Blend Retreat 2012–Sunday + Goodbye

by Jillian on May 11, 2012 · 13 comments

Well, here we are. The final recap of Blend. It’s also the saddest, because we all had to say goodbye!

Sunday started out with another boot camp, held by Tiffany Vandemark. I was super tired and definitely slacking, but it felt good to get moving before a long day of traveling. We split into groups and did 7 different stations.



Speed skaters! Woo!

Afterwards, we had breakfast sponsored by Chobani.





I had coffee & a little bit of everything!





We were all so sad to be having our last breakfast together!


Alyssa, Courtney, Heather, Katie, Laura, Ashley, me, and Tina

Janetha, Katie, & Lindsay held a raffle.


I ended up winning a super awesome prize!


$50 gift card to Bob’s Red Mill whaaaaat!

We all said our goodbyes and headed on our way.


It was so nice meeting you (Julie, above, and Laura, below)!



When we arrived at the airport, I had lunch with Heather, Tina, Laura, Courtney, & Alyssa before heading our own ways. Well, I had a liquid lunch. Bloody Mary!


My stomach was off so I thought maybe the tomato juice would do something. Tomato juice and vodka. Yeah, great remedy Jill. Eventually I grabbed myself a (not good at all) brown rice, veggie, & tofu bowl from some random place in the airport.


Followed by TCBY! I got honey greek yogurt & white chocolate mousse with sprinkles and peanut butter cups.


And eventually settled in my gate where I waited for 3 hours for my flight. Ugh!


I boarded around 5:00 pm and enjoyed a Simply Bar before trying to doze off for the entire flight and not have any success.


Love the stats!


I had a window seat, which I never choose but because my flight was moved, I ended up with one.


How pretty are those clouds during sunset?

I must say thank you again to Janetha, Katie, & Lindsay for hosting such a wonderful weekend! I am truly inspired by all of you and absolutely cannot wait until Blend 2013!


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss May 11, 2012 at 8:21 am

love your face.


2 Juliette @ Finish Your Broccoli May 11, 2012 at 8:26 am

The Blend Retreat looks like it was so much fun! It didn’t work out with me this year in terms of timing, but I am definitely going next year after reading your recap. I love that it’s a smaller group too – a lot of these blogger conferences are getting to be so huge, so it’s nice to see there are smaller ones popping up!


3 Jillian May 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Yes it was great having a smaller group! I felt like I got to talk to/get to know everybody!


4 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 11, 2012 at 9:54 am

It was sooooo nice to meet you too! I’m glad we got to spend out last moment together in the airport with bloodys and yogurt. :)


5 Jillian May 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I know! I’m so glad we got to chat a bit! Blend was not nearly long enough – let’s rally for 1 week next year! haha!


6 Amy May 11, 2012 at 9:56 am

It sounds like everyone had such a great time, I wish I could have gone! Hopefully next year :)

The stats on that Simply Bar are amazing! 3 grams of sugar?!?! I definitely need to pick one up next time I go to the store!


7 Lisa May 11, 2012 at 3:34 pm

So jealous of your Bob’s Red Mill win, that is awesome! It looks like such a blast


8 Alysha @Shesontherun May 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm

A gift card from Bob’s is seriously awesome. I’m becoming obsessed with his TVP – they are awesome in veggie burgers.


9 Jillian May 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I always see that in grocery store and I never knew how to use it! I may have to give that a try!


10 Alysha @Shesontherun May 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Just look on the package. There is an awesome recipe for red beans and TVP rice. You can’t even tell that you’re eating soy protein.


11 Jillian May 15, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Ooooo! I will probably buy that with my gift card!


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