Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday of Meetings

It's been an exciting couple days here in Boston! Well, at least in my life, which is what this is all about right? :)

Monday I went to the gym and FINALLY got my ID. I had to wait for the office to be open and blah blah, but now I have it! And, it's a terrible picture! Remember how I got sunburned on Sunday? Yeah, well it will show in an ID picture taken on Monday. Trust me.

Shiny and red! Just like I want to be in all my pictures! Just kidding. I feel like most people think ID pictures will always be bad, but I actually have an awesome license picture, so I thought this would be good, but no such luck. Oh well. The college kids swiping me into the gym can enjoy the awesomeness every time.

Monday was about looking awesome, and yesterday was about meetings and meeting new people.

First, I went to my first meeting for the Men's Event committee. I LOVE love love working with Fenway and I'm so excited to kick off another year of planning for the big day. I didn't stay long, but I did a quick introduction and got my materials to start spreading the word! March 3rd is not all that far away.

With my name tag still on, I ran down the street to Eastern Standard for meet-up with some other Boston area bloggers! It was my first real blog event, so I was pretty nervous. And I was late, so that always adds to my nerves, but once I sat down and started chatting, I felt at ease. The ladies who attended were really great, and it was nice to meet other people who've put themselves into the blog world. We all seem to be at very different places blog wise (some have been doing it for while, some are super newbies like me), and it was great to get more perspective.

Alli, Erin, Samantha, MB, Sara, Sarah, and me. Picture courtesy of Erin!
We sat around and chatted for quite a while, and I really enjoyed the company. And Erin couldn't have picked a better place. I've been to Eastern Standard several times before, and I love the atmosphere and the decor (and I love that they take reservations at the bar. I much prefer to sit at the bar than a table in most places, and it's great to know that you don't have to wander in just hoping someone will get up from their seats). Not to mention, the staff is great, and the food isn't bad either (read: it's awesome). I had some wine and their grilled flat bread appetizer.

It was fun to be at a table of people all taking pictures of their food. Makes you feel like slightly less of a weirdo when every one is doing it. :)

Meeting these ladies was a big deal to me. I've never really put our blog out there all that much. Sure we tweet about our posts, and I actually posted on Facebook after the tri, but we're pretty small time in the world of healthy living blogs. It was nice to feel like a part of the "in-crowd", and to get some inspiration from real live people (blogs are great, but they're even better when you can put a real person to a name). I really appreciate being including in this group, and I'm looking forward to the next meet-up. A big thank you to Erin for pulling it all together!


  1. so glad the nerves calmed down quickly! Bloggers are the best :)

    I had so much fun. Hope to see you soon!

  2. It was so great to meet you! I had a blast at my very first blogger meet up. What an amazing group of fabulous women. Can't wait to do it again and hopefully sit closer together so we have more time to talk. Rock on!