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Fitbloggin 14 Savannah Part 2: Run Disney, Ignite & Clubbing In Savannah

by Nellie

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So for a brief summary part one included lunch at Paula Deen’s The Lady and Sons Restaurant,  Wet Willies and more! Today we start the Fitbloggin 14 with tears.

Lots of tears.

All provided by the wonderful folks at RunDisney! When I found out that the folks from RunDisney would be sponsoring lunch, I squealed in my cube. Only 2 weeks earlier I had made the decision to run the Enchanted 10k in February as a gift to myself, so the stars were certainly aligning in my favor. I mean, could the signs be any clearer?

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So when the Disney folks came out to do their presentation to say was excited was a real understatement. I then they announced they had a special guest and it was Mickey Mouse… Like the actual character came out and I just about lost my mind. I was by far the loudest screaming adult… Something along the lines of “OH MYGAHHHDDDDDD MICKEYYYYYI have absolutely no shame in my Disney character groupie ways.


Run Disney showed a series of videos highlighting the amazing programs they have available at the World Wide Sports Complex. Then they showed the videos of run Disney races, not that it mattered much because I was completely sold before I got there but there was one video that made me want to crawl under the table and ugly cry until I had no tears left. It is the incredible story of a little girl who completed a 5k despite her disability. Disney does it to me every time. (Watch at your own teary risk)


Plus check out the amazing bling that you get for completing a Run Disney race! I may or may not have held on a bit too tightly to the Enchanted 10k medal!

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Afterwards, I was feeling incredibly wound up so I visited the hotel gym for some quality treadmill time. It was the perfect way to get away from everything and reboot. The hotel gym was so fancy, with cooling towels, full rack of weights and tons of machines!

Amazing Sponsors:

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention some of the amazing sponsors of Fitbloggin because without them, we wouldn’t be there! It was so great getting to know Chocolate Milk (more on them in Part 3!), California Almonds, Health Warrior, Ninja (stay tuned for an amazing review coming soon!), Run Disney and more!



Later on that night, it was finally time for the Ignite Presentations. I was especially invested because I had some siblings in my head (Andre and Allie) were presenting. This is what only children do, we adopt the people we love and make them siblings. Needless to say, they were simply amazing.



Andre started things off with an amazing rap about Fitbloggin (he actually shouted me out in the lyrics!) and Allie talked about her amazing journey and race in Spain and since I have been reading her entire story to see her share it in such a dynamic way had me crying profusely while laughing because of course she was telling the best jokes too.



After the presentation a group of us went to Tubby’s a local restaurant on the water. The food was good but the service… Slow! Which I quickly realized was theme in the south!

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so much hot chocolate at one table!

After we finished with our eats, we went to a club across the street to get our dance on. Unfortunately the DJ only played ratchet unknown southern rap and the crowd was entirely too young and scantily dressed. We spent 30 minutes in there before we retired for the night. Besides, I had a big day the next day I would be leading a discussion, teaching Zumba plus experiencing the best session of the conference!

When is the last time you have been to the club? How awesome was Dre’s rap?

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Allie July 10, 2014 - 5:48 am

OMG I just want to hug you!!!!!! Thank you so , so much for everything you said and DID for my Ignite speech. Seeing you in the crowd was such an amazing feeling because you had been with me every step of my journey with nothing but love!!! You really are a tremendous friend Nellie and I’m so lucky to have met you! And Dre? Holy wow! He brought the house down!!!! I was so glad I didn’t have to follow that!!!
Can’t wait for the next recap!

Nellie July 13, 2014 - 9:31 pm

I am lucky to have met you too Allie, as I was just saying to someone else you never know where you are going to find your next great friend! Again you did a tremendous job and you fit in perfectly with the fitbloggers as I knew you would!

