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#BlogHer12 Begins!

by Meghann on August 3, 2012

Whoa! What a morning!

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You guys were NOT kidding, BlogHer is CRAZY. Fun, exciting, informative, and definitely a one-of-a-kind experience, but above all, it’s CRAZY. Crazy in a good way. :)

My morning started off a little less crazy. Theodora met me at Ashley‘s apartment and we went for a quick 4 mile run by the river.

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And I’m not kidding when I say “quick.” Apparently we were keeping a sub-7:30 pace. Not sure where that came from, I haven’t kept that pace in a long time. Maybe that’s a sign I need to start running with friends a little more regularly, especially ones that will push the pace and make me go faster. I need more of that!

After the run, I showered (no one wants to sit next to a smelly runner all day), got dress, and met Theodora and Sabrina at BlogHer in midtown.

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I was expecting a huge line for badges (you know, being 5,000 attendees after all), but there was none. I think most people had picked their’s up last night. It only took a few minutes to flash our IDs, grab our badges, and get in line for food.

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There was quite a spread – pastries, muffins, fresh fruit, eggs, potatoes, and bacon. Yum.

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I had it all. I was starving at that point.

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So good!

Best part about breakfast? Catching up with my girls.

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<3 Sabrina and Theodora!

We skipped the opening remarks in favor of hitting the expo up instead.

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It’s hard to see in the photo, but please note The Lorax had his own name badge which read “The Lorax.” ;)

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The expo was INSANE. I spent close to two hours checking out all the booths and networking with the company representatives. So many brands – not enough business cards!

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I said “hi” to my friends at Dole.

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Took some photos with Quilted Northern Toilet Paper (the official TP of BlogHer ’12 <– yes, that’s a serious sponsorship)

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Grabbed a few goodies

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Made some funny faces

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Had my digital caricature done

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What do you think? Does it look like me?

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And then I rested.

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To say the expo was overwhelming would be an understatement. :)

Time for lunch with Martha Stewart(!!!) . This day is speeding by!

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Annette @FitnessPerks August 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Whoa!!!! That all sounds awesome! I want to try Technogel’s stuff, fo sho.

HAVE FUN!
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2 Cait's Plate August 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Love the digital caricature! It’s so good!
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3 Samantha Angela August 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I met The Lorax at Islands of Adventure. I was excited…I’m such a nerd.
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4 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I’ve been following all the BlogHer tweets today, it sounds like everyone’s having an amazing time!

Kind of jealous you met the Lorax. Just saying. (P.S. the nametag thing – who were people going to mistake him for? That’s hilarious).
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5 Beth August 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I mean this in a very respectful way, but what in the world are you wearing?

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6 Meghann August 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Ummm… do you mean my pink striped loft shirt and khaki pants? I didn’t realize I was breaking any fashion rules. My mistake.

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7 Chloe (In Fine Feather) August 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Is it one shirt or two? I was also confused, just because it looks layered but maybe it’s just the shirt?
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8 Meghann August 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm

It’s one shirt. I promise it’s a normal shirt :)

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9 Beth August 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Phew! I thought you stuck a tube top over a normal shirt and was going to become concerned about your mental state :) The color is cute- the fit just had me confuzzled!

10 Lisa @ Jogging on Coffee August 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Looks like fun! I took my nephew to see the Lorax movie and I may have enjoyed it even more than him :P
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11 Nanci August 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Looks like so much fun!! I would so love to attend one day. Thanks for sharing all the fun you are having!
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12 Kristen @ notsodomesticated August 3, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Lunch with Martha?? Tell her hello for me, and that I’m making her BBQ chicken tonight haha!! ;)
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13 pluvk August 3, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Okay, I seriously want to start a blog so I can start attending all these amazing events! It looks like you’re having a wonderful time. :-) What was the best thing you’ve seen so far?

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14 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 3, 2012 at 8:07 pm

that expo sounds amazing! it must be even more interesting since it’s not just healthy living bloggers!
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15 Kathy August 4, 2012 at 7:47 am

I want a digital caricature!! Fun! Looks like a great expo!

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16 alex August 4, 2012 at 11:26 am

i am a long time reader and noticed that you are here (nyc) during the same weekend as summerstreets http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/home/home.shtml I hope you can check it out. Love your blog, enjoy nyc and stay hydrated its a scorcher out there. I just came back from summerstreets myself!

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17 Kim@hungryhealthygirl August 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Looks like a complete blast and I’m jealous I’m not there! Hope the rest of the weekend is just as awesome!
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18 hellonheelshon August 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm

This seriously looks like SO much FUN!!

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