Sunday, June 26, 2011

Check Your Nose

It just keeps getting better and better. I wish my job was to go to conferences full time. Free schwag, lots of coffee, drinks with lunch, like minded individuals, non stop blogging, and lots to learn about how resources, writing posts, etc. Pure heaven. Then these crazy random subjects arise from the group like “Leaky Gut Syndrome,” something I have never heard of before. I like to think I have “Leaky Butt Syndrome,” so that is what is most relevant to me.

Yesterday rocked the house. Lots of stellar blogging info and great company. We headed to the Med in Boulder for lunch. One of the things that sucks is sitting outside in the fresh Colorado air with a view of the mountains and a plate of delicious food. Very depressing. I think I should have been a food blogger:

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The picture below was a very serious conversation about carrying toilet paper while running and how you dispose of it. I am not sure if Jason is  a runner or not because his shirt is very subtle.

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However, our very serious panel could not figure out why this woman was wearing a helmet throughout her lunch or why the woman behind her was holding her nose.

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Someone spilled a salad on Clair’s pizza:

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After our afternoon sessions about Search Engine Optimization (I’ve become very technical), we hit the hotel banquet sponsored by Refuel With Chocolate Milk. The meal was not quite along the lines of the night before at Whole Foods. In fact, I was scared off by the mystery brown sauce (trying not to think about Leaky Butt at this point).

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Got to meet Heather, Michigan Runner Girl. She is hysterical, so go to her blog if you haven’t already. I was so tired and bleary eyed by this point so don’t be jealous of how gorgeous I appear.

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I also got to hang out with Erin from Just Run with It who is extremely fun and cool, but can’t find my damn picture.

Overall one of the most fun days I’ve had in a long time. The perfect mix of good company, helpful information, good wine and so much laughing I almost pissed myself five times.

SUAR boot camp was back in action this morning as I strapped 20 lb weights to Clair’s ankles and made her run hill intervals . We showered and I actually put on a dress and strappy shoes. I was feeling kind of sassy when we got into the car. Clair said, “You need to check your nose.”  There is nothing like a girlfriend who tells you like it is.

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Yeah, booger city. What can I say?

Today it all comes to an end, but not before a few more blogger sessions and a guided 19 mile mountain bike ride outside of Boulder. We had to say goodbye to Misszippy this morning. I’m so glad I had some time to get to know how smart, grounded and goodhearted she is in “real” life.

Big thanks to Alan Wright and the Zephyr Adventures for making it all possible. This conference has gotten me really excited for the Urban Bloggers Summit in Vegas in December when I actually will be a speaker! Check it out and join me. It’s over the Rock ‘n Roll Vegas weekend.

Going to clean out my nostrils,

SUAR

23 comments:

  1. I was just about to comment and say you were slipping. #4 on my blog roll. But then you had already caught up. You are some amazing booger, I mean blogger.

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  2. OMG....I am sweating from laughing so hard right now. I need another shower and some snot rockets to make sure I'm all clear before any pictures get taken of me.

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  3. Have you considered the possibility that you have a leaky butt as a result of your leaky gut?

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  4. On the picture the woman behind her is not holding her nose! She's holding a pint of beer to her mouth with two hands to make sure nothing slips and goes to waste! (Or maybe she's already plastered, so she can only get the beer to her mouth if she uses both hands!)

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  5. Welp, that mystery sauce just make me feel like vomit a little.
    Great recap of your conference, lots the photo descriptions.

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  6. Seriously SUAR? A close up of your boogers? Wow, that was simply awesome.

    That being said, good post. Good pics. Looks like alot of fun. You are becoming quite the Legend in the blogging world Oh Great Speaker.

    What advice would you give me for my Blog? Stop being so damn witty?

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  7. I am so jealous you get to attend these conferences! ACtually I just want to move to Boulder dang it. Um yea that sauce looks freaky. I can't wait to hear more about the sessions also love the shirt where can we get one?

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  8. Yeah, I copy everything CK wrote. And that brown sauce is NOT awesomesauce. Maybe that lady's helmet is really valuable and so she keeps it on so no one steals it…or maybe she's narcoleptic.

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  9. The woman must be afraid of helmet hair... Doesn't she know it's in style?!

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  10. I have no idea why I was surprised by the fact that you posted a pic of your boogers. haha.

    glad you're having fun! can't wait to see you in Vegas!!

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  11. p.s. - too bad that woman sitting next to you guys didn't have a good enough friend to tell her to take off her helmet. wtf? haha

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  12. Nice nostril pic. Glad I wasn't eating.

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  13. Boogers are a constant threat around my nasal passages.

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  14. You are ridiculous, and I mean that in the nicest, most complimentary way. You always make me laugh!

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  15. I'm usually torn between giggling or gacking when I read your blog.
    Lovin it!

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  16. I think the woman isn't REALLY holding her nose - I think she's doing that "cover your mouth so the press won't know what you're saying" bit that the pros do.

    And? When can I get my shirt? I wanna be just like you! *grins crazily*

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  17. I am sorry to have missed this moment live!

    I am drinking a big cup of coffee right now b/c I am finally tired from too little sleep and time changes. Not from working out too hard, however.

    Awesome weekend--so great to meet you and the whole gang. I have a feeling your blogging future will surpass some red-headed bloggers!

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  18. That picture of the women wearing the helmet all through lunch cracked me up! I guess everyone needs to know that she probably biked to lunch!

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  19. AWESOME! Jealous of the food, the people, the fun! Not the boogers, though....

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  20. Just when I think you can't possibly share more...you go and prove me wrong.

    The conference sounds great. I'm glad you are enjoying it and learning lots. Even the basic stuff, like remembering to wipe your nose. ;-)

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  21. Who wears their helmet to lunch?!? Anyways, I digress. It was great drinking those free margs, popchips, and endless supply of berries with you this weekend!

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  22. I hardly noticed the boogers! I was too busy drooling over your SUAR shirt!!! Am waiting impatiently for you to sell me one! :)

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  23. I wonder if the helmet was lunch was conscious or she just forgot. Hm.

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