You may have noticed that for the last week in our corner of the blogosphere there has been a lot of Fitbloggin talk. Recaps and photos and HOLY COW a lot of Zumba talk and I for one have really enjoyed reading it all. I love how everyone seems to leave that conference with a lot of energy and motivation and also with a slew of great new friends, everyone ready to go out and kick some tail.
Somewhere along the way, however, the fanfare starts to die down as we all get back to real life. And that is what I was thinking about when I tweeted with Alan (who writes at Sweating Until Happy and who is @Sweating_it_Off on Twitter) about getting together to do a 5K. We’d casually tweeted about doing something fitness-y after Fitbloggin since we only live about an hour away from one another, but I wanted to make sure we really connected and made it happen. (Cheese Alert) I really wanted to make sure that the spirit of Fitbloggin didn’t fade once I got home and started living my life again.
So, lo and behold, we found an event. It’s a little short notice – too short to register as an official team even – but we’re doing it, and we’re inviting all of you to do it with us!
Already our team is bigger than just Alan and I! Join us that day and meet Nourishing Circle, A Girl Who Loves Cupcakes, and Trophy Husband just to name a few. A bunch of us are walking the 5K, but I think we have some runners in the group too. Seriously, I hope if you’re anywhere near Raleigh you’ll join us. You can register through June 9th. And if you do, let me know so I can keep you in the loop about our meetup!
And . . . how about this? Even if you’re not in the Raleigh area on June 11, join us anyway. Do your own fitness-y event. Do a run or a walk – ‘official’ or in your own neighborhood or on a treadmill or whatever. Or take a new class, try a new machine, do your favorite video. Just grab a partner and DO something, and do it in the name of commitment, and support, and teamwork – all things that come home with you when you go somewhere (like Fitbloggin) and get all fired up about the things you are capable of accomplishing.
Being that that sentence is really too long to put on a tee shirt, we’ll have to come up with something else. Maybe MizFit would welcome us to use her awesome new hashtag #FitAfterFitbloggin? If you didn’t catch her rhyme yesterday, it’s a must-see.
So. Will you join us? Will you actually come to our meetup, or will you participate virtual-style?