68 responses

  1. Laura
    November 4, 2012

    Why is coke good for triathletes?

  2. Krissy @ Shiawase Life
    November 4, 2012

    What a great way to spend family fun time! πŸ˜€ So excited already for y’all next year!!
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  3. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    November 4, 2012

    Ah I can’t believe it! I know you can do it, so excited for you!!!
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  4. Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin
    November 4, 2012

    Wow I am so excited for you! I already can’t wait to read your post next year post-Ironman πŸ™‚
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  5. Jean
    November 4, 2012

    I had a sneaking suspicion that’s how this was all going to end… Way to go!
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  6. Kayla @ Keep Moving Forward
    November 4, 2012

    Woohoo! So excited for you to be a FULL IRONMAN! Can’t wait to follow your training!
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  7. Kristine
    November 4, 2012

    Whoa, is it really $682 to do an ironman?!

  8. Emily N
    November 4, 2012

    Holy crap you guys! Looks like in addition to being a newlywed you have got like a year of VERY intense training to do! Congrats on taking the plunge!
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  9. Sarah
    November 4, 2012

    AHH so proud of you!! πŸ™‚ You’re such an inspiration, meghann!! <3
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  10. Carolyn
    November 4, 2012

    So excited to read about your journey!!!
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  11. Jennifer L
    November 4, 2012

    Wow… can’t wait to see all the training! You guys are tough!!
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  12. Kassidy
    November 4, 2012

    Congrats! You’ll do awesome, good luck in training!

  13. Kaitlyn
    November 4, 2012

    YAY! So excited for you! Out of curiously, how far out do you have to start training for a full?! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  14. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    November 4, 2012

    No Way!!! Thats amazing! My mind is boggled by even the thought of that. Im just hoping to successfully run a 1/2 but Im obviously in a very different place/stage. πŸ™‚ I cant wait to see how this all turns out for you. Good Luck!!!
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  15. Erin
    November 4, 2012

    I kind of figured that’s why you guys were volunteering πŸ™‚ Looking forward to following your training.
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  16. Cher @ Weddicted
    November 4, 2012


    And I’m curious about the coke, too?
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  17. Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer
    November 4, 2012

    OHHHHH MAN! You’re doing a FULL IRONMAN?! I’m so inspired. I’ve been working on figuring out how to get a bike to start doing training because a half ironman is in my 3 year plan. I should probably start swimming too… But how awesome is that, i’m so excited for you!!
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  18. Cole
    November 4, 2012

    Wow! Chills

  19. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    November 4, 2012

    NO FLIPPIN’ WAY! That’s awesome! I’m already cheering for you guys!

    And what a cool opportunity to volunteer. I should really do more race volunteering (or ANY because I haven’t before) but I’m already so hooked on RUNNING them (after 1) that I just want to be involved in that atmosphere more. πŸ˜‰
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  20. Katie
    November 4, 2012

    OMG! Hooray!

  21. Caroline
    November 4, 2012

    What a great thing to volunteer for- I’d love to be a part of something like that. The energy at the finish line must have just been out of control! Congrats on signing up for something HUGE. I can’t imagine doing something like that, but it’s certainly impressive!
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  22. Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale
    November 4, 2012

    When I saw this on Twitter I actually got SOOO EXCITED for you!!!! And you have a full year to mentally and physically prepare. That’s awesome! You’re such an inspiration, Meghann!! I’m really, really glad you’re going for it! I truly believe that you will join that less than 0.1% and I hope some day to join you as well! πŸ˜€
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  23. Laura
    November 4, 2012

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  24. Meghan
    November 4, 2012

    So cool! I would love to be at the finish line greeting all of the amazing athletes! Best spot, it’s gotta be!
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  25. Jessica
    November 4, 2012

    You are brave lady! Let me know if you want to ride together. πŸ™‚
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  26. Katie
    November 4, 2012

    AHH I wanted to volunteer for Ironman Florida but I completely forgot about volunteer registration and by the time I remembered it, raceday volunteer spots were completely full πŸ™

    • shanin
      November 5, 2012


      You know they can always still use the help. Especially at finishing during the 9 to midnight shift. Many didn’t show up. If you come to finishing around 9 pm and ask to help, they will slap a yellow shirt on you and show you what to do. We left at 9:30 pm and there weren’t enough volunteers to fully relieve the second shift. Many were exhausted, but you know what, we weren’t the ones running an Ironman so at some point of the day you just have to say, “suck it up!” That last shift is the most exciting, too!

