I am one tired, yet very happy blogger.
Happy to have been able to attend the HLS, and meet so many wonderful women, happy to be back home, happy to be part of such a wonderful blogging community.
This morning some of the girls met up in the lobby for a group run.
You know a girl is a true runner when she is wearing moleskin.
Or a Garmin.
I waited while the Garmin girls were getting a signal.
But the rest of the group took off!
Yeah, waaaay to fast for me. I definitely am not an 8:30 runner, I found that out.
There was a small group of us that settled into a 9:30/10:00 pace and ended up taking an urban route.
It was all good when we met back at the hotel, equally sweaty.
Runners + blogger central!
After everyone cleaned up we headed out for brunch.
Finagle a Bagel = awesome!
That is the Incredible Slicer Machine, that many of us were enamored by, although no one caught an action shot. It was cool though. Take my word for it.
Everyone grabbed bagels and headed to the Common for a little picnic.
Such a great group of girls + one guy!
Whole wheat sesame bagel + peanut butter.
My little personal picnic space.
I scarfed down my eats, and headed off to meet up with my friend Jason, who moved to Boston a few years ago. We had been facebooking a meet up, and managed to squeeze one in today.
We went on a quick tour, as I only had a few hours left in that wonderful city.
We hit up Chinatown first,
then made our way to the State House.
And then, for Mama D’s sake, I visited the Old North Church. Mama D. is such a history buff, and for some reason I think of her when I think Paul Revere.
Mama D., those are for you.
I also caught some skyline shots.
See that fountain? I was tempted to run through it. Apparently air conditioning is not considered a necessity in New England, though it should be. Especially on 80 degree August days.
Then we hopped on the T and rode back to the hotel where I gathered my
peanut butter luggage and checked out. I also met Meghan in the lobby for a little apple cake and Barney Butter exchange. What? More nut butter?!?! Yes. No excuses.
We hopped back on the T and rode over to Jamaica Plain to pick up Jason’s car, since he had so kindly offered me a ride to the airport. I was seriously thankful, because the idea of a bus or another taxi was not appealing.
While in Jamaica Plain, we grabbed some lunch.
Yes, I had ice cream for lunch. No shame.
So many choices!
I zeroed in on the Mint Chip hard yogurt pretty quickly and my mind was made up.
SO GOOD! Mint chip is my favorite ice cream, and this froyo did not disappoint. It was some of the best ever. I wanted to stay, so I could eat it every day.
Sadly I had a JetBlue flight waiting on me to go back to Charlotte.
Due to a storm in Charlotte that apparently was moving north, we did not have much time without the seatbelt light off. It was ok though, a girl can endure anything for and hour and a half.
If she has Pop Chips.
Plus Women’s Health and DirectTv.
We landed at a perfect time, cause as I walked out with my bags, Mama D. and the pops pulled up to collect me.
I shared my treats with Mama D. on the way home.
Seriously, Megan’s Apple Cake is the best ever!
Home sweet home. So glad to to be back, so sad to leave my new friends! Good thing I finally met Kath! We don’t live very far from each other, so we definitely have to start running together some. If I can keep up with that workhorse, that is. Lady can run! I found that out today!
I also just found out that I have not had a vegetable all day. I think I will go scrounge in the fridge and see what green and leafy mess I can find.
Watch out spinach!