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We just wrapped up Day 2 of the Healthy Living Summit.  The conference and panels were amazingly inspiring, but I must admit that my very favorite part of the day was when Katie and I took a break for some power yoga.


Philly Power Yoga is just a mile or so from our hotel.  I haven’t been to a new yoga studio in over a year, so I was curious to practice in a new location with a new instructor.


Philly Power Yoga did not let me down.  My other studio is super fun (they blast hip hop and pop music throughout class), but it’s not as calming and introspective.  I loved, loved, LOVED the vibe of Philly Power Yoga.  The studio was open, air, and quiet.  We also held the poses much longer than normal, and my muscles were quivering by the the end.


The yoga instructor closed with this thought – ‎"I don’t believe yoga was designed to be easy or sometimes even possible. But I do think it was designed to create ease and to create possibilities."  Isn’t that lovely?


So – back to the Summit!


One aspect of the Summit that gets better and better every year is the FOOD! 


Breakfast entailed a massive cereal bar, yogurt, fresh fruit, and boiled eggs.   I tried the Erewhon brown rice cereal, which is gluten-free.  Very good!



I snagged a snack from TinaFFF, who was serving as a brand rep from Love Grown.  


Lunch was actually an entirely vegetarian affair.  I scooped up a quinoa and chickpea salad, veggies, and a Great Harvest roasted veggie sandwich.


And since I’m rooming with the BEST BAKER IN THE WORLD, I have been eating a fairly steady supply of Sugar Dough Balls and macaroons. 


The dough balls are the best. 


Meanwhile, back at the ranch (AKA in Charlotte), the Husband called to let me know this little gem:  He was driving down a major road when he came upon a  totally naked man, just standing in the median.  The man was in the process of getting arrested.  Can’t believe I missed that. 



  • Sophie @ threetimesf August 20, 2011, 6:41 pm

    I love the idea of a hiphop & pop Yoga class! Also LOL @ The Husband’s afternoon!

  • Sana August 20, 2011, 6:48 pm

    I wonder what kind of a day that nakkied man was having. LOL

    • CaitlinHTP August 21, 2011, 9:26 pm

      A very bad day….

  • R August 20, 2011, 6:50 pm

    oh my goodness, what intersection!!!! No wait what am I saying? Just glad I missed it, that is a first( hopefully a last) for Charlotte at least that I am aware of! Glad you enjoyed your yoga!

    • CaitlinHTP August 21, 2011, 9:27 pm

      Hahah it was on QUEENS! Ridiculous!

  • Courtney August 20, 2011, 6:52 pm

    WHOA that is crazy what happened in the intersection!! Glad the Summit is going well… wish I could be there! 🙂

  • Chelsea August 20, 2011, 6:54 pm

    I have to make it to HLS one year. It’s a must haha.
    But the naked man must’ve been just really hot. I mean it’s summer, right? That’s a legit excuse hahah ;D

  • Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) August 20, 2011, 7:13 pm

    Driving in San Francisco, I once saw a man peeing INTO the street– like standing on the sidewalk, pants down, junk out, peeing in my general direction. It was both scarring and hilarious. I’ll bet he didn’t get arrested though.

    • CaitlinHTP August 21, 2011, 9:28 pm

      OMG. San Fran is funny.

  • Ali @ Ali Runs August 20, 2011, 7:40 pm

    Next year I will be at HLS, mark my words 😉 Everyone seemed to have a blast!!

  • Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count August 20, 2011, 8:16 pm

    Now if you said you saw the naked man in Philadelphia…that would sound like a typical newscast that we hear every night!! Philadelphi is a fun place!!

  • Penny August 20, 2011, 8:17 pm

    Ok….I’ve wanted to go to HLS every year, BUT……
    If I had the option of going to HLS or seeing a naked dude getting arrested on the highway…..well, naked dude would win. Just expressing some honesty here. 🙂

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey August 20, 2011, 8:53 pm

    All of that food looks so delicious and so accomodating for all dietary lifestyles!!!

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) August 20, 2011, 9:03 pm

    Now that would be a picture for the blog all right!

  • Meaghan (My Spoonful Of Inspiration) August 20, 2011, 9:05 pm

    Sounds like you are having a great time! I would love to go to my first blogging conference- I have always wondered what they’re like.

  • Laura August 20, 2011, 9:09 pm

    LOL-I saw a man being arrested while in Atlanta one night. He had pants on while being handcuffed but someone managed to slide them off w/o having use of his hands. It was quite the sight!

