After a crazy 9 hour wait in the airport, a red eye from Colorado, and 2 days of work – I can finally sit down and reminisce about this past weekend at the Blend Retreat. Many have said it and I will repeat it, It was honestly probably one of the best weekends of my life.
Everything was perfect! I left Blend feeling Honored and Inspired to be among such a great group of women.
I will have to work on my collaging skills
Uplifted and connected. The conversations with fellow bloggers never hit a lull. It is great to discuss how much you have in common, and then to learn what everyone does/ and their background outside of the blog world. Heather (far right) was the first new friend I made, and we immediately hit it off. And I owe good friends Jillian and Katie (both center) a huge thank you for helping me talk through some things. Could not have asked for a better roommate with Jill. Love you girls.
Relaxed and At Ease: Chautauqua and Boulder, CO was the perfect venue.
Stuffed! There was a healthy balance of well balanced meals sprinkled with good beer and some sweet treats.
That homemade jam and almond butter at the Xagave breakfast was the shit! This breakfast is seriously what dreams are made of. Thank you Steve and Amy!
Love Grown – best granola ever!
Mahi Mahi Tacos for Cinco de Mayo
Sweet potato tots + beer at Avery Brewing Company
Rosemary hummus at Mountain Sun
Strong, Invigorated, and Satisfyingly Sore. Two 7 am bootcamps, a 4 mile hike (that kicked my booty) , and Sunday yoga at Core Power
Check out the view at this 7 am bootcamp
The winning team from Saturday’s bootcamp! – Team Awesome because we just can’t help it. We were lucky to have Lindsay the fit ambassador from Chobani.
Hiking with Miss Smart
Laura’s fitbit said we took 17,000 steps and over 170 flights of stairs on this hike…phew!
Love Gina!! Y’all need to run over to her site and check out her recipes – now!
Grateful and Pumped about all the swag and all the sponsors!
(I swiped another of Jillian’s photos – figured only one of us needed to empty out the swag bag)
We were showered with so much stuff the entire weekend! This isn’t even the half of what I brought home.
I want to do a special post just to thank all the sponsors. Here are a few:
- Bob’s Red Mill
- Cascadian Farms
- Attune Foods
- Lara Bar
- Love Grown
- Core Power
- Mix 1
- Pop Chips
- Nuts about Granola
- Pure Bliss Eats
- Twin Cakes Bakery
The only thing I could think of to change would have been to make the weekend longer. 4pm Friday to 11 am Sunday was just not enough time to squeeze in all the blogger love. And this recap doesn’t do the weekend justice.
I’m a wiped from the weekend, but feeling great and motivated about my life. I really needed this trip with recent events. Words cannot describe how much Blend 2012 gave me. Can’t wait until we meet again!
Share a feeling word that describes something from your weekend!