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Mel Z ok, it's not all rose...

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OK, it's not all roses. Sometimes, most times it is scary being in this big new city, as there are more crazies than I'm used to. And people are mostly less helpful than I'm used to. But, this experience is going to make me stronger. I just didn't want to be ALL rosy, and everything is OK. It's really challenging. But the good news is, a Friend from Sydney contacted me and offered dinner, I fou d a great free tour guide company. I found some great shops that do group runs, if I am able to run again soon. And...this new place I am at doesn't require me to walk up and down 4 flights of stairs to my room. I am planning a cycle on a hire bike, and a run through central park. And beers with the Jack Rabbit run group this afternoon, regardless of whether I can run or not. If it doesn't kill me, it will make me stronger!

And the sun is out. I miss my kids though, Skype with a 4 y.o is just mucking around, not talking. Is it wrong to say I'm looking forward to Portland, where i will know people? YES, bad attitude. Enjoy the moment Mel. Revel in the challenge. This is very similar to the end of a marathon. Hard work, intense, challenging, but KEEP up the good attitude, despite wanting to give in.

OK, I'm done, thanks for listening. Just thought I would be honest and not pretend it is all easy and fun.

  • Joe H.
    Joe H.

    enjoy your adventure and congrats on pushing yourself (and putting this out there)

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Jessie K.
    Jessie K.

    It isn't all rosy all the time, but you're right, it will make you stronger. Good on ya for planning to get with the running group for beers regardless of whether or not you run. Big girl pants -- ON!

    over 1 year ago Like2 people

  • Mel Z.
    Mel Z.

    Like those ones from Brigette Jones diary!

    over 1 year ago Like1 person

  • Tracy S.
    Tracy S.

    Thanks for sharing.

    over 1 year ago Like1 person

  • Jessie K.
    Jessie K.

    Exactly.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • James U.
    James U.

    Being honest = being brave. It's what I love about your posts! Sometimes things turn out like my run did this morning; started out feeling like shite and didn't want to stop by the end! Keep on keeping on!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Chanie P.
    Chanie P.

    Honestly, you have some serious brass to dive into NYC alone. I only live a few hours away, but there is literally nothing pulling me there, and I LOVE to travel. But visiting new places is always exciting - you're finding the good in it, and sounds like you found a group of cool people to chill with, which can make all the difference. Keep the good, lose the bad.

    over 1 year ago Like3 people

  • Michael
    Michael

    Nice adventures, Mel. That's what life is all about :)

    over 1 year ago Like1 person

  • James D.
    James D.

    nice blog Mel, its only natural you'd miss your kids, but take this time and enjoy yourself, the cycle and run in central park will be great fun

    over 1 year ago Like1 person

  • David G.
    David G.

    NYC can be overwhelming and jarring but good on you for being honest, up to the challenges, and having an overall positive attitude:)

    over 1 year ago Like2 people

  • Amy O.
    Amy O.

    It's really tough missing the kids and being so far away! Time will go by fast though and soon you will be back home.

    over 1 year ago Like1 person

  • Kelly L.
    Kelly L.

    Hang in there Mel. It is tough to travel alone. I am so proud of you for getting out there and finding the running community and meeting so many more people. Way to embrace the experience.

    over 1 year ago Like4 people

  • Peneloperae

    I appreciate your post...NYC is a tough city (beautiful and exciting too, but rough and can feel alienating). Sounds like you are coping really well...planning things with the running group is a great idea, as is posting/writing about your adventures!! Be well :)

    over 1 year ago Like3 people

  • Randy O.
    Randy O.

    NYC Can be intimidating. But there are jewels hidden in the "Big Apple". Sounds like you've found one. For 4 yrs,I spent 6 days a week going to/from there daily. Spent more waking hrs there than at home. It can be inspiring, as are you. Show that town what "Aussie" is all about!

    over 1 year ago Like1 person

  • Runner G.
    Runner G.

    I notice that people in NYC are actually really nice but crammed together so much so they tend to keep to themselves. On the subway, I peaked in and asked if it was going uptown or downtown - 2 answered directly and two others asked me where I was trying to get to.. so if they seem cold, reach out and people usually respond well. Good luck and welcome to the US!

    over 1 year ago Like1 person

  • Gozling
    Gozling

    adventures arent all fucking roses!!! Love you lots and have fun in Portland!!!

    over 1 year ago Like2 people

  • Karla A.
    Karla A.

    You are very brave to travel overseas alone and to end up in New York City? Alone? You are very very brave! Sounds like you are doing very well to keep positive and make this an adventure. Keep your chin up; I'm waving to you from the Southern tip of Illinois which is pretty far from where you are but I'm waving pretty hard! :-)

    over 1 year ago Like1 person

  • Sarah C
    Sarah C

    NYC solo is tough. I give you credit for being so outgoing & seeking new adventures! I am glad that there are some good points in there, such as - the local running rabbits have welcomed you with beer invites & lots of other good stuff.
    So, this is a pitstop on the way to Maine? Oooh, I love it there!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Mel Z.
    Mel Z.

    Oh. Tracy, I know I sound like a freaking Diva with such first world problems. Apologies. Thanks Goz. True! I love you too! Thanks everybody else. Just seems like if I post 'hey, had a run and bagels today'....it seems so glorious, when really it's expensive, not so safe, and isolating. At least there will be stories to tell my grand kids. And.....clothes are cheap. Time to excercise without kids is rare too. :-) support from you guys is awesome too. AWESOME, y'all hear?

    over 1 year ago Like3 people

  • Mel Z.
    Mel Z.

    Thanks for the wave Karla, I think I see your hand!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Randy O.
    Randy O.

    Just remember- roses grow best with manure. :-D That probably didn't sound right.......enjoy what you can/chin-up on the rest of it.

    over 1 year ago Like1 person

  • Jessie K.
    Jessie K.

    What Randy is trying to say is you have to deal with the shit to get to the good. :)

    over 1 year ago Like1 person

  • Randy O.
    Randy O.

    .....and in yrs to come, will have a wonderful story to tell.

    over 1 year ago Like