If I Can Make It There…

After many vague posts these past few months, I’m so happy to finally share that this summer I will be living and working in New York City!

Summer plans


I’m looking forward to many running, food and blogging adventures in my favorite place. For 10 years I lived less than 30 miles outside of the city (I actually lived in Manhattan for a few months) so I know it well. But now, I’m ready to see it from a different point of view. To learn the streets on my own and see if I can “handle” city life as a young adult. This is a step out of my comfort zone, as I could have easily gone home to Tampa, but a step I’m ready for.

It’s time to “get my New York on” in a different way. Thankfully the weather has turned since the marathon. I refused to go back until winter was over.

Summer plans

LeBron took his talents TO South Beach, and I’m taking mine AWAY from South Beach…temporarily ;)

What are your summer plans?
Have you lived/do you live in a big city?


  1. Sam @ The Running Graduate says

    Congrats! That is so exciting :)
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  2. Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie says

    Congratulations Emily! I’ve been wondering what your plans are as you have been hinting at them over the past few months. I bet you are so excited!! It will be so cool to read about your experiences living and working in NYC over the summer and I can’t wait to read about it all!
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  3. Jessica @ kiwiyogirunner says

    Wow congratulations! I’m sure that will be an incredible experience! How exciting!
    We just finished summer here in Australia but this spring my boyfriend is moving here from Canada, I am beyond excited :) I’m a bit worried about how he will handle an Australian summer though! :)
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    • says

      Thanks! Oh wow I don’t know how an Australian summer compares to a Florida summer but I can imagine it’s worse. But better than the snow I think :)

  4. Liv @ Healthy Liv says

    AHH so awesome that you’ll be in NYC this summer! So much to do and see and EAT there :) And I just went back and read your NYC marathon post since I don’t think I was following you blog then yet- so cool!
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    • says

      I’m honestly most excited for the food. My bank account, however, is not ;) Aw, thanks! Yeah it was an incredible experience to run NYC but I personally felt a million times stronger at my first marathon. The weather hit me hard in NY!

  5. Sarah @pickyrunner says

    I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!! I sense a lot of adventures coming our way :)
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  6. Hayley @ Full of Life says

    AMAZING! Love NYC! I will actually be visiting there for 4 days in August :) My summer plans are traveling as much as my job allows haha

  7. Gretchen | Gretchruns says

    That’s awesome!! NYC is a great city. Can’t wait to follow your journey!!
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  8. Ana Valentin says

    You go girl! NYC is seriously such a great place during the summer. It is what people romantacize finally come true! Maybe we can meet up one day since I’m about a 20 minute train ride away! This will surely be a great summer!
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  9. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says

    If you’re going to be THAT close, we are meeting up STAT!
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  10. tara says

    congrats !!!!!!!!!!!
    i LOVE nyc. ive been a bunch of times. maybe 7 ? and going back in june. im also looking forward to running in central park this time.there is just something about the place and i love to see how it changes and evolves. im not sure i could ever live there. i do like a city but i want a city i can afford to live in oh say more than a 100 sqft apt : )
    im actually considering a move to charlotte in the next few years. middle size city with better weather. my friend lives in houston adn love it. i visited but i feel like it didnt have much character. now nyc….thats character !

    • says

      Running in Central Park tops the list of my favorite things to do in the city. Part of the reason I wanted to live there for the summer is to see if I could handle it longterm. I’ve never been but I’ve heard Charlotte is an awesome city!

  11. She Rocks Fitness says

    WAHOO! Way to live BIG and dream BIG…cannot wait to hear what kind of awesomeness you are going to get into in that big city.
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  12. Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday says

    Ahhh congratulations!!! I can’t wait to see all the cool things you do!
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  13. Rebecca @ MyEagerFeet says

    Congrats! A few of my cousins have lived in NYC and absolutely loved it. When all the Northerners complain how hot it is, you will probably thinks it’s perfect weather – ha!
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  14. Georgie says

    So so so so excited for you. Another fantastic excuse to visit my favorite city.
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  15. Beverley says

    That’s so exciting! I have never been to New York (I live really close just in Toronto) so i’m definitely going to try and make it out there some time soon.
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  16. Kerri McGrail says

    That sounds like an amazing summer! I am going to be at home during my break from undergrad & starting Dental school. I have an interview for a job at a gym this weekend, so fingers crossed I get that and will keep busy!
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  17. Emily @ Sweets and Beets says

    Ooh, I missed this — congrats, girl! Looking forward to reading and hearing all about your NYC adventures!
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