S: the megan rouse tnt chronicles
BC: "Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way...Oh, the places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss | We wish you the best on your next adventure! Love, Your Team in Training Family
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1: Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same. -- Anonymous
2: Hi Megan, Thanks so very much for all you've done for all of us in the last three years. It's been a great run of seasons since you joined as our staff. We've done so much together in that time; running in the snow, in the heat, the mission moments, the Honored Hero breakfasts, the pasta party talks...so much to remember. But we still look forward to seeing you out at training with us on Saturday mornings. All the best to you--Mascot Dave ,
4: When I first started, I couldn't even walk a mile, let alone 13.1 and I never dreamed I could do a marathon. But, with you pushing me forward, I did. I will continue to do one event a year with you in honor of your father. It's the least I can do when I see you trying so hard to "save a life one mile at a time." | Our First Half Marathon - New Orleans | The Nike Marathon - San Francisco | Second Half Marathon - San Diego | Love | Mom
5: Princess, Thanks for including me in your efforts to raise money for LLS! You inspire me to be more and do better just by living what you believe. I often wonder just how your heart fits in your chest! Thanks for making a difference, not just in my life, but in the lives of so many others. I'm proud of you! Love, Mom
6: Texas Independence Relay 2009
7: "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'" - Peter Maher, Canadian marathon runner
9: Love you! Mean it!
11: Best wishes as you take off on your new career. If you put in as much energy into it as you did with TNT, you'll do great. I've always wondered how these old guys end up with the sweet young chickies. Now I know. I've got a girl friend that's over fourty years younger than me. Woo Hoo! Love ya but I won't miss you. You'll always be there, one day at a time! Ken
12: Hey Megs, I will miss you girl but just remember you are all mine for the Byron!! Good luck with your new job. Love Rickster your #2 boyfriend (slightly behind #1 Cam but way ahead of #3 that old fart Ken).
13: Thanks for everything! Your continued support has really meant a lot to me. Lisa Butler King
14: "I knew Megan was truly a special person when Kathy Calkins warned that Megan and I should not be left alone without adult supervision! We've shared many adventures, like the time we threw your friend to the ground as a sacrificial lamb so we could make a clean getaway from the Dallas cops....I guess Kathy was right, and I look forward to many more in the years to come. Good luck in your new adventure I know you're going to do amazing things!" Juan
17: Hey Megan! Thank you for all that you've done for the TEAM! It has been great getting to know you and becoming your friend. Your dedication and contributions will never be forgotten. Good Luck to you in all your future endeavors and remember, when you're taking a picture, to "Make your mouth like you're blowing bubbles and squint like the sun is in your eyes." Love, Rica
19: Hey Megan, Congratulations on your new endeavor! Thank you so much for what you have done for TNT and for our team. We'll see you out in Grapevine this season, but hope to see you from time to time in the coming seasons. Dan
20: Thank you for being you MEGAN! You are an amazing woman and a great inspiration to so many. Thank you for always being my cheerleader and friend. Best of luck to you in your new endeavors and keep in touch! GO TEAM always and forever! Love ya, Cath-run
23: Heels and hills 2010
24: Hey Megan, I will miss your incredible enthusiasm, effort, and support for the cause. Although you will no longer be part of the staff, you will always be a big part of our TEAM!! Take care, Coach Neil
25: Megan - Thanks for being such a great leader for the DFW Metro Team, and for encouraging me to go further than I thought I could. You are loved and will be missed! Best wishes always. ~Ginger Rogers
26: Megan- Being on your team has been a blast. It won't be the same without you! I'm so glad we became friends! Love you- Maria | Marvelous Energetic Gorgeous Athletic Notable
28: San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon 2010
32: Megan, We’re all going to miss you and your energy here on the team. I know our paths will cross againon the trails in Grapevine and elsewhere in life. So this is not “Goodbye”it’s just “See you later!” Best of luck to you in everything you do! Warren
33: The Birthday Girl rocked Seattle! Thanks for helping us with our first event, and you're welcome for completing your first ultra marathon. ;) We couldn't have crossed the finish line without you! You didn't just go the extra mile, more like the extra 18 miles! That event is forever burned in our memory and we will pass that story to our grandchildren. You are unforgettable, not because you're "tall and goofy", but because you have such a big heart. Wish you the best in your next career adventure. I know wherever you go, we'll always be in the same team. We will cross that ultimate finish line together! Hugs, Christine and Frank | Rock and Roll Seattle June 26, 2010
35: Moab 2010
38: When I first met you (other than thinking, "Boy she's tall") I thought you were one of the most outgoing and dedicated staffers I had ever met, and I'd met quite a few. Prior to you, and Kristin Lamb before you, there were times that we would go through several staffers during a season and rarely did they come out to trainings. You certainly broke that mold. And you also participated and fundraised for marathons, tri's, and cycle events, just like the rest of us. I am so glad that we got the chance to train for Moab together and you were even my mentor for that event. I will miss you as a staffer but am I very happy that I will continue to see you as a participant. (Anchorage, here we come!!). Love you, Megan.
