In so many ways, BlogFest feels like it was just yesterday. In actuality it was more like two weeks ago.
Mostly I’m still trying to process all of the amazing content we learned about: the power of podcasts from Chantal Brodrick, detoxing the idea and pressure of perfection with Petra Kolber, and delving into the nitty gritty of Google analytics with Kristine Beatty, to name a few. Not to mention feeling SO sore. From all the workouts, yes, but my cheeks still hurt from grinning so hard with all of my Sweat Pink loves in so many selfies. 😀
We always come back from BlogFest exhausted! Exhilarated, but exhausted. We try out tons of new workouts, which always makes my muscles cry for days. We eat yummy meals, but end up supplementing a lot while on the run with protein bars and hotel room snacks. We drink coffee constantly throughout the day to stay on our a-game, and then switch to wine with the gang in the evenings. We have early wake up calls and late bedtimes.
It always takes us a couple of days to decompress after getting home, and to get back to a normal, healthy routine. This year in particular seems extra difficult to recover. Returning home to a holiday and summer cold this year didn’t help I’m sure. It’s been recovery central in Portland – eating well, hydration, sleeping and napping a lot, loads of yoga…
How fitting is it that this week, the first week after both BlogFest and the 4th of July, is when the sweepstakes for the Gerolsteiner Sparkling Detox kicks off?? The Sparkling Detox is the epitome of a healthy habits challenge: substituting all beverages out for Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water, eating clean, and exercising regularly. Not only is Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water naturally rich in minerals integral to recovery (calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate), but Ariane Hundt is back this year with fitness and clean-eating tips to help maximize feeling good during the Detox.
Want to join us? You can! Even better, you can sign up here to enter the Sparkling Detox sweepstakes where you’re entered to win a FREE case of Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water to participate in the Detox! Can’t wait that long? You can also check here to find which stores near you sell Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water or order Gerolsteiner online at Sam’s Club and Jet.com.