The City By Foot
Well I can’t believe Sunday has already arrived and the Summit is now OVER! Don’t worry though….we have already been talking about next year in an equally cool (or even better??!) top secret location.
Last night was so much fun. We left the hotel in a huuuuge group around 7 and began the little over a mile walk to North End.
Even though I was sooo tired, the walk was GORGEOUS! We walked through Boston Common and I decided I could definitely live here if it wasn’t so cold in the winter! hehe
I got to hang out with the coolest kid ever again, Sammie’s
son Declan! Thanks Sammie, for sharing your son with me!
The cutest four year old ever. Hands down.
The Italian festival was CRAZY. I was so tired and so hungry (and the crowds were INSANE), so when Tina and I heard rumor of a deserted wine tasting around the corner we made a mad dash like none other.
Healthy Living Summit REPRESENT! haha
This.was.hilarious. And the guys who were working the Tasting probably thought we were totally crazy.
When the rest of the group heard wind of where we were, the little tent was flooded with 40 girls
! We bring the party. Obviously. I had three tiny shot glasses full of wine, which probably accumulated to one regular sized glass.
Their Sauvignon Blanc was definitely my favorite of the bunch but I was careful NOT to overdo it since I had a hot 6 mile run
However, it was then 9:30 and I STILL had not had dinner. After a texting battle with Anne P, I got directions and met her and a large group of girls at a delicious Italian restaurant. Their food had just been arrived and Anne graciously shared her seafood pasta with me!
And then we got dared to eat squid tentacles (?) so naturally we took up the offer….Sad times because Anne is moving to DC and that was the last time we got to hang out!!
Look its Chandra!
!!!! This girl is awesome and came all the way from IOWA!
After dinner I piled myself into a cab back to the hotel with a few other lovely ladies and promptly fell asleep around 11:30. Thank goodness for finally a full nights sleep!!!!!
I didn’t even need an alarm this morning…..jumped right out of bed at 6:30 ready to go! For some (odd) reason I had a crazy amount of energy, which was a good thing actually, because we had a six mile run in front of us! I ate half of this Pro Bar before meeting all the girls downstairs—
(I love my polka dot pajama pants!)
I was a little worried because I had never tried a Pro Bar before and didn’t know how my tummy would react to it miles later. Turns out it was a great choice and I felt really good and satisfied the entire way!
I also brought my secret weapon:
And then we were off! Half of us ran three miles and the other half ran six. I was in the six mile group but paced a little slower so broke off with about five girls who were also pacing ten minute miles. The run was GORGEOUS. We ran all down the Charles River, chatting the entire way, and even though it was a bit on the hot side I loved seeing the city! However, I feel like I have an 80 year old’s body because today not only did my shins bother me but my IT band also was super tight! I need some major yoga this week to stretch everything out.
The run took us about an hour and then we showered, got ready and hit up Finagle Bagle for a bagel brunch. First though, we had to make a pit stop at Dunkin Donuts for a true Boston iced coffee—
I got a hummus sandwich on a whole wheat bagel. It was exactly what I needed….tons of hummus and veggies. SO good and I ate it in about 2 minutes flat.
After brunch we set out for a long day of more exploring. I FINALLY made it to Trader Joes!!!
And then got more JP licks frozen yogurt for a hefty snack. This was peanut butter with heath bar. Soooo good
And then a light salad with goat cheese and shrimp at a cute little cafe called Scoozie
Wheeeww! What a jam packed yet AWESOME weekend!!!! I’m so sad that is over ;( However, lots of cool things on the horizon, including a spontaneous trip to BlogHer Food in San Francisco next month!
I ended up getting a sold out ticket from someone who is not going and I’m totally stoked. BethT is going to be our sweet tour guide and Kath
and I are going to take on the wine country as well. Muhahahaha
I’m about to take the T to the airport. Vlog is processing right now and should be up a little later….stay tuned!