Last weekend was absolutely amazing and I’ve been looking forward to sharing everything with y’all! Besides getting away for the weekend to run Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon on Sunday, the day before was equally exciting and fun!
On Saturday morning, we woke up super early and drove down to New Orleans so we could meet up with fellow bloggers for the #RnRTWEETUP at Cafe Du Monde. Thanks Dan (awesome PR guy) for braving the crowds and reserving tables for us!)
We had so much fun getting to know everyone! There was lots of chatting, tweeting and of course, eating beignets and drinking coffee! While we were there, Angela from Race Addict (and fellow Mississippi girl) stopped by to say hello. It was so nice getting to finally meet her in person!
When everyone had had their fill of delicious beignets, we headed outside and took some group pictures of our team.
After our pictures, it was time to divide up and head over to the Feed the Children event. I didn’t really know what to expect but was really excited to go help out. When we got there, there were people already waiting in line outside. We headed inside and they sent us out back to a fenced in area where we received our volunteer shirts. We also had a quick little meeting and they explained what we needed to do.
As families came in, they were able to get free hair cuts, lunch, frozen yogurt and boxes that had food, toiletry items, bags of fruit from Whole Foods and milk. There was also a medical team there so they could have health screenings done if they wanted to.
I’m so thankful that we were able to help out with such a great cause! To see so many grateful, precious, smiling faces truly made me realize how important it is that we give back to those that are in need. I think that Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon giving back in this way is an awesome thing. And for those of you that joined Team Feed the Children, donated food, or sponsored a child – Thank YOU for making a difference in a child’s life!!
More on the Expo and my 4th marathon in the next post!
Picture credits: Jason Mooney, Larisa Dixon, and Competitor Group