Immediately after checking into the hotel, Tina and I headed to the gym and get a quick workout in:
But I realized that I was STARVING. I had been in such a rush to pack the right clothes that I forgot to pack snacks! I had to rely on a Hammer Gel that I happened to have in my purse (you know you’re training for a marathon when….)
I did 4.0 miles in 35:45 minutes! My goal was to finish under 36:00 minutes and BOY did I have to book it at the very end. I have trouble staying on the treadmill for longer than a few miles – it’s just so boring.
I discovered a crushed Kashi Pumpkin Pie bar in the bottom of my laptop bag and ate it as a post-workout recovery snack. This bar is definitely from August, when I went to the Healthy Living Summit. Whoops.
(Icing my knees).
I took a nap all by my lonesome self. It’s weird to be in such a big bed without my Husband and two dogs.
When I woke up an hour later, I was hungry. I realized my body thought it was 8:00 PM, not 5:00 PM, and my stomach was asking why I hadn’t eaten dinner yet. I was RAVENOUS, FAINT, and getting CRANKY.
Twitter to the rescue!
I changed and met the rest of the POM Wonderful bloggers downstairs. Jeff, the Director of Internet Marketing, gave a little speech. He seems so nice and knowledgeable. And check out that camera! I am jealous.
And then it was off to dinner at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery. It’s a chain, but it’s SO good.
Our table was quite rowdy! There’s an interesting mix of bloggers – most are new to me – from several different niches, including fitness, food, cooking, lifestyle, gluten-free, etc. I will post a list of all the bloggers tomorrow.
Tina and Roni! Roni is one of the first blogs I ever read. I was really excited to meet her.
I asked the one lone male blogger, Eric, if he wanted to split pizza with me. He said YES! :) I had two and a half amazing slices of deep-dish vegetarian pizza. It finally took the edge off my hunger! I felt SO satisfied afterwards.
And a pint of Pumpkin Beer and a bite of apple crisp.
Tomorrow we are touring the POM Wonderful groves and taking a 6-seater plane ride to view the estate! I’m nervous about the flight, but I know it will be fun. I’m expected downstairs at 7 AM, and I’m hoping I can squeeze in a quick workout beforehand.
Have a wonderful evening!