Saturday, July 27, 2013

New York City Update Part 1

I arrived in NYC late at night from LA. I think the excitement of being in the city plus a touch of jet lag kept me from sleeping too well, but I did make sure to rest as things have been super busy.

I had no real agenda while in NYC. During my 7 years of living in the States, I made many, many trips to the city. It kinda felt nice not having any set plans. I was in no rush to go sightseeing or do any touristy things. Instead, it was the perfect opportunity to enjoy NYC in a more resident-like fashion.

It was terrific. On my second day in the city, I found myself exiting an MMA gym in Brooklyn at 8 pm and I thought to myself ... Who am I? What am I doing here? Did I really just take the subway and come here? Did I really just spend 2 hours training in an unfamiliar gym, among unfamiliar people, in an unfamiliar area? Is this me?

Damn right it is!!

I was so proud of myself :)

I also ventured into a CrossFit Box. I almost didn't go in, but I knew that I should - I don't want to feel intimidated. I know that I can do the workouts, but venturing into unfamiliar territory is still intimidating.

In any case, I went and had a fabulous workout, including a move I had never done before - you start in push-up position and walk your hands towards and your feet up the wall until you're in a handstand position. So I couldn't reach a full handstand position, but I tried my best and did pretty well.

Again, I felt happy and proud.

Other than working out 4/6 days, I've been walking around a lot, enjoying the general NYC atmosphere, reuniting with a lot of my college friends, and doing my best with my eating.

I was supposed to meet with a couple of bloggers here, but that didn't work out. Maybe another time.


  1. Hi A! The pushup up to handstand position against the wall sounds fun, but it's actually more scary than you make it sound. I've tried that and you were brave, my dear. Brave. :D

    :-) Marion

  2. You definitely should be proud of yourself. Keep us posted. This is fun. :)

  3. I've been to both airports half a dozen times but never actually visited the city. You are definitely living the good life:)


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