After a lot of last-minute packing and wrap-up errands, I’m leaving the city this morning. I’m actually not going directly back home (one last side trip) but I’ll fill you in sometime later this week.
While here are many things I’m sad to say goodbye to (ClassPass, restaurants, friends, Central Park) I’m ready for some time at home. Frankly, I’m burnt out. NYC is naturally very go-go-go but even on my downtime I kept myself at that pace. I think it was a combination of wanting to make the most of my time here and not wanting to be in my apartment, which was not the coziest place.
Following in suit, I filled up my weekend with a few marvelous activities.
I had the pleasure of meeting Georgie from In It For The Long Run. She was in town for the weekend visiting a friend and made time to meet up with me for dinner. She is just as sweet and down-to-earth in real-life as she is on her blog. We could have talked for hours. I was so hungry that I didn’t even think about taking a picture of my meal, which was a fail on my part because if anyone could take a beautiful picture of food it’s Georgie.
On Saturday I met up with my cousin and her daughter for a picnic at Brooklyn Bridge park.
All the food was from Juice Generation (my cousin gets me) and she even bought me a watermelon juice. Yes, everyone in my family knows how obsessed I am with watermelon.
I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge earlier this summer but never spent time in the park. The park was packed with kids and families but I couldn’t blame them, it really was perfect weather for outdoor activities.
On Sunday I intended for the day’s activities to be pretty simple but moving out in the city is not an easy task. 2 huge suitcases + 2 Ikea-sized bags + walking 7 blocks + hot day = exhausted. Other than that, I managed to go for a quick run for the last time in Central Park, walk through a street fair and attend one last ClassPass class (a 75 minute vinyasa flow).
Until next time, New York.