      • Meghann
        November 5, 2012

        I wish we would have known they needed volunteers at 9, we would have stepped back in in a heart beat. They were overloaded when the 6-9 shift came on, but I could see where people wouldn’t show up (or sign up) for the late shift. And I agree that the last shift would be the most exciting. πŸ™‚

  27. lisa fine
    November 4, 2012

    That is awesome. After your half ironman, I knew this was probably coming at some point. I’m sure it was even better to volunteer knowing you’d be signing up for next year. I assume you and your siblings are all in?

    The Coke makes sense to me. After my first half marathon (Disney Wine & Dine), ALL I craved was soda, and grabbed a Sprite at the finish line. A Coke sounded good to, for sodium and sugar, but it was late at night and I didn’t want the caffeine.
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  28. Debbie B.
    November 4, 2012

    How exciting! I can’t even imagine during a full ironman although I would like to do a smaller version one day.

  29. Liz
    November 4, 2012

    Damnnnn, Meghann… that’s awesome! Looking forward to reading about the journey πŸ™‚
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  30. Jennifer V.
    November 4, 2012

    One of my girlfriends ran this yesterday! It was her first! You would have just missed her though. She finished in 11+ hours. Her husband though finished in just over 9 hours so maybe you “caught” him! They are AMAZING!!!! And good luck to you next year! I can’t wait to follow along!
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    November 4, 2012


  32. Kelsey
    November 4, 2012

    Congrats on registering!! That’s awesome. Kelly’s hair looks so pretty in the last pic of you 3.
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  33. Katie
    November 4, 2012

    WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!! How exciting! You’ll do great!

  34. Courtney
    November 4, 2012

    I can’t wait to follow along with your training while I am training for IMAZ 2013. I couldn’t convince anyone to do it with me, so I’m excited to have a virtual training “buddy”. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  35. ash bear
    November 4, 2012

    Congrats! I’m so excited and pumped for you! Maybe I’ll have to make a trip down for it, if it’s not the same weekend next year. If it is the same weekend then we’ll both be running marathons! πŸ™‚ Also, is it really $682?
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  36. Victoria (District Chocoholic)
    November 4, 2012

    You are going to love every minute of it.

    (That’s a lie. You’ll love about 70% of them, though)
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  37. Laura
    November 4, 2012

    Oh amazing!!! Can’t wait to follow your journey to Ironman!!

  38. Natalie @ Free Range Human
    November 4, 2012

    Wow! That’s huge! What a fun year this will be for you!
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  39. Alex
    November 4, 2012

    Gah!!!!!!! So flipping pumped for you!!!!!!!!
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  40. Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes
    November 4, 2012

    Ahhh, holy cow–so exciting, Meghann!
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  41. Meaghan
    November 4, 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS! I’m so excited for you that you registered for your first full Ironman! I volunteered at Ironman Lake Placid this year and registered on site for next year’s race – it’ll be my first full Ironman as well. I can’t wait to cross that finish line in 9 months time!

  42. Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile
    November 4, 2012

    Ahhh, you are so awesome!!! So excited for you πŸ˜€
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  43. Elisabeth
    November 4, 2012

    Wow!!! Congratulations on signing up for the full Ironman πŸ˜€

  44. cathy@1970kikiproject
    November 4, 2012

    what a super-exciting adventure for the next year – way to go on signing up!!
    that would be so inspiring to volunteer at the finish line!

  45. Anne P
    November 4, 2012

    OMG! You guys are rockstars – can’t wait to read about the training and eventually the race recap! πŸ™‚
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  46. Camile
    November 4, 2012

    Oh wow!! I cannot wait to “see” you guys rock the full ironman in 2013 and join the ranks of the proud few who have accomplished this! =)

  47. Steph @321delish
    November 4, 2012

    So freaking exciting. I’ll be there to cheer you on! (or maybe catch you??)

