Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List

Even two days after the Healthy Living Summit I am still coming down from the high the weekend gave me. HLSshirts thumb Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List

I went into it with one goal – to have fun and to meet fellow bloggers and readers in person. I didn’t expect to learn enough to make me a “super blogger” or RD overnight, but I did aim to learn, enjoy, eat and have a good time. And I did.

I am very glad I went this year after not being able to attend last year. So, here is my final recap of the Healthy Living Summit ‘10 in the form of a top ten list icon smile Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List

Top Ten Reasons To Go To The Healthy Living Summit

10. You have an excuse to travel to a new city and see new sights.

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And when you’re in said new city you can partake in the local cuisine icon smile Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List IMG 0492 thumb1 Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List

9. No one looks at you weird when you bust out your camera to take pictures of your breakfast.HLStakingpics thumb Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List

8. You get to reunite with some of your favorite bloggers HLScocktailparty2 thumb Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List

7. And you get to meet new bloggers that you’ve felt like you have already known for a very long time. IMG 0417 thumb Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List

Sometimes these in person meetings seem to “click” and you may have a new BFF

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A BFF thats let you be the “Olive” in the picture because your last name is “Olivas”IMG 0413 thumb Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List

6. You can convince your Personal Trainer roommate to give you a personal training session at 6am on a Saturday… IMG 0383 thumb1 Healthy Living Summit Top Ten Listeven though you both stayed out drinking Vodka Tonics way too late the night before…IMG 0373 thumb1 Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List and all you really want is to get to your hotel room without being attacked by a ghost.IMG 0378 thumb1 Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List

5. You get to listen to Registered Dieticians speak. Even better, you get to listen to RDs  that really understand the needs and concerns of an athlete such as yourself.HLSsportsnutrition thumb Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List

4. You get to have your picture taken at breakfast looking like you just woke up after a hard night and then it’s posted on Facebook for the world to see. Grrreat.HLSjustwokeup thumb Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List

3. Unlimited.Supply.of.Bagel.Thins!HLSbagelthins thumb Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List

2. You get to gather with fellow Healthy Living Bloggers and Blog readers and voice concerns, interests and just dish on how you feel about the community icon smile Healthy Living Summit Top Ten ListHLShonesttalk2 thumb Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List

And the number one reason to go to the Healthy Living Summit

1. Running Buddies! This group of new friends ran 16 miles with me on Sunday morning. There is no better way to get to know someone than to spend over two hours with them sweating your guts out. You can tell who your real friends are by the people who are willing to run with you when you smell like something that died 7 weeks ago.HLS337 thumb1 Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List HLS352 thumb2 Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List Obviously, I had a blast and I hope everyone has a good time too!IMG 0573 thumb Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List

See ya next year icon smile Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List

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In other news, I’ve spent the day trying to rip up my carpet and linoleum. It was a lot dustier than I thought it would be so I went to Home Depot and bought a mask. IMG 0570 thumb Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List

Who am I?

My fuel for the morning of carpet ripping:IMG 0566 thumb Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List

I ate leftovers of my Mushroom Green Enchilada Casserole for lunch and spiffed it up with some guac. I definitely think I’ll be making this recipe again.IMG 0567 thumb Healthy Living Summit Top Ten List

I went out for a bit to get more supplies and ate the Glo Bar from my swag bag, some cherries and a handful of cashews throughout the afternoon.

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Now I’m just waiting for Ben to get home so he can help me with the hard part. There may be a microwave meal on the agenda for dinner because I am not feeling like cooking tonight.

See ya later!

Comments

  1. says

    I’m glad you had such a fun time in Chicago. I think it would be nice to go to an event where you already know people, even if you haven’t ever met them in person.
    Best of luck with your flooring situation!!

  2. says

    I’ve got to say I love the blonde hair. I’m sad to say I didn’t get to chat with you at the Summit, next year we shall meet. Great Top Ten list!!!

  3. says

    Heart this post, Monica! It was an excellent weekend :) I think we all have a horrendous “before breakfast” picture. You are braver than I for posting yours!

  4. says

    This post made me want to cry… it was SO.MUCH.FUN. And I miss you to death!! Come hang out in Iowa! I swear it’s totally awesome… mainly because I’m here.

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