Thursday, April 20, 2017

Just Like Old Times in New York City

Good morning! I’m in New York City right now—just like old times!

If you’re a long-time reader, you probably remember just how much time I spent in New York City. It’s a quick train or bus ride from Boston, and there was always an excuse to visit, so I found myself there just about every other week. Here are some of the blog posts that I’ve written about the Big Apple over the years:

New York City Marathon Recap

New York and Company

Reebok Fit Hub Store Opening in New York City

New York Minute {Weekend Recap}

Rainy Day in New York City

Less Than 24 Hours in the Big Apple

I’m Off to NYC for the Reebok ZQUICK Launch

New York Minute

Run and Done

More | Fitness Women’s Half Marathon

“The Skinny Rules” Launch Party with Bob Harper

You might notice some common themes among these blog posts, including fun blog-related events, running, rain (I’m cursed), and being in the city for a hot second… and this trip is no different!

I’m visiting for an event with CVS/pharmacy.

I’ll be in NYC for less than 24 hours (technically 23). 

It’s raining (of course).

I’m running with my friend Theodora this morning!

There you go: All the makings of a typical CNC trip to New York City!

And here’s a recap from yesterday!

My morning started with scrambled eggs mixed with roasted sweet potatoes. Easy-peasy, nutritious, and delicious!

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Before we left the house, I made everyone a smoothie. The boys had banana, blueberry, spinach, and Greek yogurt smoothies while I whipped up an iced coffee, banana, spinach, Brain Octane Oil, and coconut protein powder smoothie. I’m on a seriously smoothie kick lately!

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After daycare drop-off, Mal and I headed to Target to look at patio furniture.

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And buy hair elastics because I swear these babies have a mind of their own. WHERE do they go!?!

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After that, we did a little more window shopping for patio furniture at Lowes and Home Depot before Mal drove me to South Station to catch the train to New York City.

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I grabbed a decaf almond milk iced latte for the road from Starbucks. Surprisingly, it wasn’t all that delicious, but for $6.10 (!!!), I drank almost all of it.

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On the train, I worked, worked, worked.

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I eventually took a break for lunch, which was ground chicken mixed with Cowboy Caviar, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and spinach. I also had some baby dried bananas (from Trader Joe’s) mixed with Peanut Butter Puffins.

More work. And then right before I got off the train, I snacked on a thinkTHIN Bar.

When I arrived at Penn Station, Google Maps told me that I was only 1.3 miles from my hotel, so I decided to walk the distance instead of taking a taxi. I hadn’t exercised since Monday, and I only had a backpack with me, so I figured it’d be a nice walk through the city.

On my walk, I took a little pit-stop to get my nails done! 🙂

When I checked into the hotel, I received a fun welcome package from the folks at CVS/pharmacy.

Inside was all sorts of awesome snacks and travel items. I loved everything they selected… it was almost like they read my mind!

I immediately cracked open the CVS Health AirShield and added a tablet to a bottle of water. I was so thirsty after the train ride, and I almost always get sick when I travel, so I was pumped to have this product on-hand.

After that, I did a little work and then got myself ready for dinner at Jams.

The evening kicked off with a cocktail hour.

And concluded with the most amazing chocolate angel food cake! 🙂

The end.

Question of the Day

Have you ever visited NYC? If so, when was the last time you were there?


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