You know you’re officially at a food and health blogging conference when this happens.
But before we get to the conference shenanigans, let me back up to last night! The summit kicked off with the HLS Cocktail Party at LaSalle Power Co.
Melissa and I arrived together and both agreed that we were nervous – in a good way – to see so many people we know online in real life! Good thing the atmosphere was fun and relaxed.
We truly enjoyed ourselves throughout the night and met SO many great ladies – and gentleman!
In addition to all the fun photos, there was an actual photo booth! Melissa, Gena, Kristie and I went in and some silly photos ensued. I love photo booths! I’m actually having one at my wedding.
I sampled a bit of the food offerings – chicken and shrimp skewers, as well as a veggie quesadilla – but after a while, Melissa and Kristie both agreed that what we were really craving was fro yo! Problem? It was raining outside! Fortunately, my [wonderful awesome fantastic] fiance Bobby offered to pick us up. Thank you, Bobby!
We, of course, decided on YOGEN FRÜZ!!
I decided to go with the “Mix It” and tried vanilla fro yo with raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. Topped with dark chocolate chips, it absolutely hit the spot.
We bid adieu for the evening in preparation for today’s activity – the conference itself! Melissa woke up at the crack of dawn to go on a 12-mile run. I love hanging with her, but not that much. 😉 I joined her with a little over 3 miles to go and got in a nice morning workout!
Then it was off to the conference! We arrived just in time to grab a quick breakfast of Thomas’ Bagel Thins and fresh fruit, with some orange juice.
And the best is yet to come. I’m currently enjoying Chandra’s session on the 5 W’s of Weight Training. I can’t wait to share the details from all of the sessions – everyone has done a superb job.
In Chicago or not, I hope you are all having a great weekend!
Question: Do you get nervous when you meet other bloggers in person?