Five for Friday

Hello from Philly!! I came up last night on the train, which was SO nice. I haven’t taken Amtrak in I don’t even know how long, and sometimes I forget how great it can be. The train left DC at 6:05 and I was in Philly by 8pm – not bad at all. My dad came and picked me up from the train, and then my sister, her hubby, and my parents and I had dinner together which was really nice and low key.

Today, I’m hanging out with my nephew Harper and sister Wendy for most of the day, and then heading over to meet up with a bunch of bloggers for lunch around 1:30. (Side note: If you’re already in Philly and want to join for lunch, email me!) I can’t BELIEVE the Healthy Living Summit is already here – insane!

Last Five People I’ve talked to in person:

    1. Wendy (my sis)
    2. Harper (my nephew)
    3. Justin (bro-in-law)
    4. Mom
    5. Dad

Next Five Places I’ll go:

    1. Lunch with Bloggers
    2. Conference Hotel
    3. Reading Terminal Market
    4. Kelly Drive (for a loooong run in the morning!)
    5. Back to the conference hotel for breakfast and the sessions!

Five Exciting Things for Tomorrow:

    1. I’m speaking on a panel for my first speaking engagement ever!
    2. The Washingtonian Magazine issue comes out that I’m in!
    3. I’m seeing a ton of people I haven’t seen in a long time and hopefully meeting lots of new ones too.
    4. Free food all day (you know me, right?)
    5. Going out on the town at night!

Five Reasons I’m Happy Today:

    1. I took the day off from work.
    2. I move to Dupont TWO WEEKS from today!
    3. I finally got to see my nephew after 2 long months!
    4. Poached eggs with grits for breakfast (gets me every time).
    5. Swag bags are coming at 3pm!!!

Five Things I want to do during this trip:

    1. Do a really good job speaking.
    2. Meet new people.
    3. Eat a soft pretzel.
    4. Kill my 14 mile run at 5am tomorrow.
    5. Have fun!!

Whew! I seriously can’t believe it’s finally here.

Are you going to be at the Healthy Living Summit? If so, please come say hi!

If you could meet one blogger in person, who would you want to meet and why?

24 Comments on Five for Friday

  1. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    August 19, 2011 at 9:20 am (9 years ago)

    Beth there are so many I’d want to meet in person: you for one! But I’d also love to meet Tina from Faith Fitness Fun — she seems so genuine and I can tell she’d be fun to talk to.

    Good luck on your 14 mile run, you’ll do great!!! Be sure to plan your course so it includes the Rocky steps — that would push me to finish strong!

    Reply
    • Beth
      August 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm (9 years ago)

      I know I’d love to meet you too! And you are right – Tina is SO sweet and genuine – love her!

      Reply
  2. Victoria (District Chocoholic)
    August 19, 2011 at 9:36 am (9 years ago)

    I have to run tomorrow at HLS, but only 9 miles. I do, however, love the concept of waking up at 5 am.

    Reply
    • Beth
      August 19, 2011 at 9:50 am (9 years ago)

      “Only”.. you’re ridic!

      Reply
  3. Jess
    August 19, 2011 at 10:12 am (9 years ago)

    Welcome to Dupont! I live there (well, between there and logan circle), and I am always happy to hear about Arlington converts moving into the city!

    Reply
    • Beth
      August 19, 2011 at 10:14 am (9 years ago)

      Arlington converts… love it! After I’ve moved we should arrange a reader get together somewhere in Dupont! I’ve had a few DC readers suggest it and it could be fun!

      Reply
  4. Julia @ The Bosky Blog
    August 19, 2011 at 10:38 am (9 years ago)

    I so badly wanna be HLS! have fun!

    Welllll I already met you…..so….hm? I dunno!

    Reply
    • Beth
      August 21, 2011 at 3:32 pm (9 years ago)

      It was SO fun! Can’t believe it’s over… wish you were there!

      Reply
    • Beth
      August 21, 2011 at 3:32 pm (9 years ago)

      She was there but unfortunately I didn’t get to talk to her at all!

      Reply
  5. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair
    August 19, 2011 at 12:36 pm (9 years ago)

    Have a GREAT TIME!!!! I love reading all the HLS recaps on blogs and twitter. Makes me *almost* feel like I’m there 😛 (OK, not really. Haha)

    Reply
    • Beth
      August 21, 2011 at 3:33 pm (9 years ago)

      I am CERTAIN you will get your fix and more of HLS recaps. =)

      Reply
    • Beth
      August 21, 2011 at 3:33 pm (9 years ago)

      Hi Jen! I spoke on a panel called The Numbers Game with a few other bloggers about how you can use numbers in a healthy and unhealthy way, and how to find a happy balance with it. I’ll do a recap later this week!

      Reply
  6. Dee
    August 19, 2011 at 2:46 pm (9 years ago)

    Yay for long runs on Kelly Drive! I lived in Philly for six years and did most of my running/walking/running again on Kelly Drive. I miss it! Have fun- but I hope you’re not running alone at 5am. It IS Philly, after all!

    Reply
    • Beth
      August 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm (9 years ago)

      Don’t worry – – there were about 20 other people running at 5am! I loooove running on Kelly Drive too. My first half marathon was along there. So pretty and peaceful along the water!

      Reply
  7. Holly
    August 19, 2011 at 3:21 pm (9 years ago)

    So I would totally want to meet Janetha from meals and moves and Tina from FFF! I read a lot of running blogs as well but these girls have a great balance of running and weight training as well as normal eating habits. I would love to see The Fitnesseista’s little belly as well!

    Reply
    • Beth
      August 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm (9 years ago)

      They are both AWESOME – good choices. =)

      Reply
  8. Mary (A Merry Life)
    August 19, 2011 at 3:37 pm (9 years ago)

    I want to meet you! If that’s too weird and I should pick someone else… I’d like to meet Caitlin from HTP. I love her blog and take on life.

    Hope y’all all have a great time in Philly! 🙂

    Reply
    • Beth
      August 21, 2011 at 3:35 pm (9 years ago)

      haha not too weird – it’s weird we’ve never met!

      Reply
  9. Jenny
    August 20, 2011 at 10:38 am (9 years ago)

    Hello! I’m new to the weight loss/fitness blogosphere, also living in DC (Brookland) and a yoga and Shred fan! Glad to have found your blog!

    Reply
    • Beth
      August 21, 2011 at 3:35 pm (9 years ago)

      Hi Jenny! Welcome to the blogosphere. DC is an AWESOME city, if you ask me. =)

      Reply
  10. Amanda @ Running On Waffles
    August 21, 2011 at 2:29 pm (9 years ago)

    Only one blogger??? That’s tough so I’ll go with two. Ali from Ali on the Run bc she’s also training for her first marathon and Julie from PB Fingers bc she is so full of helpful information! Hope HLS has been fun. You’ve missed some downpours in DC this weekend!

    Reply
    • Beth
      August 21, 2011 at 3:36 pm (9 years ago)

      I just got back to DC and its so gloomy and rainy – boo!!!

      Reply

Leave a Reply