Howdy! Sadly, today’s post will wrap up the “overview” recaps from Healthy Living Summit. Don’t worry, I still have a lot to share with you about things I learned in the sessions, etc, so never fear, you won’t have to wonder what was said/learned in Philly this weekend.
Sunday morning was our Together Counts fun run.
Stephanie, me, and Tanya all in skirts!
Well….There were so many of us and a ton of crosswalks, so we made it kind of a fun walk to the “Rocky steps.”
and we’re walking….we’re walking…
LLLOOOVVEEE these awesome ladies!
Where’s Waldo? Brownie points to whoever can find me!
Bloggers are awesome! I totally stole this pic from the HLS Facebook page (by the way, fellow HLS attendees, feel free to “borrow’ any of my photos from the weekend!)
ooohhh do you see what I see? I will give you a hint:
Eye of the Tiger is totally playing in my head right now.
I got to run up the steps!
and geek out like a totally nerdy tourist.
After having a total FAIL trying to take jumping pictures on the steps (check out Stephanie’s blog for fail shots) We were happy to see that a lot of people had decided to RUN back to complete our 5k fun run. We kept a good pace (I think we were all starving!) and headed to brunch at the hotel. No lie, I was so hungry I took no pics. But it was good. I also got to chat with the Together Counts folks who sponsored the fun run!
Everyone went to shower (we all smelled wonderful by this point. Sorry staff of the Marriott!) and pack up. I SOMEHOW miraculously fit all of my swag into my suitcase I had carried on. I may or may not have had to sit on the thing to close it…..
We met up with some of the girls with later flights to grab lunch at the Reading Terminal Market. I settled on a yummy turkey sandwich!
For dessert, we hit up the Flying Monkey (the Wizard of Oz freaks me out to this day so I was a it skeptical…) Kelly and I split some sort of Smoreo thing which ended up being a good but VERY sticky marshmallow and Oreo concoction. We had our fingers all over this joker, good thing we like each other. HA!
Blurry picture FAIL
It was so fun walking through the terminal seeing several purple shirts!
Everyone else had to go to the airport, so it was sad to say goodbye, but Stephanie and I had flights at the same time (after 6:00) so we had planned on hanging out for the afternoon together! Look how hilarious this is…I am squatting and she is on her toes, bahhaha!
We ended up walking down to some stores so Stephanie could buy some work clothes.
I gave her my opinion as she tried on different outfits. She got a lot of cute stuff for cheap at H&M. We saw the weather was getting dark after that, and decided to head to the airport and use the free WiFi to blog and hang out. We got there before the rain started, stood in a crazy long security line, and found a random empty gate with outlets to plug in at and blogged away.
BOTH our flights ended up being delayed, but I finally made it back to NOLA and to my parents at 9:45 last night, then made the final leg of my journey home this morning. WHEW! What a fun but exhausting weekend. I already can’t wait till next year! (and to load my Google Reader down with new blogs to read! eeekk!)
CRAZY story of the day:
So, we are sitting at this random gate with a flight going to LA, and a couple walks up that looks really familiar. I look at the guy and point, and he sees me and smiles and nods. I get up and go over, and the guy gives me a hug. His wife was totally confused, then it hit her finally…..Two weeks ago remember I was stranded in Charlotte overnight at Jen’s house and then left Charlotte the next morning? Well, that day I stood in a LONG line at security and befriended the couple in line behind me. It was a nice couple going to Rome, they had been stranded overnight in Charlotte when their flight to Rome was cancelled. They were from LA. They were super sweet and I wished them luck and a good trip. So…yeah. IT WAS THE SAME COUPLE! what are the odds I would ever see them again…they were coming home from their Rome trip and I was on a TOTALLY different trip, at a RANDOM gate with a free outlet to blog. It totally made my day, it was the COOLEST thing! I still don’t even know their names, but it sounded like they had a great trip!
Ok so that is it for my HLS highlights, but come back to learn more about what the sessions were about Saturday at the conference! Now, back to normalcy….for now!
QOTD: Have you ever had anything random ever happen to you like I did a the airport? What is a topic you would love to learn more about at a blogger conference?