EEEEEKKKK!!! I’m on my way to the Blend Retreat!!!
I’m. So. Excited! I had such an amazing time last year and am pumped to see all my blends and make new ones!
Just a little background: Blend is not a conference. There aren’t any seminars or keynote speakers. Instead, it’s a weekend filled with fun workouts and free time to spend with blends (blogger friends).
The retreat is Friday-Sunday. For a typical weekend, I’d pack a small weekend bag, but Blend is not your typical weekend. There will be workouts, hiking, sight seeing, cocktail parties… So much to do in just about 48 hours.
It took me a good hour to pack, and before that it took me a good half hour to make my packing list, so for today’s Fit & Fashionable Friday post, I thought I’d share my tips for what to pack for a fitness blogger retreat. Let’s do this thang!
This list is catered toward Blend but will work as a good guideline for other fitness retreats, too. You’ll need a ton of workout gear for all the sweating you’ll be doing (at least 2 workout outfits a day) and nicer outfits to change into. If you’re traveling, you’ll want some comfy travel clothes – and nothing too complex (ain’t nobody want to be holding up the security line at the airport).
I will say for any fitness blogging event, you’ll want to save yourself A LOT of extra room. The swag is FOR REAL. Seriously. This image below was only PART of the swag from last year’s retreat. I was nervous my checked bag would weigh more than the limit!
Like any trip, you won’t want to forget your toiletries or electronics. Last weekend, I went to visit my parents for Mother’s Day and I forgot contacts, glasses, and my iPhone charger. Brain fart.
So yea, don’t have a brain fart. Make a list. Check it twice. Make some blends. It’ll be nice! (<– see what I did there. I could totally be Santa. Jewish Santa. Who only puts healthy, fitnessy presents under the tree…)
Ok, I’m off to Colorado, but before I go allow me to allow you to link up your Fit & Fashionable Friday posts. Any post related to fitness, fashion or fitness AND fashion is fair game. Old or new! Full link up rules here!
Have you ever gone on a weekend retreat?
What’s the best swag you’ve ever gotten from an event?