Blogger + Friend = Blend.
Blend 2012 was one of the BEST weekends I’ve ever had. This past weekend ~70 women descended on Boulder for a weekend of fitness, food, and FUN.
I’d only met a two of the non-ATL attendees in “real life” before, but I can honestly say that I ended the weekend with several new close friends. It was one of those experiences where you meet someone and feel like you’ve known them forever (I’m pretty sure Heather is my soul mate.)
Armed with drink tickets and cupcakes, we kicked of the weekend with a group dinner. Right away it became obvious that is was going to be a laid-back, drama-free weekend.
It also became clear that we were going to blow up Instagram. #blend2012
Both mornings we woke up to an hour-long boot camp. Day 1 was led by Tina and Lindsay (check out the workout here on Tina’s blog). Day 2 was led by one of our sponsors at Chobani. Both days kicked my butt… but Fitmixer’s Amino Acids drink helped us power through.
This view didn’t hurt either:
Saturday we took a
casual 4 mile hike on the Flat Irons up a trail called Royal Arch.
It lead us to the top of this beauty:
It took a little climbing, huffing, and puffing…
The view at the top was well-worth the climb (and post-climb soreness). I wish I could do this every weekend!
After much-needed showers, we celebrated Cinco de Mayo in style, but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow for those fun stories. Let’s just say that there was tequila shots and a tattoo involved… 😉
You guys know I’m not a crier, but when as our taxi pulled away from the cabins on Sunday I may have felt a little lump in my throat.
I do have one problem after the weekend… what am I going to do with all this schwag?! Oh wait… I’ve already eaten a lot of it…
Have you ever met online/blogger-friends in “real” life?
Do you like to hike? What’s the best trail you’ve been on?