After we traveled to the Runner’s World headquarters in Emmaus, in a party bus…no big deal… (picture from Alec at Pop Fit Life )
Sweet ride for the bloggers!Rodale, Inc is the parent company that owns Runner’s World and a slew of other magazines. Their office set up is AMAZING. Beautiful grounds with a running a biking train. Fruit and veggie gardens. Fitness classes for employees. And a cafeteria that serves local and organic foods. I seriously want to work there!!
We were greeted by Bart Yasso when we got off the bus. We all totally geeked out and took pictures. By the end of the weekend we were all like “Hey Bart!”
Sign in the Runner’s World Cafeteria
Everyone there was so nice, regardless of how well known they were. We were treated to a cookout (fact: we call cookouts “barbecues” in the Lehigh Valley. But this BBQ included hotdogs and hamburgers and no barbecued meat!), dessert and then a shoe fitting by the awesome people, and title race sponsors, from Altra . More about the shoes in a later post…but I promise you they’re awesome!
So many boxes of Altra Zero Drop shoes!
Golden Harper from Altra Zero Drop
While we were eating, we had a special visitor come sit down at our table. The one and only Amby Burfoot ! I’m not going to lie… I got so nervous when he sat down I started to get hives!
Taking a total creeper shot of Amby as he talks to the Neon Blonde Runner, Kat
Just hanging at dinner with Amby Burfoot. NBD.
He was so interested in blogging and how it worked for us. It was so weird to think that he had questions about the things we do!
Runner’s World Bloggers – Elena, Lynda, Sara, Larisa, Me and Mark RemyBlogs: Elena , Lynda, Sara , Larisa , Mark
Of course, no trip to Runner’s World Headquarters is complete without a tour! After everyone was done eating, snapping pictures, and getting fit for shoes, Bart Yasso took us on a tour. Seriously guys. I just can’t get used to talking about Bart Yasso like he’s a normal person…but he really is. So approachable and so accommodating to guests!
A wall of photos of the Rave Runs from Runner’s World Magazine
Runner’s World December Covers
Runner’s World Bart Yasso’s Office
More from Bart’s office
After the tour concluded, we were treated to SMORES! It was such a fun treat! I had a hard time getting my marshmallows over to the graham crackers and chocolate. I kept pulling them off the stick and eating them right away!
Delicious Smores at Runner’s World
We had such an amazing evening, I couldn’t imagine how we’d be able to top it in the coming days…but we did! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post about our Friday in Bethlehem -Running with Bart Yasso, Altra Zero Drop demo, hanging with Shalane Flanagan, expo and the blogger dinner.
The post That Time I Chowed Down on a Hot Dog with Amby Burfoot appeared first on CarlyBananas .