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It’s my birthday! I’m officially 26 years old — and it feels great!

I did so many awesome things during year 25 and I can’t wait to see what the next trip around the sun brings.

I took a chance on everything I knew and changed jobs, became a Rock N Blogger and grew this little blog (and my Instagram!) I sold the house my grandfather built and the land that has been in my family for 70+ years, I flew for the first time and visited so many amazing cities (like STL, Miami, Naples and more!), ran my first marathon and made so many amazing memories with my husband and pup. I am blessed.

My amazing co-workers showered me with love and food today and the whole family tried a new restaurant for supper.

Today was such a good day. I’m excited to see what this year brings.

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Finding my post-marathon legs, spring time and house update

Ready to catch up on allthethings?!

I feel like my life is a whirlwind right now. I swear I barely have time to catch my breath from day-to-day! So let’s play catch up:

It was Spring for like three whole days in Kentucky and now we are officially in summer-mode. It’s hot. It’s humid. It’s glorious (and sometimes terrible?! haha) Everything is blooming, my allergies are the worst and I am sweaty, nasty mess after each and every run.

Speaking of running, I am finally finding my post-marathon legs. I took a little bit off from running after my race and now I’m finally getting back into a daily routine of hitting the roads and pounding out a few miles. I’m hoping to get in a 5 or 6 mile run this weekend, so fingers crossed!

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen this in my stories from earlier in the week. Running tan line is coming along nicely.

Also! The most exciting thing from this week was closing on our old house and signing all the papers for construction to start on our new house! I am so so so excited for our new house. The 90-ish days it takes to build cannot go by fast enough.

Whew! That was a lot for one post. Tell me one exciting thing from your week!

A quick life update

So. Hi guys! Long time, no talk?

Life has been BUSY since I finished my marathon a little over a week ago. We were supposed to close on our house on Friday, but some paperwork got delayed so hopefully we will wrap everything up in the next few days. Since Ryan was off all weekend (and that basically never happens) we + our families helped up move everything out of the house and into storage.

HOLY MOLY I AM SO SORE. Moving is no joke. In the almost four years we’ve been married, this will be our fourth move. I swear, every time we get rid of stuff, but then when we move it seems like we have so much. Ugh. Oh well, hopefully when our new house gets finished we will be settled for a while.

As far as running goes, I ran once last week. ONCE. Oops. While I think my body (and honestly, my mind) needed the break, I am ready to get back on the roads. Hopefully this week I can run outside a few times!

I’m also wanting to try some boutique-style classes now that I’m not in training, but we don’t have a lot of options in my hometown, so we’ll see what happens.

And lastly, to end this random post I thought I would share my new favorite summer drink. I randomly picked this up at Kroger over the weekend and it so good and refreshing!

I’ll be back later this week with some running posts and maybe even a summer running style guide? Have a great week, friends!

Naples, Florida & The Ritz-Carlton

The last 28 hours have been a whirlwind. A two-hour drive to the airport, flight to ATL, flight to Fort Myers, Florida, meetings, cocktail hour for work, some sleep, an 8-hour workshop, more driving, more flights and a little more driving.

The Ritz-Carlton at Naples was gorgeous and definitely lived up to its famous name. Now that I’ve gotten a taste of the Ritz, I want to stay there every time I’m on the road.

I can’t wait to come back and hopefully stay longer than 25 hours.

But now it’s time to focus on the race! A day and a half until the marathon!!!

On the road (and in the air) again…

Thank goodness it is taper week because work is CRAZY this week. Not only is it finals week for side hustle teaching job, but to Florida for a work event.

I worked two days in the office and then flew out of Nashville to Atlanta and then to Florida this morning.
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While it’s not ideal, I’m going with the flow, and trying to stay hydrated and loose for my race on Saturday! Since I won’t get back into town until super early (like 2 a.m.) Friday morning, I am hoping to get some sleep before grading finals and hitting the road to Nashville for race weekend!

If you have any last-minute tips before my race on Saturday, I would love to hear from you! Drop me a comment below or send me an email at mileswithmeghann@gmail.com.

I’ll check back in with you all on Friday!

My first plane ride + Miami

I can check another thing off my bucket list — on Tuesday morning I took my first flight!

We have a work event in Miami this week, so on Tuesday morning, we drove to Nashville to board a flight to Fort Lauderdale. I wasn’t really nervous about flying, but I also wasn’t 100% sure what to expect. Thankfully I made it with no sickness and only a little ear pain/pressure. Win!

My awesome coworkers let me have a window seat and it was amazing watching the plane climb through the air. It was so cool to be above the clouds.

Miami and South Beach (where we are staying) have such a fun vibe. The sun and the ocean air just makes me so happy. I also love how much fresh fruit there is here! This was my lunch from yesterday and I could eat this every day for the rest of my life. 

Our whole team has been working 16 hour days, so there hasn’t been much time for sight-seeing or relaxing. I also haven’t run since Monday, but I think my body is welcoming the break.

I’m hoping to check back in before my Friday Favorites post, but things are a little crazy. Follow me @mileswithmeghann on Instagram for more real-time updates.

Friday Favorites v.92

YALL. This is how tired I am:
I can feel my body exuding tired-ness. This week has been one for the books!

But even though it was a crazy week — there were lots of favorites!

1. I loved reading everyone’s RnR NOLA recaps! Here were some of my favorites — Jenna Runs, DRRUNNER, and Just Me and My Running Shoes (her story sounds a lot like something that would happen to me).
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2. Running with dogs as a full-time job? Uhm yes, please! Two of my favorite things combined.

3. We are in the final stretch (I think?) on renovating our house. We crammed so much into this week, it was crazy. Painting, replacing paneling, deep cleaning our basement, ten thousand trips to Goodwill and so much more.

4. International Women’s Day. “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”

5. My new job! Week two went great and I’m excited about the work to come. We also have a work trip at the end of the month I am excited about!

6. Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are “making” a new tv show! Get it?! Making 😉

7. Seeing everyone’s posts about RnR DC this weekend! Good luck to everyone running!

8. My favorite pup “helping” me with laundry. 

Life lately – home edition

I mentioned earlier in the week that my husband and I were getting ready to sell our home and eventually (after living with my parents for a bit) build a new one.

In order for us to build, we have to sell first. So we’ve basically spent every night at the hardware store or deep cleaning and repairing things around the house.

Also. All of this is in the middle of me starting a new job and training for a marathon. Life comes at you fast, right?!

I can literally feel the dark circles under my eyes.

Fingers crossed everything goes well at the bank, with selling our home and with building our new one! I am so excited for everything to come together!

Did you buy or build your home?! Let me know your thoughts!