Sometimes you have to toot your own horn

At work the other day we had a meeting to talk about mid-year review. We discussed what’s worked, what hasn’t and what changes we want to make.

But before the meeting even started, my boss went around the room and said something positive he has noticed in each employee since the start of 2019. It was such a boost of confidence and really set the tone for the meeting.

I’m lucky to work for a place that encourages growth and goals.

He also said how great of a job, as a team, we had done over the last few years. He said sometimes we need to toot our own horn. 

It was like a lightbulb had gone off.

We should be damn proud of the work we do. Not only am I proud of what I do professionally, but I am proud of the work I am doing with running, in my marriage and with all my jobs.

So friends, don’t be afraid to toot your own horn. Be proud of the work you do. Don’t wait for someone else to recognize your work — RECOGNIZE WHAT YOU DO FOR YOUR SELF.

Thanks for coming to my TedTalk. Ha!

Other random tidbits from life lately.

I saw this on Instagram the other day and loved it –

Working in Music City

If you’ve followed for a while, you now my full-time job often gives me the chance to travel. So today I’m coming to you from Music City — aka NASHVILLE!

I’m here Wednesday – Saturday and I am pumped. Nashville is one of my favorite cities and I love being able to be back in the city where I ran my first marathon.

Also, check out the views from our cute AirBnB.

Since we’re in Music City, we encouraged all of our event attendees to wear band/musician shirts. I went for a classic — Dolly Parton. Love her.

We’re basically working 16 hour days while we are down here, so not a lot of time for running, but I am hoping to sneak in a couple miles at some point this week.

I hope you all have a great Thursday! Follow along for more on Instagram @mileswithmeghann.

Charleston, SC — days two and three

Happy Friday! It’s a sunny day in Charleston (our first of the week!)

Even though today our last day in the city (we fly home tonight) I thought I would recap our two full days in Charleston.

Wednesday kicked off the first full day in the city and was filled with workshops, speakers and lots of masterminding. Our walk to the event was gorgeous. I am obsessed with the colored buildings and the pretty churches.

Our first event for the week was at the American Theater (the same place where Noah and Allie from The Notebook had their first date!) It’s such a unique venue and I love that I get to explore so many neat places thanks to my job.
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We’ve also been eating our way through Charleston. Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits and Glazed have been two of our go-to breakfast stops. The pimento cheese biscuit and the vegan chocolate ginger doughnuts were definitely my favorite.

Supper was at High Cotton (another place from the movie!) and I ate so much (#foodbaby). I definitely need to get back to the gym and eating healthy (and not so much) next week. 
I love the people I work with and I am so grateful to be surrounded by so many inspiring clients. These events always leave me excited to work on my personal and professional goals.

I am sad to be leaving such a fun city but I am excited to get back to my boys!

Charleston, SC — day one

Greetings from Charleston!

After several delays and a missed connection, I landed in Charleston Tuesday night and it has bee a whirlwind of work, play and food since then.

Look at my adorable bathroom! The Renaissance in Charleston had great service and the cutest decor.

We made it with minutes to spare before we hosted our work cocktail hour at the Pour Taproom. It was such a neat concept — it’s a rooftop bar and restaurant and event space. You only pay by the ounce! No prepaying, just open a tab and you’re free to taste 70 of the most unique selection craft beers, wines, cocktails and ciders in Charleston.

It’s basically a beer and wine festival shrunk down into one room. Located on the 9th floor of Historic District Hyatt, it is the tallest rooftop bar in Charleston!

After drinks, a group us headed to The Grocery for supper. I love farm-to-table places and this was no exception! I was so hungry that I forgot to take pictures of my appetizers (fried oysters) and meal (triggerfish) but this peanut butter bar was delicious. 

While there has been no time to workout (I’ve been averaging about four hours of sleep a night since we got here) I walked more than 20,000 steps yesterday and it was so fun to explore the city on foot.

I’ll have recaps from yesterday and today up on the blog later this week!

Last work trip of the year!

