I have so much to say about the amazing weekend I spent in Baltimore with my fellow bloggers, my tribe.
First thing that's amazing about FitBloggin? I didn't need a Xanax, not once, the whole weekend. Everyone at the conference was kind, generous, welcoming and embraced me as one of their own. When Matt and I wandered in to the opening mixer I was shaking in my New Balance running shoes.
Then I started meeting folks and they started giving out free hugs and I relaxed quite a bit. On the first night I met the amazing Kim. I loved jut chatting with her. We talked about all things fitness, health and boob related. It was great chat and I loved getting to hang out with her over the course of the weekend.
Then I got to meet and hug the amazingly awesome duo of Tara and Meegan. The warm welcoming hugs from both of them helped any last, lingering fear kind of just melt away.
I chatted with another dozen people at that mixer and I can't remember all the amazing conversations I had, but I really felt like I was at home.
By the end of the weekend I had also met and had the honor of chatting with my two biggest blog crushes. Julie and Carla.
Other amazing folks I met? Too many to link to, because I'm sleepy, but Christine, Cynthia, Elise, Steve, Jess, Kelly, Sana, and on and on and on and on. I am so bad at names I'm still sitting here trying to put names to blogs and handles. It's a mental exercise of owie!
The social side of things made my heart just flutter. It was weird to be in a place where I truly knew that no one was judging me. We were all brought together through the love of fitness and the journey to get fit.
I am slowly updating my blog roll to incorporate all of the new amazing blogs I am now following and catching up on.
Tomorrow - FitBloggin: The Workouts.
After that - FitBloggin: The Discussions
And then - FitBloggin: The Parties
And even more then - FitBloggin: The Lessons
The order may change as I feel moved to talk about certain things more. We shall see. But there is way more to come!
Thank you FitBloggin - see you June! In Portland!