• It’s All Over

    August 15, 2010

    Just like that, the 2010 Healthy Living Summit comes to an end. I’m a bit sad, but meeting so many bloggers and readers in person was absolutely amazing– I still can’t get over how many wonderful people I met this weekend. I definitely have a lot more blogs to add to my Google Reader!!


    The final day of HLS started with an 8 AM run on the waterfront. We all met in the hotel lobby and then split into four groups: walkers, 5K runners, 10K runners, and 16-mile runners. I was glad to see such a good turnout this morning!

    I joined the 10k group and ran my little heart out! ๐Ÿ˜‰



    I was super dehydrated when I woke up, so I took advantage of every single water fountain that I saw along the route. Water and mini breaks definitely helped get me through the run this morning.




    Once we finished the run and walked back to the hotel, I headed straight to the Thomas Farewell Breakfast.



    Breakfast featured Bagel Thins with a make-your-own cream cheese station with everything from cinnamon and brown sugar to smoked salmon and jalapeรฑos to everything in between. You name it, they had it!




    I went with a carrot cake-inspired cream cheese, which was made with cinnamon, brown sugar, raisins, honey, and a pinch of salt to bring out the sweetness. It was delicious!


    I also added some fresh fruit to my plate.


    After breakfast, I quickly showered, packed up my stuff, and then walked down the street to Starbucks for an iced soy latte. I had about 30 minutes to kill before I needed to check-out of my hotel room, so I sat outside and pondered life. Now that my book is finished and HLS is over, I foresee some serious downtime in my life.



    Then, I check out of my hotel room, said goodbye to friends, and shared a cab to the airport with Ashley and her husband, Bo, who are the nicest folks ever! ๐Ÿ˜€

    At the airport, I battled endless security lines and grabbed lunch just before I boarded my flight home. I had a spinach salad with apple slices, feta, and creamy balsamic vinegar on the side.


    I also enjoyed a couple of chocolate truffles.



    On the plane, I munched on some Chicago Mix popcorn and readย the most recent issue of Runner’s World magazine. I’m gearing up for marathon training, which officially starts tomorrow! So psyched!



    When I arrived home, dinner was waiting: pepperoni pizza on naan. Delicious! I’m planning to eat an AllieBar for dessert! ๐Ÿ˜€



    Seeing Murphy’s adorable pug face when I walked in the door of our apartment made me SO happy! Reunited at last!


    I’m making a huge To Do list for tomorrow and then relaxing for the rest of the night.

    So happy to be home!!! :mrgreen:

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    { 7 comments… read them below or add one }

    Agnieszka Huk August 16, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Can you please contact me at my gmail account.
    Thank you


    jenna August 16, 2010 at 10:01 am

    what a great weekend!! Im sure murphy was so glad you returned home! ๐Ÿ™‚


    Mac August 16, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I love the feeling of arriving home after a long trip!


    Maura August 16, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Make your own cream cheese?! Why haven’t I thought of that before. Genius! Oh, and pizza on naan is the best ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you had a great weekend!!


    Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun August 16, 2010 at 11:34 am

    “Will Run For Bacon” I love that shirt! So cute and so true. LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚


    shelly@campinggirlchronicals August 17, 2010 at 7:49 am

    I’ve never thought of using naan to make pizza!


    Brandy August 19, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Even though I didn’t attend….I had to put something up about HLS and how blogging has changed me for the better. ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s my post today: http://secondchancehappiness.blogspot.com/2010/08/blogging-for-better.html.

    So, thank you for all that you do!


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