This morning I made the hour drive to our closest “big” airport (ha! that’s still a joke, but at least they have flights to Atlanta) for our last work trip of 2018.

We are flying from Evansville to Atlanta and then to Charleston, SC. I’ve never been to Charleston before so I’m pretty excited. And our event is at the movie theater that Noah and Allie visit in The Notebook (so cool!)
Image result for american theater charleston sc the notebook

I’ll be there for the rest of the week and while our events and a lot of a little play, I’m still hoping to get in some local site-seeing. I am blessed to work for such a great company.

So lots of work and not a lot running this week, but that’s okay. It’s all about balance.

Three jobs and no time for running


Not sure if I have mentioned this before, but I am somewhat of a workaholic. For the most part, I’ve had at least two jobs ever since I turned 17 and I currently have three (full time at a finance office, teaching a journalism night class at a local college and freelancing about five stories a week for a local news organization).

I AM BUSY. But everyone is busy, right?

This was my view Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of this week. Regional soccer tournament.

We had a pizza truck come to my full-time office and it was awesome. Fig n Pig is my new favorite kind of pizza.

When I got home from soccer last night I found a certain someone trying to break out of his crate. He literally in there for less than an hour. *drama king*

All together I worked about 65 hours this week. I am exhausted and just want to eat pizza, watch tv and sleep.

Hope you all have a great weekend! I’ll run at some point… but probably not tonight.

This is Thursday

You know one of the best things about having multiple jobs (ya, know other than the paychecks) is I am dog tired when I hit my sheets every. single. night.

I’ve been working and writing and trying to work out and eat healthy every day this week and holy cow it’s Thursday and I am exhausted.

*Example of my snack box lunch. I’ve been taking something similar every day this week. It’s helped me cut back on grabbing fast food and it actually keeps me full! Saving money and calories? Win-win!

So while it’s been hectic, I’ve lost a few pounds, I’m getting paid to do what I love and in ONE WEEK we have our final home walkthrough before closing. Now that’s something to get excited about.

Unrelated to all of this, I saw this on Pinterest earlier in the week, loved it and saved it to my phone.

Check back tomorrow and I may or may not have a Friday Favorites post (so professional of me, I know). I have a few things on my list of a post, but I also have a ton to do tonight, so we’ll see what happens. Guess you’ll just have to check back here if the suspense is too much 😉

Adventures at Lake Norman – part two

I spent all of last week with lake hair and smelling like sunscreen and bug spray. Even though we were at Lake Norman for a work retreat (so I was still taking calls, answering emails and putting out fires) we were also working on ourselves and our personal lives.

The lake is such a calming presence, it’s a great place to really reflect and reset.

I also got the chance to work on my tan and daydream of owning a home on the lake.

On Tuesday night we took a quick break from the lake to stay at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro before we had a full day learning and activities at High Point University. We got to hear Nido Qubein speak, take a tour of the new biomechanics lab and learn how to make ourselves better employees, coworkers and people.

(Also. The cheesecake at the Grandover was ah-mazing!

HPU is basically like the Disney World colleges. It was so pretty, well-designed and modern. I loved getting to take a short break to walk around campus and take it all in. Plus since I wasn’t getting in my daily run this walk was a great way to get my steps in. (this also means I didn’t make it to the end of my #rwrunstreak goal)

For supper Wednesday night we had a guitarist play and sing while we ate, tried to solve the world’s problems and enjoyed each other’s company. I could seriously live on the lake year-round. It was all so calming.

Thursday was the last day everyone was together and some of the crew had to leave Friday morning. We enjoyed a two-hour hike at Lake Norman State Park, a hot yoga sesh, some more time on the lake and a dinner cruise (which had more cheesecake!)

The last two days were spent caring for our crew, sending them home with full heart and full bellies and breaking down the houses so we could head home ourselves. A coworker and I drove our boss’s car + all the dry goods 9.5 hours back to Owensboro while the others flew home that morning.

It was a great week and I am so thankful to work for such a great company and with such awesome people.

Now it’s back to the office, a normal workout routine and healthy lunches. Happy Monday!