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:
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.
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.
Someone spilled a salad on Clair’s pizza:
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).
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.
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.
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,