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megarunr

Olathe, Kansas
I'm a wife, mom, and runner living in Kansas. I started running when I was 10 years old, was a state champion in high school, and even competed at the college level. Since then, I've been much more of a middle-of-the-pack recreational type of runner. No age group awards for me, but I'm still out... Full Bio
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Throwback Thursday: State Track by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I found an old newspaper clipping that represents one of my all-time favorite pictures of “runner Megan.” (In case it’s not obvious, I’m the runner in the middle of the ph ... Read on »
Food, Zombies, and Choices by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When I was in 7th grade, my dad approached me with an offer I couldn’t refuse. “Hey, Meg,” he says to me. “How would you like to earn $1 a day for eating?” A whole dollar, ... Read on »
Slump by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When friends and family come to me with their fitness goals and hopes and woes, I always seem to have advice to give. “Just stick with it,” I tell them. “You’re not go ... Read on »
Balance by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I started this blog in 2008. When it began, I had two goals: to post at least once a week, and to avoid focusing too much on myself. I hoped to strike a balance between pe ... Read on »
Sometimes… or, a Hypothetical Story of How an Entire Month Can Be Run-Free by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sometimes, you get a full head of steam going and spout off on Twitter about how: THAT’S IT! I’M SICK OF BEING OUT OF SHAPE! ACTIVATING EXTREME MOTIVATION AND RUNNING SUCC ... Read on »
Not It by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Well, this is it. The last Wheel of Fortune blog post. I went to the second audition on Friday, and I was one of the 50 who didn’t make the cut. It’s disappointing, becaus ... Read on »
Wow Wow Wow Wow…or, THE EMAIL by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You guys remember back in June, when I spent two days roasting at Power and Light for the chance to be on Wheel of Fortune ? To recap: the Wheelmobile came to Kansas City, ... Read on »
Oregon Trip, Part 2: Day of Travel by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running After four days in Eugene, living it up track town style, a lot of people would probably be content to call it a vacation and head home. Instead, we headed for the coast. ... Read on »
Oregon Trip, Part 1: Prefontaine Classic by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running At the end of May, we took the trip of a lifetime. It’s been in the works for awhile — almost every summer, we’d talk about finally taking a trip to Oregon. The thing is, ... Read on »
A Story of Perseverance, and Dream-Following, and Generally Just Extremely Motivational Stuff by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running No. This has nothing to do with running. (I think we’ve all pretty much accepted that the blog stopped being about running when I (1) moved away from Greenville and stoppe ... Read on »
Every Day? No. Most Days? Yes. by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I like to imagine that there are people out there scrutinizing my blog and preparing to call me to task for any untruths/evasions. This is probably not the case, but in or ... Read on »
Watching the Garmin Marathon by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A few weeks ago, I saw signs posted on the main roads outside my subdivision, which said: THE OLATHE MARATHON RUNS HERE A normal person (by which I suppose I mean, ... Read on »
I AM NOT A SQUIRREL! by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday, I tweeted this: and everyone probably thought what you are ALREADY THINKING, and that is: of course it’s an exaggeration. Who gets attacked by one ha ... Read on »
Heartbreak & a Pledge by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Like so many, I have been stuck in a place of disbelief and horror after hearing of the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on Monday. I wasn’t going to write anything ab ... Read on »
Crazy Running Plan for the Purposes of Motivation, 2013 Version by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’ve got to hand it to Scott. Every time I get a little “meh” about running, every time my motivation takes a serious hit and I find myself “resting” more days than runnin ... Read on »
New Shoes: Karhu by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Twitter is bad for my blogging. I’ve gotten into the habit of posting little things to Twitter as they happen — in 140 characters or less, of course — instead of telling t ... Read on »
A Run Down Memory Lane, Part 9: Fast by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It’s already been documented that I ran through most of my childhood. What began as “fun runs” and “all comers” meets gradually became a way of life. By high school, runni ... Read on »
RUNNING! by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This is the time of year where I always struggle to stay motivated. It is the time when, after a glorious winter of running in the cold and loving it, I suddenly feel comp ... Read on »
All Aboard for the Not-So-Terrible Twos! by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This weekend, we celebrated LilRunr’s upcoming birthday. His SECOND birthday. Insert standard motherly comment about disbelief over time flying HERE. Yes, it’s hard to ... Read on »
There’s No Business like Snow Business… by megarunr Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Ever since the Kansas City area became a dumping ground for snow (20 inches in 5 days, that’s gotta be some kind of record), I’ve been singing a modified version of the tu ... Read on »