Game On at BlogHer '11

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If you're heading down to San Diego for BlogHer '11, think about integrating some sports and recreation into your plans. Before, during and after the conference, there are ample opportunities to get your game on. San Diego truly has one of the world's most ideal climates. Add to that more than 70 miles of coastline, and you'll definitely want to tag on an extra day or two to take in an event or experience the great outdoors.

If you can't make it through the weekend without an endorphin rush (and you're an early morning person) the BlogHer 5K takes place on Friday, August 5th at 6:30 AM. The run/walk is a great way to kick off the conference.. Sign up for the BlogHer 5K here. If you can't make it, you can always take a run on your own by following the same route.

Not a runner? Join an early morning yoga class on Friday, led by popular San Diego-based yoga instructor Amy Caldwell, on the water-view terrace of the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina at 7am. Appropriate for all skill levels, the yoga class will motivate you to make regular movement a part of your daily routine. (Attendance is first come, first serve)

August is a great time in Southern California and for the daring, it's an action sports mecca. San Diego has produced such legends as Tony Hawk and Shaun White. Even if you're not clamoring to be an X-Games star, you can still enjoy surfing, sailing, skating, hiking, biking and more.

For the sports fan or aficionodo, here are some other ideas for fun in and around San Diego before and after BlogHer '11.


The San Diego Padres take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three game series at PETCO Park August 1 - August 3. Tickets start at $10.

Del Mar Racing

The “turf meets the surf” at the Del Mar Racetrack where fans flock each summer to wager on their favorite horses..  Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time tradition dating back to the 1930's when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose.

Sunday, August 7th is Ladies Day. Enjoy live thoroughbred horse racing and special activities held in the luxurious Seaside Cabana. Activities Include free mini-spa treatments throughout the day, wine-tasting, a racing seminar with top female jockey Chantal Sutherland and drawings for spa packages, gift certificates & more,

Golf & Tennis

Check.There are probably more golf courses and tennis courts per square mile than anywhere in the U.S. In fact one of the best golf courses in the country, site of one of the most memorable battles in golf's history--the 2008 U.S. Open--is just minutes away.


Summer is in full swing so what better time to head to the beach and try surfing? There are loads of great breaks near San Diego and plenty of classes and clinics to help you get started. If you’ve never tried it, surfing can be a bit intimidating. But fear not, here some surf tips you need to get  started.

If you're still in the San Diego area on August, 13th, the Supergirl Pro Junior Surf Competition returns to Oceanside Pier.The contest kicks off at 11:00 am and goes until 2:50 pm. An awards ceremony & autograph signing will follow the contest from 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

Some of the BlogHer sponsors, including Gatorade, will be giving out free samples. So when you hit the hotel fitness center look for new product there.

If you're looking for more ideas, or want to get a drink at a nearby sports bar, get in touch. I'll be there all weekend!


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