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.
I was able to pick up a new running tech shirt. I miss the discount!
We then grabbed a table at Steak Frites for their delicious brunch with unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys.
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!
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.
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.
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!