I groggily woke up this morning, remembering The Boy and I had planned a morning run. I really wanted to hit snooze. But with the Race Around the Square 5K coming up this weekend, I thought I should probably squeeze in another outdoor run.
The Boy and I cruised a somewhat calm Carson Street – worlds away from what it looks like on a Friday or Saturday night.
According to mapmyrun.com, we did just over 3 miles. Not too bad. The Boy was “kinda surprised” at how “slow” I was. This was our first time ever running together. Nice. Just because I run often does not mean I run fast!
Breakfast was a quick bowl of Special K and skim milk. I also packed some snacks that I ate through the morning: a Clif Z Bar and some PB&J almonds and peanuts from TJ’s (almonds and peanuts with little bits of dried fruit – tasty).
For lunch, I had a a turkey sandwich and baked chips, all packed up by The Boy. I like when he is home 🙂
As I ate my lunch, I caught up on all the Healthy Living Summit stuff that happened this past weekend. For any readers visiting the site for my Pittsburgh related reviews, let me fill you in – There are a TON of healthy lifestyle/fitness/food blogs out there. Many of these blogs feature young woman posting multiple times a day about everything they eat, when they work-out, their views on healthy living, etc. Over the last year, a few of the more popular/successful bloggers organized a ‘Healthy Living Summit’, a weekend conference designed to bring together this particular brand of food bloggers. I briefly considered attending the summit – I enjoy reading quite a few of these ‘healthy lifestyle’ blogs and at one time, perhaps thought Snickie might go that direction. I ultimately decided against going but still managed to read about all the festivities via the various blogs of attendees. The summit was held in Boston.
Most bloggers gushed about the weekend and it did look fun. I enjoy meeting new people and putting myself into situations outside of my comfort zone – perhaps I would have enjoyed it. I commend the girls that put this together – after planning tons of large scale, headache inducing events as part of my college sorority, I can appreciate the work that goes into these things. The first year is always tough as well – you are making up everything as you go – no blueprints.
As I read the different recaps of the weekend, I stumbled across Betsy’s. This is actually one of the very first blogs I ever read, probably almost a year ago. The blog intrigued me because these two lived in my neighborhood! Betsy’s review of the summit was refreshingly straightforward, as is her recent “Most Honest Post I’ve Ever Written”. Check it out. It’s a well written, inspiring read.
Overall, even though I did not actually participate in the summit, reading all about it and following different blogs has enriched my life. This blog in itself has provided me a creative outlet. The whole ‘blogging’ thing still seems a little nerdy and self indulgent at times but I’m sticking to it. I’ve been inspired to do so, even if its just for me 🙂
Whew…tangent redirected…hopefully you were not too thrown off by my random musings..
The rest of the afternoon flew by. I munched on some cherries and a banana.
After work, I dashed over to The Boy’s house, with the promise of grilled pizza on the table. The night did not disappoint. We made a sausage pizza and a grilled veggie and goat cheese pizza. The shape actually turned out more like a flat-bread, but they were crisp and cheesy nonetheless. Yum. I enjoyed my dinner with a glass of prosecco.
The Boy and I then divided the night between the History Channel and the Food Network and I drifted off to sleep…