Bloggy Meet up and Bucs Game!!

Saturday was a great day. What is better than meeting up with new bloggy running friends and then going to get new shoes??
I also got to go to a preseason Tampa Bay Bucs game with a great friend, her son and Thing 1. All in all, it was a busy day with a ton of driving, but it was a great day!!

Bloggy meet up was arranged by Robin over at Running Circles Around The Turtles. We all met at Jason's Deli and the food was awesome. Fresh and healthy !!
Now Robin, I have met before.  If you've been around a while, HERE is the post where I went over to cheer her on in a race and meet her and The Redhead for the first time! She has been an inspiration and constant motivation since then. She was just as sweet as ever at this bloggy meet up and came armed with table decorations, cute little gifts ( a piggy bank to save for races!) and personalized notes! How sweet is that?!
I also got to meet MJ, from Girl Running,  we decided we might have been separated at birth! We both love ice cream in a cone, yogurt with gummy bears as a topping, and we both have Sour gummy lifesavers on our desk right funny!!I am sure if we had more time to chat, we would have much more in common....we were already talking about a running meet up as soon as I can get my mileage up a bit!

My PT, Jan Lawlor, went with me to the lunch too! She's not in the photos, because she was so kind to offer to take the group photo!!

I met quite a few others who run in and around central FL and was jealous of all of the ambitious races they were training for!! A few were training for half marathons, 15K's and even a half Iron Man!! Awesome. Here are a few photos!

Love, Love, Love Robin! Thanks again for arranging the meet up!!!

The whole group!!

So after lunch. I headed to Gear for Multisports, a store in Clermont FL, to get fitted for the coveted Somnio shoes I have been lusting after forever!!

I think that whole process deserves it's own post, so stay tuned for that tomorrow!! If you have imbalance issues or pain on one side and not the other, these could be the shoes for you.........

After Orlando, and Clermont, both of which are 1 to 1.5 hours East of my house, I headed home for a quick change and to pick up Thing 1 because we were headed to the Buc's preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tampa is an hour West of my house.....a lot of driving today!

A few pics from the game. My friend works for the Buc's and called early Saturday to offer me 4 Club level seats on the 50 yard line with a parking pass....for free...hello?? Who says no to that?? It was very fun , even though they lost!!!

View from the 50 yard line.

Cool Pirate ship in the end zone. Shoots off canons every time something good happens!!

Good friend Candace who joined me. The boys kept rolling their eyes because we were talking fashion during a football game....hello, we ARE girls!!
And we hadn't seen each other in a while so it was great to catch up!!!

Thing 2 in the front with his friend Alex! They had a blast and we got a play by play as they would not keep their sweet little mouths closed the entire game....pretty funny actually...those little boogers know a lot about football!!!!

So stay tuned for plenty of info on my new SOMNIO's tomorrow!!

Also, if you haven't noticed, I am up to 90 followers....pretty close to 100. I think I might be able to get my butt in gear for that giveaway I have been talking about! Maybe a 100th post/1st year blogaversary/ 100th follower blow out giveaway...sounds like fun to me!! I even have a few vendors who have agreed to help out !! Stay tuned....the longer I wait, the more swag I might long will it take to get to 100 followers??????????

Happy Running,


  1. What a fun weekend and meet up!!! I love the bloggy meetup!

  2. I can't wait for my first bloggy meetup! looks like you had an awesome (yet busy) weekend. Can't wait to see your shoes!

  3. Awww I'm so jealous of the bloggy meet up! Looks like a great time was had by all!!!! Miss you ladies a ton! So glad ya'll got together and even better than you met some new friends!

    BTW - I saw your other post and I will get it up sometime this week I promise! Thank you so much! It's a busy for blogging for me, lots of things to talk about and a trip lined up on Friday...

  4. Yay!! It was so much fun hanging out with everyone. And I'm sure, if given the opportunity, you and I could have talked for hours! Mostly about ice cream lol. I can't wait to hear about the shoes!!

  5. cool bloggy meet up..

    Josh Freeman went to K-State...go Bucs...

  6. Tobi! Had so much fun with you guys! Thanks again for joining us for the meet up! (I was having a really bad hair day..ugh!) Oh well. LOVE your new shoes and looks like it was quite the weekend of fun stuff! Working on t-shirts....will send soon!

    *hugs* from Orlando ~ next visit: running meet up (very soon!)


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