This weekend I am heading off to New York City for the Great Urban Race. I am used to regular road races and even some dirty ones…but one that I don’t follow people around in a very organized line from start to finish?! Dear god this could be a disaster.
For those of you who don’t know about the Great Urban Race. Great Urban Race describes itself as a wild urban adventure! Teams of two—four solve twelve clues and participate in exciting mental and physical challenges while discovering the city in a fresh way. It is basically the amazing race limited to one city. They say if you want to win you better be ready to run the whole thing. The running is no problem, BUT the public transit, solving clues, and just general spacial awareness could be my downfall. I am glad my teammate, Erin is a much more organized person than myself.
We decided months ago we were not going for fun. We were going to WIN! I want my team Sugar Free to win the whole thing. We want $300, a medal, and an invitation to the National Championship in Las Vegas. This not only would give us to bragging rights, but it would also make us the coolest teachers at our school.
If this didn’t already… (middle schoolers are REALLY hard to impress)
Unfortunately, even though we have been planning this for months we made one major misstep. Our costumes. We were really gung ho at the beginning and ordered our Bondi bands to represent the “Sugar Free” part of our Sugar Free Red Bull costumes. We got matching shorts, sports bras, and Reebok CrossFit socks. What did we forget?! OUR SHIRTS!!! We ordered them last week and they are still not in. The panic is setting in. We have until Friday around noon for these bad boys to show up or we are screwed. We are going to have to scramble to get something together. I am half tempted to go dig out my old bedazzler and get down to bizznassss.
If we are not bedazzling all day Friday and Saturday morning these are some of our NYC goals:
- Run in central park
- Shop! Athleta in person? Yes please!!
- Eat EVERYTHING at the Peanut Butter Company
- Go to the Protein Bakery (and get my pic on their blog)
- Get “fancy” drinks
- Hit up some reality TV hot spots: DASH, the Gansevoort, Rosie Pope, Georgetown Cupcake, and anywhere a Housewife has been filmed…or even more importantly get a glimpse of a housewife, or their main man Mr. Andy Cohen
- Finally take first place at the Great Urban Race
Are any of you competing this weekend?
More importantly anyone from NYC or frequent visitors know some must hit eateries or fun places to go??