Confession: I’ve lived in New York for more than four years and I haven’t been to a number of our top notch tourist attractions. High on the list? The Guggenheim, South Street Seaport, Bronx Zoo, Bergdorf’s… the list goes on.
There just never seems to be time – and if I’m being honest – tourists drive me bonkers. But with the sister her for the Thanksgiving holiday, we felt it was the perfect excuse to bring out our inner NYC tourist.
Our first stop: South Street Seaport
Our agenda included a visit to the Bodies exhibit, which was really awesome.
Sometimes I have a weak stomach when it comes to this kind of thing (good thing I decided not to go to med school, eh?), but the exhibits were so interesting that I was too busy reading about and looking at the inner workings of the body to get nauseous.
We walked around the area and took some tourist shots.
And visited Starbucks for some holiday beverage deliciousness – gingerbread latte (decaf, skim) with a gingerbread biscotti – heaven!
And a perfectly timed walk on the Brooklyn bridge at sunset.
I’ve run over the BK bridge during long runs occasionally, but I’ve never been there during sunset. Truly amazing.
I heart NYC.
Running update: The IT band is still on the mend but showing more signs of improvement!
- Thursday (Thanksgiving): 3 miles on the treadmill, 30 minutes elliptical
- Friday: 65 minutes spinning, lifting, core work, PT and stretching
- Saturday: 4 miles run OUTSIDE! I felt a bit of pain towards the end of this run, so I plan to stick to the treadmill for the next week and follow Thursday’s routine ’till the band gets a bit stronger
Question: Do you ever take advantage of the fun cultural, touristy offerings in your city?