This past weekend I was fortunate enough to attend Fitbloggin in Baltimore. It was a weekend filled with new friends, great discussions, and some sweaty workouts.

On Thursday I arrived to meet Robby in our room. She bounded toward the door as soon as I opened it and gave me a big hug.  It was the first of many hugs for the weekend.  After registering, we decorated our badges, and I began to meet some of the wonderful bloggers I’d stalked online. There were so many people, it was fantastic. Finally got to meet the lovely Tasha who I’d blogged at plenty of times and saw an HLS pal (the awesome Carly). Robby was a bit more outgoing than I was and grabbed a dozen people to join us to the Green Turtle to enjoy some football. Wow was that an experience. Remind me to tell you the story of the flying bartender sometime!

Friday started off with two fantastic workouts. Crossfit was a serious killer, but thanks to the encouragement of the lovely  Pinky I was able to make it through with minimal complaining. After a quick cool down we ran back to try out a workout by Cathe. By the end, I was a huge puddle of shvitz. I’d heard great things about Crossfit before, I think I’ll have to check it out again to see if I can get some new muscles.

I ran off for a quick shower before sitting in on some amazing discussions and lectures. We laughed, we cried, we shared ourselves with each other. It was truly beautiful to learn so much from the other attendees. Not only did I learn about the struggles others had, but I realized things about my own journey. Check out the LiveBlog on Self Acceptance, it will open your eyes.

In the evening we had another rowdy time. Five of us (Robby, Melissa, Pinky, Dawn, and myself) gathered into our hotel room, sipped on some wine, and laughed for hours. Thanks to Dawn for bringing out my inner wasabi pea lover, I now own a large bag…

More updates about Saturday and Sunday to come, unfortunately I must be off to TA the Intro to Mechanical Engineering course (more on school soon).

What conferences have you enjoyed recently? What are your thoughts on Crossfit?

About Michelle

I'm an engineer living (and running) in Palo Alto, CA.

Posted on September 26, 2012, in Running, Social and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I’ve been to a few lately & Fitbloggin was so different and more amazing than the others. I’d generally been to Blogging conferences that focused more on blogging & business, but it was really the people at fitbloggin that made it incredible.

    I think I’m about done with “serious” running & if I move away from my running buddy, I’d seriously consider taking up crossfit. I’ve heard it’s very much for a certain personality & I’m really competitive, so I might enjoy it. P.S. I’m an ME too =)

    • It was fantastic to meet you at Fitbloggin! I don’t know if I believe that you’ll stop running seriously, didn’t you do 10 miles while we were in Baltimore? :) But I agree, crossfit is fairly awesome, now if only I could afford to join a gym…

  2. I had such a great time Michelle. And I couldn’t have asked for better roommates, seriously. How lucky were we?? Really miss you guys. xx

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