Fresh landed from NYC and already missing the city.
It was my second time in the big apple and it was quite different on this occasion.
In my first visit, it was a one-day stop before heading up to Wildwood, to spend a summer as a lifeguard at a waterpark.
This time, I was going with business purposes, meeting key stakeholders and witnessing the launch of the unique Predator. Big time!
But before suiting up for meetings, a group of bold Adidas people was ready to hit the streets of New York. 6.30am at the main entrance of our hotel in Lower Manhattan and off to the Hudson Bay.
It was amazing to run for 6 days in a row along this route, crossing a bunch of people that were winning the morning by putting its shoes on and embracing the dawn.
I love this kind of cities where doesn´t matter the time you go out for a run, you always find extraordinary normal people having a physical activity before breakfast. The motivation of seeing them, at least for me, priceless.
Special mention to an uplifting catch up with Rafa Olivera and César Villalba, two amazing designers, outstanding athletes (sub 2h30′ marathon for Rafa and Ironman 70.3 Worl Championship slot for the last 3 years for César) and inspiring guys.
Let´s do it again soon!
The bottom line is clear: Wherever you go, take your shoes and explore the city, I can´t imagine a better way to discover a place.
As the photo says: NYC, City of Dreams.