Good morning! I’m in New York City right now—just like old times!
If you’re a long-time reader, you probably remember just how much time I spent in New York City. It’s a quick train or bus ride from Boston, and there was always an excuse to visit, so I found myself there just about every other week. Here are some of the blog posts that I’ve written about the Big Apple over the years:
You might notice some common themes among these blog posts, including fun blog-related events, running, rain (I’m cursed), and being in the city for a hot second… and this trip is no different!
I’m visiting for an event with CVS/pharmacy.
I’ll be in NYC for less than 24 hours (technically 23).
It’s raining (of course).
I’m running with my friend Theodora this morning!
There you go: All the makings of a typical CNC trip to New York City!
And here’s a recap from yesterday!
My morning started with scrambled eggs mixed with roasted sweet potatoes. Easy-peasy, nutritious, and delicious!
Before we left the house, I made everyone a smoothie. The boys had banana, blueberry, spinach, and Greek yogurt smoothies while I whipped up an iced coffee, banana, spinach, Brain Octane Oil, and coconut protein powder smoothie. I’m on a seriously smoothie kick lately!
After daycare drop-off, Mal and I headed to Target to look at patio furniture.
And buy hair elastics because I swear these babies have a mind of their own. WHERE do they go!?!
After that, we did a little more window shopping for patio furniture at Lowes and Home Depot before Mal drove me to South Station to catch the train to New York City.
I grabbed a decaf almond milk iced latte for the road from Starbucks. Surprisingly, it wasn’t all that delicious, but for $6.10 (!!!), I drank almost all of it.
On the train, I worked, worked, worked.
I eventually took a break for lunch, which was ground chicken mixed with Cowboy Caviar, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and spinach. I also had some baby dried bananas (from Trader Joe’s) mixed with Peanut Butter Puffins.
More work. And then right before I got off the train, I snacked on a thinkTHIN Bar.
When I arrived at Penn Station, Google Maps told me that I was only 1.3 miles from my hotel, so I decided to walk the distance instead of taking a taxi. I hadn’t exercised since Monday, and I only had a backpack with me, so I figured it’d be a nice walk through the city.
On my walk, I took a little pit-stop to get my nails done! 🙂
When I checked into the hotel, I received a fun welcome package from the folks at CVS/pharmacy.
Inside was all sorts of awesome snacks and travel items. I loved everything they selected… it was almost like they read my mind!
I immediately cracked open the CVS Health AirShield and added a tablet to a bottle of water. I was so thirsty after the train ride, and I almost always get sick when I travel, so I was pumped to have this product on-hand.
After that, I did a little work and then got myself ready for dinner at Jams.
The evening kicked off with a cocktail hour.
And concluded with the most amazing chocolate angel food cake! 🙂
Question of the Day
Have you ever visited NYC? If so, when was the last time you were there?