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.
kenzie negron says
I have never walked across the Brooklyn bridge, it looks beautiful! xx, kenz
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It’s the best view of the skyline!
Sounds like you got to say adios to NYC in the best ways possible : ) My favorite part of summer so far have been some of the random activities we’ve been doing – ZBB concert, grilling class, and so many trips to Nantucket. I can’t believe it’s almost August!
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ZBB concert would be a highlight for me! July flew by way too fast.
Gretchen | Gretchruns says
Wow, I can’t believe you’re already leaving! I feel like you just got to New York…this summer has really been flying by! I would be interested in seeing some kind of wrap-up, best-of post if you’d be willing to write it!
It is on my to-do list :) :)
Sounds like your leaving NYC with a bam! If you don’t mind me asking (you’ve probably mentioned before, but I forget :-X), but is there a reason your moving back home? Job?
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My internship ended and I start school in a few weeks! Maybe I’ll be back more permanently after graduation or sometime in the future :)
Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie says
I love that you and Georgie got to meet! We have got to find a way for all of us to meet up one day. And I am drooling over that watermelon, I could really go for some right now! haha
No lie, I eat watermelon every day in the summer. It’s the best.
Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood says
I’m the same with watermelon. My husband occasionally bring me one home (he’s given me a one watermelon per week restriction!) and it always makes me so happy!!
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Haha YES! I eat so much. I’m convinced I could win an eating contest.
She Rocks Fitness says
Ah the weather looks AMAZING! I was lucky to meet Georgie as well and she is the sweetest person…Love her and so glad I finally met her in person! Safe travels back to the humidity…it’s pretty sticky down here! ;)
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She is the best! I wish we had more time to talk. Oh just got back to the south…you weren’t kidding about the humidity.
Lacey @ Runs and Roses says
So jealous you two got to meet! And I feel ya about New York. Each time I’ve been I’ve loved it but felt so exhausted and tired towards the end. It makes me grateful for my slower paced life!
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Exactly how I feel. I *think* I could handle it for a longer time period but definitely not forever.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Awesome! Safe travels home!
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Thank you :)
Sarah @pickyrunner says
Aw glad you enjoyed your last weekend in the city! You know I can relate to that bittersweet feeling where you’re excited to go home but also going to miss other things (like running in central park). I don’t know if I could live in NYC for an extended period of time even though I am a go-go-go kind of person. I need to live in a place that will help ground me a bit rather than reinforce that need to be constantly busy. Safe travels home!
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That’s a perfect way to put it. It’s also that everyone else around me in the city seemed to always be busy too. It seemed like a competition to be go-go-go. I could feel differently if I lived there more permanently.
Watermelon is also my favorite food! Like I could easily eat enough to make myself sick-it is just that good, especially in the summer! I’ve been to New York City a few times and I totally get what you mean about the go-go-go. I found it to be a fun place to visit, but not somewhere I could live year round.
I eat it every day in the summer. Never gets old! I’m curious how I would be living in the city more permanently. Because it was a shorter time frame I felt the need to pack in the activities.
Liv @ Healthy Liv says
I’ve never met another blogger but your meet-up with Georgie sounds like a lot of fun. Your watermelon also looks incredible. There’s a huge one downstairs in my fridge right now and I’ve been putting off cutting it up because it takes a while…but you’ve sparked a craving!
Living in NYC does sound very go-go-go. I’m so grateful for my slower-paced life. Even though my days seem full, I love living in an area that usually feels pretty calm.
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Girl that watermelon better be gone by now! And by that, I mean eaten by you :) I like where I live in Tampa because it’s a good amount of busy and calm, depending on what you want.
Niki @lifewithniki says
I would love to meet one of the bloggers I follow one day! I also really want to come to New York one day, it seems like a dream city!
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I hope you do get to visit! You would have a blast.
Rebecca @ MyEagerFeet says
Watermelon juice sounds really yummy and refreshing! I was just reading in Runners World about watermelon water…I’m not sure if that would taste good or bad. I would love to meet up with bloggers, but there doesn’t seem to be a run blogging scene in Cleveland, unfortunately. Enjoy the rest of your summer! It sounds like you deserve a break.
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This might have been the first time I had watermelon juice now that I think of it! Won’t be the last time though. Not sure how close Cleveland is to Pittsburgh but I know there are a bunch of running bloggers there!
Kristy @ Southern In Law says
Looks like you had a jam packed weekend! That cup of watermelon looks SO good (fellow watermelon addict here haha)
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It was heavenly :)
So happy I got to meet you Emily! I have a good feeling it won’t be the last time ;)
I’ve loved hearing about your NYC summer. Such a special place, but also insanely draining and crazy. Sounds like you had a fantastic last weekend.
Ok, that watermelon juice sounds incredible? You had me at watermelon but ginger? yes please.
Can’t wait to hear more about your senior year!!!
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I don’t normally like ginger in my green juices but it was perfect in the watermelon juice. Or maybe watermelon just can’t be ruined? Hope you had an awesome birthday!