HLS Recap #1!

Sunday Workout: 7 miles (1 hr, 7 min, 36 sec) 9:39 min/mile pace overall



I just finished week 4 of my training plan and I made a few adjustments. I did not run the 3 for Thursday, instead I ended up walking about 1.5 miles. I did bump up my 6 miler for the weekend to 7 because I missed my long run last week. I went out yesterday morning extremely tired from a good time at HLS. I decided I could just run as slow as I needed to so I would get the 7 miles finished.

7 Mile Splits: Mile 1: 9:42, Mile 2: 9:38, Mile 3: 9:36, Mile 4: 9:51, Mile 5: 9:37, Mile 6: 9:39, Mile 7: 9:33

I was VERY happy with these splits when I did not feel good this morning. If you are new to my blog, I am lactose-intolerant and don’t really like or eat meat so my diet is fairly vegan-ish. (I do eat some seafood) I have been really relaxed with the dairy and eating a lot of cheese. I think I was getting cocky that I could get away with it and it wouldn’t hurt my stomach. Late Saturday at the end of HLS, I could feel my stomach starting to hurt. My drive home was horrible and my stomach hurt a lot. I definitely need to cut it completely out of my diet again and be careful when I try to eat cheese again!


I got business cards printed at the last minute on Friday before I left for Philly. I am lucky enough to have a printing company right down the street and when I got there I was so unprepared and needed them ASAP! The guy working there basically fixed all the dimensions that I tried to do myself on my computer and fixed the fonts. They looked sooo cute and it was so nice to trade cards with other bloggers at HLS! I wish I would have asked for more because it makes it so easy to remember who you talked to at the workshops!

When I arrived at the hotel Friday afternoon (after tons of traffic getting into the city… ugh) I quick grabbed my swag bag and headed to my room to see what I got and relax before the party!

My hotel room was really nice and I was happy to lay down for a little bit before meeting up with everyone!

Did we ever figure out what the velcro was on our pictures??

So happy to hang with so many great bloggers Friday night. Alli @ Alli Learns Life and Kristy @ Run The Long Road were so much fun πŸ™‚Β  Kristy and I planned on going to HLS a while ago because we are both locals and I’m so glad I went!

I will be posting more pictures as the week goes on. I avoided taking pictures of things like food because I know everyone has every picture possible up on their blogs right now! I really did learn a lot from the weekend and met great bloggers. I can’t wait to post more about the stuff I thought was important and how I will use it to improve my blog!



Posted on August 22, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. My sister does the same thing with the dairy. She’s lactose intolerant too, knows she can’t eat it or her tummy will be a mess, but she gets “cocky” and sneaks it in. No! No! 😦 Love the dress–I’m sure you were pretty in pink the whole weekend! And cute cards!!–I’m in the process of having my logo designed for some too!!! πŸ™‚

  2. yayy!! so much fun! and no, I never figured out what the velcro was for. weird.
    Hope your feeling better!

  3. Dang! That swag bag has TONS of awesome goodies! I should’ve gone just for the freebies! Haha! Can’t wait to hear more!

    And great job on your 7 miler! πŸ™‚

  4. Way to go on your training. HLS looked like so much fun!! Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  5. Can’t wait to read about what you thought was important at HLS. I’ve seen all the lovely recaps of the amazing food, friends, and fun now I’m ready for the content! πŸ™‚

  6. It was so great meeting you!! Can’t wait for Philly marathon. You are running that right? I keep getting soo confused lol, sorry. So sorry about your stomach. Mine has been awful lately too very impressive that you could bang out the run anyways though

  7. i forgot about the velcro!

    good job on the run! i was exhausted for my run too and it was so tough to get out the door.

    hope your first day back is going OK.

  8. I’m jealous of all the HLS recaps I’ve been reading. It looks like it was a great weekend.

  9. Giiiirl it was SO GOOD to meet you this past weekend!!!! You are *such* a doll! Hope your tummy starts to feel better!

  10. Apprently the velcro was supposed to have Twitter handles and they got lost along the way to the conference. Ah well!

  11. I am so very sad that I wasn’t able to go to HLS this year! Love reading everyone’s recaps!

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