Okay, I will start off by saying I’m at a vegan bloggers conference, so buckle up for a couple of days of me drooling over all the vegan eats that other people make!
Until then, here’s some highlights from my week!
On my way to the airport yesterday, I stopped at Tropical Smoothie Café for a breakfast smoothie. Pomegranate plunge + greens is my current obsession.
Not long after arriving in Austin, it was off to the Vida Vegan Con meet up at Buzz Kill! I had a chicken salad wrap (vegan, of course), very berry lemonade (it claims there was vodka in it, but I’m not so sure!), cookies and cream coconut ice cream, and a beer.
The only day this week I’ve missed a run was yesterday, and that was due to travels.
I mostly run in my neighborhood, but actually went to Oak Grove Park on Wednesday. I was going for a longer run in the heat of the day, so I really wanted the shade I can find there. It was a nice change of pace.
I have to say, I’m loving the new house and pool. Nothing like jumping in and floating about after a sweaty run!
Today I ran near my hotel in Austin, TX. The weather is similar to VA, so the hot and muggy doesn’t bother me, but holy crap, the hills!!! I’m so not used to them, and my pace suffered. I’m sure my legs will be angry too. I may end up on the hotel treadmill tomorrow!
Other than that, I’ve done a few bodyweight workouts from my Microsoft band. Squats, crunches, things like that.
On the work front, it’s been a short week. Monday was a holiday, and I am on a mini vacation Thursday and Friday! So no complaints there.
M had a gaggle of people over on Monday to swim and hang out, and R had a couple friend over as well to swim and play video games. A went out with friends, so all told, very nice Memorial Day.
We’ve all gone swimming most days – especially R. D got home from work on Tuesday and found her like this…
Then it was off t0 the third and final Vida Vegan Con – vegan bloggers conference – in Austin, Texas. It’s only been one day, and already it’s been so memorable.
I had just boarded my flight from Atlanta to Austin when Fran Costigan (http://www.francostigan.com/) tweeted to see what other VVC people were on board! I replied I was, and we met up at baggage claim and shared a cap to our hotel.
About a half hour later, I went up to her room, and her room mate is none other than Terry Hope Romero (http://veganlatina.com/)! I have so many of her books, and she’s like this vegan punk rock cookbook goddess. And she hugged me. I tried very hard not to geek out (but failed).
Fran and I cabbed it to the pre-conference meet up, where I got to see and meet SO many people – new friends and old, it’s impossible to list them all. But here are a few 🙂
JL from JL Goes Vegan
Demetrius – vegan extraordinaire and producer of the amazing film Vegucated
Dan – one half of the blogging duo The Gay Vegans, who I just couldn’t stop hugging.
Brit – goofball vegan from Seattle (that peer pressured me into eating ice cream. Really, it was her fault).
Chad Sarno – famous vegan chef…bought me a beer and I was again having one of those “pinch me” moments.
Not to mention a whole ton of other people, and despite the storms and dreary weather when I arrived, it ended up being a wonderfully sunny and hot evening.
So yeah – now it’s day 2 of 4, and I can’t wait for all the fun this afternoon and evening will bring!
Of course I cannot sign off without the latest #morningpictures. It was cute how many people last night commented on them 🙂