Friday, March 23, 2012

Scholarship and Shipping Out

Exciting news over here at BLWB! Remember when I wrote the post about Chocolate Milk + Bloggers Conference + FitFluential? I explained that by writing that post, I was applying for a scholarship to attend the Fitness& Health Bloggers Conference in Denver, CO, in June. Well, today I found out that I was selected as a recipient of the scholarship (okay, it was a random drawing, but still exciting)! I get to attend the conference without paying the registration fee, which means I’ll have a little extra cash for breweries something very practical.

I’m really excited about the conference schedule, other bloggers who are attending, and, of course, the location! I love Denver; our first visit there was in January of 2010, when I took Terry as a Christmas gift. We toured breweries, ate at awesome restaurants, and got to visit my friend Katie who was in law school there (and is now an Associate Attorney!).
 I’m hoping to get to see Katie while I’m there, and I definitely plan to eat at Park Burger, where the bison burgers are to die for.  Meanwhile, at the conference, here’s what’s on tap for me (and you, since my readers will reap the benefits of whatever I learn there):
  • Cocktail party for FitFluential members (hey, that’s me!)
  • Advice from the experts on blogging topics
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. James O. Hill on the Importance of Evidence-Based Approach to Health & Wellness
  • Current evidence on various health topics with experts
  • Breakout Sessions: cooking, fitness lab, consumer research grocery store, and group discussions
  • Exercise classes

I can’t wait! (For the full agenda, or to register for the conference, check out the Fitness & Health Bloggers Conference website.)

The rest of my day was busy but great, eagerly waiting for our trip to officially begin. After work, I squeezed in a great boot camp workout, which focused on upper body and a little cardio. I spent the rest of the evening cleaning up, eating dinner, playing and cuddling with the kitten (goodness, I miss him SO much when we go away), blogging, and trying to remember any last-minute items I’d forgotten.

While we travel a lot, we still get excited for every trip and look forward to new experiences. This time, we’re traveling with friends and can’t wait to enjoy the luxury of a cruise ship with them. I look forward to writing about our trip when we get back, but in the meantime, expect some fun posts over the next week!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats. I've been reading HLBs for a while and all the conferences look like a lot of fun. New follower here :)