First of all, I’m only a little excited to be a New Balance Fitness Blogger for Her Campus. I received all my new gear last week and this is just a little snapshot of me enjoying my two new (AH!) pairs of sneakers, tops, sports bra, shorts, and much much more.
This weekend, I spent some time in New York City visiting my friend Jonathan who goes to Columbia University. Even when I venture from Long Island, I still try to make fitness a priority and squeeze in a little cardio. What better place than Central Park, right? With over 800 acres of trails, biking and running pathways, and the most goregous scenery around, Central Park is a runner’s paradise.
Who wouldn’t be motivated to run with all these people out and about staying fit?
So Jonathan (who acted as my running buddy and photographer – it takes skills to do both!) and I started out all the way up at Central Park’s northern-most point at 110th street and kept a steady jog to 59th street, the park’s most southern point. After we finished what ended up being a little less than a three-mile run, we walked back through Central Park from 72nd Street all the way back to Columbia on 116th Street.
Uhmm, how official do I look in my New Balance Gear?
All in all, it ended up being over 2 hours of running, walking, and “fitnessy” activities! Thankfully, it was an absolutely gorgeous day, and I can honestly say I’ve never spent a more enjoyable 2 hours working out!. Not only did I get a great cardio work out in as New Balance’s Holly Perkins suggested I do three times a week, but I got to see some of the most beautiful sights within our nation’s most visited urban park!
Remember to stay hydrated! And check out that NYC skyline!
I couldn’t be any happier with my first official work out and blog post as a New Balance Fitness Blogger! Hopefully, this motivates some of you readers to get out and get active. And look, I got a fabulous work out without hitting the gym! Besides, who wants to be stuck in a gym on a beautiful day like this in New York City?
OH! And don't forget to tie your shoes and stretch thoroughly before you hit the trails -- an especially important tip for the accident-prone, like me!
So let me ask all my fearless fitness females out there, how do you stay fit away from home?
Peace, love, & fitness
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