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My Day of Fun

by Meghann on March 6, 2010

What a day!

Derek and I left my apartment at 10:00 am this morning and headed to the Disney Princess Expo to pick up our volunteer credentials for tomorrow morning.

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There is nothing like the spirit of a race expo to get a person in the racing mood; even when the person isn’t even planning on racing.

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Everyone just looked so excited picking up their bib and swag bag. I wanted one of my own! I think I may have a slight racing addiction. ;)

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At least I was still able to check out all the great booths whether I was running or not.

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This one booth in particular caught my attention

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I stood and spoke with the owner of Lift Your Sole for a good while just going on and on about how much I loved her products.

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She carried a line of running themed charms, necklaces, keychains, drink koozies, etc.

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She even had great shirts with inspiring messages

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Everything was adorable and really great quality. The owner sent me home with a couple of items to review for my blog – all of which I a very excited about! If you want to see for yourself all the great things she has to offer head to www.liftyoursole.com

Of course we weren’t there just to shop.

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We were on a mission!

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Can you tell Derek is excited about our 4:45am report time tomorrow morning?

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If you’re running the Princess Half tomorrow look for Derek and I on World Drive! I’m not sure what side of the road we’ll be on or which miles, but I do plan to have a big bright pink sign that says ‘Run Princess Bloggers, Run! Luv Meghann & Derek’

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After the Expo Derek and I had to book it to Pizza Fusion for lunch.

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Quite a few bloggers and readers are in town this weekend for the Princess half tomorrow which could only mean one thing – blogger meet up!

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Lindsey did an amazing job organizing this afternoon’s meet up. I believe the first e-mail was sent out two months ago? I can’t believe the event has already came and went. So sad, but such a great time!

We had two tables full of lovely, smiling faces and an atmosphere full of love and laughter.

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Recognize everyone? ;)

Derek and I began with a Pear & Gorgonzola Salad.

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My plate.

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We also shared a large Farmer’s Market pizza with goat cheese instead of mozzarella.

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My plate x2

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I love Pizza Fusions’ crust. Its thin, crispy and perfect in every way.

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I left the meet up full of goodies!

Lindsey’s Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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And Ryan’s Raw Macaroons!

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I saved both for when I got home and just had a sample of each. Me like. ;) Thanks ladies!!

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Good luck to everyone running the Princess Half tomorrow! You ladies are going to ROCK IT!

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After lunch Caitlin and I gave the ladies a tour of our Chevy Traverses.

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Just how many bloggers can you fit in a traverse?

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Where to next?

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I know! Menchies!!

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Self Serve Frozen Yogurt Baby!!

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I had a little bit of everything and topped it with any chocolate topping available.

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Next up Anne P, Kelly, and I took the Chevy Traverse on a little shopping spree sponsored by Chevy Southern Dealers.

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Hello, Mall of Millennia!

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The best part of the day had to be trying on crazy prom dresses.

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When did the 80s come back in style?

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I promise we didn’t purchase any of those dresses, but we did manage to do some damage. ;)

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We finished our day at Whole Foods, where the hot bar was calling our name for dinner.

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I can’t believe its almost 10:30! Derek and I have to be at Epcot tomorrow morning at 4:45am! Yikes! I guess that means we need to get to bed!

Can’t wait to cheer on all the Princesses who will be running their hearts out in the morning.

Good Night!!

{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

1 theprocessofhealing March 6, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Wow girl, what a day!!! I love frozen yogurt and I love my local place but it does not even compare to Menchis!! Jealous!
The blogger meet up looks so fun and I lurve the dresses ha! Especially the red dress that Kelly is wearing.. wow. Right out of the 80s for sure…

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2 Dori March 6, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Fun day! I want self serve fro yo!! I need to have fun with toppings like that. Those prom dresses are hilarious.

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3 healthy ashley March 6, 2010 at 11:52 pm

You had such a fun day! Love the dresses :)

I had WF hot bar for dinner too!

Can’t wait to see you tomorrow!

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4 Katy @ These Beautiful Feet March 6, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Oh my gosh, wish you girls would have kidnapped me, looks like I missed out on the best part of the day! 80′s prom time! Love it, you girls are awesome. It was so great seeing you today! Fro-yo date soon??

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5 Courtney March 6, 2010 at 11:58 pm

I wi8sh they had self-serve yogurt near me!! I guess it’s just too cold up here. :/ Y’all look cute in your dresses! I just bought mine (for.. actual prom) and I’m so excited!!

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6 Erica March 7, 2010 at 12:04 am

Looks like your having a great time out there. What a an amazing turnout for your blogger meetup.

Have fun cheering your heart out tomorrow.

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7 Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 7, 2010 at 12:04 am

I absolutely LOVE going and trying on fun dresses like that! I hate that the ’80s are back…they were bad the first time around! You reminded me, I have some shopping to do at C&B soon. Have a blast tomorrow!

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8 missyrayn March 7, 2010 at 12:11 am

Such a busy day and I’m sure tomorrow will be even busier.

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9 TorontoGirloutWest March 7, 2010 at 12:11 am

You girlies in Florida have such a blast together! Us Rocky Mountain bloggers are quite a bit more isolated! lol

Although I did meet my first blogger when I was in Vancouver for the Olympics. Funny thing is it felt like we had been friends forever. I’m looking forwards to more meet-ups in the future! :)

Have fun tomorrow!!!!

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10 Jenna March 7, 2010 at 12:22 am

Great day!!

