Friday Five: What’s New?!

Starting off the TGIFF train, I’m wishing fellow DC Trifecta pal Cynthia so many good lucks at the NYC Triathlon this weekend.  She’s worked hard on her training and to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House of NY.  Soooo many kudos and early congrats to her!!!DC_linkup Cynthia, Courtney and I went with “What’s New?!” for the Friday Five theme this week.  I predict lots of good stuff to come out of this one.  As for me – it’s a brand new month with so many exciting things happening. First and foremost on that list is that in just one short week I am leeeeaving on a jet plane to California!  What’s new about that?  Well…

ONE:  this trip is my first week long vacation ALL year (and goodness, I need it!)  Sun and fun, what could be better than along the coast of Cali?! Oh… beaches and sand… (sorry, I’m daydreaming).  CaliforniaTWO:  while I ran leisurely in the state last summer this is my first time racing in the sunshine state.  The Arroyo Creek Half is fast approaching.  And all of my long runs in the month of August are double digit (eeeek!)

THREE:  I am attending my first ever fitness blogging conference: IDEA World Fitness Blogfest w/Sweat Pink!blogestI am beyond excited about BlogFest.  It was a no brainer for me to attend as I am a part of IDEA Fit’s Inspired Blogger Community and a Sweat Pink Ambassador through Fit Approach.  I just received my registration confirmation and attendee checklist so I’ll be making lists and checking them twice this weekend.

FOUR:  Speaking of BlogFest, I ordered business cards for the blog for the first time and they should be here just in time for the conference.  It was so fun designing them!  I don’t know that I ever would have done this if I weren’t going to the conference, but glad I did – it’s kind of cool.  Who else has business cards for their blog?

FIVE:  This month is all about meetups and connections.  At BlogFest I’ll be able to meet some of my online Sweat Pink sisters in person.  There is a BlogFest attendees group on Facebook so putting names to faces will be awesome!  And my BFF is joining me from Chicago, so woo hoo!

In addition, Team EleVen by Venus will have a presence at the IDEA World convention.  EleVen_IDEAThere is also a Team meet up and lots of other new things coming from the EleVen team!  So stay tuned (and be on the lookout for my EleVen by Venus collection review and giveaway next week!!)

Lastly, I’m heading to Rock n’ Roll Virginia Beach at month’s end with my blogging twin, Maria from Lil’ Mys Ninja and Abby from Back at Square Zero.  So excited to “Meet all the peeps!”

Now your turn, tell me something new?! 🙂 Happy Friday!!

63 Comments on Friday Five: What’s New?!

  1. That’s so exciting that you’ll be having your first race in California! I’m so jealous! I’ll be looking for that recap soon 🙂 Have a good trip!
    Kristen recently posted…The Terrible and Exciting Process of Choosing Which Races to RunMy Profile

  2. Blog conference and vacation and destination race – lots of good stuff happening for you, glad to hear it! Hope they’re all even better than you imagine.
    M @ recently posted…Friday Five – What’s NewMy Profile

  3. Mar, that’s a LOT of new – ha! 🙂 I’m so excited to hear that you are going to be able to attend the Fitness Blogfest, and I can’t wait to hear all about it. I’m also very jealous about your upcoming vacation; having just started a new job, it’ll be awhile for me, but I will live vicariously so take some really awesome pics. I have a friend who lives in Virginia, and I’ve always wanted to do the RnR Virginia Beach race…hope you enjoy it. Have a fab weekend and thank you for hosting the great link-up!
    Tara @ Running ‘N’ Reading recently posted…Race Weekend & The Friday Five!My Profile

  4. Very exciting! I can’t wait to read more about all these, especially the Cali race, the blogfest, and the Rock and Roll race.
    Jennifer @ Running on Lentils recently posted…Five Tips for Organizing Fitness ClothesMy Profile

  5. I’ve been more and more convinced that I need to attend a blogger conference SOON! I can’t wait to read your thoughts about it. And I’ve designed business cards twice but haven’t pulled the trigger to buy them but I really need to!
    April @ RunTheGreatWideSomewhere recently posted…Friday Five: What’s New? And an Announcement!My Profile

    • I was planning a trip to Cali anyway and this just happened to come up so I planned around it but all the conferences are in inconvenient places! So excited!

  6. Nice! You have a lot of exciting things on the horizon! I LOOOVE California. Trying to convince hubs to move there someday.
    Michele @apaceofbalance recently posted…Friday 5: What’s NewMy Profile

  7. Oh my gosh, all those things sounds like so much fun. Can’t wait to hear about IDEA!
    Coco recently posted…New And Improved! Friday Five Link UpMy Profile

  8. Have fun in California! I’ll be following you shortly!! Jealous that you are attending the conference. Not going to lie, I may have tried to figure out a way to get the hubby to let me go while we were on vacay….haha, yea…no. And ohhh, you now have me wanting to do RNR in VA Beach!!!
    Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes recently posted…Friday 5: My favorite “NEW” Things for August!My Profile

    • Thanks!! and you too 🙂 we’ll cross travel paths along the way! and that’s funny, I would’ve done the same thing 😉 and RnR VA Beach – just think about it 😉

