Friday, June 22, 2012

Fitness & Health Bloggers Conference 2012!

Today I’m headed to Denver for the first day of the Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference. I received a scholarship from Refuel with Chocolate Milk, who is a sponsor for this event – so a huge thanks to the chocolate milk folks for their support!

I attended this conference last year in Boulder with these four studs. This time, I am on my own. I will try not to cry out of sheer loneliness. After all, I will be surrounded by other hip bloggers. I hope they talk to me.

The location for this year’s conference has moved to the new Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, which apparently will cause all of us fitness buffs to go into orgasmic fits.

Some of the highlights:

After I slough my kids off on a good friend, I’ll be heading down to catch some morning sessions hosted by FitFluential (also a sponsor of the conference). I am an ambassador for FitFluential, but am still learning about what they do and how I can best be involved with these guys. I will say that FF is an amazing platform to connect bloggers with lots of exciting brands and opportunities. It is also a wonderful community of like minded fitness enthusiasts! So, if you haven’t checked them out yet, get the hell on it!

Jill is coming to meet me for lunch at the fancy Bistro located in the center. I’m excited because I haven’t seen this girl in far too long.

I’m looking forward to an afternoon of learning about the science behind achieving and maintaining fitness and some breakout sessions on healthy cooking and more information on how athletes are tested for performance (VO2 Max, lactate threshold, heart rates, etc.). You may remember I did performance testing with Dr. Inigo San Millan last year. Dr. San Millan will be speaking at the conference today and now works at the Human Performance Lab at Anschutz.

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Tomorrow this is lots more cool stuff on tap, but I won’t be there as I’ll be racing and dying of heat exhaustion at the  Lake to Lake Olympic triathlon – it’s supposed to be 100 degrees here tomorrow. Shut up and sweat your balls off. Anyway, I’ll be back at the conference for the Sunday sessions.

I never know what to wear. You’d think I’d be over that issue by now since I’m 45. They said dress casually or look like you want to work out. This is what I came up with (very exciting for sure), but I will leave the toilet at home:

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I always hang out in the bathroom with my foot on the toilet.

I guess I can break out into a moon walk or sprint to the bathroom if needed.

Have you ever attended a blogging focused conference? Or would you have any interest?

Ever had your Vo2 Max, lactate threshold, etc. tested? I have only been tested on the bike. Would love to try testing on the treadmill.

More to come…

SUAR

33 comments:

  1. I would love to one day attend a bloggers conference, but right now my work schedule doesn't leave much time for non-work travel.

    Then again, work travel sends me to some cool places, so I'll try not to complain. ;)

    Can't wait to read about your experiences at the conference!

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  2. That sounds like a great conference I would love to attend one

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  3. Hmmpf, my invitation clearly got lost in the mail.

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    1. Right? Mine, too. I'm pretty offended.

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  4. I did the V02 Testing and all that jazz when I was a member at Lifetime Fitness. It was pretty fun and I would like to do it again at the weight I am at now. blah.

    Have fun!

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  5. I've never been to a conference, but they do sound fun and interesting. Enjoy, can't wait for your recap!

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  6. I've never been to a conference but would love to go to one some day :)

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  7. Have fun at the conference! and Good Luck to you at the Tri! :-)

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  8. I would actually really love to go to the FitBlog conference this year, but I think next year is more realistic. :)

    Have a great run tomorrow!

    Sarah
    www.thinfluenced.com

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  9. I have had my V02max done and it was really neat - would love to do it again.

    I wanna go to a bloggers conference - it seems like it is what all the cool kids do.

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  10. I'd love to have my VO2 max tested and I'd love to go to a bloggers conference, too. But, I'm not cool enough for the awesome bloggers yet.

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  11. I would love to attend a blogger conference, then I could meet all the people who I read everyday!

    I've had my VO2max done for running, it was great, and I learned so much from it.

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  12. Well I am crying for us since I am it there with you.

    I love the toilet paper holder in the bathroom.....awesome!

    Have fun and send pictures......but don't piss in your own backyard.

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  13. You know I'm so sad I am not there this year! You are going to have a great time and meet all kinds of fun people, I'm sure. Enjoy it!

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  14. I would love to go to a blogger conference, but I'm pretyy sure people have to actually read my blog before that can happen...
    I had my VO2 max tested a few years ago on the treadmill as part of someone's graduate study, so they drew blood before and after as well. Loads of fun, but I am too cheap to pay for such an expensive test. I would love to do it again in a couple of years to compare the two. I also think I would do better because I am no longer terrified of the mask. It was very hard to run in, and I know that hurt me.

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  15. Is love to attend one of these and no never had my VO2 max tested but would love to know the result!!!!

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  16. I would LOVE to attend a bloggers conference! You lucky gal!

    As for testing, I've had lactate threshold testing done on the bike once and on the treadmill twice, last year being the most recent test. Definitely helped me train smarter!

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  17. Sounds like a great conference. Would love to attend one some day as well as get my VO2 and Lactate threshold tested.

    Good luck at the tri tomorrow.

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  18. Definitely interested in going to such a conference!

    I have been mulling over going to get my VO2 tested at the University of Winnipeg, as well as a functional movement assessment. Some day soon!

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  19. Oh I wish they had these kind of events over here!!!! Would definitely sign up on day 1! Enjoy your race tomorrow!

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  20. Just came across your blog...love it! I'm also a fellow MSW and enjoy talking about bodily functions, lol. Hope you have fun at the conference. Love your mantra and look forward to reading more!

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  21. Hey- you almost ran me over yesterday! I was at the light at Hover and 9th.. Ok I'm kidding.. I saw you turning right with your son. I was on my bike. Have fun at the conference. Hope you share some good information with us.

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  22. I was supposed to attend this--but the move made it impossible! Sorry I missed you speaking!

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  23. I hope that you have a great time. I would love to attend one someday!

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  24. I've seen many posts and pictures on Instagram from the conference. It looks like a lot of fun! I've never been to a blogger conference or had my VO2 max tested. I would love to do both!

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  25. that is awesome. i am relatively new to the blogging world. is there a way to get updates or news about blogging conferences? thanks for sharing!

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  26. I never thought about how important is sport, fitness and a simple walk in the park, until i saw some reports about sedentary life..Wow, people we should get out there and do sports, anything, but not staying. I would defently go to the conference if i would be in the area, and update with the latest info in the field..really helpful and interesting for our benefit.

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