Thursday, May 3, 2012

Nashville Recap with Christin!

I can't believe it hasn't even been a week since I was in Nashville. When I've read other blogger's recaps about meeting their friends in real life, I thought that it couldn't real happen that the people you bonded with over the internet and on the phone, you'd actually bond with in real life, but I'm here to reveal that the rose-colored glasses are actually rose-colored. Meeting blog friends in real life is awesome!

I have to admit that I was extremely nervous flying down South to meet and stay with Christin, her hubby, and hubby's friend, but as soon as they pulled up to pick me up at the airport, my nerves flew away. Christin was just as petite and pretty as she is in real life with a sense of humor almost identical to mine. I still can't get over how much fun we had together.

We headed back to the hotel to change out of comfy clothes before walking over to the race expo.
Our first ever picture together!
At the expo, we couldn't believe the line just to get into the expo. And of course we took another picture in front of the sign.

Once we had thoroughly browsed the expo, and picked up our post-race beer bracelets, we decided it was time to wander and carb-load. 
Me with Elvis sporting my very cool swag bag
And why not be a tourist and get a picture next to a cowboy boot?

Finally, we decided it was time for some beers (water for this girl) and food. So we waited until a restaurant opened by hanging out in a bar. Unfortunately, our meal was most definitely not worthy of photos or blogging about. Let's just say they got multiple orders wrong with slow services. But at least I got some pasta in me, right?
Being silly
We walked around Nashville a little more before going back to the hotel to find some over-sized slippers before going to bed super early aka 8PM.
Too big slippers
Before we knew it, our alarms went off for the 4AM wake up. And I'll recap the race soon, but here's a little sneak peak!
5AM and smiling!
Overall, it was a perfect 36 hours. I'm so so glad that I bit the bullet and booked my flight back in January when we decided to sign up for this race. As nerve-wrecking as it was, it was totally worth it to finally get to spend quality time with someone I know will be a great friend for a long-time. (Yes, I'm talking about you, Christin!)
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24 comments:

Valerie Griffin said...

so fun! great pics!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

This is so awesome :)
So glad that you got to do this - sounds like a blast!

I would have been nervous, too though!

You guys are too cute in those high pink socks lol!

Happy Thursday, girl!
xo

Annmarie Pipa said...

wow...sounds like s ugh a fun time! good for you! your pics are great!!

Ruthie Hart said...

FANCY PANTS hotel!! Looks like a castle! What a fun weekend (even if it involved running 13 more miles than I could ever do haha)

Natalie said...

So glad you had a great time and a great race!

birdie to be said...

Fun pics! Great job. Love your dresses

Brittany said...

I am glad you guys had such a wonderful time!! Your outfits are ADORABLE!

Tiffany said...

Love that you guys had so much fun!! And your "will run for wine" shirts are adorable!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

Neely said...

I want a will run for wine shirt so badly! And seriously love that dress!

poptartyogini said...

My goal is to someday meet another blogger in real life. It looks like a blast. I love the link socks in your racing outfit!

Adam said...

I like the "Will run for wine" shirts

Krista said...

You guys are so cute, I love the race outfits. Glad you had such a good time and made an even stronger bond with your now real life friend :)

amy b.s. said...

looks like you had such a fun time! love your running tanks!

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

So much fun! You two look super cute together in your race gear.

DWei said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun. :)

Claire said...

I love that giant boot! I didn't take a picture with it though :(

My first thought when I read this post was, though, that I would never have arranged for a total stranger to pick me up from the airport... not because it's a stranger but because I get so sick on planes that I would hate for my throwing up everywhere to be their first impression of me heehee!

bsweetdreaming said...

Hi! I just saw your comment on my long distance loving post (way back in January), so I thought I'd check out your blog...and I love it! I'm a regular runner and I obviously adore food/recipes :) Just wanted to say hi and that I'd be adding it to my reading list!
Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming

Giovanna said...

Cute photos!! Sounds like such a fun time!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Janna Bogert said...

Aww this is so exciting! I have gotten to have little meet ups, so now I want to have a long Blate! You two are so presh!

Megan said...

Y'all are so cute!! I love when meeting a blog friend turns out to be totally perfect!!

Christin said...

Just now reading this post, but it just made my day! So happy to call you a friend! Hopefully we'll get to spend some time together when I'm in CT this summer!

sherri lynn said...

Your weekend sounds so fun! I love your purple dress - it is so flattering on you!

Amy Powell said...

love that purple dress on you! and congrats on the race. I'm always super impressed with you!!

Neon Blonde Runner said...

Amanda, this post just made my day, I LOVED all the photos!!!!!!

You looked so adorable and really awesome in your race outfit :)