Monday, September 20, 2010

A Twister in NYC and Are YOU Game???

It has been a crazy couple of days….some good and some bad but all memorable! I am sure most of you heard that we had a Tornado in NYC on Thursday. Right before the tornado struck I was enjoying some of this with my family…

We then headed to our car and got stuck in the heart of the tornado! The car kept swaying and the lightning and thunder were horrific…I remember my niece crying out “let it be a nightmare…let it be a nightmare” and once it cleared up this is what all around us…
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Thankfully we were not injured…I think God or my grandmother was watching over us…
But like I said there were also some good things this weekend including Women’s Health Magazine “Are You Game” Event which I attended with Missy!
Before we could get to the event, we had to wait for these Harleys to get through…
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We finally made it to the park and it was a wonderful day for some outdoor activities! 
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The line was a little long but it just meant that we could take more pictures of ourselves haha
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We finally made our way into the event and we were greeted with some yummy goodies…but You have to wait to see those lol. They had a variety of activities going on which included:
Special K Breakfast & Snack Bar
Muscle Milk Light Sampling Station

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we passed on this because we had a special “date” later on lol…
Mechanical Bull
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Hip Hop Workout…
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Subaru Virtual Kayak
Basketball Shootout…
I WON!!!!! lol
Did I mention the cute DJ????
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And one of the best things about living in NYC is bumping into friends!!!!! We both met Sandy during the IntenSati Challenge!
This turned out to be a good event and we enjoyed ourselves even though we did not participate in the workouts…but we DID take a 1 hour walk to go on our special “date”. A lot of you guys might remember that Missy and I would always go to Whole Foods for din din during the IntenSati Challange, and I was missing my WF “fix”
We both were craving sushi…Spicy Shrimp Tempura Brown Rice Roll to be exact…
And we split a small bag of Stacy’s Chip…we needed something sweet to balance out the wasabi going up our nose! haha
And just when we thought our day could not get any better, we came across this baby…I am one of those people that just has to play with puppies…
Disclaimer: JUST because I HAVE to go inside pet stores to play with puppies does not mean I will purchase one…ADOPTION IS BEST! (had to say that since I got hammered on facebook when I mentioned that I was in there…calm down people!)
Great day (CHECK), Sushi (CHECK), Puppy Therapy (CHECK), AND GOODIE BAG! (CHECK!)
Before I go, here are some short videos that I took from the event…
Ohhhhh also my workouts are going great! I started week 8 of Turbo Fire today! AND I have been running/walking twice a week. My run ayer was a tad interesting because it turned into a obstacle course…Forest Park was hit hard on Thursday…I basically ran/walked/crawled/climbed/jumped during my “run”
Before the Tornado…
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And After…
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Sad panda =/


  1. That tornado looks like it was FREAKY! I can't believe the pictures. Glad you guys were okay!

  2. Wow the park did get some damage! Crazy!! I had a great time! I wrote that sentence about the puppy store too after seeing how you got attacked on Facebook!! Let's go to Pita Joe next!

  3. so crazy that there was a tornado! glad you're ok!

  4. ugh that damn tornado trapped me in the city for hours and then forced me to sit on the grand central until 3:30 in the morning! it also made it almost impossible to find parking for class tonight and has created many other issues. haha ask me how i feel about the weather from thursday night! its crazy though looks like a total creep zone around here!

  5. I just want you to know that you LOOK AWESOME. Seriously. AWESOME.

    Anyway. This sounds like such a fun event! Love all that swag :P

    I was in grand central when I heard about the tornado. At first I thought it had happened in Manhattan. I'm just glad you are all okay!

  6. Holy cow. That would scare the CRAP out of me!!! Those photos are shocking. I'm so glad you made it out alive.

    And it sounds like you ended up having a great weekend. Sushi twice?! I'm jealous.

    The photos of you and Missy are fabulous, you both look beautiful. I want to congratulate you on your great workouts and your motivation to stick with your goals. You are such an inspiration.

    By the way, who the hell cares if you were in a pet store?! People are so weird. They must not have lives if they really spent time commenting about that on FB...

  7. I can't believe people gave you crap on Facebook about the pet store. I completely agree that adoption from shelters is the best but any animal that is given a good home is a good thing. That dog is so precious :)

  8. Wow, isn't that unusual for NY to have a tornado?? Glad you are okay!

    What a fun weekend event!

    My daughter and I go to pet stores and hold tiny dogs - but I agree, adoption is best!

  9. I'm so glad that you and your family are okay! You are looking awesome, by the way!

  10. how do u take a photo of a cute dj in which your avid readers can't see his cute face!!! grrrrr

  11. WOW! I had no idea this was happening over where you are!! Where have I been?? Eekk this is so scary!

    Natural disasters like this (earthquakes) have me so freaked out!!

    You are so lucky you and your family is all safe.

    What a fun res of the weekend you had!!


  12. Glad that you are safe and sound after the crazy weather and tornado. I bet that was super scary. Who would have thought NYC would get hit with a tornado.

  13. ah love all of the pics! free stuff SCORE! love it all :)

    glad youa re okay from the tornado, thats crazy! i heard about it when it happened bc my cousin lives in brooklyn!

    you are doing so amazing with your workouts, girl and you look great!!!

  14. I was sleepless for 36 hrs and then knocked out for about 13 hrs, so forgive me, I did not know about the tornado until now! I'm glad you're safe though!

  15. so bummed i didnt know about the ARE YOU GAME EVENT till much later. Glad you had a good time. and glad to hear turbo fire is going so well.
    You are looking fabulous (and flaca!)
    I took a walk in Forest Park and saw all the fallen trees... so sad.
    And poor homefries must have been TERRIFIED during the tornado! So glad you are all okay

  16. OMG that puppy!!!!!! Is that a bulldog? Sure looks like it! TOO cute!

    I am so sorry about all the weather insanity in NYC -- I thought about you when I watched the news. So scary! NYC?? Really!? :(

    The hip hop workout looks awesome and I was hoping for a picture of the DJ ;)


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