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.