My weekend was fabulous and I have to give credit where credit is due: This blog. This little Internet space where I post feelings, my breakfast, my workouts, and random tidbits of my life. I have connected with so many people... sharing little triumphs and tribulations, getting advice and giving advice, finding support with others in similar situations, and getting inspiration to try something new. This little blog has also been excellent for my social life. Behind the bloggers and readers are some pretty awesome people and this weekend can attest to that.
Friday - Girl's Night! A reader named Heidi emailed me when I moved here, and now I'm claiming her as my friend. We went out to dinner a while ago and we realized we were made for each other (further proof was confirmed when I walked into her apartment and we had purchased the same couch from Crate & Barrel). We are planning on eating and drinking our way through the city and buffing up our interior design skills together. I was lucky enough to secure an invitation to her girl's night this past weekend and it was amazing.
Wine, Cheese, Cheesecake Dip (!!!), appetizers galore, a group of amazing ladies, and MAGIC MIKE! What else could you ask for?
Saturday - Packet Pick Up- I can't give credit to my blog, but I will give a huge shout out to social media for helping me navigate packet pick up at the Hot Chocolate 15K Expo. I scouted out Twitter and Facebook and was able to get in there during a slower time. #Winning
Saturday evening, I had the pleasure of celebrating Katie's birthday with tapas and dancing at a gay bar. I met Katie through our Blogger Book Club and was excited to celebrate her 25th with some of her friends and family, as well as fellow bloggers/friends Kate, Emily, and Chelsey.
Yes, my race prep for my PR was complete with one glass of wine, dancing, and an 11:30 bedtime. Apparently, I am really serious about my pre-race prep.
Sunday- Hot Chocolate 15K. My PR? 100% compliments of blogging. Reading running blog originally inspired me to get out there and run. I started running for fitness, but I've continued running because I've fallen in love. I've found a whole community of amazing local ladies that also get a kick out of running. I stalk them on the regular to find out where/when their running and racing and it inspires me to keep on target with my running goals. I signed up for this race after hearing it through the blogosphere, found consistent inspiration through my training from other runner bloggers, and finally was paced by none other than a running blogger-turned friend that I only met weeks before.
Gosh, this blog has been busy.
Bloggers: What has your blog given you that you are grateful for?
Readers: Have you met up with a blogger you read on the regular? If you haven't, I highly recommend it. You don't have to blog to be friends with bloggers.