Saturday in the City

9 Apr

The day before the NYC Half Marathon was spent sleeping in and exploring Union Square, Chelsea Square Market, and the High Line.

Our first stop was Union Square to check out lululemon and grab some brunch.

union square


lulu 2

I was able to pick up a new running tech shirt. I miss the discount!

lulu 3

We then grabbed a table at Steak Frites for their delicious brunch with unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys.

steak frites 2

steak frites

I ordered the Brioche French Toast with berries and sausage. It was one of the best breakfasts I have ever had!



Next up was the expo to grab my bib and swag bag!







There weren’t any vendors there that I absolutely needed to see, so we were in and out and on our way to Chelsea Square Market. I had never been there before, so I had no idea what to expect, but I loved it!


chelsea market


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Our first stop in Chelsea Market was Anthropologie, where I splurged on this lovely smelling candle. I’ve been burning it ever since I returned home.


We also stopped in a grocery store selling the largest Nutella I’ve ever seen. I believe it was over $70. Chelsea Market is full of cute little shops and adorable places to eat. I can’t wait to go back with an emptier stomach so I can try some more things.

Alison and I then headed over to the High Line, a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side.

high line




I would love to work in the city and just take my lunch up to the High Line and enjoy the scenery, the view, and people-watching.



It has a little bit of a view of the Statue of Liberty.


high line 2


After all of that sight-seeing, we went back to Alison’s for a big ol’ nap, followed by dinner from a local Brooklyn place. I forget the name now!

I’m so glad Alison allowed me to stay with her over the NYC Half weekend. She was a great tour guide!


3 Responses to “Saturday in the City”

  1. wdwalone April 9, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    Sounds like the perfect way to spend the day before a race…Great photos, thanks for sharing.

  2. Alison @ The Peacock Diaries April 26, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    Such a fun day! I’m glad you enjoyed it, despite being very sick. How could you forget to mention your emergency text from the bathroom at Steak Frites? 😉

  3. Tifani April 27, 2012 at 12:29 am #

    Just found your blog, love it! I linked to you as a blogger training for the Princess 1/2 @

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