I am so excited to be in Boston with the rest of the Healthy Living Summit planning committee: Kath, Jenna, Meghann, Heather, and Tina!


But…. it was a long road to get to Boston, let me tell you!


Our flight was delayed for more than an hour.  By the time our plane took off, Meghann, Kelly, and I really needed a BEER!


I snacked on some Blue Chips as well:


And eventually we broke into my Gingerbread cookie stash.  We split this fellow:


Once the delay was over, our flight was pretty non-eventful.  We just wanted to get to BOSTON asap!


When we arrived at the Radisson, I discovered this lovely bouquet of flowers at the front desk under my name!


My dad sent them to me!  Isn’t that sweet?  I was so excited to receive flowers that I actually burst into tears at the register.  Thanks, Dad!


Kelly, Meghann, and I were running late from our delay.  We literally got dressed in 10 minutes flat (I timed it!).  And then we met up with Kath, Jenna, Heather, and Tina for dinner at Petit Robert Bistro.


Petit Robert Bistro offered the planning committee a lovely complimentary dinner.  We were happy to oblige!


It was pretty much a blogger photography fest, as I suspect the rest of the weekend will be!


The waiter immediately brought us yummy French bread:


And lots and lots of wine:


Not going to lie, the wine was flowing!  And I’m kind of drogging right now (drunk blogging)!  🙂


I started off with a Tomato Salad with Hearts of Palm:


My entree was Galette of Haricot with Pistou Sauce (it was a bean cake essentially):


Dessert was Homemade Sorbet with Fresh Fruits Medley:


Dessert was the best part! 🙂 It was a really, really good meal (especially for vegetarians!).  I highly recommend this restaurant.


And it was AMAZING to finally meet these lovely ladies in "real life."  Although I feel like we’re already friends.  🙂





Time to go to bed.  We have an early wake-up call tomorrow!



  • Still Life in South America August 13, 2009, 8:30 pm

    OMG–drogging! You are hilarious.

    Btw, I think you have dogs on the brain because you mentioned that Dress for Success helps women find dogs instead of jobs. It was so cute. 🙂

  • Michelle August 13, 2009, 8:36 pm

    drogging is the best!

    What a great Dad! I remember when my dad sent me flowers to my fifth grade graudation because he couldn't come–I cried…no matter how you are Dads can do that to ya.


    Live.Life.Fully ~M

  • Andee (Runtolive) August 13, 2009, 8:38 pm

    great dinner! That is so nice of your dad

  • Deva August 13, 2009, 8:41 pm

    I just commented on KERF – but dinner looks fabulous and you all look like you're having such a wonderful, delicious, fun and fantastic time. 🙂

  • Nina August 13, 2009, 9:31 pm

    ahh! petit robert is where i had my first dinner when we moved here!

    love that place 🙂

  • randomlymikey August 13, 2009, 9:32 pm

    look at all you beauties! i am jealous, that dinner looks awesome.

  • Bek August 13, 2009, 9:36 pm

    that was so incredibly sweet of your dad to send flowers for you.

  • Lizzy August 13, 2009, 10:08 pm

    how adorable of your dad to send you flowers! so cute! i've read everyones reviews and now i just want to get my hands on some of that dessert! yummmm

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes August 13, 2009, 10:23 pm

    It's so much fun to see everyone's pictures from the Healthy Living Summit! Have a great time! 🙂

  • runnerskitchen August 13, 2009, 10:33 pm

    Love the beer you had mid-flight! After all the planning you girls have done, you deserve it 🙂

  • Angela (Run Study Eat) August 13, 2009, 11:42 pm

    YAY keep the fun going!

  • Marissa {sparkles and fate} August 14, 2009, 12:02 am

    Mid flight beers are always nice! 🙂

  • Thinspired August 14, 2009, 2:27 am

    So fun to read all these recaps! It feels like I'm almost there 😉 Almost. You are all lovely!

  • Casey @ DoubleScooped August 14, 2009, 4:56 am

    SO cute of your dad. Sounds like something my dad would do…and then forget that he did it! Haha he has a terrible memory but he would something sweet like that.

    Enjoy Boston today! I can't wait til tonight!

