Running Forward

My First Saturday

on March 9, 2013

The first week in my new apartment has come to a close and I finally got to spend a good amount of time in NYC. I woke up bright and early at 6:20 am and was out the door for a run by 6:45. I ran to the river, then stayed along the path until I completed three miles. Here are some shots I couldn’t resist taking:

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I returned home and made myself the tastiest egg white omelet with onion and spinach. On the side I sauteed some apple slices with cinnamon.

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After relaxing for a bit I showered and stopped by the bank before hopping on the Path train for the city. Once on the train it took about 8 minutes to get into Manhattan. It was so fast! I immediately walked to Union Square for the farmers market. The winter produce is nothing like summer produce, so I only bought a few things- apples, pears, and a parsnip. All for maybe 3 bucks.

 

 

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I got hungry for lunch and ventured into the East Village. By chance I happened to settle on Veselka and got a seat at the counter right away. This was finally my chance to try their borscht, so I ordered the vegetarian version. It was delicious!

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I stayed in the city until 3 pm just wandering around and exploring. I visited some of my favorite spots from the summer. Recognize anything?

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I returned to Hoboken near 3 pm and was struggling to stay awake. I wasn’t ready to go back to the apartment, though, so I got myself a coffee at Starbucks and read the AM New York papers I got from the city. I spent about an hour reading, sipping coffee, and doing the crossword puzzles. What a perfect way to spend my afternoon! Then out of the blue some guy starts tapping on the window in front of me and motioning for me to go to the next window. I was paranoid that some of his friends were going to steal my seat or my stuff, so I stayed put. But, some other guy sitting near the window told me there was a note on the glass. I grabbed my purse and slowly walked over to check it out. Here’s what I found:

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I don’t know if he was serious or just doing something nice to make my day, but it sure made me happy! Guys never did things like this for me at UGA. How cool!

Now it’s 8:30 pm and I’m still struggling to stay awake. Tomorrow I’ll probably stay in Hoboken for some exploring, grocery shopping, and cleaning.

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One response to “My First Saturday

  1. WELL? Did you call him?!?
    (also your breakfast picture = nom nom nom)

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