Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Connecting In Real Life!

Hey everyone and...

Happy Tuesday to you!

I've gone bananas friends! ;)

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend filled with nothing but...

FUn and sunshine!

I know we did!

If you follow me on facebooktwitter or instagram...

You will know that both SuperFit and I spent the weekend in Toronto for the...

Epic FitFuential Meet up as well the Goodlife/Loblaws 5K race!

Road Trip!

Honestly...

I can't even begin to tell you how incredible it was to finally connect, in real life, with friends I've made over the past year via FitFluential and other social media networks!

Our rendez-vous was at the Goodlife Race Expo!

I mean...

To have the opportunity to meet a number of virtual friends I've been following and have been inspired by all in one weekend was like (well it was) a...

Blogger's dream come true! (Blogger or not, I would have felt the same way about the experience! It was unreal to put a human touch to what I've only known virtually!)

I had to pleasure of meeting Morgan and Jess for the very first time a few days before the meet up
as well as reconnect with Krysten!

To be honest...

I was both excited and nervous to see and meet everyone as...

I'd never attended anything like this before! (I've only been blogging for the past couple of years so this was definitely one of my biggest meetings yet! It made for all new feelings on the inside!)

What's that I'm feeling?
So many things! ;)

You know...

One of the biggest things is that you hope the people you've been following are the same in real life as they are virtually!

And I must say...

Everyone was just that and more!

The Athletarian, Truly Jess and Moi :)

Needless to say...

Having the chance to connect and chat with everyone was unreal and...

Without a doubt...

The weekend was an epic one which...

I will never forget!

I finally, FINALLY got to meet and FUFACE with Pavement Runner...
Krysten...
Morgan...
Jess
And so many  more!!!
Call this #FUFACE heaven ;) hehe

**I don't think I can put into words how awesome it was to meet, talk and FUrther connect with this amazing group of individuals! It was an experience I'd never experienced and it's definitely one I will remember! I'm so grateFUl to have been a part of this opportunity and for the new friendships I've made because of it! Thanks Krysten for putting it all together!**

In my post tomorrow...

I will do a recap of my race and race day FUel so...

Be sure to check back in to see how it went down...or should I say...

Bananas!


Questions FU You...

Have you ever been to a Blogger meet up before?
What did you get up to this weekend?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

46 comments:

  1. So fun! I can't wait to hear more about it. I am sure it was just incredible to meet up with everyone. I've met up with other bloggers (like my recent CA trip), but never a big meet up like that.

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    1. It was truly such an amazing experience! Tons of FUn!

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  2. How fun!! I haven't had a blogger meetup yet. I am hoping we can arrange one for the Marine Corps Marathon in October.

    This weekend was very laid back. The hubs and I celebrated our 6 year wedding anniversary.

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    1. Happy wedding anniversary!!! :)

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  3. Agh! Looks like so much fun. I went to a small one in Sydney a couple of months ago, and loved it. Bloggers are so used to putting themselves out there that they are super friendly in real life!

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  4. so jealous of this meetup! looks like an incredible time!

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  5. HOW FUN! Super jealous of all the fab bloggers you got to hang with.

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  6. i am wishing i was there! what a great meet UP! what wonderFUL people. Like YOU!!

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  7. seriously so awesome! and i love that you made everyone do fufaces!!! lol

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  8. LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE.

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  9. Looks like a ton of fun! Some of the best friends I have are people that I've met through online networking. How cool?!

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  10. That's awesome! So many familiar faces. :) I've been to a local blogger meetup before, nothing crazy but still fun.

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  11. I LOVE blogger meetups...especially after you've gotten a chance to connect online for a while and then finally get to see and HUG someone ;)

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    1. I know! I wanted to hug everyone!

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  12. I LOVE blogger meetups and this one looks epic (stealing a word from my kids that I never use, but seems appropriate). Looks like an amazing time filled with amazing people. What a great group!!!

    Can't wait to read your recap!

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  13. That looks like such a FUN meeting!! I would love to go to a blogger-meeting, but I am in lonely Switzerland far away from everyone which is a bit sad. But I will be in the U.S. in June and will meet 1-2 bloggers, so excited!!

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    1. Oh one day I hope to meet you!

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  14. Great to meet you, and I'll work on my FU face for next time!

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    1. Ditto! and, most definitely!

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  15. Looks like so much fun & followed you all on Instagram - my fave way to do it! :)

    You are all so cute!

    I have not met anyone but the fun & fit twins & Crabyy McSlacker. They were all amazing!

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  16. It was great to meet you! Looks like I need to practice my FU face for the next meet up! :D Love that banana suit too!!

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  17. So neat you got the chance to meet-up in person! I totally understand about the "scary" feeling. We build relationships online & it's so different to meet someone in person. So worth it though :) Looks like you all had a blast!

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    1. Absolutely! It was such a great time!

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  18. I would love to meet (in person) the awesome bloggers that I feel like I know just from reading blogs!!!
    Glad you had such a great weekend!!!

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  19. Aww! Looks like so much fun! I met up with some awesome FitFluentials in San Fran last year, Brian helped organize that one!! Blogger friends are great to meet and it's nice to be with people who are all about taking fun photos!

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    1. Brian is so totally awessome!

      It was a ton of fun!

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  20. This looks incredible! I want to reach out and hug you as a big banana! Way, way too cute. I'll be excited to hear how your race went, too...5K is brutal! So glad you had such a great time and that you now know your virtual friends are the real deal, too. :) Of course!

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    1. ahahah! Virtual hug! :)

      Definitely the real deal!

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  21. Cute pics! Looks fun!

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  22. This is awesome- love that you guys all got to hang out!! The biggest blogger meet up so far for me was at Fitbloggin last fall, but we've done a few small ones at local races. It's always so much fun!

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    1. I'd LOVE to go to FitBloggin'!

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  23. What a great group!!! I have met up with local bloggers a few times but never that many people. It is always refreshing when they are the same in person as they are in the blog! I LOVE that you ran in a banana suit!!!

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  24. Looks like you had a great weekend! Cant wait to read about the race in the Banana suit!!! :):)

    I guess you could say that I have had a "blogger meetup". My very good friend Hollie and I met through dailymile/blogging and we now get together to run and hang out a lot!

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  25. YEAH!! So excited! It was such a great weekend!

    And your banana costume was AMAZING!!! And I loved meeting Superfit! Can't wait for our next visit together! Yay competition time!

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    1. I'm so glad you got to meet him and I Jamie! I can't wait to see you again soon!! yeeeeeeepi!!! xoxo

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  26. I love meeting "blends" in person! It's such an amazing experience and I find they're so much more amazing in person! I love Christina & Jess and so glad you were all able to connect! The three of you are adorbs!

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  27. Haha loving the banana suit! You look too cute in it :)

    I've never done a blogger meet up but there aren't as many Australian health and fitness bloggers as there are Canada and US ones.

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  28. So much fun! I love that banana costume :)

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  29. I've had one smallish blogger meet up and it was so much fun! It's fun to put a blog and a person together.

    Can't wait to hear about the recap!

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