Weekend Activities: Smorgasburg and the NYRR Queens 10K

Smorgasburg- Not So Perfect Life

This weekend I ventured out into Brooklyn and Queens, two things I very rarely do. I felt like a real city girl being so adventurous. Most people who live in Manhattan like I do rarely journey off the island, but this weekend was an exception. Saturday P. and I headed out to Smorgasburg in Williamsburg aka hipster heaven. Smorgasburg is a good festival of sorts with lots of local venders with tons of different specialties. Anything from vegan ice cream to local organic BBQ. There are also two different beer gardens you can try to find some shade at.  We sampled so many different foods, not a great vegan day but I made up for the rest of the weekend.

Smorgasburg- Not So Perfect Life

Smorgasburg- Not So Perfect Life

Peter was in heaven when he saw the maple bacon on a stick…

Smorgasburg- Not So Perfect Life

It was such a nice relaxing day, just hanging out eating and drinking with the city skyline in the background. We were almost melting from the sun but it was well worth it.

For dessert we grabbed frozen fruit dipped in dark chocolate. I chose the pineapple (no surprise there) and P chose the frozen mango. YUMMYYYY. I need to remake this ASAP!

Smorgasburg- Not So Perfect Life

Sunday bright ad early I grabbed a cab out to Queens near Citi Field for the NYRR Queens 10K which is part of their annual Borough Series. I hate going to Queens so I figured there was no way I was getting up and headed to the subway at 6 AM luckily a cab was pretty quick but not cheap. Over six thousand runners ran the annual race, this year the race was a 10K but it used to be a half marathon.

Queens 10K- Not So Perfect Life

It was a very hot run, but at least it was a bit cooler than it had been all last week. I did great for the first 4 miles, then the heat caught up with me. My first 4 miles averaged just under 8:30. I wanted to finish the race with a 8:45 pace so I was on target but those last 2 miles got me. I had to slow down quite a bit and walk at the water stations to drink more water than just the usual sip. My official race pace was 8:56 but my watch clocked me at 8:45 exactly for 6.33 miles. I’m pretty happy with that.

Queens 10K- Not So Perfect Life

The course was nice and flat and wound around Citified, the Queens Art Museum and the old Worlds Fair at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park. I enjoyed the course but I think I would have been able to appreciate the miles a lot more if it had been about 10 degrees cooler!

The rest of the day I spent roaming around the city and baking up a few things. I’m loving the farmers markets for fresh vegetables. I can’t wait to share a new summer soup recipe with you.

How was your weekend? Has the heat wave broke in your area?

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Pseudo athlete and vegan, learning to love all the imperfections in life. Follow me in my journey, training for races (a half marathon in all 50 states to be exact) and my adventures in the kitchen!
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12 Responses to Weekend Activities: Smorgasburg and the NYRR Queens 10K

  1. Great race!!! The heat is totally killer. I did a 6 mile run on Friday that totally took the energy out of me. I felt exhausted the rest of the day and Saturday, and I really think it was because it was so freakin hot when I ran. You are awesome for racing! Looks like you had a weekend full of delicious food too! :)
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    • rebacox says:

      I figured I would run faster at a race than if I did it on my own. Plus its nice to have water in handy cups :) I was exhausted yesterday after the run, it totally zaps the energy out of you when its this hot.

  2. Great job on the race! I spent my weekend at home in Williamsburg (the one in VA) at a boating festival with friends. It’s been hot down here too!
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  3. Way to go, Reba! That’s a baller pace!
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  4. Natalie says:

    Looks like a great time. Maple bacon, drooooool….
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  5. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! Congrats on the 10k! Running in the heat/humidity is definitely a killer. I’m really hoping it breaks soon!

    The chocolate dipped fruit looks awesome! I would’ve totally picked the pineapple too! 😉
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  6. Kelly says:

    Sounds like a great weekend and way to go on the race in the heat! Love the chocolate dipped frozen fruit, pineapple was a great choice!

  7. Congrats on doing the 10k! Ha, I still need to do a 5k. Maybe one day. But once it hits summertime in FL, the humidity gets horrendous and I just can’t deal with running in it! Looks like you had a great time! <3
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  8. Hyedi says:

    Congrats on a great race, Reba! I hope to see that kind of 10K pace one day :)
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