|It's been so grey lately, but the reservoir is still beautiful!|
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw my bib picture. Love that they had a Times Square backdrop since that was the coolest part of the race!
I dropped by the Generation UCAN booth to say hi to Lora and pick up a few more packets of protein-enhanced UCAN. I've experimented with this "superstarch" a bit to fuel for runs but only a half packet. I'm going to try a full packet for a long run this weekend I think and will update more then!
Just chillin' with Meb. NBD. We're definitely running at the same pace.
|My one decent race photo. Need to work on cute race posing, clearly.|
Monday was the day that Katie and I had planned to do the most touristy things. We visited the 9/11 Memorial and Battery Park so she could see the Statue of Liberty, but at that point we turned to what she was really interested in: food. There's a reason we're friends.
|Awkward pic over lunch? Why not.|
|Momofuku Noodle Bar|
|Mason wants some. Don't worry, he didn't get any.|
That evening we headed back downtown, after I napped again because I am prematurely 60 and need afternoon naps apparently. We met up with Stephen, a friend of Katie's for drinks at Lillie's. Both Stephen and I started discussing the amazingness of Gramercy Tavern, realized it was around the corner from where we were, and decided we had to take Katie there.
|The delicious Orange Blossom cocktail. So much deliciousness in a champagne flute.|
We all decided to split two desserts, since Stephen and I recalled how good the desserts were there. The waiters brought us an extra one, complimentary! Chocolate pudding, cheesecake, and apple pie. These aren't my favorite desserts normally, but Gramercy Tavern's versions are amazing.
I got back to lighter eating on Tuesday, after Katie headed back to Chicago. I am still trying to lose a few pounds, as I wrote a while ago, but it has to fit in with living a normal life. Since I'm not going on spring break, Katie's visit was kind of my "vacation," and I wanted to make sure she got to enjoy lots of fun NYC eats.
If you're in NYC, what's your favorite restaurant or food? How do you get back to healthy eating after a trip or staycation?