Around 3:00 this afternoon, I arrived safe and sound at Penn Station and then headed directly to my hotel for my stay in New York City. It was less than a mile away, so I hoofed it instead of taking a cab.
I love hotels, so here are some photos of my room (aka the special place)!
Nice, right? The wonderful folks from Fitfluential and Fitness magazine invited me to speak on a panel tomorrow at the Fitness Blogger Meet & Tweet, so they kindly offered to cover the cost of my travel and accommodations for when I’m here in NYC. Thank you, Fitfluential and Fitness magazine!
Once I got settled in my hotel room, I changed into workout gear and headed to CrossFit BlackBox for a workout. (CrossFit!?! I bet I surprised you, right? Honestly, did you expect anything less from me?)
CrossFit BlackBox is a big box—both space- and class-wise. Most days, they offer more than 20 classes at their two locations, which, for me, was a tad problematic because I didn’t closely read the website and ended up at the wrong place. Thankfully, the two locations are just a few blocks from each other, so I made it to class with time to spare. (FYI: Beginner and Intermediate classes are held at the 44 W. 28th Street location while Advanced and Elements courses are held at the 25 W. 26th Street location.)
The W. 28th Street location was gorgeous inside! Check out all of that space and equipment!
The class I took only ended up having 6 people in it, so I received a lot of individualized attention today, which helped me achieve a PR on my squat. My 1 rep max was 155 pounds!! I’m not sure of my previous 1 rep max, but I have a feeling it was around 100 pounds. Mal is going to check my CrossFit notebook and let me know tomorrow. I’m almost positive it was a PR!
I started dinner with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and a piece of raisin bread with butter.
My entrée was the Honey Roast Chicken with mashed sweet potatoes (yummmm!) and a mix of veggies. The chicken was really good—flavorful, moist, and tender.
After dinner, we met Anne for a glass of champagne. Cheers!
I love Anne, too!
And… I’m… face… planting… in… to…bed.
Good night, friends!