Running Forward

Boxing and Dancing the Day Away

on March 24, 2013

I just had the best Saturday in Hoboken. It started wit a 9:30 am kickboxing class at a nearby studio because I received a coupon for a free trial week. I’m trying to mix up my routine and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try something new. Turns out the class was great! I got am amazing workout, the music pumped me up, and the instructor was tough, but also pretty funny! He would be in the middle of yelling orders, then suddenly shout, “We are in Hoboken!!!”. At the end of the hour-long class, everyone began stretching and he played Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” song. I love the pride that the locals have for this area. I mean, NYC really is the best city in the world.

CKO Boxing

After class I made my way to Washington Street to stop by the bank and hit up the grocery store, Shoprite. It’s by far the best place to grocery shop in Hoboken because it’s big, beautiful, and cheap. I got all my groceries for under twenty dollars and they should last me for most of the week.

Later in the afternoon my cousins, Chris and Richie, came into town to crash at my place for the night. Our friend, Tom, is celebrating his birthday so it worked out perfectly that they could use my place. After unloading the car (they brought a futon for my room!) we made our way to Grimaldi’s to try the pizza. Holy cow- I have a new favorite pizzeria! I ordered a delicious salad to start, then we all split a large pizza with mushrooms. The crust was charred, the cheese was fresh (there are so many places in Hoboken that make fresh mozzarella and ricotta), and the sauce was perfect. I ate two slices, which is a lot for me.

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We then stopped by the apartment to pick up a few things and met everyone at Tom’s place. We stayed there for a few hours chatting and meeting new people. It’s amazing how many people I’ve met so far. I know it takes time to branch out in a new city, but I think I’m doing a pretty well. At around 11:30 we made our way to a nearby bar called Willie McBride to see the band, The Amish Outlaws. They were awesome! We danced like crazy people all night- until 1:30 am! I was exhausted, so we left a little earlier than everyone else, but it was a fantastic time! Now it’s time for another kickboxing class this morning, then a trip to the city this afternoon. I love living here!

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