I still have a couple more posts from Seattle to share (I may have mentioned how much I LOVED that city) but I’ve been traveling a lot lately, so I wanted to mix it up a bit.
The week before Halloween I was lucky enough to get to fly to New York for a week to work out of the NY office for my job. A lot of the people I work with every day are there, so it was really nice to actually meet everyone in person after talking to them every day on the phone for months.
I stayed at the Empire Hotel right near Central Park West, so every single morning (no matter how late I’d been out the night before) I forced myself to get up and go for a run. I was training for the triathlon at the time, but also it was just so beautiful there I felt like I could run for hours and never get tired.
I was there the week before the New York Marathon, so every morning while I was running, there were groups of workers putting up bleachers and getting ready for the race, it kind of made me want to stay and run it. I probably would have died, but I did say after our last marathon a few years ago, the only way I would ever run another one would be if we did NY.
I was so excited to go to NY in the fall, I’ve only been there once before, in March. The leaves were starting to change, but I was excited for some cold weather, and it was actually really nice out. At this point I should just get rid of all my winter clothes, it’s not in the cards for me, apparently.
I worked in the office Tuesday-Friday, but didn’t book my flight home until Sunday night, so I had a couple of days to creep around the city and explore, and one of my very best friends came out to spend the weekend with me. She lives in Indianapolis now, and I hadn’t seen her since her wedding, over a year and a half ago, so it was an amazing weekend for lots of reasons.
I’ll be traveling to NY a lot more starting in January, so I’m excited to spend more time in the city and explore a lot more. If you have any suggestions for cool places to visit or restaurants to check out, please let me know!