Since I started blogging, this hobby has slowly turned from online journaling into a more interactive experience. I’ve been lucky to be included in some amazing groups with some terrific people. I feel like I talk to some of my blogging friends more than I talk to my friends in real life. I love sharing my life and getting feedback from readers, as well as reading other blogs and learning from them. Blogging is all about community for me. I live in a small town, but I feel like my “community” has extended so much farther than that. I thought it was about time to give a shout out to these fabulous groups! Here they are, in no particular order:
They are all great for different reasons. Check out each of their pages for more information on how YOU could become involved, too! You don’t have to be a blogger to be a part of most of these communities, and I’d LOVE to have you join me!
One of community related activities that I am most excited about is the ZOOMA Florida Half Marathon in January. I will post more about my training plan, the ZOOMA series, and other specifics later… but right now I want to focus on getting YOU there with me! Part of what makes the ZOOMA Series of races so much fun is the time spent with other like-minded women. It’s like a half-marathon or 5k, spa day, and party all rolled into one. Basically, the more girls show up, the more fun we’ll have!
I’ve got a special code for all the Run Pretty readers to take 10% off of the registration price. Simply enter “FLAMB5” when you register online for the half or 5k. For each person who registers TOMORROW (10/5) using the promo code, I will get 10 dollars to send to the charity of my choice! (Don’t worry, I’ll remind y’all!) I’ll be rocking the registration for KaBOOM!. KaBOOM! is a national non-profit that is dedicated to saving play for America’s children. One of their goals is to provide a safe place for EVERY child to play by building new playgrounds around the country. I know way too many children whose only opportunity to get some exercise and fresh air is during recess at school. Many parents aren’t comfortable allowing their children to play in their neighborhoods anymore. With the help of KaBOOM!, every child will have a safe haven. If you have been hesitating, this is your chance to finally sign up while helping others get up and get active, too!
If that isn’t enough of an incentive, anyone that registers for ZOOMA Florida before 11/4 will get an awesome training care package mailed to them. The training care package will be full of necessary and fun goodies to set you up for success. Trust me, you want in on this! 🙂
If you are running ZOOMA, are planning to sign up, or need any other information… please comment and let me know. I’d love to see you there!
What groups (blogging related or not) are you most proud to be a part of?
(The May Books giveaway ends tonight. Enter while you still have time! I’ll post the winner tomorrow morning.)