  48. Annette @FitnessPerks
    November 4, 2012

    SOO very cool!!! Very excited for you guys πŸ™‚
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  49. Anne
    November 5, 2012

    You are such a ROCK STAR Meghann !! You definitely live life to the fullest and it’s inspiring. Just as awesome is doing it with your siblings. What a blessing to be soo close and share these incredible experiences together !!

  50. Vita
    November 5, 2012

    Wow, Full Ironman!!! Meghann, you’re such an inspiration! Always full of energy, always happy and motivated to do things. This is a great blog to read in the morning (I always read it with a cup of coffee and it makes a great start to my day). Good luck with everything!

  51. Army Amy*
    November 5, 2012

    When you said you were volunteering, I thought this might be why. Congrats on taking the plunge! I recently read “Your are an Ironman” which follows 5 people training for a full Ironman. It’s very inspiring. Might be worth checking out.*
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    • Meghann
      November 7, 2012

      Thanks for mentioning the book! I just downloaded it and can’t wait to listen to it on the drive home. πŸ™‚

  52. Amanda
    November 5, 2012

    Very cool post! I didn’t know there were catchers for the finishers.

    After watching all that, how could you NOT sign up for a full iron man? Go you! You’re gonna do great, I’m already looking forward to the recap!

  53. Marjolaine
    November 5, 2012

    Ah ah ah ! GREAT !!! That is such an inspiring challenge. And it s so great to see you ll do it all together. I cant wait for you to take us in your journey to the ironman through your posts about the training, your thoughts, your doubts, the race itself… etc… πŸ™‚

  54. Reenie
    November 5, 2012

    WOWZA…..you go ~ ~ I can’t imagine even doing a 1/2!! HA!

  55. Tami Washenko
    November 5, 2012

    Yay! Congrats on your IM registration!!! You are going to have a fantastic time with all of it!!!!!!

    I’m excited to follow your journey!!!!!
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  56. erin
    November 5, 2012

    I had a blast cheering and sherpa-ing at #IMFL this year, too! What an incredibly inspiring day!

    My friend Jeff was the 500,000th finisher! His seventh 140.6 finish + 53rd marathon. Amazing.

    Congrats on signing up for your first iron{wo}man! I’m doing my first one next year, too… Canada! Good luck with your training!

  57. Ali
    November 5, 2012

    Congrats on signing up & getting in for your first Ironman!! I’m signed up for my first full next year too! (Ironman Wisconsin) Volunteering for an Ironman is such a rewarding & inspiring experience. Glad you had fun & I’m looking forward to following your journey.

  58. Beth
    November 5, 2012

    OH man Meghann! I got goosebumps for you. I know about three other folks who volunteered and plan to make this their first as well. God bless you crazy kids! I’m excited to watch all of you finish next. I’ll probably end up volunteering myself….oh brother. lol!
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  59. Jackie @ MomJovi
    November 5, 2012

    Wow, girlfriend you are CRAZY! Awesome crazy, of course, but still crazy! Can’t wait to read all about it and I love all you Anderson sibs. You’re all too cute to do all these events together. So cool.

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  60. Samantha Angela
    November 5, 2012

    You guys are insane! In a good way.

    When does the training begin?
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  61. Lindsay
    November 5, 2012

    Whenever I get done with a long run, I always crave coke. The sugar, the fizziness, the caffeine. All is good for my body! Then a chocolate milk! πŸ™‚

  62. shanin
    November 5, 2012

    We were there in finishing at 5:30 (race time 10:30) as the second shift (I ended up writing bibb numbers as they came in–stressful) so we must have seen you (but not really seen you). I love your pictures and recounting of the events. We started as wetsuit strippers and beach crowd control at the beginning of the race (7am) and were riding on a high nearly the whole day (pooped out at 9:30 pm so didn’t get to see the end). A-mazing. Thanks for your blog and good luck in 2013! We’ll be there again, but again in our yellow shirts (or whatever color they have us volunteers wear) to chear you and all the other ironman hopefuls on!

  63. Alyse
    November 5, 2012

    Somebody’s gonna need a new bike, ASAP.
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    • Meghann
      November 5, 2012

      Yep, pretty sure ole blue will NOT hold up for all 112 miles of the full πŸ™‚

  64. Elina
    December 10, 2013

    Hahahah, I started crying over this post. SO, SO, SO, SO, SO COOL!! I feel like all I want to do now is to volunteer at races.

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