FitBloggin’ 2014 – Recap

Hey guys! I’m back from FitBloggin’ 2014 in Savannah, GA!

I am so overwhelmed with emotions, information and experiences that I kept my husband up real late on the day I came back telling him all about it. Just couldn’t shut up πŸ™‚ I think he fell asleep while I was talking…and so did I. πŸ™‚

Anyway, here’s a brief recap of the conference and I will be getting back to it again and again and will give you more details on just about everything I experienced there in the next few posts as it is just too much for one.

Let’s see…

{THE TRIP}

Giving some last minute instructions to hubs at the airport while he's taking a picture

Giving some last minute instructions to hubs at the airport while he’s taking a picture

The trip itself was awful – every flight I was on (both ways) was delayed. I had to make a run through Dalles Airport for a gate changeΒ and all that kind of “fun” stuff.

Tweeted my unhappy face to United and got this in return:

a compliment!

a compliment!

The view was totally worth it, though.

Chicago on the way back

Chicago on the way back

Beautiful sunset in the sky on the way back

Beautiful sunset in the sky on the way back

{THE SESSIONS} were so much fun!

Great information, a lot of food for thought and ideas! Just a few favorites:

Brooklyn Fit Chic talking about how to pitch to brands. Yep, that’s right. THAT Brooklyn Fit Chic. πŸ™‚Β Click here to view the live blog of the session.

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Dan Morris from Blogging Concentrated talking about monetizing your blog. Was stoked to meet this guy! I’ve been reading his newsletter for a while. He is evenΒ a better speaker than he is a writer.

Dan Morris and his session on monetizing your blog

Dan Morris and his session on monetizing your blog

Cutting Edge Culinary with Michelle Dudash was a great presentation of a whole new way to cut and peel an avocado πŸ™‚

Cutting Edge Culinary with Michelle Dudash, RD

Cutting Edge Culinary with Michelle Dudash, RD

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Can you believe they trusted the demo part of that one to A Hungry Runner? πŸ™‚ Seriously? πŸ™‚

{WORKOUTS} were numerous!

I slept in on the Boot Camp morning but was there bright an early for the Yoga with Kia.

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Photo credit: Carrie D Photography

I didn’t go to any other workouts. They looked like theyΒ were ton of fun but I chose to attend sessions instead.

{PEOPLE} oh my….

This is a one crazy crowd those fitness bloggers, let me tell ya πŸ™‚

Well, first of all, I finally met my blogging buddy Jennifer aka A Hungry Runner. We shared the room – if anybody tells you that she snores – don’t believe them, it’s a lie πŸ™‚

Rocking the Sweat Pink glasses :)

Rocking the Sweat Pink glasses πŸ™‚

I also met another wonderful Jen – from over at Cranky Fitness. Click-click on that link over to her blog – she’s awesome, I promise πŸ™‚

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Just about the only two weirdoes who didn’t take a celebrity selfie when they had a chance

I met a whole lot of wonderful people! It was awesome to be a part of this event even though it was at times overwhelming and awkward being a newbie in the crowd mostly consisting of “seasoned” bloggers who had met before and are having a reunion.

I wish there were more activities for new attendees’ assimilation.

{ORGANIZERS} – last but not least.

Roni and her wonderful team did an AMAZING job making sure everything was running smooth. Seriously, this team needs to be delegated to organize Academy Awards they are so good!

This is Roni and her bloggers πŸ™‚

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Yep, that pretty much sums it up πŸ™‚ Photo credit: Carrie D Photography

Keep your eyes peeled tomorrow for the food and sights of Savannah recap as part of the Tasty Tuesday Linkup Party! Feel free to come link up your recipes, food adventures and other tastiness on tomorrow’s post.

Bye for now!

Lean Lena

Comments

  1. What a great recap! I had the best time.
    Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted…14 4th of July Favorites: Pool Party EditionMy Profile

  2. Looks like a ton of fun! How great to see so many bloggers IN PERSON πŸ˜‰
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  3. You have so many fun pictures! I wish I’d taken more! I hope you had a great trip, Fitbloggin is amazing!

    Isn’t social awesome? I had flights cancelled/severely delayed both ways and their customer care team somewhat helped…glad we can tweet when we’re bummed/frustrated and they answer!
    Shannyn @frugalbeautiful.com recently posted…The Next Few Miles…Where I’m Running Next After Being Stranded In Savannah With Delta AirMy Profile

  4. That was a pretty great recap! I totally forgot about my avocado peeler/cutter thing in my swag bag until I read this. Great meeting you in Savannah!
    Andrea recently posted…Fitbloggin in SavannahMy Profile

    • I went to that session to learn how to use it! πŸ™‚ totally puzzled me when I saw it in my swag bag πŸ™‚ was great meeting you, too!

  5. I appreciate the recap as I would have loved to go! The great thing is that it’s going to be in Denver next year, my old stomping grounds πŸ™‚
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  6. Great recap Lena! Looks like it was so much fun once you finally got there. I love United’s reply to you. What a perfect way to turn a negative into a positive. I can’t wait to hear more.

  7. LMAO, I think I’ll stick with FitBloggin but thanks for the compliment. πŸ˜‰

  8. Great recap! I’m really hoping I make it to Denver. Attended in 2011 and now this year and 3 years is WAY TOO BIG OF A GAP!
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  9. Hello Lena! I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog. I’m on a quest to lose 160 pounds, and being able to read everyone’s recaps of FitBloggin ’14 has been SO inspiring! Thank you for sharing your journey with newbies like myself. πŸ™‚

    • Stephanie, you’re most welcome! It’s one of the reasons I keep this blog – hoping to inspire people to lead a healthier life and break the stereotype of a healthy life being a torture πŸ™‚ thank you so much for stopping by!

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