  • Debbie @ Live from La Quinta August 20, 2011, 9:10 pm

    Now, if your husband was the blogger we’d have pics. 🙂

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 20, 2011, 9:16 pm

    The naked man getting arrested…happens in my hood just about every day. That makes it sound like I live in a horrible place, huh! No, just urban, nightlife, bars, tourists, and plenty of crazy people. Never a dull moment.

    Which is why I love my yoga!

    Glad you had an awesome sesh! 🙂

  • Errign August 20, 2011, 9:37 pm

    Somehow that doesn’t surprise me for NC, since I had a yoga class in Asheville with an older gentleman in his skivvies last week. Not. cool.

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 20, 2011, 10:32 pm

    Haha I was about to talk about how good those sugar dough balls looked, but I was thrown off by the naked man story!! That’s crazy! Haha something I’d never forget witnessing

  • Erin @ Big Girl Feats August 20, 2011, 10:44 pm

    So jealous of the yoga break! I’m so glad we got to meet at the cocktail party on Friday night – pretty excited about getting a copy of the Photobooth picture!

  • Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites August 20, 2011, 11:06 pm

    I just love see you all at HLS having such a wonderful time together! The blog world truly is a fabulous community 😀 I hope that next year I will be able to attend!

    Love that quote from your yoga instructor today… especially the part about how yoga was designed to ‘create possibilities’ so true! Though we may not be where we want right now in whatever we practice, the journey there allows us to experience the possibilities 🙂

  • Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine August 20, 2011, 11:41 pm

    HLS looks wonderful, and that naked man story is hilarious.

    I love when life presents completely random situations like that!

  • Khushboo August 21, 2011, 12:03 am

    Hip Hop yoga- hmmm not that’s something that I can imagine sparking my interest! Your day sounds so fun, and Meghann did a great job with the food!

  • CJ @ August 21, 2011, 6:44 am

    It was super nice meeting you yesterday!! It’s always fun to meet the faces behind my favorite blogs!

  • Sophie August 21, 2011, 6:56 am

    Glad HLS is going so well, that food looks brilliant.
    It would be so fun to meet so many bloggers!
    The naked man story actually made me laugh, what a weird thing to see!

  • Blair August 21, 2011, 7:39 am

    I had a similar experience to The Husband last weekend! I was driving home on a fairly busy street and a man was just walking along with NO pants on (or underwear). I had almost walked to 7-11 instead of driving that day, I would have been walking right behind him with a view of his saggy butt!

  • Stephanie August 21, 2011, 9:33 am

    Huh. The good stuff always happens when you’re away. I never get to see naked men on the median. Although I DID have to see my husband’s naked roomate once while on video chat with him (my husband, not the naked roommate). It scarred me for life.

  • Hillary August 21, 2011, 9:59 am

    Ah, the joy of living in a city, right? Last year, on my way home from lunch—in the middle of the day—I stumbled upon a fully naked man in the alley a block over from my house. Keep it classy, Baltimore!

  • Jamie@everydaydolce August 21, 2011, 11:30 am

    Looks like you are having so much fun! Loved your naked man story, too, lol 🙂

  • Aja August 21, 2011, 12:26 pm

    Gotta love yoga. Looks like you’re having fun.

  • Dani August 21, 2011, 12:28 pm

    Thats hilarious about the naked man! It seems that the most amusing things happen when we’re gone : /

  • Amber K August 21, 2011, 12:51 pm

    What an interesting experience for the husband! I live in a large town, and have never had that problem! lol

    Glad you’re having fun!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 21, 2011, 12:59 pm

    I’ve always wanted to incorporate more hiphop like music in my class. No doubt it’d be fun!!

  • Jenn @ Jenn Lane Design August 21, 2011, 1:04 pm

    The food at HLS looks sooo good! And I love that everyone brings baked goods!

  • Tracy @ Tracy's Treats August 21, 2011, 2:51 pm

    Power yoga is so much fun! I wish I did it more often than I do.

    Speaking of random naked people…there is man in Austin who rides around on a bike with nothing but a thong on. I’ve seen him three times in three different locations!! I have definitely seen wayyy too much of him!!

    • CaitlinHTP August 21, 2011, 9:32 pm

      No one should bike with a thong, male or female!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 21, 2011, 4:17 pm

    OH yoga is SO great!!

  • Allison @ Happy Tales August 22, 2011, 12:17 am

    HAHAHAA that is freakin’ hilarious. What road??!?

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun August 23, 2011, 6:46 am

    Glad you liked the granola!!! And SO happy we FINALLY got the chance to meet in real life. Can’t wait for the next time. 🙂

  • Hayley @ Oat Couture August 24, 2011, 11:51 am

    Third comment in as many minutes I know! 🙂 But loving your HLS updates, looks like such a great weekend! Would love to go one year even though I’m quite far away… Maybe the next one! 🙂

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