Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It’s Only My Fault if I’m Bored

Michigan State’s football team had a bi-week this last weekend which meant our Saturday wasn’t dictated by what time Woody had to be at the bar to watch the game (he’s on the Alumni Club Board and is a rep at one of our watch bars) and how long he’d be there. The weather was amazing – high 70’s and low 80’s – so I packed it full of stuff to do!

After we got our usual things done in the morning, we headed out to the East Village to check out the BMW Guggenheim Lab that took over an empty rundown lot a few months ago. The lab is meant to inspire innovative ideas about urban living for the future. It allows people the opportunity to think about and discuss how all aspects of urban living impacts the world around us and what we can do to shape it in the future. Turns out the lab is more about programs, workshops, and screenings than exhibits, so there wasn’t much for us to do when we were there, but we did get to play this game URBANOLOGY, which you can play from your computer (just without the life size game pieces).


Then we walked down Houston hoping to catch a bus, but it turns out there are no buses on Houston on Saturday. Along the way, we found a beautiful community garden with little hidden benches and fountains, and lots of lush green plants.



After more walking down Houston, we finally made our way to the West Side Highway and Pier 25 for a little Mini Golf!! The Hudson River Park opened the new Pier 25 late last Fall, which includes a basketball court, skate park, beach volleyball courts, sunbathing area and a Mini Golf course!! Woody loves to golf and one thing we used to do in the early years of our relationship was to play put-put golf. We had to go try this course and it was a ton of fun! Plus, only $5 a person and they’re open till 10pm. We were able to watch a beautiful sunset as we finished up our game!




The weekend wasn’t over yet! After my 9 mile run Sunday, we headed over to the New Amsterdam Market then rushed to catch the East River Ferry to the Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg. We’ve been to the Flea during the winter when it’s inside, but never at this location. It was a fun way to spend the afternoon, but my feet and legs were sore by the time we made it home.




So often we are drained by the end of the work week, training runs and errands, that we don’t take full advantage of this amazing city we live in. This past weekend was not one of those times!

  • Do you take advantage of the fun things your community has to offer?
  • What’s your favorite way to enjoy your town?


Today’s workout -

  • 3 mile run
  • stretching
  • ab exercises


Barbara said...

Love the photos.
Can't wait to see you 2 !
Go Green !

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

Running - a great way to see Detroit. Good luck this weekend on your half!

Christine said...

I'm really not good about researching local events. I need to be better, especially since they're so cheap! I always hear about them the following week and am sad I missed out.

Elle said...

We have been doing more touristy type things around here this past year. Might as well enjoy the things that people make a point of coming here to see and do!