Friday, October 3, 2008

Apples, really REALLY big ones...

Paying homage to my favorite New York City-based “Late Show” host (you know it, Dave Letterman!), I’ve decided to compile my very own “Top Ten” list which is largely inspired by our recent trip to the east side.

And tonight’s top ten list is…

“Top Ten Reasons it’s Okay to Bail on Your Running Routine While Visiting the Big Apple”

10. You packed artic-ready running apparel and it winds up being 75 degrees your whole trip

9. Subway Stairs (aka the urban Stairmaster) are a formidable substitution for hill repeats

8. Bypassing the express elevator at Yankees Stadium also counts towards the week’s hill repeat requirements

7. MOMA is a giant maze. Get lost in there and you easily walk the distance of 2 NYC Marathons

6. Move too slow and someone else will get those last slices of late night pizza that you can negotiate for a screamin’ deal before they get tossed

5. Agility train by pretending you are Spiderman. Climb down an upstairs neighbors fire escape and through an unlocked 4th floor window after someone, ahem *Paul*, passes out after coming home first from Nancy’s Whiskey Pub and has locked you and your posse out of the apartment where all your stuff is at (oh, at 3am)

4. Muppet the cat enjoys chasing people around the apartment but will give you more scratches than an eczema patient with the chicken pox if you let her catch you

3. Après Congee Village (Chinese dinner) – there’s a reason they call it the runs

2. Crowded streets and subway stations = slalom speedwalking

1. Lose 5lbs+ after following for a week an über-intensive carb-loading plan (that consists of mainly pizza and Yuengling) by running just 5 days in a row when you get home