• Here We Go

    August 12, 2010

    Greetings from Chicago!!! :mrgreen:

    As soon as I arrived at the hotel, I was put to work stuffing swag bags. We have 225 attendees and a TON of swag, which means lots to do before early registration tomorrow afternoon.

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    Surprisingly, stuffing swag bags is a lot of work. Luckily, we had some help from other bloggers who arrived early in Chicago. Thank you, Sabrina, Julie, and Diana!!  :-D

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    After swag bagging for nearly two hours, I checked into my hotel room, unpacked, and got settled. The rooms at The Congress Plaza Hotel definitely have an old world charm to them.

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    Lunch

    A little while later, the swag bag stuffing crew met up again for lunch at a small cafe down the street from the hotel. Sabrina and I shared a Margarita pizza.

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    I ate two pieces, which were tasty and super cheesy!

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    I also drank an iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts (because I’m an addict).

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    After lunch, I headed out for a 4-mile run + 1-mile walk along the lake. Chicago is a gorgeous city!

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    Dinner and a party tonight. Stay tuned! :mrgreen:

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    Nicole @ yuppieyogini August 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Nice room, yummy pizza, Dunkin Donuts…..I’d say you had a good day!

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    Diana August 12, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    You’re welcome! Glad to help!

    You guys are doing a great job with HLS…yay! :)

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    Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Awesome job with the swag bags! I can’t believe you travelled, filled the swag bags and went for a 4 mile run. You’re insane. And amazing. :)

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    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 13, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Chicago looks like such a pretty place to run! I’m surprised you had the energy for that though. It sounds like you had such a busy day! :D

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    Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun August 13, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Whoa those swag bags are HUGE! :-P

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    Jessica August 13, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I hope you enjoy Chicago, my home town. I’m actually flying into O’Hare tonight for a wedding. :D The hotel rooms look beautiful, btw.

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    Wendy (Give Love Create Happiness) August 13, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Looks so wonderful! Have a great time in Chicago!

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