I thought I better hurry these PaleoFX recaps up before I forget (although it was all unforgettable…) to 🙂
Did you miss Day 1– here it is, Paleo FX Day 1.
**Happy news– I am on my FINAL EDITS. Meaning I made my FINAL to-do list for my thesis today. Couldn’t be happier/scared haha. Ah the roller-coaster called “graduate school” hasn’t disappointed in the least bit!
So Friday of the conference. Started with the sweet little birthday fairy (thanks Aunt Cindy!) leaving a gift (relaxing bath goodies and this lavender spray that I LOVE!) for me to wake up to. Totally surprised me and just made for the perfect start to the day 😉
David and I got ready for the conference (day 2) which was going to be a long day. Our schedule included– birthday breakfast, conference, open WOD 13.4 at CrossFit Central, conference, and birthday dinner!
I got to go to a “focus on women” panel which was full of super cool topics like thyroid, hormones, poop (haha), and sleep! The panel was full of super knowledgable people with diverse backgrounds. Again, I look forward to going back and listening to all of the talks to actually take some notes!
We then left the conference to go to CrossFit Central to complete 13.4. They had a great facility and we enjoyed our time there! The people were so welcoming and nice to us! I somehow slipped out before they had me to do those birthday burpees haha 🙂
We got back in time for me to see almost all of the cooking demos I wanted to go to! Diane from Balanced Bites (author of Practical Paleo) is above.
That is George and Juli… from Civilized Caveman and PaleOMG (here is her recap of Paleo FX). LOVE THESE TWO! They were so sweet to me and they should totally take that show on the road. Hilarious combo on the stage and just fun!
I literally sprinted (post 13.4 and Whole Foods lunch) to get my cookbook Make it Paleo (by The Food Lovers pictured above) signed. Ha luckily they were walking outside and I ran into them and they so kindly sat down and chatted with me and signed me book (and a little card for Heather from Multiply Delicious, her e-book link is on the sidebar, order it!). Here is their recap video of Paleo FX. They are getting married this year so I talked to Hayley about that and I just wish them all the happiness in the world 🙂
I bought another cookbook (Paleo Comfort Foods) that my friend Ashley raved about– and got to meet the authors (here is their blog)! They are so cool and have the cutest baby– even found out they went diving at the place David and I honeymooned at in St. Lucia (how cool is that?!).
Oh see that treat there? Well the gals with Paleo Treats gave me a mustang bar for my birthday– first b’day gluten free (yes at 25!) and honestly it was the best one yet 🙂 David just made it perfect!
Then we made a quick change into dinner attire and headed to Salty Sow for birthday dinner.
David loves treating me to nice meals like this– from the very first date he showed me that and showed me his willingness to try anything (we ordered squid and octopus, yes on the first date!). I sure do love him!
We headed out and decided we better get some of this icecream everyone was talking about from Lick.
So funny 🙂 Okay I better stop here… one last recap (day 3) will be up at somepoint this week along with what all I cooked this morning. I moved all of my prep to today because David and I went on a long bike ride (7 miles I think) yesterday. Totally worth it and loved every minute of that!
Happy Monday night!