One of the first things I do whenever I go someplace these days is research local races. It turns out that the 13.1 Marathon Series (the same series that is providing the Chicago 13.1 Marathon race registration giveaway) is hosting a race in Queens this Saturday morning! I really wanted to run it so I could experience a New York race. But, I grudgingly admit that schedules are too hectic this weekend. Also, from a training perspective it might be too much for me given the half marathon I ran last weekend.
Thou shalt not overtrain or overrace.
(Even when traveling to New York.)
I am still excited about getting in a training run sometime over the weekend, though! The wedding takes place in lower Manhattan and I've already researched places to run nearby. Suggestions include the Brooklyn Bridge/Manhattan Bridge and Battery Park. I am particularly pumped about the bridges! Running the New York bridges is something I've always wanted to do as a runner (I just added it to my runner's bucket list today).
On a different note. When I'm not watching hockey games played by my beloved Blackhawks or Penguins, I am watching the Food Network. The second thing I think of when going to NYC is the opportunity to check out some of the restaurants by the local Food Network chefs. Adam and I went to Mesa Grill (Bobby Flay's restaurant) with Dan a few years ago, which was fun. Other places I'd particularly love to check out are:
- Babbo or Lupa (Mario Batali's restaurants)
- Scarpetta (Scott Conant)
- Morimoto (Masuhara Morimoto)
- Les Halles (Anthony Bourdain)
- Centric (Aaron Sanchez)
|New York-style carbo-loading at its finest.|
I might purposely bring an extra bag just so I can smuggle mass quantities of bagels back home with me. If anyone questions me, I'll just do my best imitation of this:
|The Wall Street Bull. There was a reason I was a Finance major in college.|