39: Athens Marathon 2010
43: I am so glad that you called a couple hours before that kickoff meeting in Fort Worth. I had no idea how much my life would change after meeting you. I am so thankful for your presence and impact in my life. You are truly MY SUNSHINE!! IOU - Cameron
45: Your support, encouragement, & friendship mean so much to us. We hope our relationship will last a LONG time. The Dawsons
48: OMG I love you so much!!You are one of the most amazing people I know. These past 3 yrs have been awesome. It will be sad not having you at LLS, but I know you will do incredible things at the Gaylord. I am truly blessed to have you in my life. Good luck baby girl WHOOT WHOOT
52: THANK YOU Megan for motivating me to run and making a difference in so many lives!! We are going to miss you badly as a "TNT staff" but our friendship will be lasting for ever. Good Luck!! - Mahesh
53: WHITE ROCK MARATHON 12 - 5 - 2010
55: Megan, I remember the first time I met you at the Starbuck's at Alpha & Preston. It was my first "official" contact with TNT and this crazy chick who was heading up the winter season. A lot of water has run under the bridge since then, and I'm so glad that Tammy & I can count you among our friends. You are an amazing woman. Full of energy and passion. You are an inspiration. Thank you for who you are. Thank you for letting the tragedy of your dad's passing lead you to inspire, and to fight for, other people. Thank you for dedicating countless hours (and countless calories!) to TNT and LLS. I'm sure, in a position like yours, much of your work and effort, the frustrations and the joys, the early mornings and the late nights, may have gone unnoticed and unappreciated. I want to thank you for every moment that seemingly went unnoticed. Know that they were Noticed by Someone Who sees the sacrifices, Who honors the humility, and Who graces the giving. Someone Who loves you deeply--not for what you've done, but simply for who you are, who He made you to be. | My life is changed because of you and TNT. I believe, without a shadow of a doubt, that God brought you alongside me to encourage me as I became a marathoner. I can't thank you enough for being there. I know your energy and passion will follow you wherever you go, that you will make a difference in peoples' lives in your next job at the Texan, and the job beyond that, and the one beyond that, etc. That's just the kind of person you are. I wish you (and Cameron!) the very best! And, yes, we still need to have y'all over for that long-overdue game night! One of these days, that WILL happen! ;-) Love ya lots, James Gray
56: Hey Megan: Thanks for all that you do . You are an amazing person with an even bigger heart.. Best of luck in your endeavors . Sang
57: If you can dream it, you can do it - Walt Disney
58: When I joined Team in Training I was not expecting to find one of my best friends in the process. You are an amazing person and I am so blessed to call you my friend. Thankyou for all the hard work you have put into the TEAM. Much Love, Joanna Glennon
59: "Your dedication and drive are amazing and I know you will be a huge success in your next endeavor. But we will miss you at TNT. The only thing that makes this easier is that I know we will still get to see you at TNT events (like Anchorage!). Good luck Megan. You're a rock star!"
60: God has poured out his love into our hearts. Romans 5:5
61: Thank you for setting such a great example and for keeping all of us encouraged throughout the seasons you have been with the team. We have all been so blessed!!! -Kristi Sewell | The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. Psalms 33:5
62: SUMMER S E A S O N 2011
63: Megan, It has been wonderful to get to know you. I really got to know you at Disney last year, where we had a blast. I went to Disney this year with my daughter and I made her ride in the front car of the Aerosmith coaster. She liked it and then I told her that we rode in front for 5 times in a row. Then I took her to the Tower of Terror, but I didn’t let her drink chocolate milk. I also appreciated it when you invited me to your Dad’s birthday party. You are such fun and so positive to be around. I am going to miss you at the meetings. TNT is going to have a great loss as you move forward and the Gaylord is gaining a fantastic person. I wish you the best of luck in your new position and I am sure you are going to be very successful. And always remember, when it’s that time your body will remember what to do. Luv ya, Rick
64: Megan, Your dedication and commitment to Team in Training over the past few years is amazing. You experienced a tragedy as a young girl with the loss of your father. You gained strength when others would have fallen. Your passion for TNT was seen by the TEAM and I want to Thank You for your continued desire to find a CURE. I enjoyed getting to know you and work with you over several season with TNT. I wish you well with your new position. Love, Caron Abbe
65: Megan It has truly been a privilege to get to know you and to work with and for you!! I wish you all the best on your future adventures. Continue to enjoy the journey. Thanks for including us along with you on some of those journeys. You have such a zest for living and you have a knack for sharing that with others. You also have a gift of making us feel important and needed in a very sincere way. God bless you in all that you do. :o) yvette | Megan, First of all, I am going to miss you being a staff member so much. It was always fun to be able to walk into the office to do some volunteer work and get a hug from my favorite giant. But I know that you are going to be happier at the new job and that you will still be doing events, so I guess I can't be too upset. Although you need to tell me which events you are going to be doing so I can do some with you!!! While you were working with Team in Training you made such an impact on my life, and I will never forget any of those moments. Thank you for not going too far so we can enjoy more =D Kat
66: Raquel, Dave and Nan with Megan AKA Mascot Dave and His Groupies | Megan, We all love you!
67: Team Eckberg Says "Thanks!" It's Been Great. | Life Is Good!
68: Megan, Thank you for your dedication to LLS and Team In Training. You have inspired, cheered on and pushed people to step out of their comfort zone and join the fight against blood cancers. As a cancer mom, I can't tell you enough how much that means to me...to know that others are out there fighting for and with my daughter. You have made Jordan feel so special and loved throughout the last few years. We wish you the best of luck with the next leg of your life's journey! Jodie & Jordan
71: Megan, What can I say, but you will be missed, are missed, but I know you are never far away. Thanks for all you have done for LLS & the DFW Metro Team. I love your enthusiasm and determination! Love you, mean it! GO TEAM!!! Until a Cure is Found... Carrie
72: Thank you for leaving footprints in our hearts. We are forever changed.
73: See you at the finish line. Go Team!