This summer is going by a little too quickly for my liking. How on earth is it the last day of June? I really can’t explain that one. Anyway, another weekend is in the books and it certainly was a great one. After spending the week at the beach, we headed to Savannah for Fitbloggin. It was my very first blogging conference and it totally has me itching to sign up for another one. I got to see “old” friends (Wassup, Maddy and Katy) and officially meet girls I’ve been insta-stalking for what feels like forever (Hi, Kasey, Erin, Stacie, and Lindsay). I just made that sound kind of creepy, but it is what it is.
Friday morning, Maddy and I woke up early and headed straight to the conference for breakfast. It was a buffet, so I made sure to load up. I needed all the energy I could get for our first (and what unfortunately ended up being the only) workout of the weekend. We attended a Crossfit-style bodyweight workout led by Andrea. It was a group WOD, so we rotated through the moves until we finished. Let’s just say, I will be okay with taking a break from burpees for a while.
After we were nice and sweaty, we filed our nasty selves into little rooms for informational sessions and small-group discussions. We chose a class on improving smartphone video. It was a mix of hilarious and genius, all thanks to Andre. Then it was time for another buffet. I’m telling you, I could have gotten used to that.
While we ate, we learned more about Run Disney and all of the amazing sports and athletic events held at the Wide World of Sports Complex. Plus, we saw Mickey. Day made.
As if the day couldn’t have gotten any better, we headed to the Olde Pink House for dinner. Madeline, Lindsay, and I had a hard time choosing meals because it all sounded way too good. I’d also just like to point out that I’ve never considered myself short until now.
You can thank our photographer, Ryne, for that shot. Yep, what a lucky man. He got to go on a date with three lovely ladies and all he had to do was a snap a few pictures. 😉
We grabbed a few cupcakes downtown after dinner and then I’m pretty sure everyone just went home and passed out. No big deal.
Maddy and I co-hosted a group discussion Saturday morning, but we left the conference shortly after that. It was Maddux’s 2nd birthday so we had to get in party mode! While the kids napped, we grabbed some pizza dough and a birthday cake. An argument could be made that those are really the only things you need in life.
I just have to stop for a second and thank Madeline and her family for having us, for loaning me clothes, for teaching me how to grill pizza, and for letting us throw a party at their house. Yeah, we’re pretty much the worst guests ever. I owe her. But how cute are the kids partying it up?
Again, we had intentions of being cool and having fun late into the night, but we went to bed instead. Total rock stars.
Sunday morning was depressing. We had to get into the car and head home. At least I had leftover snacks to eat, right?
Coming home meant back to reality. No more buffet lunches or free group workouts. No more chatting with internet friends or being inspired by a fun group of people. Basically, today was boring and I miss being in a huge crowd.
I mentioned a few people that I got to meet this weekend, but of course I met a ton of other amazing folks. I highly suggest you follow all the people posting on the #FitBloggin hashtag! Oh, and PS: If you have a blog, used to have a blog, or are toying with the idea of starting one, I highly recommend attending a conference. It really helped me put things into perspective and focus on what I want out of this whole blogging experience. And some it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting to walk away with, so it was really eye-opening for me. I’m sure I’ll elaborate further some other day, but right now a Shocktop Honeycrisp Apple Wheat is calling my name. Have a great night!
Question 1: If you blog, have you ever attending a conference? While Fitbloggin was my first blogging conference, I have a feeling it won’t be my last. I just wish I had more time to talk to everyone!
Question 2: If you don’t blog, have you ever attending a conference for your current profession? I’ve gone to a few education conferences and I always feel refreshed and ready to head into the classroom with a clear head and new goals. Love it.