But lately I've been more:
"Meh" about blogging and the internet in general. I've really just needed a break from it. Anyway, I'm now back to it and I hope there are still some of you around :D
To the blogging!
A few weeks ago, I went to a blogger meetup with a bunch of fantastic bloggers and Tweeters. I was incredibly excited to go, aside from the one teeny-tiny, itty-bitty, little catch.
I had to drive through downtown, down a crazy off-ramp, and over a very large bridge.
(Have I ever mentioned that I'm afraid of heights? Like, a vertigo-inducing, crippling paralysis kind of fear? Yup.)
I tried to convince TriGuy to go with me. And by "go with me" I absolutely mean "DRIVE me".
He was not exactly psyched about sitting around while I ran and then chatted with a bunch of girls. Go figure. Also, he may have been burned once or two dozen times in the past by this statement.
So, the morning of, I sucked it up (after a last-ditch effort for
It was early and on the weekend so there was not too much traffic. I managed to get to the right exit and get over the bridge without passing out, so that was a success.
Once I was safely on the other side I had to stop at a traffic light. By that point I had some serious cottonmouth and I was shaking from head to toe. My teeth even started chattering.
But, I had done it!
Once I got to the meetup point, it took just a few minutes for everyone to arrive. We had decided on a 5 mile run followed by lunch. We headed out and broke up into groups. I was so happy to run with Erika, and was comforted that she had already run that morning.
I figured she would be ok running slowly with me.
I was also happy that we were running along the water, where it was flat; a rare treat for me.
We decided to throw in a couple of sprints right at the halfway mark. I went all out. I'm talking full-steam. It felt great!
...for about 10 seconds.
I then spent the last 2.5 miles engaging in fabulous conversation with Erika.
I was scintillating.
Once our run was done, we met up to eat with the other runners, along with a few other ladies who joined us for lunch. I got to chat with Stacie, Erika, Rebecca, Zoe, Nicole, Pensive Pumpkin, Emily, Allison, and Robyn.
We had a great time getting to know each other, and Stacie had a fantastic surprise: a company called Run Pretty Far had heard about our meetup and sent us all their stickers, hairbands, and running sleeves!
Social media is a wonderful thing!
I'm looking forward to another meetup soon :)
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