This morning I woke up hoping to be 100% better. I went out for the group run and felt okay. The cold air felt good probably because I had a fever of 101.
Note to self: it’s dangerous to run with someone who has a camera and a vendetta. Not my best angle Meghann.
For living on opposite coasts I see these girls a lot!
Then, I checked my temp and downed some dayquill and pepto before breakfast. I wasn’t running a fever and felt better so I thought I was fine.
We ate at the Dole Cafeteria and it is very impressive! The employees have access to this and it’s full of healthy low priced options.
Stuff you don’t want to know, but I have to share in 3, 2, 1…
This would have been my breakfast if I didn’t need to rush to the bathroom after 6 bites to barf.
So, I went back to my room to sleep it off.
A few hours later I was good as new mediocre as ever!
At least you can’t beat this view…
I wasn’t running a temperature and felt a ton better so I decided to put on a hospital mask to contain my germs and join the outside world again.
In the next session we learned more about Vitamin D and the Portabella Mushroom powder (only available online right now!). I actually have had the powder for a while now and add a dash here and there to sauces. You can’t taste it at all, but it is a great way to get Vitamin D.
It really sucks that I was sick this trip because the food was amazing, plentiful and super healthy! Lunch was another delicious buffet of healthy eats! This was probably the best conference food wise I’ve ever attended!
I filled up my plate, but ended up picking at it for fear of the Montezuma’s Revenge. Wait, I did eat the sweet potato mash because it had ginger to help my tummy.
Then, we had a tour of the California Health and Longevity Institute – very state appropriate, no?
They have a spa, kitchen and medical clinic. Oh, and all the employees are gorgeous.
I still haven’t been able to explore the hotel. I have heard such amazing things about this place I hope to check it all out tomorrow. (I do have a very intimate knowledge of my room’s bathroom though. You don’t want to know.)
We were given a few choices of spa and health institute treatments a while back. I forgot which ones I picked until today!
I GOT HYPNOTIZED! Okay, it’s really called “Energy Healing” and it’s super interesting. I spoke in detail about my ‘issues’ to the healer and before she could give up on me we started the treatment.
It was very similar to a guided meditation/visualization exercise. Very relaxing!
After discarding of my breakfast and picking at lunch I was hungry around 5pm and had a Luna bar hoping it would play nice. For the most part it was okay.
I don’t know what the deal is, I’ll feel fine for a bit then I will get strong stomach pains. Then, nothing. Then, I have bathroom time. Then, you realize you’re reading about a complete strangers bowel movements on the internet and close the page.
No? Still with me? Thanks!
Anyways, a massage was my second treatment. It was the most beautiful and huge spa I’ve ever seen!
But, you know I tried to play it cool before anyone realized I didn’t belong there and sent me on a bus back to Pico.
At this point it’s 8pm and I’ve had a Luna bar and some sweet potatoes to eat all day = I was HUNGRY! But, my stomach still hurt?! I decided to risk it when I saw the restaurant and our set menu.
We ate at Onyx in the Four Seasons
I was excited for ginger dressing on the salad and miso soup for my belly.
The first course also included a brown rice risotto.
The main course – Miso Marinated Black Cod (I had already heard the employees rave about this one and it totally lived up to the hype!)
Char-grilled tofu with sautéed garlic spinach and sweet soy ginger
I piled my plate high, told my stomach to shut up and ate!
Dessert was a Thai basil mango sorbet, dark chocolate and caramelized pineapple. My favorite part was the sorbet which is saying something since I love dark chocolate!
We had so much leftovers I I asked for the rest to be put in a to-go box. I felt kinda weird since no one else could take anything home (out of towners), but this food was way too good to get thrown away.
Some of the girls have to leave early tomorrow so we did a group shot.
From left:Kristin @iowagirleats, Sandy @APSandy, Lori @LorrieFenn , Meghann @MealsAndMiles, Me @RunEatRepeat , Jenn @FitBottomedGirl , Tish @luvandkiwi , Tina @CarrotsnCake , Leah @bookiebo and Jan @CrabbyMcSlacker
I know what you’re thinking…
not another picture of bloggers a little make up does wonders for a girl who was yacking not too long ago. Thank you make-up.
Okay, bed time! If I don’t wake up feeling completely better tomorrow I’m diagnosing myself with malaria, spending my last few days on earth at the beach and ending this blog with more details of my bathroom habits. <- Now go pray that doesn’t happen. Thanks.
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