I wasn't the only non-runner; however, I must say that their passion for running definitely inspired me. I've been running a couple times a week since the event, and have signed up for more 5K races too. I met so many wonderful people, ate way too much food and walked away feeling energized and blessed to be a part of such a fabulous community of people. Within hours we were all following each other on Twitter, became Facebook friends and started reading each others blogs.
It's amazing what social media can do for relationships. Last Monday, two of my new foodies fitness blogger friends were in Boston to run the marathon. Upon hearing the tragic news of last week's events, we were all reaching out to see if anyone had heard from either of them. The whole evening there were messages of love and concern - and while everyone has their own connections within the group - we all had felt the anxiety of waiting. Wondering. Praying. Until both new friends made it safely home.
The blogger event was so successful that we decided we must do it again, and will be joining forces this summer to create indulgent makeovers. Until then, I'll leave you with some photos from the evening as well as links to everyone's blogs.
A HUGE thank you to the Mandel Group, who offered their beautiful venue for the event, and to Ly Nguyen of Capture Life Moments for the fabulous photographs!
Sheila Wordell -Blue Cheese Walnut Spinach Pasta Salad with Avocado, Mint Cantaloupe Granita, Orange Blossom Lemonade
Maressa Porter -Pizza Casserole
Sara Brozek -Indian carrot soup
James Brown -Chicken & Slaw salad
Laurie Frey -Flourless Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies
Sun Torke -Peanut Butter Mounds Bar & Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls
Kaylie Magestro - Profiteroles filled with Mousse
Kat Pummill - Red Quinoa Avocado Salad.
Alysha Witwicki - Cowboy Cookies
Brittany Lynn - Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
Melissa Moore- Stove Top Salmon Patties
Michelle Marie Zerzanek - Power Scones
Who is inspiring you? What are you doing with that inspiraton?