plan to do that before the year began? You have some really great pics and memories in a book like that! Thanks for sharing!

47 Meghann March 3, 2011 at 8:57 pm

I didn’t, it was an idea I came up with last November when I was trying to clean up my wall of bibs from 2009. I’m a race junkie that keeps everything, now I have somewhere to put it all! And great photos come with the blogger territory! I also have a post dedicated to each of those races with a detailed recap. πŸ™‚

48 Laura March 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Your race books are like the coolest thing ever! πŸ˜€ I LOVE them!

Good luck with the Wicked Lottery! I’ve heard that show is sooo good, but I’m lame and haven’t seen it yet. πŸ™‚
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49 Gwen March 2, 2011 at 5:41 pm

The book is beautiful! I love it!
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50 lisa March 2, 2011 at 5:53 pm

omg, I have never thought of putting together a race book. what an amazing idea! I am running my first race of the year this sunday, what prefect timing! I may steal your idea.

51 michelle March 2, 2011 at 6:16 pm

What a cool idea! I think this is something I am going to do for my races in 2011.
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52 Hilary March 2, 2011 at 6:26 pm

LOVE the Race book…that’s so cool! And I love your drive to use up the foods you have…even to the blueberry bagel….good for you!
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53 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 2, 2011 at 6:41 pm

What a fabulous idea! πŸ™‚ I love this. And your lunch does look weird, but hey, we’ve all eaten weirder I am sure. I love pretzel goldfish too….

54 Christine March 2, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Love this idea- I need to start taking more pictures at my races so I can make one too!
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55 CampingGirl March 2, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Your book is sooo cool!!
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56 Lauren @chigallauren March 2, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Your race book is a super cool idea! I love making books on iphoto-they just look so awesome when they’re all done, I’ve made one for my brother awhile ago for his first season playing football in college and last year I made one of my trip to Scotland, both are big hits for everyone who sees them!
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57 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 2, 2011 at 8:19 pm

That’s so cool! When I’ve done a few more big races, I would love to make something like that πŸ™‚
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58 Caroline March 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Just bought the LivingSocial deal, THANKS!

59 Maren March 2, 2011 at 8:35 pm

You always make the cutest little lunches. I need to take notes.
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60 Faith @ lovelyascharged March 2, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Hehe, I dont think I’d have been brave enough to try the blueberry bagel with the burger…but hey, whatever works, right?
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61 Alexa @ SimpleEats March 2, 2011 at 9:14 pm

I love that you ate your burger with that bagel…one time my friend at a chicken sandwich on a raisin bagel, but she said it worked, too! That book is AWESOME. I’ve never seen those and I would’ve never thought of that.
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62 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 2, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Love the idea of that race book! So cute!
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63 Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free March 2, 2011 at 9:42 pm

That race book is SO cool! I don’t know how you eat sweet w/ savory like that though haha
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64 Alaina March 2, 2011 at 10:05 pm

I love that book idea!! I just might have to do that. πŸ˜‰
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65 Cara March 2, 2011 at 10:06 pm

That book is so awesome! What a great idea!

66 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner March 2, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Where did you get your book published/printed?

Pretzel Goldfish are so cute!

Good luck with your Wicked Tickets!

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67 Meghann March 3, 2011 at 8:58 pm

I created it and sent it to be printed all through iphoto. It’s one stop shop program. πŸ™‚

68 Kiley March 2, 2011 at 11:08 pm

That is SUCH an awesome idea!! I would have to run A LOT more races to make a book like that worth it. That’s pretty sweet.
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69 Emily March 2, 2011 at 11:21 pm

The lunch looks delicioso… I love the idea of a blueberry bagel with a burger… Yum Yum Yum!
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70 claire (dine and dash) March 3, 2011 at 12:02 am

That book is a really cute idea πŸ™‚
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71 Richelle March 3, 2011 at 10:14 am

The race book is a great idea, I love it!
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72 Rae March 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Very cool! What a great way to showcase your accomplishments!

73 Meg March 3, 2011 at 2:05 pm

That is SUCH a cute idea! Definitely borrowing that idea from you πŸ™‚ Thanks for posting – congrats on ALL those runs. That is damn impressive, sister!
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74 laura March 3, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I *LOVE* your race book!
I will prepare one for my housband for his b-day!
thanks for sharing!

75 Danielle @ InDeesKitchen March 9, 2011 at 11:57 am

I love, love, LOVE this idea!!

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