A Run Cures All


Hey guys!

The Healthy Living Conference is on right now and I am chilling at a table with some ladies as we wait for things to get started.


First let me rewind back to last night! We had the HLS Cocktail party on, so I got all gussied up! Seeing as I live in an apron and hairnet, getting dressed up is a very fun event for me these days. ;)


The dress is from French Connection UK (FCUK) and I got it on the sale rack for 60% off. :) The dress is super comfortable too!

I met up for dinner that Gena organized at Karyn’s on Green.




Gina and Sabrina were also there. I love these ladies. :)



I had a piece of bread with their herbed vegan butter (it was amazing!)


A glass of wine:


We split three appetizers to start and they were all delicious!

This was a raw hummus with flax crackers and it was to die for.


Sautéed Mushrooms in a wonderful sauce:


Beet salad…off. the. hook. It’s official: I love beets SO much. ;)


For my main I had the lentil ‘salad’ which was a bed of lentils in a vinaigrette with greens and a fried Squash blossom on top. It was amazing!



Please don’t mind my creepy hand caressing Sabrina’s neck. I’m awkward like that.

Then we were off to the cocktail party put on by Open Sky. There were a ton of ladies there, at least over 200!!!! It was so much fun meeting people in person. :)




I had a ‘screwdriver’ heavy on the ice. :)




All of a sudden it was 9pm and everyone cleared out. We decided to close the place down. ;)



We moved down to the second floor where there was a bumpin’ dance floor going on. :)

I called Eric to see if he wanted to join us and he was more than willing so he met up with us around 10. We had a blast.

We got our groove on and didn’t get home until 1am.


However, this morning I concluded that I am too old for this!!!!! ;)

Before my late and wild night out, I made plans with a bunch of people to go running at 6am. We made a pact to stick to it and not bail.

I set the alarm for 5:50 and was downstairs by 6am. Not bad, eh?


I love having people to run with! I wish I knew people in my small town to run with. It makes the time FLY by.

Look how gorgeous it was outside when we walked out of the hotel. Can you believe this place? I want to live here. :)


Ready to wake up!


Wow, wow, wow. Breathtaking. This moment was all worth it.


Our group split off around mile 1.5 and then Molly and I went on to complete about 4.6 miles. I felt like a new girl after the run. Runs honestly fix anything some days!


Rushed to get ready and came down to the conference!


Oatmeal station that I waited in line for and then realized there was dairy in it. Doh!


I decided on HUGE plate of fruit. I can’t remember the last time I have had fruit for breakfast. It is so refreshing!


I also had a Liberate Glo Bar on the side. :)


Well, I better try and publish this post. See you later!

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{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Little Bookworm August 14, 2010

Sounds you are having a great time! The photos from your run look amazing. :)


2 Katherine August 14, 2010

Great pics from your run! Breathtaking!


3 Kristina August 14, 2010

it’s fun seeing people I “know” in the photos… ! the food looks amazing :)

have a fun Saturday!!


4 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is August 14, 2010

Looks like so much fun! And I just love your dress – adorable!


5 Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks August 14, 2010

Wow, you are a superwoman for having that night out and then waking up so early and going on a run! Amazing.


6 Shanna, like Banana August 14, 2010

Seeing all you ladies get up and run together *may* just convert me into a runner with friends.

What an amazing site!

You look beautiful in your pink dress :)


7 Annie@stronghealthyfit August 14, 2010

I can’t believe you got up to go running on such little sleep! I could maybe do that but I’d have to go right back to bed ;-) Have fun!


8 Cynthia (It All Changes) August 14, 2010

Angela you look like you are having a blast. Enjoy every second with all those lovely ladies (and gents). Such a fun experience that a few sleepless nights are worth it.

Can’t wait to read more recaps.


9 Chris August 14, 2010

Looks like such a great time. I loved the comment about your arm being creepy and you are awkward like that…so funny. I love the blog and can’t wait to read more about the weekend. You all look so gorgeous all gussied up! Way to go Eric for keeping up with all of those gals!


10 Nancy August 14, 2010

Hey Angela, we could run together sometime, we are not that far! Could be so much fun! Enjoy
The rest of your trip, lucky girl! A bientot!


