I mentioned yesterday in my expo recap, that I had a very bust 24 hours in Orlando. As soon as we landed in Florida and hopped a shuttle to our resort, I hoped in Megan’s car and we headed to EPCOT for the Cigna blogger event. For those that don’t know, Cigna is the title sponsor of the runDisney marathon weekend! We were tight on time, and of course ended up having to park the furthest out in the parking lot.
Cigna had asked me to interview a couple of TV stars from Mexico right before the event, so Megan came with me to meet up with them (more on that interview later, it gets its own post!) We had time for one quick photo before running over to the meet up.
We booked it over to the Odyssey building, and they had the doors roped off, so naturally I jumped over them and tried to go inside, where I was immediately yelled at by a lady with a light saber saying this was a private event. Once we gave her our names and tried to explain we were supposed to be AT the event but were late, she finally let us in.
The super sweet Cigna people helped us get lunch (everyone else had already eaten) and found us seats so we could eat and join in the fun.
Basically each table was a team, and through various games, each team got coins for getting correct answers (all related to health and fitness of course!) I scarfed down my food and watched at first, but it looked like my team was already doing great!
The games were all super creative. I mean, check out the concentration I used during this one.
Our hosts did an excellent job as well.
One game involved holding the tree pose as long as we could, and you all should already know how unsuccessful my yoga practice has been, I think my face says it all.
I really can’t remember what was going on in this one, but it appears I am having fun! (Dancing? telling on someone cheating? who knows!)
In all honesty, not only was the event super fun but it was really informative. I sadly didn’t get all my questions right, but learned a lot! For instance, did you know that 25% of adults with diabetes don’t know they have it? Or 65% (!) of adults are overweight or obese, but only 18% realize it and are trying to lose weight? Crazy stuff yall.
Our team didn’t end up winning, but we had a blast, and that’s what counts, right? (Or that’s what I told myself as I cried in the corner. I kid).
After the event, we got to meet and take photos with two very important folks, Minnie and Mickey! They loved our ASICS Gel Quantums!
Cigna put on a great event (and even gave us sweet swag bags at the end!) and I was thankful to be a part of it. I am going to leave you with this info graphic they created about training for a race. Enjoy!
Be sure to follow #CignaRunTogether to check out other posts from the event, and follow Cigna on Twitter.
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Mindy (Road Runner Girl) says
Sounds like so much fun! I’ve been invited to attend the past few years but I haven’t done marathon weekend so haven’t been able to go. All the games look super fun! And I love all the Mickey and Minnie photos!!!
I was so happy minnie and mickey came at the end! It was a nice surprise.
Kimberly @ www.fitdisneymom.com says
That was such a fun experience. I’m sad I didn’t get the chance to formally meet you! I had to leave a bit early to meet up with my toddler & hubby.
Bummer! I hated that I was late, but I can’t wait to share my interviews on the blog!
Karen :0) says
Sounds and looks like a fun event! Glad you made it!! The woman with the light saber made me laugh!
She was SO funny, she was freaking out. haha
Cigna really does put on some great events and I love how they kept it fun! We were so glad that we were invited and enjoyed meeting so many other bloggers. I think I may have to play that spaghetti and penne pasta game with my middle schoolers. Or perhaps it may be more fun at an adult game name?
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
This looks so fun! One of these years I’m going to schedule time to actually attend a blogger event at a Disney race.
This looks like it was a fun time! I was supposed to go, but ended up not being able to make it, sorry I missed getting to see you there!