All of us were exhausted by the time the cocktail party was over at 10 so we decided to be lame go ahead to bed. Besides, we had to get up early to run! Theodora and Ashley are training for marathons and were up at 4:30 a.m. to run 15 miles; I got up at a slightly more respectable 5:30 a.m. to meet a group of fellow conference attendees that had signed up as interested in running 4 to 6 miles together.‘
We had a great group – I love going to healthy blogging conferences because there’s always someone willing to run with you! I’d never met any of the ladies on the run before but everyone was really nice and we all became quick friends.
There were 6 of us total and we ended up running 6 miles at around a 9 minute mile pace, chatting away the whole time. We ran along the Charles River and the views were beautiful!
I was so glad I dragged myself out of bed for it. Plus, the weather was actually cool – I’d forgotten how much easier and more awesome running is when it’s not 95 degrees out!
One of the main highlights of the conference this year was the food – all the meals provided (breakfast both Saturday and Sunday and lunch Saturday) were really awesome – lots of healthy options and variety. I was impressed. Saturday’s breakfast was sponsored by Wild Harvest , and they did a fabulous job. Conference attendees had submitted recipes using Wild Harvest ingredients and the winning recipes were showcased, along with a lot of fruit, some yogurt parfaits, etc. I wish I’d gotten a photo! My favorite was a delicious egg frittata with a lot of veggies.
Breakfast was followed by a welcome and some icebreaker exercises, and then a quick Crossfit workout with Reebok !
Reebok sent a ton of their Crossfit coaches to lead us all in a short 5 minute WOD (workout of the day) to give us a taste of Crossfit for those who hadn’t tried it yet. I loved the back of the coach’s shirts! #getafterit
After an intro on proper air squatting form, we got right into the workout, which was as follows:
Repeat the following until 5 minutes is up!
It was fast and fun.
After a quick change to normal clothes, it was time for the real conference sessions to begin! Stay tuned for more in part 2, including a recap of the panel I was on about working with brands as a blogger.