Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me….. I have to give Adam credit, I’ve had a really great birthday so far! It’s hard to believe that I’m 24, I feel like I should still be in college (which I guess is a good thing since I’m planning on redoing my undergraduate!).
We woke up early (for a birthday!) at 8am to take showers and head to the train to Manhattan. I ate a Cool Mint Clif Bar for breakfast en route.
My chosen birthday activity gave me a chance to use my birthday present from my mom and dad – my new heart monitor! I got the Polar Sport RS100 and I think I’m in love. Activity # 1– 2 hour bike ride in Central Park. We rented bikes from the same spot as a couple weeks ago, I can’t believe I didn’t discover this sooner! The two hours were great, but almost over too soon. We did a full loop around the park, plus a couple little loops within. I was so proud of myself – I basically learned how to ride a bike a few weeks ago when my parents were here but this time I wasn’t afraid at all and I even stood up down most of the hills. The loooong uphill stretches were a little difficult, but fun. On one of the more difficult hills I started murmuring sweet nothings about the goodness of diet coke so we made a quick pit stop:
I earned that guy! When I checked my heart rate monitor after we turned in our bikes here were my stats –
- 1hour 52minutes
- 62 average heart rate
- 647 Calories burnt
I was surprised by how high the calorie burn was but I’m pretty sure it was accurate (you program in your weight/height/age/sex so the only way for it to be off is if your heart rate is off but that seemed pretty spot on).
Activity # 2– reconsume those calories and then some!
The hour+ wait in line was so worth it! I ordered a black and white milkshake and it rocked my socks.
Halfway through I switched with Adam and finished his black and white malt; I love when we prefer each others orders, we are such a good pair!
Shake Shack is one of my favorite spots in the city and I was really pleased to see all of the ways they made an effort to go green –
Equally exciting were these Prius sponsered solar powered wifi/power spots –
If I wasn’t moving next week I would definitly bring my laptop there.
On the way home we stopped at Economy Candy because my dad had a candy order he wanted me to mail him before I moved! We have to make a stop at Trader Joes tonight to complete his package 🙂
Once we got home I did the “Pilates for Dummies” video I Netflixed. It was about 30minuteslong and a pretty good workout except maybe a little bit too ‘dummied,’ I would have prefered a few more reps. I also did 5 sets of 10reps of arms exercises with my 5lb weights.
After we shower we are headed to fun activity # 3 – the movies! See ya later.
What was the most fun bithday activity you have done? I love, love, loved riding through Central Park. Throughout the years my parents have surprised me with – rock climbing, parasailing, skydiving, a tattoo, and a flight lesson. I loved sky-diving but I think the most thrilling were actually the tattoo or the flight lesson.