HLS 2012: Day Three/Sessions

 

Saturday morning I decided to “sleep in” till 6:00 since the planning team had to be down in the lobby at 7:00 to get ready for the day. A lot of people didn’t make it to registration the night before so we had the tables set up again, plus the sponsors set up and and of course breakfast to get everyone ready for the day.

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Mary and I ready for a long day

It was quite the interesting morning, because ransom hotel guests kept coming over and asking us questions. At one point, an older couple came over to me and asked if we were giving away “free sneakers” I told them no, and went on to explain why we were there, and that attendees had paid for a ticket and that nothing was free. The old man then goes “oooh, free pens!” and took one of our pens and put it in his pocket. Then he did the same with a bottle of water. I really, really, didn’t know what to say. It was so random. So, we ended up having random people we had to keep shoo-ing out of the area where our sponsors were, because they were going in and taking all the free samples! I had to laugh when I saw this sweet old lady in a wheelchair trying to take things from sponsors.

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We got everyone registered and into breakfast, and the day got started. It flew by as I was running around moving items, introduced a speaker, had to get ready for my session, etc. I barely ate lunch, and didn’t have time to talk to all the sponsors (who were amazing by the way!)

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(speaking of sponsors, how cute are these Five Bamboo pants?)

Lunch was served where we had the cocktail party the night before. It was delicious. The Hyatt in Cambridge did a fantastic job with all the food.

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After lunch I ran back to my room to go over my speech one last time before my session on Social Media trends. Before I knew it, it was finally time for my presentation! If you would like to check out some things tweeted during my session be sure to check out #HLSmedia. I am still trying to decide if I am going to share my presentation on my blog and what that would entail. Stay tuned! I did however want to post the Google Plus links I promised some of you on Twitter:

—Cheat sheet: http://allgoogleplus.co.uk/2011/07/05/google-plus-cheat-sheet/#.UDo14dZlTYg

—Adding Facebook to your Google+ account: http://crossrider.com/install/519-google+facebook

—Shortening name: http://gplus.to/

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I was excited/nervous before the presentation started but as predicted, as soon as I started talking I was fine. If you attended my presentation I hope you enjoyed it and learned something! Like I said please don’t hesitate to ever e mail me with any questions!

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(from Meghann)

My session was also live blogged by Kelly and you can check it out on her blog!

After my session, we all headed back into the main room for final thoughts/wrap up. The day was such a whirlwind, I cannot believe it was over so quickly! I enjoyed it so much though. Meghann, Heather and Julie did an awesome job putting the conference on!

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It was time to get cleaned up for a special dinner with Chobani, but I will save that for another post on Friday!

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check this out:

I am the Next DOer contest, now in its second year, is launching this week on Promax Nutrition’s Facebook page.  They would like to invite you to submit a picture and why he or she should be the next DOer.  I Am the Next DOer contest will be a nationwide search for the next DOer whom embodies everything Promax stands for, and embraces the Life is Go mentality.

In order to enter, one must like the Promax Nutrition Facebook page, submit a picture and explain why he or she should be the next Doer.  Upon liking the Promax Facebook page, one has the ability to vote for whom he or she believes is a true DOer. Promax encourages finalists to “campaign” to win by posting videos/links and share why he or she should be the next DOer.

http://www.facebook.com/PromaxNutrition

Winners will receive a once in a lifetime vacation to either Costa Rica, Kona, or Galapagos which includes a 5 day, 4 night stay, one year supply of Promax bars, and will be featured in the 2013 DOer campaign (which includes one professional photo and video shoot in Los Angeles, CA).  Two weekly finalists will be selected throughout entry period and will win a $50 GNC gift card, Promax tee-shirt, and 3 boxes of bars.  Entry begins August 1st and lasts until September 4th, 2012.  Voting period begins September 10th and lasts until September 21th, 2012.

QOTD: So who wants to attend HLS13 after reading these recaps?!?

Weekly Recap: August Week 3

 

Hey guys! I will be resuming with my Healthy Living Summit posts tomorrow but for today, I am BEAT! It has been a wonderful but exhausting weekend and I can’t wait to tell you more about it when I am back home. For now, here is a recap of last week’s workouts:

Sunday: rest

Monday: 6 mile run

Tuesday: weights (BBB) and 20 minutes bike

Wednesday: 5 mile run

Thursday: rest (travel day) walked about 2 miles in Boston

Friday: 3 mile run in Boston

Saturday: rest

For it being a crazy travel week I am pretty impressed with what I was able to do.

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Thanks for sticking with me today I promise more exciting stuff will come tomorrow!

QOTD: What is your ideal running weather?

I Made It!

 

Well friends I arrived safely in Boston yesterday evening! I took a shuttle to the hotel in Cambridge.

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I walked into the lobby and heard someone yell my name, it was Meghann! We said a quick hello and I checked in and headed to my room where my roomie Amanda was waiting as was this awesome plate from the hotel staff!

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We chatted a bit and then decided to walk down to Trader Joe’s to grab a quick dinner before the fro  yo mini mingle. We ran into Lynda and she joined us. I was excited as this was my first Trader Joe’s experience,

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We walked back to the hotel and I had time to scarf down my chicken wrap in the lobby before we left to get fro yo.

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Me and roomie Amanda before the mini mingle

We took a shuttle down to Harvard Square and headed to a cute dessert place.

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I got black and white malted yogurt which was delicious!

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I could not get over the awesome weather and low humidity. We sat outside and enjoyed our treats! Meghann and I are both Verizon Wireless Ambassadors and wanted to take a picture together with our screens showing the same thing, but I didn’t have my phone on, whoops!

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Ok much better!

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Yay Verizon and Samsung Galaxy S3! The mobile hotspot is already coming in handy!

We walked back to the hotel and called it a night. It was a long day of traveling and tomorrow is going to be busy! Don’t forget to follow #HLS12 on Twitter to stay up to date!

QOTD: Favorite fro yo flavor?

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Ambassador program and have been provided
with a wireless device and three months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the
product

Friday Favorites: Random Bits of Health News

 

In the past couple weeks I have been contacted by a few different companies letting me know about different products and events going on. Instead of mentioning them in their own posts, I thought I would combine them all as a Friday Favorite for you all to check out.

1.) Odwalla kid smoothies. I love when companies make healthy options specifically for kids lunchboxes, so I was thrilled when Odwalla let me know about this new product! These smoothies are a great source of vitamin C, and are natural, 100% juice. and gluten free.

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2.) Virtual marathon relay. Check out the website to join in a fun virtual marathon relay! It’s free to enter, and is a total of 52 miles. There are all kinds of prizes you and your team could win as well.  Don’t know someone who would want to join you? There is an option to find a team mate online as well.

3.)Fitness and Health Bloggers conference. You can still register for this awesome conference in Colorado this summer! I may or may not have something to share with you soon about this. Colorado seems like an awesome place for a fitness and health conference, and it is going to be held at a beautiful new facility with some great speakers!

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4.) Saucony Find Your Strong project. Strong can be found in every runner.  Personal.  Powerful.  Insanely motivating.  We find strong in others.  We find it in ourselves, and when we share it, we all get stronger. Check out the video to learn more. You could win some great prizes!

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You may recognize this beautiful lady in the photo above!

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Today I am busy doing some work before I go out of town with my mom and her sisters next week. Oh, I didn’t mention? I am going to Disney for a quick trip! So excited! Also, thanks for all you’re kind words on my name in Woman’s World magazine article! Yall are the best.

QOTD: What are YOU loving this Friday?