Anyways the Arnold was once again AWESOME, def a big highlight of my year! This year I worked the 6 pack bags booth which was pretty awesome when Nicole Lee Wilkins, then Dana Lynn Bailey then a few others came over to sign autographs and do videos! We sold out of the small bags by 3pm on Friday but had a few more come in for Saturday, then completely sold out of all of our 1,200 bags early Sunday! (go to www.sixpackbags.com and use the promo code "brea" at checkout to order one of your own and get a 10% discount). I also was helping out over a the Silverback Krew booth which is always a good, and never a boring moment... I didn't get to actually get to see any of the Arnold Arnold Ammature or the Arnold Classic or even the Arnold himself this year either but it's always great getting to see so many friends from all over the country, especially all in one place, and don't even get me started on all the samples! Every other booth is either my favorite protein bar samples or shake samples, then theres granola, trail mix, protein cookies, beef jerkey and about everything else you can think of! It's really hard to not want to blow your diet and eat everything in sight all at once again and again! Along with all those samples there's shaker cups and free t-shirts all over the place, and the crowd knows, Saturday afternoon its quite hard to get through all the madness!
Saturday night the "Silverback Krew" grabbed dinner at Max and Ermmas the hotel restaurant frequented at least once a day for the 2 year in a row before headed out to the "Official Arnold After Party." The after party (the expo is Sunday as well so I'm not exactly sure why they call it an after party) is at Church converted into a club called "Bluestone" or "B.O.M.A. (something Ohio Museum of Art I think) and Carmen Electra was even there! I didn't have anything to drink (not a big drinker but I will have a drink ever now and again for special ocassions) but still had a great time although we were all ready to go back to the hotel around midnight from being so tired from working the Expo all day.
Sunday morning I woke up bright and early to run the Arnold 5k run. For ya'll that don't know, I am not a runner, at all. After 3 years of pretty intense training my endurance has vastly improved but running has always a challenge for me and I've always wanted to run in an event and decided a week or two before, if you're gonna go, go all out and do the Arnold! So Sunday morning I woke up to snow in Ohio and honestly got a bit nervous! But I did it, I finished my first 5k, in the snow, at the Arnold Sports Festival in horrible time, but I finished and it felt great!
Our ride home was a bit snowy as well Sunday but we made it safe and sound. All and all it was a GREAT weekend, so much fun so many inspiring and motivating stories and bodies everyweherI can't wait until next year! For pictures and more details check out my facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/breasharronfitness!
Quote of the day:
"For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not to simply exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer." ~Arnold Schwazenegger