11 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 14, 2010

What an absolutely breathtaking moment on your run. Runs feel like they can fix any problem in the world. I always feel such a sense of peace when I run.


12 Kristina @ simpleinsincity.com August 14, 2010

I love seeing all those yummy dishes and most of all off the healthy, shining faces! Have a great time today!


13 Tina August 14, 2010

A good exercise session often helps me get energy too. Have a great rest of the day.


14 Wei-Wei August 14, 2010

Great run! You look amazing in that dress, by the way. Looks like such a fun night!



15 Maria @ Oh Healthy Day August 14, 2010

You are such a little champ for being out late and STILL getting up for a run. You inspire me!

Beautiful dress by the way and I’m so pleased that everyone looks like they are having a great time. I’m definitely signing up for next year :)


16 Melissa Anderson August 14, 2010

Chicago is such an amazing city. I lived there for 10 years and flew back last Oct to run my 1st marathon there. So glad you were able to experience a breathtaking sunrise on foot.


17 Amber K August 14, 2010

Having a stash of your bars is a great way to always have some food even when vegan options aren’t available! Very cool.


18 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 14, 2010

I have no idea how you manage to run on such little sleep! I’m starting to suspect you have hidden superpowers. ;)


19 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies August 14, 2010

Loooove your dress! And your views during that run are fabulous!! Looks like you are having an amazing time!


20 chelsey August 14, 2010

4.6 miles on 5 hours sleep? I am quite impressed with you.

No problem on being a creeper. I totally accept your creeperness.


21 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ August 14, 2010

Love your dress, so cute.


22 Ashley August 14, 2010

Gorgeous dress. Miss you lovely <3


23 Christie {Honoring Health} August 14, 2010

Wow, those photos are gorgeous!

Sorry about the non-vegan oats, I was just reading about them on Gena’s blog :(


24 SheFit August 14, 2010

WOW! SOunds like you girls are having a blast over there! Enjoy the weekend and keep updating us. Ps- LOVE the dress. It looks great


25 Hayley August 14, 2010

Your dress is so pretty and you always have that glow about you!:)


26 Nicole - yuppie yogini August 14, 2010

That dress is sooo cute! You always have the best dresses :)


27 Caz Wheeler August 14, 2010

Wow, Chicago looks amazing, you’ve inspired me to add it to our “places we want to visit in the US” list!



28 Lisa August 14, 2010

A run DOES cure all! Whenever I’m stressed or upset, I go for an extra run and I feel better. And for some reason, those angry or upset runs usually turn out to be my fastest! LOL


29 zoe August 14, 2010

LOVE your dress! it looks like you’re having such a great time. enjoy the rest of your trip!


30 Laurie August 14, 2010

Thanks for all the pix. Fun! So cool that you partied hearty and then ran


31 Lauren August 14, 2010

Sounds like an amazing trip! The dress is stunning on you! Don’t you just love finding designer brands on the clearance rack. ;) Enjoy the rest of your time girl.


32 Gena August 14, 2010

I love you.

Also, no comment on the oatmeal! :-(


33 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] August 14, 2010

I still have yet to come say HI! Going to hunt ya down before I leave Chi Town. Have a fun night!


34 Camille August 14, 2010

I love your dress!
Looks like a great time!


35 Diana @ frontyardfoodie August 14, 2010

I love a good run! Definitely makes things all better.

Why would they put dairy in oatmeal!? For some reason that sounds gross to me. I’m not even a vegan anymore but have never made oatmeal with dairy.


36 April @ Crazy Fabulous Life August 14, 2010

You look very nice in your purple dress!


37 Laura (Starloz) August 14, 2010

Oh, it looks like your having such a fantastic time.


38 Julia August 15, 2010

Wow, you look incredible in that dress!!! Very flattering.
Also, I’m more than impressed that you could get up so early to go running after a night out – making a date with others can be so motivating!


39 Katie @ Healthy Heddleston August 15, 2010

Angela, I love that dress and it looks so great on you!


40 Kelly August 15, 2010

Where the heck did you get that loop scarf? I love, love it!


41 Alexa August 16, 2010

That pink dress is beyond cute on you!! You look great!


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