Yay! I love running at 5 o’clock in the morning!
Umm, not. But, I LOVE how I feel once I’m done! You never regret a workout!
This morning, I woke up bright and early to run with my blog buddies before a full day of HLS sessions.
Before I left my hotel room, I snacked on a Clif bar. I always need to have a little something in my stomach before exercising. Otherwise, I feel weak and blah.
The group met promptly at 5:00 AM in the hotel lobby. I was shocked to see about 20 people waiting there! Runners are crazy people, huh?!
After a quick explanation of the running route (down Market Street, along the water, and back), we headed out into the night early morning.
Philly is a really pretty city— even in the dark!
Monica, Bonnie, and I ended up covering almost 14 miles this morning. I didn’t plan to run even close to that distance, but running with friends made the miles fly by. For real. We chatted the entire time.
After our run, I grabbed a quick iced latte at Starbucks, stretched, and showered– all before 8:00 AM. Nuts, right? I was really hungry for breakfast (fourteen miles will do that to ya), so I got myself together as fast as possible.
On the menu: fresh fruit.
Various cereals from Attune.
Stonyfield yogurt and hardboiled eggs.
I only attended part of the morning sessions because I was scheduled to sell and sign copies of my book!
I was a little worried that no one would buy it, but quite a few people did. At one point, there was a huge line of people waiting! So cool!
Monica didn’t have her copy of my book for me to sign, so I offered to sign her boob. She was all about it!
Lunch couldn’t have come any sooner— I was famished!
Lunch included a fantastic spread of sandwiches made on bread donated from Great Harvest.
My plate: veggie sandwiches with quinoa + chickpea salad.
I still felt hungry after lunch, so I downed two boxes of granola. Perfect.
I’m not sure what’s on the agenda for tonight, but I have a feeling it’s going to be FUN!