Have you heard of humblebrags?
It’s false humility. When you share something that is super flattering to you in an “oh, this old thing” manner.
Examples, via @humblebrag on Twitter:
This post? There’s NO humility. Just bragging. Because I want to run around high-fiving people and jumping up and down because I am so darn excited about what awaits me in the next few months.
1) Runner’s World Half Marathon Weekend
I just added an amazing day of racing to my calendar (and to be totally transparent: Runner’s World is covering all of my travel and lodging costs as well as the race fee so I can join in the fun). I’m flying to Pennsylvania for the Half Marathon weekend, although I’m not actually doing the 13.1. I’ve signed up for what RW calls the “five and dime” — a 5K followed by a 10K. Then I’ll stay and cheer on my friends who are doing other distances.
I’m especially excited because in addition to seeing some of my favorite bloggers, I’m going to see one of my besties (a non-blogger) who is doing ALL of the races that weekend. It’s my first time leaving the baby behind, so I’m sure I’ll have some sad moments, but I can’t wait to do this destination race.
If you want to sign up, I have some discount codes for the half marathon or the hat trick:
10% off Half: kwidrickRWHalf /10% off Hat Trick: kwidrickRWHat
The signup is here: http://rw.runnersworld.com/rwhalf/.
2) Florida Blogging Conference
I just turned in my final slides (yay!) for a speaking gig at the Florida Blogging Conference, where I’ll be talking about building better media kits. Last year, I emceed the event and worked on the planning committee and this year, I get to present as well. I am SO excited because this is an event that a friend started from scratch three years ago…and now it sells out in the first few days of ticket sales.
The event is sold out but you can follow all of the great content coming out of it by using the hashtag #FlBlogCon13 or heading to http://www.flblogcon.com/.
3) Group Exercise Certificate
I bit the bullet…and decided to stop TALKING about chasing my fitness dreams and actually start going after them. I am now studying to get my group fitness instructor certification and if it goes well (and I like it!) I’ll seriously consider becoming a certified trainer or other health expert. It’s honestly more for fun and for my education than anything else at this point — I’d love to teach some classes but I also just want to learn more about health and wellness.
4) National TV Show
I’ve been working with and for Growing Bolder since 2007. Next month marks six years and that’s the longest I’ve worked at any company. Crazy.
I’m the Executive Producer of our broadcast properties, and we’ve been on PBS stations and some NPR stations for three years. Now we’ve expanded and added a daily commercial version of the show. It’s exciting. It’s exhilarating. It’s exhausting.
But yeah…mostly exciting.
YOUR TURN! What are you excited to brag about? Come on…tell me what’s making your life more awesome!