Truth be told, 2011 was not my favorite year to date. I’m kind of looking forward to 2012 and some better times. That said, I still had lots of good stuff going on in my life and one of the fun aspects of the year was the big number of bloggers I got to meet. I know I’m not on the level of meet-up queen Jill, but I did ok. Here’s a look at whose paths I crossed in 2011:
Barefoot Angie Bee and Erika from MCM Mama. Erika lives right down the road in Va, so it was only natural that she and I meet up sooner or later. When Angie Bee told us she’d be passing through DC on a train, we both jumped at the chance to meet her. We had a nice afternoon stroll followed by a beer; I thoroughly enjoyed this time with these like-minded ladies!
Next up was the Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference out in Boulder. Beth was kind enough to let me crash at her house and while at the conference, I got to meet Jason, Jill and Claire. With this crew, you can only imagine that we shared lots of laughs. I’ve kept in touch with these guys pretty regularly since the conference and consider them friends. I’m looking forward to the next time I can see them all.
Summer brought a chance to meet Erin out in Jackson Hole. This amazing mom of 12 had eight of her beautiful kids with her when we met, which was such a treat. My kids are still talking about her kids! I got to meet Erin a second time in New York on marathon weekend. Not only that, but she’s going to join my friends and me in Boston come April. Who’d of thought that two women separated by so much country would have the chance to see each other three times in one year? Pretty cool if you ask me.
New York City Marathon weekend also gave me the opportunity to meet Molly and Lisa. I only got a couple of minutes with Lisa because she was working the expo, but I think we’d have lots to chat about given more time. Molly? She’s a doll–just a genuine, nice person, much as she appears on her blog.
Next year promises to bring more chances to meet fellow bloggers. First on the agenda will be EMZ when I visit Arizona in February. Can you say excited? Then there’s Boston, where I’m sure we’ll be having the mother of all blogger meet-ups. Can’t wait.
Did you meet any other bloggers this year?
And finally–if you entered my giveaway for free entry to America’s Toughest Road Marathon, radom.org picked Marissa. Love her blog and her enthusiasm and I’m so excited to hear about her adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains come April!