I made it to and from NYC in one piece! I don’t even know where to start because I was only there for about 40 hours and it went by way too fast. My boyfriend recently moved to NYC and I have not been out there since he moved. I am obviously going to be out there a bunch (hooray long distance relationships…ugh) but since it was my first time there was a bunch I wanted to see right off the bat.
First impressions: it’s hot and there are too many people. The size alone of the city is overwhelming, so when you add in a bagillion people and 95 degree weather it’s not exactly ideal. Times Square is absolutely unreal, huge buildings and tons of lights. Even coming from another major metropolitan area, my jaw still dropped when I walked up from the subway.
It’s definitely a site to see. Also, I went to chocolate factory and I’ve decided I want to work there as a professional product tester. I wonder if they are hiring.
New York has some great food as well, so much to choose from. I was totally into my giant plate of sushi on Friday night but needed a stretcher to be wheeled out of the restaurant.
Brunch on Saturday morning was amazing as well. I had a really yummy omelet and I’m pretty sure the ricotta is what made it taste so good. Unlike Boston, NYC is able to have drink specials and we got unlimited mimosa’s for only $5. I was happy.
After brunch we walked around a TON. I’m pretty sure we walked about 10 miles by the end of the day. Saturday was supposed to be my “rest” day but walking for hours in the heat was a serious workout. Naturally, I demanded to go into Lululemon.
And naturally, I bought something: another race length tank in purple with black polka dots. It was on sale so it would have been irresponsible for me not to buy it, right?
We stopped in Central Park, walked down 5th Avenue, stopped into the 9/11 Memorial, saw the New York Stock Exchange, and then grabbed a drink at a place called Stone Street. There are a ton of tables on a cobblestone street and it reminded me of the North End in Boston. I think that may have been my favorite.
We ended our Saturday with some amazing mexican food and margaritas and met some friends out for drinks. We both had to wake up early so I could grab the bus back to Boston and he could get on a plane to San Fran for work. The trip seemed a bit rushed, but luckily I will be back soon. Who knows, maybe it will start to grow on me.
It’s a new week which means a new week of half marathon training! I have to non run days scheduled (today and Friday), a long run on Saturday (7 miles) and then the Spartan Race on Sunday! Busy, but exciting week ahead!
How was everyone else’s weekend? Have you ever been to NYC? If so, any suggestions for “must sees”? Yay!