As I mentioned a few days ago, I’ve been at a Gatorade blogger event at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL for the last two days. In fact, I’m still at the airport with a few hours to kill before I get home.
I had an amazing time. From the bloggers chosen, to the handling of the logistics, to the speakers they brought in to speak with us, it’s been an incredible experience. I have learned SO much about fueling and hydration, both for athletic children (the focus of the event) and for my own running. I plan to share a lot about that soon, but my brain needs to process a bunch and I’m blogging from my ipad (doable since I have a keyboard, but still not easy), so today is going to be a fluff piece: what I ate on this trip.
Before I even left the house, Gatorade was treating us right. I received a personalized bottle of Gatorade. Very, very cool.
I left the house late afternoon on Monday and had an uneventful flight down to Tampa, where I was met with a car and driver for the hour long drive to Sarasota. Yes, I did feel like a rockstar. Once I got to the hotel, I was able to convince Dawn from “Because I said so” to hang out with me while I ate. (I’ll add links later. Too hard on the ipad). Anyways, I had one of the specials: scallops with mushrooms and potatoes. OMG! Soo good! I have no picture. Why? Because I was sitting out on the not very well lit deck. How poorly lit? I cut up what I thought was a scallop and commented to Dawn that it seemed really tough. It wasn’t until I put it in my mouth that I realized I’d just cut up a slice of lemon. Oops! The scallops were awesome once I found them…
The next morning we had a late start, so I went for a run and then ate breakfast in the room.
After breakfast, we headed over to IMG Academy. I’ll write more later about the actual event later, but two things to know: they fed us really well and hydration was not a problem.
For lunch, I had a lovely salad and a Greek yogurt. Filling, but not heavy.
After our first educational session, we went on a tour of the IMG Academy. Wow! I’ll share pictures in a separate post, but I just have to say it was quite impressive.
Then I had a snack of yogurt and fruit. The coconut quinoa flavor was really g0od (the other flavors were ok). I will be searching for that in stores when I get home.
After some more sessions, we tried out all of the different Gatorade products. To be honest, I had no idea that they had some of the items we got to try. They have pre-workout options, during options, recovery shakes, bars, and chews.
Finally, after a workout with a trainer, we went back to the hotel to clean up and head out to dinner.
Meatballs + mozzarella and tomatoes on an ice block
Romaine with bleu cheese and bacon
Salmon on top of something that tasted amazing, but I have no idea what it was LOL
Chocolate decadence (that I was so busy eating that I forgot a picture.)
Good thing I ran AND did a workout with the trainer on Tuesday!
Thanks to Jenn for WIAW!
Give me a few days to catch up and I’ll share more substantive information from the event.
Disclaimer: Gatorade invited me and covered all costs. All opinions are my own.
3 thoughts on “Gatorade Blogger Event and WIAW”
Yum – sounds like you ate well! Looking forward to hearing more about the experience!
I feel like if I had a personalized gatorade bottle, I’d never throw it out! haha.
How fun! I love the personalized Gatorade bottle.