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Fitness & Health Bloggers Nightlife


Last night at the Fitness & Health Bloggers Conference was wild. We started with shots…of gazpacho.

The recently renovated Boulder Whole Foods hosted our group for a farm-to-table dinner last night.


When I read “dinner at Whole Foods” on the agenda, I’m not going to lie, I rolled my eyes. “Really? I flew 2,000 miles to eat at Whole Foods?” I thought that we were all just walking over to Whole Foods to grab dinner…


…but it turned out being an absolutely amazing catered dinner.



We were served a few courses buffet-style. My favorite, of course, was the sweet potatoes.


There are no mountains in the background at any of the Whole Foods in NYC.


Tofu spring rolls.


Butter lettuce cups.


Lemon tortes/I love mountains.


There was also some pizza and spring rolls.


Tempeh and a polenta-shaped piece of heaven.

After dinner is the after party, sponsored by Degree Women.


Which means Anne and I sniffed deodorant. (Go over to Anne’s blog and suggest a caption to win some Attune Foods coupons.)


The flowers were stinky, clearly. [Photos via Gretchen.]


There were lots of sweets…


and some fruit…


and cookies…

…but I stuck with the grapes in my glass.

After a long day, I got to sleep early and slept like a baby.


[another photo via Gretchen, who is clearly a superior photographer]

Because there was yoga this morning, taught by Kia! After yesterday’s hike, it was much needed.


For breakfast, we went up to the concierge level (thanks Gretchen!) for some breakfast. I had some fruit, smoked salmon and half a bagel with sunflower butter I brought from home.

I’m back to some more conference fun! See you later!

A Nice Little Sunday

[I am sure I have used that post title before. Sorry.]

This morning, Tamsin and I woke up, checked the weather, and decided to delay our planned 10-mile run as long as possible. It was DAMN cold. It felt like 10 degrees, and it was windy. I ran in weather that cold a few weeks ago, and it was hard as hell, so I was down for any delay that would allow the weather to warm up.


So we killed some time with breakfast. (Sunflower butter, a banana and an English muffin.) We probably headed out around noon, and we both thought our run was going to SUCK. Our legs felt like lead at first, but by the time we turned around at mile 5.5 (around 130th Street), we were both feeling great.

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We stopped a minute for water, Gu and a pic, and then started going again.

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We’d been doing 10:00-10:30 miles until mile 5, but we really picked up steam afterwards. Tamsin was listening to music and she picked up speed, and clearly I couldn’t let her leave me in the dust, so I picked up my pace as well. Our last mile was 8:58!! While this is still slower than I need to be to run a sub-2:00 half, it makes me feel a little better about my goal, and that it may still be within reach.

It was really such an amazing run: decent weather, great time, great company.


All great runs call for bagels afterwards, obviously.

Tamsin ran her first half a few weeks ago, and I haven’t done a 10-mile run since before the marathon, so it took a lot out of both of us. Around 5, we finally got up and did some walking around to shake out our legs (and I got a new bedspread! Photo tomorrow.)

We debated over whether we should cook or go out to dinner again. I had a serious craving for guacamole, and I finally decided that we should stay in, and I should make tacos because they’d be both cheap and easy. I invited the lovely Ms. Emily over for dinner, and she brought us some Corona Light, which made us all feel like it was summer, and not actually the end of February.

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Chicken sauteed in Frontera Key Lime taco sauce (amazing), guac, salsa and onions on corn tortillas.


Bailey and I walked Emily out, and when I came back, Tamsin had already scooped me some ice cream.


And cut in half our Whole Foods-checkout cupcake impulse buy. (It was only a dollar!!!)

What a lovely little Sunday 🙂