  9. I love Cali. Have fun while you’re there and good luck on your race. I wish I could’ve attended the blogger conference this year. I hoping for next year.
    Haley @ Running with Diapers recently posted…What’s New – Friday FiveMy Profile

  10. How did I miss that you have a half in CA while you are there? Racecation awesomeness! And I am totally now trying to figure out how I can get to Blogfest now that our EleVen meetup is happening. WHY can’t I attend???
    Cynthia @ You Signed Up For What?! recently posted…Friday Five: What’s New from New York?My Profile

  11. You have so many exciting things coming up this month! Can’t wait to hear about your trip to California and your experience at BlogFest. See you in Virginia Beach at the end of the month!
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…August 2014 Monthly GoalsMy Profile

  12. A fitness blogger conference sounds awesome!! I can’t wait to go to one! I’m attending a running seminar next week, and it’s only an hour long, but I can’t wait to feel the inspiration!! Have fun!
    Nicole recently posted…New Month, New Things! Happy Friday!!My Profile

  13. Have fun at blogfest! that sounds awesome! Thanks for letting me link up.
    Samantha @FoodFitnessFamilyFriends recently posted…Friday Favorites #2My Profile

  14. I’m dying to go to one of those blogging conferences. Can’t wait to read all about it. Hope you have a fabulous time!
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…5 New Exericses I’m loving right nowMy Profile

  15. So many new and exciting things! I would have loved to go to blogfest but I just don’t have the moola right now, especially after our vacation this past weekend! Have an amazing weekend and thanks for hosting!
    Susie @ SuzLyfe recently posted…So What Else is New? The Friday FiveMy Profile

    • I know, very exciting! I planned on vacationing in California anyway so when I found out about it, was able to adjust my schedule. I used their payment plan for the entry fee. Staying with friends most of the time there so it should be really awesome!

  16. Good luck this weekend! Looking forward to some more beach pics!
    Helly recently posted…Friday Five–What’s New?!My Profile

  17. Ahhh have so much fun! I wanted to do BlogFest so badly. That is going to be an amazing experience. Please tell California I miss it. <3
    runsaltrun recently posted…A weekly workout recap and the most helpful infographic in the history of EVER.My Profile

  18. You’ve got so many fun things in the works! I bet Blogfest will be great, I wish that was something I could fit it, I can only imagine the great experience!
    runawaybridalplanner recently posted…What’s NewMy Profile

  19. I would LOVE to go to a fitness blogfest. SO much fun! You’ll have to post a pic of your cards
    Rebecca Jo recently posted…Friday Five: What’s New?My Profile

  20. Woohoo I’m so excited for you to be in Santa Barbara! Definitely need to grab coffee or something when you are here 🙂
    Amanda H recently posted…July Recap and August GoalsMy Profile

  21. ahhhhh I can’t wait for BlogFest!!
    Nicole @ Fitful Focus recently posted…Five New Fit & Focused HappeningsMy Profile

  22. Woah I”m so jealous of your BlogFest journey! You’re gonna have so much fun and let’s see a picture of the cards!
    Kels @ Blonder Side of LIfe recently posted…The Blogger Writing Tour: My Writing ProcessMy Profile

  23. We will be at rnr Va Beach tio. Maybe we wil see you there:)

  24. So sad I’ll miss IDEAFIT but enjoy!!
    Kat recently posted…Weekly Workouts Roundup – Remember your WHYMy Profile

  25. I’ll be at RnR too so hopefully we will meet. Have fun in CA!
    Meranda@fairytalesandfitness recently posted…5 Shoes that might help with your knee and foot problemsMy Profile

  26. you are going to have the BEST time. have so so so much fun 🙂
    Courtney @ Eat Pray Run, DC recently posted…Friday Five: What’s NewMy Profile

  27. I’ve never been to a blogger conference. Sounds like a blast. I’m diggin’ the EleVen fitness. Go past the it! What’s new here? Well…not much yet but in 78 days I’ll become a Mrs.!!!
    Jess@Flying Feet In Faith recently posted…Friday Five: What’s New!My Profile

  28. That’s great you are gong to IdeaFit! I can’t wait to hear all about it. It’s on my to-do list for next summer. Just hoping they keep it in Cali. Have fun!

  29. Cue….. Tupac’s California Lovin….have a great time!!
    Jennifer recently posted…Friday Five – What’s NewMy Profile

  30. So excited to meet you finally!!!
    Abby @ BackAtSquareZero recently posted…Weight Watchers Post Vacation Check-inMy Profile

  31. Lots of fun things happening for you this month! BlogFest sounds like a great time – I hope I can go one year 🙂 Have a lovely time in California!
    Heather Runs Thirteen Point One recently posted…the weekly chase #18My Profile

  32. Sounds like you have a lot of awesome things coming up! I have never been to a blogger conference OR Cali, so I can not wait to read all your updates!
    Have a great week! 🙂
    Esther recently posted…Boo Summer Sickness. . .and Crazy Dog Sitting StoriesMy Profile

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