  • Anonymous August 14, 2009, 5:02 am

    Love your blog…but have any of you young ladies thought a bit about a Healthy Living Summit with so much alcohol? As role models for health (I think that's the point, right?) should you be "drogging" on the first night, drinking beer on the plane…? Not so inspiring to this 43 year old mom and athlete. Have fun, but, come on? Will you be working out hungover, too?

  • Anna August 14, 2009, 5:08 am

    Nice! It looks like Boston is showing you ladies a great time. My bake sale goodies are in the oven as we speak! See you tonight.

  • Kristin August 14, 2009, 5:16 am

    That bean cake looks incredible!

    Have fun!



  • Paige@ Running Around Normal August 14, 2009, 5:26 am

    LOL @ Drogging – that's hilarious. Patten that business 🙂

    Looks like you guys are having so much fun! I'm looking forward to the live feed!

  • angiesappetite August 14, 2009, 5:27 am

    Looks like a great night!!
    Can't wait to see more from the summit!

  • Anonymous August 14, 2009, 5:35 am

    Looks like so much fun! Your dad is so sweet, I would have cried too!

    Christina G.

  • Niki August 14, 2009, 5:38 am

    Looks so fun! I so wish I was there!! So sweet of your dad to send you flowers! Looking forward to hearing more about The Summit!

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) August 14, 2009, 5:40 am

    What fun!! Love your dinner choice…looks so tasty and pretty. 😀

    Have fun!! 😀

  • seesaraheat August 14, 2009, 5:41 am

    I wish I could be there! I hope to meet ALL of you someday, you are all such an inspiration to me as a blog writer 🙂

    Have an awesome summit!

  • Pam (Highway to Health) August 14, 2009, 5:48 am

    That was so sweet of your dad! Have a great weekend. Hopefully I will be around on Sunday to meet the rest of you!

  • teacherwoman August 14, 2009, 5:55 am

    Drogging? Love it.

    Sounds like you are having so much fun! Can't wait to hear more about your weekend!

  • Madelin August 14, 2009, 6:07 am

    You girls are all georgeous 🙂 what a grea night for you all to celebrate your hard work! Have fun!

  • lookingforserenity August 14, 2009, 6:13 am

    looks like all of you girls are having such a good time!

  • Jaime (Embracing Balance) August 14, 2009, 6:50 am

    Awwww…I totally know what you mean about feeling like you are lifelong friends already! In June, a group of Canadian blogger gals got together and we felt like sisters! Have a FABULOUS time!

  • brandi August 14, 2009, 6:53 am

    what a fun night! you girls are all so beautiful!

    and how sweet of your dad!

  • Runeatrepeat August 14, 2009, 6:55 am

    That is so sweet of your dad 🙂

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point August 14, 2009, 7:15 am

    yay cant wait to meet you all either!

    anon – there's nothing unhealthy about having a few glasses of wine. 🙂 never said i was perfect — plus, i hardly ever drink!

  • Dana (www.eatsleepgetfit.com) August 14, 2009, 7:36 am

    Drogging! I love it!

  • Amy August 14, 2009, 8:48 am

    You girls are so inspiring. I don't even have a blog, but I follow you daily and jumped at the opportunity to come to the summit. Can't wait to meet you tonight!

  • Anonymous August 14, 2009, 9:58 am

    Sure, a few glasses of wine. But at the Healthy Living Summit? Drogging? Working off the hangover? If it were the Partying Summit, okay, but so many pics on all your blogs talk about alcohol and then feeling crappy the next day. Just some constructive criticism from an elder. I really do love your blog!

  • Nicole Chow - HealthyChow.com August 14, 2009, 10:21 am

    I love that you ladies are enjoying yourselves (with some wine, food and laughter) but manage to get up early to workout and eat well. It's all about balance, right? Glad you made it to Boston safe and saound 🙂

  • afreshdille August 14, 2009, 12:39 pm

    all of you look fabulous and of course I am jealous, ye again of your boston experience! I loved petit robert when I went to school there. It is such a lovely atmosphere and they were so nice to offer a complimentary dinner…I am sure many people will now go because of you lovely ladies! Enjoy Boston..it truly is a wonderful city.

  • Quisha August 14, 2009, 4:16 pm

    awesome! i can't wait to meet everyone tomorrow as tonight i'm not feeling well enough to come out to the cocktail meet-up. i see everyone had purple lips from the vino! 🙂 cheers to drogging!!

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