What a weekend. Not only did I have a chance to run and raise $500 for Camp No Limits, I had a chance to meet up with really wonderful people at #bbsummit12. The conference included friends I’ve known for a while and others I’ve only known online until this weekend. Plus, I was able to talk about the way I’m able to blend traditional journalism with my blog life. I spoke on a panel with Nancy Loo from WGN-TV, Scott Kleinberg from the Chicago Tribune and Barbara Rozgonyi from Wired PR Works. It isn’t every day when I have a chance to talk about both sides of my worlds and how they mix and match at times. (By the way, as a conference speaker, I was given a complimentary ticket and a really nice pre-conference dinner.) I’m planning to write a journalist-perspective of the panel soon on my geek blog.
After the day-long conference, I took on a new challenge: Run in the Rock n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon. I joined my friend and former student, Jenn, and ran 13.1 through the city in VERY hot weather. But we did it. Plus, I found out that not only can I motivate students and journalists and bloggers… I’m really good at motivating runners. I guess it’s my high energy. Who knows. But what is extra awesome is how Team Born Just Right pulled together and raised $500 for Camp No Limits!! I’m so excited about your donations, I’m running in another half marathon on October 21st in St. Louis!
Thanks again to so many people who support camp, give me extra boosts in confidence on a regular basis and the incredible number of men and women who I have a chance to meet thanks to this blog and my job as a journalist. If you’re super curious to see the dozens of photos took during the race (I love taking pictures), you can check them out: