Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Meeting all the Celebrities (You Go Girl Bloggy Meet Up)


I am so behind others in getting this up, but the important part is I am! Even though I wasn't running the race, ever since I heard about the bloggy meet up I had been elbowing my way in. I really wanted to meet everyone and who doesn't want to eat a massive plate of pasta? When the day came, it really did feel like I was preparing to go meet celebrities. To me they were these mythical creatures whose lives we monitored from far away with daily interest. We aspire to be like them, envy their clothes, and beg to have our picture taken with them, sounds like celebrities to me!

Can you tell we are nervous?
So there Stacie and I sat nervously awaiting their entry into the Spaghetti Factory because somehow we were the first ones there (how uncool!) Turns out, I didn't have too much to be nervous about. Everyone was super nice and even though I didn't get to properly meet everyone (there were a lot of us) I really enjoyed talking to those I did. My biggest surprise was Tonia (T, TMB of Racing with Babes). She was awesome! Totally sweet, down to earth, funny, and outgoing, which is good because I am a thoroughly nervous creature in these situations! I am really going to miss her and wish she lived loads closer. I spent most of the evening just listening to others talk and insulting their pictures. It was a great night.  I just love being a part of this community now. I hope they never kick me out! And here it is in pictures...


All of the bloggies doing a silly pose!

Amanda and I (so sad she moving!)

Me and T doing something weird...

and something more normal.

Stacie, Katye, T, me, and Mel

Me and Mel

T, Zoe (and Miss Goober), Katye and Mel
Oh, and how did I end up racing the next day, you ask. Word spread of some extra race bibs due to some injuries on the team and everyone convinced Amanda to snag the half-marathon bib. In her typical, "sure I'll race at the last minute" fashion, she stepped up to the plate and accepted the challenge. All that was left was for them to find a couple of 10k runners, and who in the room wasn't running, oh yeah Stacie and I. Now I hadn't run in two weeks because of an injury and I had never ran further than 3 miles so I didn't consider myself a prime candidate, but the excitement of it all just got to me and suddenly racing the next day was all I could think about! Add in a dash, or 8, of peer pressure, some calls to our hubbies to make sure it was ok, and suddenly Stacie and I were part of the Will Run for Ice Cream team! Excellent race report to come!

11 comments:

Chelsea said...

I loved walking in and being like TRESSA!!!! Sorry if I scared you! :) When I get nervous I get loud. Kind of works against me sometimes. :)

Diana Tries-A-Tri! said...

Very very cool miss! And awesome job giving into peer pressure to run a race! haha

racing dawn said...

So fun! Looks like you girls had way too much fun! Can't wait to hear about the 10K - way to be brave and go for it! :)

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

It looks like you had a great time! I've read almost everyone else's race report and everyone said how much fun they had!

Navy Wife on a Diet said...

it was so great to put "live" faces to blogs. Pictures dont do you justice, girl you are GORGEOUS!

Cant wait to read your recap.

Zaneta said...

i have read multiple accounts of this meetup and have enjoyed all of them! :) I wish i lived closer to some of you all so i could do a fun bloggy meetup! maybe sometime ;) can't wait to read your race report! :)

Rae said...

You don't look shy to me in those pictures. :)

I can't wait to hear all about your 10K race report! Now get on it! :)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I agree. Shy! you do not look at all!!

Glad you got to be part of MeetUp 2010!..gee that could mean something competely different outside of runner bloggy world! ;-)

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You kill me! What? did you think I was going to bite your head off? I'm glad I impressed you! Hugs buddy!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

You totally rock for doing a 10k when you had never gone that distance before... seriously!!!

Cynthia O'H said...

Awesome! I'm behind in my reading and can't wait to catch up to your race report.