Fitbloggin 14: Savannah Recap Part 1
Unlike last year, we had completely smooth sailing with our flight and travel. Kim and I flew together and we waited not so patiently for the third tip of our A Healthy U Conference trifecta, Cassandre. The first thing we decided to do was drop our bags and explore Savannah for some eats!
The Lady And Sons
I would be lying if I said that I didn’t struggle with the decision to dine at the restaurant of a mogul who said some pretty vile things back in the day. At the end of day, when would I ever be in Savannah again? I had to see what this tourist trap famous restaurant was about.
As we sat we were served with a biscuit and a cornbread pancake. It was a delicious biscuit, but to put some context into things, I hadn’t eaten in 7 hours so, a piece of paper might have been just as scrumptious. The cornbread pancake was good too but I felt myself getting insanely full very quickly and I wanted to eat my entree so I left half the pancake alone.
I chose the Philly cheesesteak with jelly fries for the entree. It was good but heavy. I could get through one jelly fry and half of my sandwich.
After that we headed back to regroup and get ready for the mixer/ice breaker party for all the attendees. There were lots of hugs and laughs and happy in that room. The Fitbloggin tribe is a special one. I feel like I am seeing all of my family all at once.
Later on that night was the ghost tour and since most of us wanted no parts, we took a quick walk over to Wet Willies for something small because my tummy was still recovering from Ms. Deen. Lia, Allie, Kim, Cassandre and I went to grab drinks. (I had a non alcoholic daiquiri appropriately called the “weak willie“) we had a lot of girl giggles and ate a bit too. I ended up with three tacos that resembled the tacos I make at home…cept a lot greasier.
We woke up nice and early for breakfast then we went to the anti computer body workout with fitness guru Ashley Borden. It was great, it was full of moves that opened you up in all kinds of ways! I was dressed in my full Eleven By Venus Gear from head to toe.
More blog friends started arriving! I was simply overjoyed to finally meet Keya and Hope, both forever blog friends that have yet to meet in person! I also got reconnect with my blogging sister from another mister the lovely ms. Joi!
Next we headed over to Valerie’s session on How To Build Community Wellness Programs where we got a ton of great tips for next year’s conference and beyond. Here are some of the great tips:
- Plan way in advance for big events
- recruit volunteers (you can’t do it all by yourself on event day!)
- If you are planning to throw a 5k (hello bucketlist!) timing can be very expensive
- use your local libraries to get the word out about your event
- Use local resources such as Whole Foods, Running Shops and others for sponsorships
After that we headed to my boy Andre (aka mission meltdown) session on shooting video with your smart phone. I learned so much about shadows, lighting, mics… Let’s just say there will be some cash spent on Amazon this weekend… Like a lot. Expect more videos folks! For an inkling of what I am purchasing click here for a full list! I am so inspired.