Pre–Recap of Blend Retreat 2012

by Jillian on May 7, 2012 · 29 comments

I don’t even know how to begin this post, so I’ll just start with the fact that Blend Retreat may have been one of the best weekends of my life.

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This is most definitely not a full recap. Don’t worry, those will come soon. But rather a quick update on what I’ve been doing this weekend.

Boulder, Colorado was absolutely beautiful!

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Tell me those mountains don’t look like a picture painting! Breathtaking!

This morning was spent trying to figure out where to put all my swag….

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and unpacking…

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Yes, that is my dirty sports bra a notice that my bag was inspected. I knew immediately when I opened it and everything was moved around and I freaked for about 3 seconds when I thought they confiscated my Core Power protein drinks. When I landed, my suitcase wasn’t on the carousel. Turns out that since I checked in 5 hours before my flight, they sent it on an earlier flight and it was waiting for me at the airport. Could have been worse – I’m sorry Alyssa!

I already utilized some Love Grown foods to make breakfast.

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Having had Chobani every morning while at Blend Retreat made me crave it this morning. I have enough granola to last me through the summer (who am I kidding, it will be gone by next week) so I see lots of Chobani bowls in my future.

I have to head into work soon and I’m having some trouble….Blend Retreat withdrawal!

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Each one of you had truly inspired me this weekend to be more positive and motivated in my every day life. I can’t believe it’s over, but I am excited that I will see some lovely faces again this Wednesday at the Fitness Magazine Blogger Meet & Tweet.

A big thank you to Janetha, Katie, and Lindsay for organizing this amazing retreat. It was such a pleasure to enjoy everyone’s company, meet new faces, workout, and explore Colorado without having to be at a lecture every hour like most conferences (not that I don’t enjoy those too!). Great idea, ladies! I am already in line to sign up for next years retreat!

Happy Monday! (and it sure is a happier Monday than most have been lately……)

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shanna, like Banana May 7, 2012 at 12:22 pm

What fun! I think this is the ‘conference’ I *should* have went to..much more up my alley ;)

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2 Jillian May 7, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Yes! You would have loved! Maybe next year!? :)

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3 Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean May 7, 2012 at 12:23 pm

so fun meeting you!!

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4 Jillian May 7, 2012 at 1:50 pm

You tooo!! Wish we got to talk more!

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5 Heather @ Better With Veggies May 7, 2012 at 12:50 pm

It was great meeting you this weekend!! One of the best weekends in a while and those mountains really did look like a painting. :)

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6 Jillian May 7, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Great meeting you too! I miss it so much already!

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7 Lauren May 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I keep hearing how incredible BLEND was and I can’t wait to hear everyone’s recaps. So glad you had such a good time but it’s making me so sad I had to miss it. Hopefully we can catch up at HLS this year!?!!

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8 Jillian May 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I am not positive about HLS since I’m traveling two other times in August but I do really want to go! I’ll see!! Missed you at blend! Hopefully we can meetup soon!!

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9 Marilyn May 7, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Looks like a great weekend. Glad you had the opportunity to go.

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10 Jillian May 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm

You helped with that a bit! :) love u!

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11 Kena Houston May 7, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Hi Jillian -It surprised me to see a pic of the flatirons on your blog…I live 10 minutes outside of Boulder, CO…isn’t is beautiful…I love it here! Have a happy day!

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12 Jillian May 7, 2012 at 11:59 pm

I didn’t realize you lived there! You should have come to blend! CO is soo beautifu!

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13 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss May 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm

so true… it could have been WAY worse. it’s okay. I’m convincing myself I’m just going on a shopping spree today rather than replacing all my favorite shit. it’s aaalllll a state of mind. ;)

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14 StoriesAndSweetPotatoes May 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I’m hearing such amazing things about Blend. I definitely will try to make it next year!

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15 Thao May 7, 2012 at 4:37 pm

It was nice meeting you this weekend! Glad you had fun in CO, and hope you come back one of these days! =D

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16 Jillian May 7, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Nice meeting you too! How lucky you are to live in such a beautiful area!!

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17 Paige @ Running Around Normal May 7, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Awww, glad you had so much fun, Jillian!! :)

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18 Katie May 7, 2012 at 7:54 pm

It was so lovely to meet you this weekend – I am so glad you had a good time, I loved getting to chat and hike with you on Saturday!

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19 Jillian May 7, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Thank you for planning one of the best weekends I’ve ever had! Glad we got to meet and chat on the hike! :)

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20 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 7, 2012 at 10:27 pm

It was so great to meet you this weekend! I had a blast hanging out. :)

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21 Jillian May 7, 2012 at 11:56 pm

It was so fun hanging out and glad we finally got to meet!!! :)

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22 Ashley May 7, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Yay! Another recap to read! I’m so so glad we got to meet this weekend but wish we would have had more time together. There’s always next year. :)

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23 Jillian May 7, 2012 at 11:55 pm

It was so nice meeting you too! I agree, I wish we all had more time to talk! Next year should be a longer retreat! :)

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24 Lisa May 8, 2012 at 12:19 am

Sounds so fun. This sounds like it was an incredible retreat, from everything I have been hearing. Glad you had a great time!!

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25 Ashley @ Freckles and Spice May 8, 2012 at 9:28 am

I agree on the best weekend comment. I hope you found the motivational spark you were looking for :) And I will see you tomorrow friend.

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26 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning May 8, 2012 at 10:42 am

I don’t know if we actually got to meet formally this weekend, but I wish we had! What an awesome time. :)
My swag is still all sitting in the bag on a table in house. I need to empty out a whole cabinet to make room for everything! (Except the granola- I’ve already made room for that in my belly!)

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27 Jillian May 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

We didn’t! We were in the same place so many times but never formally met! That just tells us that Blend was way too short, so next year it must be atleast 4 days! I am already reading your recap! :)

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28 Katie @ Katie Moves May 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm

This looks like SO much fun! i really hope I can join you all there one day! :)

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