Hello From BlogHer!

July 18, 2008

I’m blogging breakfast during a session on blog business and tax – I should be paying attention! But here’s a quick recap of this morning :)


I got up this morning at 6 and hit the Westin gym. No better way to start the day!! I ran 4 miles on a treadmill (it went really fast too!) and did a circuit of upper body lifting . This is the perfect type of event where early morning workouts pay off – an afternoon one just wouldn’t happen. I also think getting up early makes a great motivation not to overindulge the night before on food or alcohol.

Conference Begins

This conference is AWESOME! There is so much information whirling around – people to meet, business cards exchanged (I already have about 50 new blogs to check out via business cards!), sponsor tables to see. I already had a 10 minute shoulder massage! And I have a new Sigg water bottle by Leap Frog!

1 in 1,000

Of the 1,000 folks here, I just happened to run into Sarah from Suite Apple Pie as soon as I got to breakfast! She couldn’t make the dinner the other night and I’m so glad we got to meet! Sarah was also kind enough to bring me a little breakfast surprise, which will be making an appearance on Sunday morning before we head home, so stay tuned!


Continental Breakfast – half a wheat bagel with a bit of cream cheese + jam, a piece of a healthy tasting (??) muffin, a mountain of fruit, hot tea with milk. I felt like I was eating more than all the other attendees, but I was starving after my workout and needed to refuel!


More tea!!


We had a cookies and milk break only an hour after breakfast. I totally wasn’t in the mood for either, but after hearing mom say (after her 3rd!?! cookie) that it was the best oatmeal cookie she’d ever had, I had to try it.


Then I stumbled upon a chocolate vendor – Merci Fine Chocolates . I had 2 bites and am saving the rest for later 😉 It was quite delicious dark chocolate! And look how cute they come (sorry for the blurry, dark photo) – they’re like little lipstick tubes.


OK, going to pay attention now :)

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1 Alli W. July 18, 2008 at 1:29 pm

I am so glad you are on West Coast time! At least temporarily. Merci chocolates are pretty good, and they usually sell them at target (thus making them even better!). Have a blast!


2 Justy2003 July 18, 2008 at 1:32 pm

I agree about the morning workouts. They put you in the right mindset for the day as well…especially when tempted with so many goodies! 😉
The conference looks like tons of fun…especially with all the freebies!


3 Mom July 18, 2008 at 1:47 pm

That was NOT my third cookie. It was my first. But it was indeed the best oatmeal raison cookie I have ever had.


4 BethT July 18, 2008 at 1:53 pm

Haha, you go Mom 😀 Did you guys make it to Citizen Cupcake? Kath told me you were craving their sweet treats!


5 hk July 18, 2008 at 2:16 pm

thanks for all of the updates, I love hearing about what’s going on. Do tell us about the new blogs, too :) I love hearing and finding new ones to cruise!! thanks and have fun, kath~


6 yaz July 18, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Your family K has an amazing sense of humor. You are truely blessed to have them support you in what you want to do with your life. Props to your mom for accompaning u to SF. Remember your next stop is L.A. were a bunch of us are eagerly expecting you. 😉

Loved the pic of you when you were Younger (no pun intended).


7 Kathryn July 18, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Looks like fun and a very good experience Kath!

PS – this question is for anyone…I haven’t been reading Jenna’s eatliverun blog lately, but just visited today and realized she’s eating meat again. What did I miss? I guess she’s not vegetarian anymore? I don’t feel like looking through old posts so thought I could ask my “not-with-it” question in friendly company here. Thanks!


8 ModelBehavior July 18, 2008 at 2:26 pm

Those lipstick chocolates are too cute :) Looks like you are learing some interesting thing, I had no idea the conference was a lunch and learn type of environment, very cool!


9 Christy July 18, 2008 at 2:28 pm

I am amazed that you managed 2 bites of that chocolate and still had some left. And don’t you worry about eating more than anyone else….you work hard! You gotta fuel those muscles! Thanks for posting during your trip. It’s great to see an up-to-the-minute report rather than a recap. :-)


10 kathleen July 18, 2008 at 2:29 pm

She made the switch back after having a piece of proscuitto at dinner one night. Since then she has incorperated it back into her meals, which I think is pretty interesting.


11 Jenn July 18, 2008 at 2:34 pm

i agree jenna’s habits are a bit strange, but i think its fine to switch it up however you want to, i mean, its going into YOUR body. i think its just funny how everything is her new obsession. lol. like whatever happened to hempmilk? gotta love her.


12 Emily July 18, 2008 at 2:57 pm

Morning workouts are awesome, but I seem to only get the motivation for them when I know I have to due to busy schedules, parties, dinners out, etc. I did an elliptical and treadmill workout this morning because I knew I was having a lunch out with friends today and it was amazing how much better my choices were because I had worked so hard this morning.


13 Marie July 18, 2008 at 3:05 pm

Just a brown bag lunch tip I wanted to share – I hate mayo and pickles, but tuna by itself gets super boring so I decided to try to be creative! I used a vacuum sealed pack (the water kind, not with oil) of albacore tuna, 3 hefty tbsp of hot salsa, 1/4 cup of dried cranberries, and 1 oz of stacy’s pita chips (regular flavor) crushed up. I just brought the chips separately and mixed them up into the container of everything else and it turned out GREAT! Salty, crunchy, sweet, and spicy all at once, a few different food groups, plus rather healthy – so of course I thought of you Kath! :)


14 Katie July 18, 2008 at 4:02 pm

I second hk–please let us know about new blogs you like! Sounds like the conference is fun. Enjoy!


15 mh July 18, 2008 at 4:02 pm

jenna wrote an answer about her eating habits on her blog today saying she is just eating whatever makes her body feel the best and what she wants. I think everyone should eat what makes them feel good without labeling their habits. Just my opinion (not ment to be mean at all!!) but I think a question about someone should be asked on their blog so they hae a chance to respond!


16 liza m July 18, 2008 at 4:11 pm

does anyone have hours/days/weeks where they just CRAVE carbs? I seem to crave ice cream, crackers, and bread so much right now and I cant seem to help myself from overindulging!
Does anyone have any tips to get this out of my system? too many carbs make me feel tired and grumpy :( even if they are complex ones.


17 Kath July 18, 2008 at 4:24 pm

BethT ,
We did go to check it out but it was much smaller than we’d hoped. I think the real Cake place is probably where all the goodies are!

yaz ,
Thanks – they are great :) I’d love to come to L.A. How could I make a living visiting all my readers – now that would be a fun job!

liza m,
We all have those days. I say eat what you crave and cut back in other parts of your diet to compensate. If they make you feel bad, try having less available and more of other food groups ready to eat – like fresh berries or your very favorite vegetable ready to cook.



18 Sidi July 18, 2008 at 5:49 pm

Merci – one of my favourite chocolate. I always buy chocolate made in Germany. I guess it’s because of my european roots… There’s Milka, too that is sooo good. My coleagues at work can’t wait for my birthday, I always bring a box of Merci.


19 Kelly L. July 18, 2008 at 9:21 pm

You probably felt like you were eating more than everyone because you fill up with healthy foods. Most people probably just ate a big donut or something. Smaller portions yes, but not healthy and more calories. :)

I hate to say it but comments like that can be discouraging for some to hear. Just saying…


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