Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Weekend in NYC

A change of scenery is sometimes necessary in order for me to keep my sanity. Heading out to New York for a long weekend was just what my mind, body, and soul needed. I love the urban lifestyle that Chicago has, but sometimes I feel like a caged animal that is aching to get out and experience something different.




Our first full day there is was sunny and almost 60 degrees, the perfect day to roam around the city. We took a stroll through Central Park, which was huge. I think its amazing that in middle of the largest city in the country there is this amazing space with plenty of grass and trees, with peace and serenity all around. Central Park even has streets dedicated to runners and bikers.


We basically spent the entire day on Saturday walking through the streets of NYC, and it was great. In addition to our stroll through Central Park we went to Rockefeller Center, Dylan's Candy Bar, Dean and Deluca, and hit up not one but TWO pizza shops. We also trekked through Times Square on several different occasions, and it was madness.



Sometimes I can be a stubborn and difficult person to deal with. After what seemed like the busiest week ever, a relaxing vacation was just what I needed. By Saturday afternoon the rapid pace of the week finally caught up with me and I felt mentally and physically exhausted. I was not the most cooperative person to be on vacation with, my PMS and exhaustion had put me very on edge and not really wanting to do anything fun.



Overall the trip was great, and getting to spend 4 days with my best friend was an amazing blessing. Doug is a good sport when I get crabby, after all these years he had learned to just ignore my insanity and continue on until I get back to my senses.



Even though I was a crabby-patty and really just wanted to lay in bed and sleep all day, I tried to take in the city as best as I could. We did some really fun things, and I really enjoyed being with the hubster. Empire State Building did let us down however. As luck would have it the morning we decided to venture there it was rainy and windy, and there was no visibility.



By Monday morning when we were getting ready to head out, I begun to get sad. I like NYC and feel like I needed a few more days there.



For my next getaway I think it may be best to take a few days away from work before and after the trip. Getting back to reality is difficult for me today. I could not get out of bed this morning. I have no desire to do the things that I need to. There is no motivation for my run this afternoon. My house is a mess. I totally slacked on my resistance training today.
Todays workout is an easy 7. I will eventually get to it.

1 comment:

  1. "I could not get out of bed this morning. I have no desire to do the things that I need to. There is no motivation for my run this afternoon. My house is a mess. I totally slacked on my resistance training today."

    DITTO! What's my excuse?

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