Active Rest Days: NYC

As the heat and humidity are at an all time high, I think about how just a little over a week ago I was in NYC. I strongly believe that active rest days are days to explore. Every weekend I try to go out somewhere exciting and just walk, run, whatever my heart desires. As long as I’m moving, and I’m outside (unless it’s as hot and humid as it is right now!), I’ll be a happy camper 🙂

The family and I went to New York City on a beautiful 75 degree (F) day and were not disappointed! The weather was so nice, and we walked about 7 to 8 miles. We went to Central Park and walked to Times Square. Here are a couple photos I was able to take that looked pretty rad!

If you don’t know already, I love taking pictures. I used to take photography classes, and prefer black and white film cameras, but digital photo taking has it’s pros as well. Anywho, let’s get back into my little trip! 🙂

Central Park

I love how everyone is just doing their own thing in Central Park–playing sports, watching shows, sunbathing–it’s all fascinating to me! Lol. Everyone is in their own little space and just doing what they want, and it’s awesome.

One big perk of Central Park is the shade–yeah, it was still nice out, but Summer is Summer for a reason 😉

They had turtles! That was something we’d never seen before. There were dozens of turtles swimming up to people, and we all exchanged looks at one another. It was so cool! I really hope they’re still there when I go in the future!

Times Square

This was one of those moments where I realized how nice it was outside. I could’ve just stayed outside, watching the busy streets and listening to the constant chatter for hours. It was just so. nice.

You know that feeling you get sometimes where you just soak everything in? You’re 100% in the present, just living life, and not worrying about a thing.

I love New York City.

While we did do a lot of walking, we ate a good amount, too! And our usual Dunkin Donuts run, since we almost always need coffee during one of our day trips, haha. This is what I think active rest days should look like–lots of walking, fun, and enjoying the day. No gym, no protein shakes, no clean eating (kind of)–just living life. Having a good ol’ time 🙂

What do you do on your rest days? I’d love to hear!


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