Blogger + Friend = BLEND
Blogging has brought some of the most amazing opportunities into my life and allowed me to work through highs and lows of my weight loss journey.
But more importantly it has brought some of the most amazing people into my life.
So let's take a journey through the freakin' phenomenal social media people I was able to hang out with IRL (in real life) in 2015!
Note: Click on a person's name to check out their blog or social media handle!
Sometimes friends can't make a tweetup, so you meet up with them before, during or after the race.
Linzie and I will be back at the #RebelTweetup game in 2016 as well.
Since tweetups are all the rage, I hosted another during Princess weekend at Disney World in February with my girl Kat.
We had an amazing turnout of folks running the races and those just in town to be at Disney! ;)
I seriously love tweetups. Not only because it gives me the chance to meet up with a ton of friends at once, but I also love giving away prizes from brands I love.
During Boston Marathon weekend, the city of Boston was abuzz and full of social media friends! The entire weekend feels like a giant party that is capped off with a marathon!
But when all else fails? See you blends before/during the race or while showing off the bling!!
The month of May kicked off with my first ever Ragnar Relay with an amazing group of people who I had never met before. That's right folks. I went into a van for 36 hours only knowing my girl Dacia.
But I came out with amazing friends and stories. This group of 12 people combined to lose 1500 pounds and inspire others to be healthy, happy and active.
Before the event we had only communicated through Facebook and Twitter. It is amazing how people can come into your life and change it in such a short period of time.
After just three short weeks at home I was off to Rock 'n' Roll San Diego for an epic We Run Social takeover.
And the Pro Compression/We Run Social tweetup welcomed so many new faces in to my world. It was one kick ass dance party too.
When my Weight Watchers bloggers come to Boston, I make myself available. My girl Kelly, who has lost over 120 pounds, made her second trip from NYC to Boston.
And then things got International! That's right. THE Skinny Doll was in town from Ireland and she attended my WW meeting. It was an honor having her in the room and getting the chance to hug her in real life after knowing her through Twitter for over 3 years.
For my 33rd birthday, I received an amazing gift - the opportunity to run my first Reach the Beach relay and it would be with New Balance.
Man putting this together truly remembers how blessed I am. Thank you blogging and internet for bringing these sparkly and shining people into my world.
I can't wait to see who I get to hang out with in 2016... will it be YOU? ;)
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