My goodness, this weekend was one that I’ll be talking about for a while. Healthy Living Summit 2012 was an amazing event – it was well executed, everyone was incredibly engaged, and it was just plain fun to be surrounded by like-minded people in the health and fitness world.
I’ll have a lot more to say about my entire experience on my Wednesday post, but for now, I’ll just show you the fun fitness opportunities that were offered at the summit! First off, none of the fun would have been possible if not for the amazing planning of my roomie!!
Way to go Meghann! You hit it out of the park!!
I was able to get my long run done on Friday along the beautiful Charles River. Our hotel was located in Cambridge, right across the river from Boston, and was in the perfect spot for exercising! There was a path that ran parallel to the river for miles, so it was like running on my normal Bayshore route, but with even more beautiful views and top-notch weather. Meghann joined me for the first bit, and we were able to get in a mini tour of the city. We hit up Boston Common, stopped by Cheers, and just got a quick taste of Boston. The weather was so pleasant, and I was thrilled to be running for the 2nd time last week in crisp temperatures!!
After registration and breakfast on Saturday morning, the schedule called for a cross-fit introductory workout that was part of HLS. We were all psyched to get moving a bit before a jam-packed day of sessions! The hotel had an event tent that we were able to use for a lot of activities for the conference, so the group exercise was led in there – it was perfect for a workout. A few local cross fit boxes came to teach us all what to do, and they did an awesome job of pumping everyone up. Our WOD was pretty simple, 7 squats followed by 15 jumps, for 5 minutes straight. It wasn’t super challenging, but was a great way for everyone to get a taste if crossfit that hadn’t tried it yet – not to mention the coaches were not to shabby to look at either
There were also a big group of runners that did their long run Saturday morning before the conference. I knew that I was going to be helping the planning team with anything they needed, hence the reason I did my long run the day before. Plus, the extra sleep before a busy conference day was quite the treat!
Sunday morning we had a fun run with the entire HLS crew – at least those people interested in a run. It was an easy 3 miles, filled with chatting and laughter the whole time.
I was so excited to meet so many new ladies, and was able to chat a bit with Ashley too! We talked about our upcoming marathons, and how we are prepping for them. She and Meghann are great friends, so I was happy to see how awesome she is!
There were a few other workouts spread throughout the weekend – bootcamps and training sessions – but I knew that I didn’t want to over exert myself with too much. I was there for the sessions and to meet some amazing women!!
Like I said, much more to come on Wednesday – my flight didn’t land until after midnight last night, and I want to make sure I give the conference all the attention it deserves! Have an awesome Monday!