This was one of the busiest weeks I have had in a very long time, both personally and professionally. After my 15K race on Sunday, I had to pack as I was traveling for work, leaving early Tuesday.
I was in Barcelona on Tuesday & Wednesday and flew to NYC that evening, for Thursday and Friday meetings. We have been having such crappy weather here in France that I was thrilled to finally have some heat and summer like weather. While lots of people are not thrilled with the humidity, I was so happy to feel like summer had started.
So here are some random things about my short – but busy – few days in the big apple.
Family. My mom (on the right) and aunt came and joined me. They stayed with me and toured the city while I worked, but we got to see each other evenings and spend Saturday together. The photo looks kind of funny because I am holding my selfie stick.
City lights. I took an evening bus tour. It was warm out, so we sat on the top of the bus and had GREAT views of the city and skyline.
Central Park. I hadn’t been to the park in years. There was a 5 mile race Saturday morning (recap coming soon) I had signed up for, so not only did I enjoy running around the park, but then added on another 2 miles of walking to explore other parts.
5 + 2 + 6 ! After my 5 mile race, 2 mile walk in the park, I continued to walk and added on another 6 miles over the next few hours. I walked from the top of Central Park down to 20th street.
Subway. While I walked a lot, I did use the subway a bit. It is so confusing. If someone could explain it simply to me, or recommend a website where it is explained in lay man terms, I would be grateful.
Planking and push ups. None !
Running ? Not much !
Bloggers. When I had mentioned a while back I was going to NYC, Darlene from My first 5K reached out and we decided to meet for dinner on Friday. To my surprise, she brought Judy from Chocolate Runs Judy. We had a great dinner and it was so much fun talking about running, blogging, NYC and life in general. (apologies to both these ladies that I can not link to their blogs. Since wordpress updated a while back, I have been having issues linking to any new content 🙁 sorry)
I got back to France on Sunday, ready to attack the week after getting caught up on laundry, cleaning, and all those other fun household tasks that don’t get done while you are away.
And that’s a wrap !
Do you know how the NYC subway works ? Ever run in Central Park ?