I woke up bright and early and ran my longest training run to date. You can read (and watch) all about that here. Then it was time for breakfast! It would be my only official BlogHer 14 breakfast and it was pretty good. We had several keynotes and lots of laughs but of course the Guy Kawasaki and Arianna Huffington Keynote was my favorite. They had a very natural rhythm and they kept the audience captivated the entire time.
After that there was more expo time, then I wandered around trying to find a session that was right for me. The sessions weren’t super appealing but I did end up in a really good (packed) session about using old social media tools in new ways. I loved that session but I really had to sneak out early because ahem, Kerry Washington’s keynote was next! *faints*
Even though we got there 30 minutes early, tables and seats were already reserved. if you know me, then you know that wasn’t a hindrance at all. By the time the keynote started I was on my hands and knees crawling my way to the front. When I got there? I stayed there with another 20 devotees sitting Indian style and taking some awesome shots of our Shero.
She was just so pretty in a relaxed, Covergirl kind of way. She gave me all the life with her awesome interview and passion for her craft of acting. Guess who got in the selfie she took in the end? This girl. There you have it boys and girls, crawling works.
— nellie A. (@BklynActiveMama) July 26, 2014
After some more gallivanting in the expo and much needed rest/repack time in the room it was finally time for the big outdoor Party hosted by McDonalds. I knew that Rev Run was going to be there but what I didn’t expect was to have SO much fun!
It started out perfectly with all of us on the dance floor dancing to some old school tunes (did someone say old school?) and I must say this DJ was phenomenal! I don’t give DJ credit often but ALL the DJs for the night had me moving non stop!
So we are all dancing and Rev Run’s Dj comes on and turns up the music and start absolutely murdering the setlist. Have you ever been to a party when you simply can’t sit down because the DJ keeps playing your song? It was THAT situation. Before we could even get our brains wrapped around all of the good tunes Rev Run comes out and everyone goes completely crazy!
We danced, sang at the top of our lungs and finally and sadly it was over. It was really one of the best moments of the conference and it will be a party I will never forget. I even saw Rev Run on our red eye flight home and told him Thank you! His words: “Bless your heart”. Yep. I’ll take it. :) Check out this quick clip of some of the fun!
The next day we had a full day in San Francisco, stay tuned for that fun adventure as I begin the new series “BAM Travels”!