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11 Gabriela (froyolover) March 7, 2010 at 12:23 am

WOW!
Looks like you´ve had quite a day…
Lovely pics!
Loved the t-shirts at the race expo..
I´m sure it´s gonna be a great event!
Good luck on waking up so early tomorrow! ;)
Have an amazing Sunday, Meghann!
Brazilian XOXO´s,
Gabriela

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12 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 7, 2010 at 12:31 am

Gawsh everything is so cute from the tshirts at the expo to your dresses in the fitting room. Have a blast tomorrow volunteering.

PS I was notified that there is a self serve froyo place near me–totally thought of you and your Orlando froyo madness!

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13 Heather March 7, 2010 at 12:32 am

you ladies look like you had the best time…what a fun crew to meet up with! hope y’all have a great time watching the princess half tomorrow :)

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14 caronae March 7, 2010 at 1:25 am

Sounds like a lovely day. Your skirt is adorable, btw! When I was in hs I used to love trying on pretty dressed with girlfriends; that has to be one of the greatest weekend activities of all time!

Have fun tomorrow!

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15 Run Sarah March 7, 2010 at 3:05 am

What a fun meet up – I love flat bread pizzas! Those prom dresses are hilarious too – SO eighties.

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16 britchickruns March 7, 2010 at 3:46 am

That looks like such a great day!! I love trying on stupid dresses, I used to do it al the time :D ooh and love that punning shop – ‘a fit woman is a powerful woman’ is an awesome, awesome quote!
Hehe it’s funny seeing other bloggers I read all together..it makes the world seem such a small place!
Have fun at the Half today :)

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17 christie @ honoring health March 7, 2010 at 8:20 am

What a fun day! I love the pictures of you guys in those dresses!!

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18 LindsayRuns March 7, 2010 at 8:20 am

Looks like you had an awesome day! I hope you are doing well right now on your sleep deprivedness!

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19 Can You Stay for Dinner March 7, 2010 at 8:52 am

Love you day!! It looks like such a fun time with all the other bloggers! Good luck volunteering today!

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20 shelly March 7, 2010 at 9:07 am

I am interested in the Will Run For Wine tshirts. Was that the same company?

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21 jentrinque March 7, 2010 at 9:40 am

What, no picture of Derek in a prom dress? :)

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22 runningwithsass March 7, 2010 at 10:04 am

I can’t wait to hear about princess! your expo pics make me miss the disney half!

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23 christina cadden March 7, 2010 at 10:05 am

What a fun day!

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24 NYCRunnerGirl March 7, 2010 at 10:07 am

Looks like a fun day! The funny thing is, as ridiculous as those dresses are, you guys look adorable!

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25 Kayla March 7, 2010 at 10:10 am

That red dress on Kelly kills me! lol.
Looks like you guys had a blast. I’ve been to that mall before, I love it.
Oh and when I saw Caitlin’s post yesterday I didn’t see you in the group pic at first, until I looked for those boots :)

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26 Matt March 7, 2010 at 10:19 am

Have fun tomorrow! Did Derek enjoy the shopping? ;)

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27 dianacheung March 7, 2010 at 10:31 am

first of all cute outfit! second of all, your sister is sooo gorgeous! Does she have a blog or model? BTW I love how Derek is volunteering at the marathon with you…totally HIS idea I’m sure.

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28 A Running Kentucky Filly March 7, 2010 at 10:31 am

I need that “It’s not fat it’s fuel shirt” :) Good luck to all the girls running in the race!

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29 Amy @ Second City Randomness March 7, 2010 at 10:41 am

Is it sad that I am 6 years out of high school, but can still look at prom dresses like that and go “my mom would never let me wear that”? Oh geez… I swear she lives in my head!

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30 Heather March 7, 2010 at 10:45 am

What a fun day!!! Seriously what’s up with the 80s prom style?! Wow. Sounds like a fun event to volunteer at!

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31 Michelle @ G(Y)G March 7, 2010 at 10:56 am

I have yet to experience the self-serve frozen yogurt. I’m so jealous that you have them around you! I spend my time split between DE and NJ and I gotta tell you, they are behind on this trend!!

P.S. The pictures from the dressing room are hilarious :)

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32 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) March 7, 2010 at 11:11 am

Sounds like a fun fun day! I can’t wait to read about your experience volunteering!

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33 Kristen March 7, 2010 at 11:29 am

I saw you and your “Run Blogger Run” sign at the race today and it make me smile. Thanks for volunteering!!!! :)

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34 Rachel March 7, 2010 at 11:38 am

That sounds like a great day! I can’t believe how much you crammed into less than 24 hours :) Hope you are doing well at the race this morning. That is an early wake up call!

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35 inmytummy March 7, 2010 at 12:04 pm

OMG those dresses totally made my day.

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36 Beth @ fatbustermack March 7, 2010 at 12:34 pm

That looks like so much fun! of course 4:45 does NOT look like fun. Good luck!

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37 Brittany March 7, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Oh man, you definitely did have a day of good times!! The dressing room prom dress photos remind me of high school. I used to love doing dressing room photo opts with my girls. So fun.

Best of luck for the race today lady!

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38 Ashley March 7, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Oh gosh you guys look like a blast to hang out with! Maybe next Princess I’ll kick my butt in gear and run with my mom. She’s probably kickin ass and taking names right now down there!

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39 Molly March 7, 2010 at 2:51 pm

you girls are gorgeous :)

xo-Molly
http://www.givinganythingbutup.wordpress.com

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40 meyergirl March 8, 2010 at 9:38 am

Sounds like a wonderful day!! Looking at your pictures made me freak out a little b/c my camera is broken and I have to races to run this next two weekends. :( What to do!?

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41 Caroline March 11, 2010 at 8:00 pm

It was great meeting you Saturday! I saw you and Derek at the race, but you were taking a picture of someone ahead of me and I couldn’t catch your eye in time. I’m wishing I’d gone to Menchies with you guys! I didn’t realize it was self serve!

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