Fitbloggin 2012–Saturday

fitbloggin agenda

After my 15 miler and breakfast I walked around and checked out the sponsors. Fitbloggin’s expo is fairly small but they’re pretty much all companies I already really love.adios guiltadios guilt

There was a Laughing Cow snack break after the first session and I finally got to try the Cinnamon Cream Cheese. Yes, it’s good.laughing cow cinnamon cream cheese

Is it sad that is was my favorite event of the day?fitbloggin schedule

After the break I went to the Growing an Online Community through Twitterfitbloggin schedule time

Some takeaways:

  1. Get on twitter, hello
  2. Post “re-tweetable” content
  3. Use hashtags of the communities where your potential readers are
  4. Don’t just reach out and ask for something – create relationships with tweeters in your community
  5. Post tweets in 120 characters or less so people can re-tweet and reply without losing your content

Then, it was time for lunch.fitbloggin lunch

be epiclunch at fitbloggin

And we took the annual group shot fitbloggin

After lunch I grabbed this new Soy Joy bar for dessert. It’s Dark Chocolate Cherry and super delicious!soyjoy dark chocolate cherry

Baltimore was gorgeous today!!!baltimore harbor

There were great speakers and presentations at Fitbloggin, but a huge part of the reason I come to blog conferences is to see my friends! Blogging has enabled me to form friendships with girls from all around the US. But since we live so far from each other I cherish these conferences to catch up.

Brittany from Eating Bird Food lives in VA! I hope we can hang out when I go there with Sabra :)runeatrepeat and eating bird food

And the reason this all happened – Roni. She created Fitbloggin three years ago and it’s my favorite.ronis weigh

After the conference my friend Kristin came to pick me up.

If you’re been reading RER for a few years (I’m sorry) you may remember Ben and I lived in Maryland for one year. Matt and Kristin were our only friends in Maryland (or ever really) and we really miss them. I’m staying with them and their new baby Saturday night to catch up.

I had an apple and some nuts when I got there. apple

I got to meet Kylie for the first time. baby time

pics with friends

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My entire mission in Maryland was to

A.) Not embarrass myself at Fitbloggin

B.) Eat Maryland crab cakes

Well, you can’t win them all so after I failed at “A” I figured I had to complete “B”.

So we went to The Big Fish Grille for dinner. It was 5:54pm and 85 degrees.big fish grill

Started with some sweet Moscato moscato wine

I spilt the crab cake appetizer with Matt…maryland crab cakes

And got a salad with tons of fancy toppings. Unfortunately the cartelized pear didn’t impress.pear on salad

Matt suggested Cold Stone on the way home and I didn’t want to be a rude guest and veto their suggestion so we went. I got the Like It Sinless Sweet Cream with graham cracker pie crust and chocolate shavings. I’m a froyo girl all the way, but this was delicious.IMG_7828 (800x600)

Now we’re catching up with some wine.

I mean, we’re catching up with each other and drinking wine…

Kinda like the time we went to Wine in the Woods together


  1. says

    Kind of like my hubby who yearly attends the State Planning Conference…(he is a Community Development Director for a city) when I ask him where it is each year he tells me about the awesome golf course that he and his buddies will be able to golf….yea, its all about the conference right hon? ha!

  2. says

    It was lovely getting to catch up with you Monica – you’re so down to earth and really fun to hang out with!

    Definitely let me know more about the Sabra trip. I would love to see you when you’re in Richmond. :)

  3. says

    I have been following you and Tina and some other bloggers all weekend while you are at Fitbloggin and it looks like such a blast and I definitely hope to attend next year’s conference!

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