Hello again! Wanna know something cool? Today is my birthday! Yep, I am now 29 years young. More on that in a future post.
If you missed it, yesterday I posted about the first two days of my FitBloggin adventure. Today I will cover Saturday and Sunday. As a reminder, all pictures can be found in my Photobucket album HERE.
Once finished with karaoke, I made my way to my room. It was at least 1230 perhaps 100 AM and I was exhausted. If you read the recap you can understand why. Technically this happened on “Friday”, but I’m including it in today’s recap. My 5th roomie had a terrible experience with her flights and schedule and despite planning to be in Portland Friday early afternoon, she arrived at the hotel at about 130 AM. Yikes. She called and in my half sleep I went down the hall to lead her to the room. The other 4 of us were up again by 530 to attend 600 AM Yoga.
Yoga helped me wake up and get stretched in all the right places. I proceeded to then get fat on potatoes and eggs at breakfast (yum) and made my way over to my next exercise stop, the class I had been looking forward to taking for 9 months since last FitBloggin…the JumpSport Trampoline class!!!
Even though space was limited (I think people came who didn’t sign up in advance) we all managed to make it work safely. We partnered off and while 1 person used the trampoline the other would do floor exercises. I have not sweated so much in a class EVER. Constant motion for 60 minutes. Except for my quick break to meet the cow from Laughing Cow Cheese. My partner in crime was Kymberly from the amazing twin sister duo of Fun and Fit.
Here is a video of the class. I’m not in it very much (sad panda), but you get a small glimpse of me and Kymberly around 3:24 – 3:30. I’m in the yellow and she’s in pink. Look for us other places too.
Lunch hour(s) were on our own. Before we all took off though I insisted on a roomie picture. Holly was only with us Thursday and Friday, Elizabeth on Friday and Saturday. I’m glad I did too, because even though we weren’t all in our best state of dress, we didn’t have another moment where we were all together again. I never lived in a dorm or did the sorority thing, this was the closest I get to having to share so much with other women.
At the end of the night, I was super sore, super tired and super ready to crash. Yet, I prettied myself up and went down to the “farewell” reception. They served food and gave a speech about a supplement company. I spent the night catching up with people one last time or for the first time. During the night they had a dance off with Chef Jason Roberts to try and win one of three FitBits. I figured “Why not” and kicked off my heels and went for it. I even pulled my friend Bonnie up on the little platform stage! People were taking pictures, but I hadn’t seen many posted. It was not enough to win, but I still had a great time.
All good things come to an end though, and when I finished dancing I couldn’t find my ROJ necklace. I freaked out and was two steps away from tears when I finally found it. Go ahead and laugh, but I had two charms on my cord. The ROJ charm and a new FitBloggin charm. The ROJ charm managed to get caught in my hair while dancing! The FitBloggin charm was heavy enough in the front to make it hang normally though. OY what a dork moment.
It was hard to shake the sad feeling though, so I wondered upstairs to the fancy rooftop bar for the view…
…but all the rich people made the sad feeling worse so I went to my room instead. Other roomies were there soon enough and we all packed for the trip home the next day. We went to sleep again around 100 AM.
Finally a day of slight sleeping in! We woke up and went to the fun run at 700 AM. Who would have thought 7 would be a nice break from 6? Breakfast wasn’t until after the event, so I went ahead and met up with people to walk. Only I met up with the wrong group ad instead of walking 1 mile in order to safely catch my train for my flight. I met up with the 5K walkers. Eiip.
The walk around Portland was beautiful and the company was lovely. Without knowing it, I made the right “wrong” choice.
There isn’t really too much to talk about for the trip home. I spent the day flying and making my way back into another time zone. I made it home and crashed out. It was a long and wonderful trip. It’s been great seeing everyone’s photos and videos and I know even more will show up in the next few weeks. Please consider joining in 2014. I promise you won’t regret it at all!
PS. I can’t believe I forgot to share pictures of the room we stayed in! Here is the room, as well as the view from the room.