I’ve been hinting at it for the past couple of weeks, but the time has finally come. Tomorrow, I’m headed back to New York City for the remainder of the work week! While it may be for business, NYC holds a special place in my heart. Of course there was the NYC Marathon, but I also did an internship at Rolling Stone (and lived out of what seemed to be a miniature shoe box), another short internship at a Conde Nast magazine, my mom and sisters have had many girls’ trips there and early in our relationship Chicken Face came to visit me while I was working there – our first “vacation” ever.
However, I’m especially excited for this work trip as I’ll be attending IFB’s Evolving Influence conference for one of my clients. The day-long event features panel discussions by some of the best fashion bloggers out there (I know, fashion bloggers? Still…very cool), a keynote speech by the folks at Proenza Schouler and an awesome booth that we are putting together for my client. You better believe that I’ll be taking my new toy with me!
But here’s a bigger dilemma: this event is part of New York Fashion week and as much as I love fashion, a large majority of my disposable income goes to races, Vomeros, and tempo track shorts – and I don’t think showing up in a singlet and racing tight would be…ehem…acceptable. Thus, I’m sure that tonight my closet will explode in a rage of desperate fury as I empty it out searching for the right thing to wear and still not find anything. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
Second item up for discussion: where to run! I schedule my flight a bit later on Friday so I can try and sneak in a run early Friday morning. While I’ve run the New York City marathon before, casually running around the city has been minimal. I’ll be staying in SoHo so any recommendations for your favorite running routes in the city would be greatly appreciated. If they happen to go by a soft pretzel stand – bonus points for you!
I’ll be sure to report back on the bitter cold, the sights, the bloggers, the event, the panels, the runs and of course….the soft pretzels (I think it’s pretty clear now that I’m obsessed with soft pretzels.)
Day 42: 6 recovery miles