June 7, 2014

Blend Retreat: Sweating Up a Storm

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Dove. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

We have been sweating up a storm ever since we got here! Literally ten minutes after I arrived at the resort, Janae led us on a group run that took us down the hill from the property…

Downhill Oiselle Run
This was the easy part…

…and then allllll the way back up.

Uphill Oiselle Run
No, I did not slow to a walk for this picture. (But I did take a walk break later.)

I felt really bad because I was trying to chat and get to know people, but I was so short of breath on that uphill! Working in Dallas four days a week doesn’t really help me adjust to the altitude in the Rockies, and I’m starting to think it’s going to take me years if I’m only there three days a week.

Finish Oiselle Run Blend
On the plus side, great views!

I spent last night “fueling up” (yup, that’s what I’m calling it) on cocktails, healthy appetizers, and pizza. I felt a lot more relaxed this year than last year! It was nice to have a lot of people that I already knew, and I felt like that took the pressure off… though I still have been trying to meet as many new people as I possibly can. It is so wonderful just how nice everyone is here! I know there is a whole community who snark on bloggers, and I can even see their points with some people, but this particular conference just seems to attract such a wonderful group of people. It’s not about improving your blog (ick, I already know about 209348 ways I can improve mine and I just don’t have the time), and it’s not about “gaining readership” or whatever… it’s more just about making friends and hanging out and having fun. I love it!

Colorado Bloggers
These girls are all Colorado bloggers, which means they can stay in-person friends rather than just blends when we go home!

That said, today has also been a ton about sweat. Soon after we woke up, there was a bootcamp with tons of calisthenics, and then after refueling with a really delicious breakfast (fried potatoes? Yes, please. Thank you healthy bloggers for leaving more of those for me!), we headed out on a hike. The hike was short, but a group of us decided to take the long way down instead of riding the gondola, and that led to some really gorgeous views.

Jumping In The Mountains
And this insanely awesome picture. (Well, if you ignore the dopey look on my face.)

All in all, it’s been a lot of fun, and a lot of sweat. I was glad I remembered to pack the Dove Advanced Care deodorant that I wrote about a few weeks ago, which offers 48-hour odor and wetness protection. The bootcamp got me sweaty, and the hike got me pretty dusty, so it’s nice that at least I smell fresh, since Dove is available in a wide variety of signature Dove fragrances. Plus, since I’ll be heading out to the pool shortly, I appreciate that it’s helping my underarms to stay moisturized and smooth – they promise softer/smoother underarms in just three days of use. Thanks again, Dove!

Now… off to go make more friends poolside! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend too 🙂

As previously noted, I participated in this campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Dove. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank you for participating. All opinions expressed are my own and I was not pressured for a positive review.


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