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Fitbloggin’: Day 1


Oh hey! Here I am at Fitbloggin’ with most of my favorite blogger buddies. (I wish everyone were here!)

So what are Sarah and I doing? Well, we can’t stop poken. It’s this little thing attached to our nametags. It looks like an itty bitty hand, and it has our names, e-mails and Twitter handles loaded on it so that we don’t need to exchange business cards. At the end of the day, you can plug it into your computer and see who you’ve met and get all of their information. Of course, I just ordered new blog business cards and paid extra to have them delivered here. Oh well. They’re pretty.


Sana, Jennifer, Jac and Courtney <– (one of my roomies here)


Of course, we health bloggers can’t see a Whole Foods and not go. We stopped in before lunch. After all of my travel, I was too much of a zombie to go to any of the morning sessions, so I just caught up with some friends.



Lunch was pretty amazing. We had a bunch of pressed sandwiches and grilled vegetables and a salad with pancetta chips. Yes, BACON CHIPS.


Fruit salad with raspberry sauce.


Heather, me and Anne


Yeah, I poked myself. Clearly, Anne wasn’t very impressed.


Bloggers blogging at a blogging conference. So meta.


After the panels, it was time for cocktail hour. And thank god.


Monica, me, Gretchen and Tina


Me and Anne


Me and two of my fave NYC bloggers: Gabriela and Gracie


Me and Tina




Maryland is good at crabs and football. We couldn’t go to a football game, so we went out for crab cakes. We went to a place called Mo’s Fisherman’s Wharf, a few blocks from the hotel.


And, uh, chessy fries.


I’m not a huge fan of crab cakes beyond a few bites, so I went for the scallops. And apparently half a stick of butter. They were definitely tasty, but I worried about how they’d sit in my stomach this morning.


This was the side of “vegetables.” Needless to say, none of us were too impressed with our meals. The people who’d had crab cakes said there were shells in the cakes, which, I’m pretty sure don’t belong there.


This morning, Tina, Monica and I did 6 at 6–a 6-mile run at 6am. They’re both pretty fast, so I was really proud of myself for being able to keep up with them. Tina and I really didn’t feel like running this morning, but we made ourselves go and were glad we did. Afterwards, we went straight down to breakfast in our sweaty clothes, hence why Tina’s shivering.


What’s a health blog conference without an oatmeal bar?


I went for nuts and berries in mine and had an iced coffee with soy milk.

I’ve seen some great panels here, but I’m going to wait until at least tomorrow to post about them so I have time to fully digest them. But I’m just going to leave this here–if you’re not already reading Katy’s blog, you should be. Major girl crush on her.

Boston to Baltimore

This week is seriously nuts. Even this post is a traveler–I started it in Boston, but it’s posting now that I’m on the ground in Baltimore.


Getting up to Boston didn’t go so well–first, we sat on the runway for 45 minutes, and then once we were in the air, we circled for quite some time. It should be about a 30-40 minute flight, and once they said we were beginning our initial descent when we’d been in the air for 35 minutes, I knew something was up. (Me? Most paranoid flyer in the world. I was totally convinced that we’d been hijacked and were going to land somewhere completely different than Boston.)

Once we finally got on the ground, I went to go meet up with Tina and Mal at the Coolidge Corner Club. After such a long day, I desperately wanted a drink, so when I walked in and Mal said Tina had already walked over to the bookstore and he was about to do the same, I was a little bummed.


But I was there to see Tina, not to drink beer. (I guess.) She was really nervous, but she did a great job.


I mean, I would be really nervous if there were that many people in a room to hear just me talk about myself, too!


Mal, her sister and I sat in the front row as her paparazzi.



“I really like cookies!”


“And Murphy!”


After the reading/talk/Q&A, everyone lined up to have Tina sign their books!


And her mom brought cookies!



While Tina was doing her thing, I chilled in the back with some other bloggers: Lizzy, Beckie and Corrie.


Once the signing was over, it was beer time! We went to Publick House, one of Tina’s favorites. (I totally feel like I got the CNC tour last night. Tina pointed out lots of places she’s mentioned on her blog before.)


I got the moule frites (mussels and fries.)


By the time I got back to Casa CNC, it was midnight and way past our bedtimes for our early-morning flights. (The car picked us up at 5:30.)


I got to the airport, walked through the shortest security line ever, and made a beeline for breakfast. I wanted something a little more nutritious than a bagel, but there was only a Dunkin’ Donuts (WITH NO SANDWICHES. THE HORROR.) and a Cosi in my terminal. I noticed the oatmeal at Cosi about 2.5 seconds after I paid.

Now I’m at Fitbloggin’!