Here’s my recap of day 1 in case you missed it.
Saturday morning, I opted to sleep in instead of attending one of the scheduled running groups. By the way, I slept AWESOME. Our digs at the Hyatt Regency were so comfortable. Also, a huge shout out to all of the staff that took care of us over the weekend. They were so friendly and just overall rockstars. I work in hospitality, so I can appreciate how difficult it can be to take care of a large group.
Before heading to breakfast, Maggie and I hit up some of the sponsor’s booths.
Saturday morning’s breakfast was sponsored by Wild Harvest. The spread was great. I did hear from a few people with dietary restrictions (vegan, gluten free, etc.) that they had a hard time finding something that they could eat. I didn’t have any problems, as there were vegetarian options. My plate:
I also went back for some of the winning recipe of the Breakfast Showdown contest that Wild Harvest hosted. Cupcake Kelly’s Greek Inspired Egg Scramble was delicious. I can understand why it was chosen as the winner! I’m so glad that Wild Harvest had printed recipe cards available next to each item. I can’t wait to recreate some at home.
After breakfast and an icebreaker, it was time to get our CrossFit on! We did a quick AMRAP for five minutes of air squats and jumps. The coaches that led the workout were awesome and did a great job pumping everyone up. Maggie and I snagged a photo with our coach for the morning.
The back of their shirts had the #getafterit hashtag. Love it.
Speaking of CrossFit, look who I found:
Oh hey, Rich Froning. NICETAMEETYA.
After a quick break, we broke off for sessions. I attended Gretchen’s Blog Photog Basics, Blogging with Brands (hosted by Lauren, Anne, Theodora, Ashley, and Kelly), Newbie Q & A Discussion (with Courtney, Alicia, and Chase), and Heather’s session on social media. I had a hard time deciding between some of the sessions that were offered at the same time, but luckily bloggers were live tweeting the panels this year. I still need to go back and take notes on what I missed.
Lunch was served somewhere in between all of that.
That, my friends, is goat cheese on the salad. CAN I GET AN AMEN FOR GOAT CHEESE? Remember when I said that I kind of have a thing for brownies? Well, I’ve kind of got a thing for goat cheese too.
Maggie and I were pretty wiped out after a day of blogging information overload, so we headed back to our room to rest before dinner. We took a while to decide on where to eat, since we may be two of the most indecisive people EVER. We finally decided to venture to a vegetarian Chinese restaurant in Allston called Grasshopper.
I got a tofu dish stir fried with curry coconut sauce, assorted vegetables, and brown rice.
We also went to pinkberry for some froyo.
Half peanut butter, half chocolate hazelnut yogurt with brownie bits, chocolate covered pretzels, and almond roca. SO GOOD. From there, we walked back to the hotel and crashed hard. Who knew blogging and eating could be so exhausting?
What are your favorite froyo flavors or toppings?