Friday, February 06, 2015

I'm going to Fitbloggin' 15!

I had started a post about how tired I am of winter, but even I was bored by it. So instead, I have some exciting news to share: I'm going to Fitbloggin!

I wasn't sure about my ability to go this year, so I didn't apply to be a speaker, but when the call for Ignite Fitness Sparks went out, I decided to leave it up to fate. I applied. Ignite talks are 5 minutes with 20 auto-advancing slides, and I thought it would be fun to try speaking in that format. Here's Kia giving a sample:

When the first set of Ignite speakers, chosen by popular vote, was announced and I wasn't in it, my desire to leave it up to fate slipped a little. I wanted to go!

The second round of speakers were going to be picked by Kia and crew, who invited us to give "compelling reasons" that our talk should get chosen. My compelling reason was, essentially, "pick me!" Either it worked, or they liked my talk, because I was chosen in Round 2.

I am rooming with Margo again, in keeping with what is now Fitbloggin' tradition. She's considerate, she doesn't snore, and she and I both have similar early-bird sleep habits, even if we live on opposite sides of the time-zone map.

So even if all the leaves are brown (or down) and the sky is gray, I can dream of summer in Denver.


  1. Woohoo! Congrats on getting in, it sounds fun. I wish I could be there to see you!

    1. Thanks! I wish you were going too.


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07