Janine Huldie July 10, 2014 - 7:00 am

Wow, wow, wow!! Between Run Disney, Allie speech and Dre’s rap, this really sounded like it was some event. I got to say, you had me from the get go, but still was mesmerized from start to finish on this one 😉

Nellie July 13, 2014 - 9:26 pm

thanks Janine 🙂

Lia July 10, 2014 - 9:33 am

Your re-caps have been EVERYTHING. I am so inspired and motivated by this year’s Fitbloggin’ experience and so fortunate I was able to spend QT with s-heroes (like you!). Can’t wait for Part 3!

Nellie July 13, 2014 - 9:26 pm

Thanks boo! it was so good hanging with you this weekend!

Kimberly (Manifest Yourself) July 10, 2014 - 9:54 am

Dre’s rap was so epic! I was so excited/proud/happy/sad… I felt everything! And I cannot stop thinking about Allie. She has me all inspired to crush some fitness goals this year.

Nellie July 13, 2014 - 9:24 pm

wasn’t it so amazing?! I am so proud of him.

Britt July 10, 2014 - 10:29 am

Oh my gosh! I have to watch these videos when I’m not at work! Lol! I can’t wait to see them. Those almonds and juice look amazing! So much fun!

Last time I was in a club was last September for a friend’s bach party that started at like 10am. By 2am all I wanted to do was go home and go to bed. I mean there was a pink gorilla dancing on a stage. Whaaaat? Plus, I don’t appreciate being shoved so much. So yeah, I’m old.

Nellie July 13, 2014 - 9:24 pm

lol isn’t it amazing how old we get so fast?! ugh. I can’t stand it.

Tamara July 10, 2014 - 4:14 pm

I think it’s been well over ten years since I’ve been to a club! Maybe less but not by much!
I would have screamed for Mickey too! He was so amazing to us in Disney. I’ll never forget that.
Can’t wait to read about chocolate milk. Yum!

Nellie July 13, 2014 - 9:22 pm

I love me some Mickey. My love for Disney is borderline insane but I manage to keep it under wraps…then I see him in person and lose it. lol

LaShawn July 10, 2014 - 7:15 pm

I haven’t been to the club since before I was married! With myhusband! LOL I feel so old!!! Those Disney medals sure are pretty……

Nellie July 13, 2014 - 9:20 pm

haha girl this one was so incredibly ratchet!! I was stunned. and reminded me of my age!

Carla July 10, 2014 - 8:18 pm

I can’t believe you had me watch that Disney video. It’s going to be hard to get my run done while I’m crying.

Hmmm…a club. I honestly can’t remember. When I was 22 maybe. You can do the math. 🙂

Nellie July 13, 2014 - 9:17 pm

lol! I know I was ugly crying…at fitbloggin…I had to take the lunch napkin and dry my monster tears!

Kita July 10, 2014 - 8:37 pm

Mickey is ready to work it out love it. All this talk you making me want to get up and move something. Loving these recaps

Kim July 10, 2014 - 9:01 pm

I so wish I could have gone!! I know that Allie rocked her talk. Can’t wait to read the rest of your recap!!!

Nellie July 13, 2014 - 9:10 pm

she totally did! I was so proud of her 🙂

Leslie July 10, 2014 - 10:12 pm

Okay, I’m not much of a cryer (crier?) but that Disney video totally made me tear up. Reading all of this…and seeing Dre’s rap totally makes me want to go to Fitbloggin sometime. Looks like you and everyone else had a lot of fun. And even if you didn’t stay at the club long you at least got out there. Can’t wait to see how your talk went!

Nellie July 13, 2014 - 9:06 pm

thanks Leslie!! Hopefully one year you can come!

Michelle July 13, 2014 - 9:03 am

It sounds like you had a great time! I am still trying to decide on whether or not to go to the Disney race…only a couple more days! On one hand, I could really use the getaway…but I will feel guilty unless I actually train!

Nellie July 13, 2014 - 9:05 pm

only a couple more sleeps!! I seriously can’t wait to register!! 🙂 I’ve been scouting “costumes” all weekend 🙂

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