Monday, January 19, 2015

Meeting Bloggers and Runnners

The Saturday that we were at Disney, we hosted a meet up. This was a chance for us to meet a lot of our blogging and running friends who we have shared stories and encouragement with over the past few years. Some we have met before and others who we have just met felt like old friends.

We want to thank everyone that took time out of their busy day to come meet with us. Almost everyone here had just ran the half marathon a few hours before so I know resting was probably high on their priority list (or having some park time).  We want to give a special "Thanks" to Mary Beth from Tutus and Tennies because she was not running this weekend but since she is a "local" took the time to drive over to Disney just to meet with this lovely group of runners and bloggers. Isn't that sweet?

Since Disney transportation isn't the most reliable, we ended up having two groups of people come at different times.
Our blogging friends: Juliana from 4WellRules, Lacey, Amy from Rock City Skirts, Meranda, Mary Beth from Tutus and Tennies, Lois, Author of the Running to Disney Facebook page, Gabby from The Running Goober, Walt and Monica (Disney Groom and Disney Bride) from Running Happily Ever After, Lauren and her husband Robert from Lauren's Glass Slipper, and Denise from Healthy Disney Family.
 
In this group we are all Rockin the Skirts from Rock City Skirts. Everyone was able to pick out a skirt to keep! I know a few runners who even wore their skirt for the marathon the next day!

   These are our tall friends....just kidding.  We know them from the Running to Disney Facebook group. Jeanne, Cori, Lisa, Lacey, Lois, Meranda, and Peg.

Lara bar supplied us with a TON of  snacks for the occasion. We had so much that everyone at the meet up got to fill their bag and then we made them take bags for their families and friends. We had so much left over that we left some for the "mousekeeping" staff at the Contemporary and even handed them out while we were waiting for the Magical Express!

We had some generous sponsors who gave some door prizes to be given out as well: Shirts, hats, magnets, books, supplements, water bottles, running fuel, lock laces, etc.  Remember that fancy Running Journal from Gone For A Run that we reviewed earlier this month? Well Gone For a Run gave us an extra one as a giveaway for this meet up. That was won by Disney Groom!  We are sure he'll have that filled up in no time!

In a few weeks we will be packing our bags and heading to Disney again for the Princess Half Marathon weekend. Unfortunately we will not be hosting a meet up like this one. We are both running 3 races and need all of our luggage space this time. There will be no room for snacks and giveaways!  However, if anyone wants initiate a meet up, please let us know!

28 comments:

  1. This looks like such a fun meet-up. To me , one of the best things about blogging is the amazing community.

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  2. Love the running friends I have met through blogging. Hope to see you both at Princess! -C

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  3. So fun! I love to meet up with bloggers.

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  4. I'm sure it was so much fun. I wish I'd been there!

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  5. Looks like you had a great time and I'm sorry that I missed it! It was nice to meet you quickly at Epcot :)
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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  6. That's so cool you got to meet up with so many blogger friends! I will be at the All star Movie resort for the weekend of the Princess, hopefully we can say a quick hello at least :)

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  7. I love seeing blogger meet ups, they look like so much fun! Someday I hope to meet all the awesome people I chat with online!

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  8. Its always so much fun to meet up with online friends. Glad to hear that your meetup was a success!

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  9. I've always wanted to do a meetup but I'm socially awkward and incredibly shy!

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  10. Blogger meet-ups are the best! It really reminds you just how fun the fitness community is :) it gives you such a nice sense of belonging.

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  11. Blogger meetups are the best! Looks like you got a great group together.

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  12. So fun! Wish I could have made it!

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  13. How fun. Meet ups are one of my favorite parts of races.

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  14. It sounds like you guys put on a great event! It sounds like so much fun :)

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  15. It's great that Lara Bar gave you so many goodies and that so many people were at the meet-up. Good for you for organizing such a fun event!

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  16. How fun, I think as I get back into racing and traveling again this year I am most looking forward to running into some of my favorite running bloggers at different races!
    So fun, love the pics! Very cool of Mary Beth to come and support you all, I love her blog!

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  17. I really want to do this sometime.. I know a few bloggers in my town, but I'd love to connect with bloggers from all over. That's pretty special.

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  18. Wow, look at all the bloggers you met! So fun :) I've only ever met 4 bloggers..all on separate occasions, but I was super nervous! lol.

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  19. You are just on a roll with these Disney races!!!
    I would so love to do a meet up like this... I'd be like a fan girl meeting everyone :)

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  20. I had such a great time at the meetup! I definitely think we should all try to organize a quick meetup just to say hello even if it is before one of the races!

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  21. I'm still completely bummed I missed that! But glad we got to catch up after!!
    @heatherlas

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  22. Sounds like a fun meet up! I love meeting other bloggers!

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  23. Thanks for hosting such a fun meet-up! It was great meeting you both :)

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  24. The meet up sounds like so much fun and I'm so sorry I didn't make it out! I went down for a nap and didn't wake up in time!

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  25. Fun! I love meeting blogger friends in real life. :)

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