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 thoughts on “Friday Five: What’s New?!

  1. 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!
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    1. 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!

  2. 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!

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