|July 2, 2013||Posted by Carrie under bloggers, exercise, friends, vacation|
I don’t even know where to start. I went back through my pictures for some inspiration and just decided that the Fitbloggin Recap is in the pictures themselves:
First is the best shot of the whole weekend:
Group selfie in the mirror on the ceiling of the elevator.
From top left to right: with roomies Katie (Call me Trouble) and Melissa (Melissa is Running It) before Sunday’s run; with Holly (Holly’s Leaps of Faith (aka HollyTris)); Anne (fANNEtastic Food); Tamara (Fit Knit Chick); Caroline (My Fascinating Life) and Melissa (My Valentine RD).
Some awesome silly moments: Amy (It’s All About the Journey) with the Jumpsport instructor; Melissa carting home her hoarding problem; Shannon (Badass Fitness) killing the trampoline workout; Katie and Mindy (Mindy’s Fitness Journey) being random and silly all weekend; and Amy and Alicia (Poise in Parma) working on their fantastic yoga moves.
A last lunch with Kyndra (Peace Love and Low Carb), Mindy and Caroline on Sunday; a super sweaty workout with Katie (Skinnie Minnie Moves); a quick selfie with Melissa and the one and only Kelly Olexa; and (bottom) the best roomies ever: Coco (Running with Perseverence), Rachel (Restoring Rachel), Melissa and Katie!!
Bloggers taking pictures of their food; a quick Fitfluential coffee date at Starbucks with Kelly, Mindy, Melissa, Shannon and Tammy (Ginger Mantra); one of my favorite bloggers Rachelle (Living the Sweat Life) and Alan (Sweating until Happy).
Top left: with Coco and the one and only MizFit; a quick stop for picture during Sunday’s 5K run (the bridges were so pretty); a view from a bridge; and my most awesome running buddy Melissa (oops, I think I duplicated a picture)! We happened to fall into step with each other right at the beginning and had the most amazing run as a result. Melissa is an RD who lives pretty close to me in CA! We had a lot in common and I truly enjoyed the run with her. It was a great way to end the weekend.
And I can’t forget to mention the food. Of course there was beer – it was Portland. Although the wine glasses are mine. Top right salad is a local marionberry and goat cheese salad that was dinner on Saturday. The zucchini soup and salad was lunch on Sunday; middle right is lunch from Saturday – a super awesome kalamata olive and feta pizza from a food cart. Bottom left is breakfast one morning – although they all looked pretty m uch the same. The hotel made the best bacon. There was almost a riot on Sunday after the run when the Fitbloggers were eating the bacon faster than the hotel could make it. And the berries were fantastic!
Phew… there really was so much more to the weekend, but I just wanted to get something up here for now. So many people – so many stories – so much inspiration. Seriously – go click on the link for each of these amazing people’s blogs – I promise you won’t be disappointed.
There are lots of stories from the weekend and other inspiration to share… I’ll have to wrap my head around those thoughts and get back to you. For now, I’m trying to keep the energy of the weekend going and stay in touch with all my new friends. What else do you want to know about the weekend? Ask away.