Hoboken – #hobokenfavorites

On a more personal note than reading about my random running adventures and blunders, Josh and I are moving out of Hoboken after living here for 12 out of the last 14 years. I recently accepted a new job in New Haven, CT and we will be moving to Stamford so we are half way between Manhattan and New Haven.

It is bittersweet for us to make this move, but we’re excited for the new adventures ahead. Hoboken will always be where the heart is. The two of us met while freshmen at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ over 14 years ago. Between the both of us, we have lived in many parts of the town, enjoyed all the great food and views, and celebrated many milestones here. We will have a lifetime of memories and stories to tell about our time in Hoboken.

Over the next month – 30 days to be exact – I will be sharing some of our favorite spots and memories of Hoboken on the blog, Instagram and Twitter. You can also follow #hobokenfavorites as well to see the recap. To kick it off…

Day 1 – Satay Malaysian Cuisine. As poor college students and even after graduation, we shared many meals here together. The food is always good and consistent and I love their bubble tea. In fact, I love their bubble tea so much that on the evening that Josh was going to propose I was complaining so much about walking around town in the cold (he wanted to propose on campus in the middle of December), he bought me a bubble tea from Satay on the way to shut me up. Needless to say that worked and 6 years later, we’re still happily married!


Sunday Snaps #4

Congratulations to the Women’s USA World Cup team! What an incredible game and a great win for USA during the 4th of July weekend.

And on to less exciting news, here are some pictures from my long run on Saturday with the Athletes to End Alzheimer’s team. We ran from the Queensboro Bridge to Roosevelt Island and back and stopped for a quick photo shoot.

The photographer was a little unsure of how to use the phone camera. A group of us around mile 4.5 of the run with Blackwell Island Lighthouse.


Posing with the trees at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park at Roosevelt Island.


FDR’s head in the horizon.


Excited to take a picture with the Four Freedoms, as pronounced in President Roosevelt’s January 6, 1941 State of the Union speech.


The group and the Four Freedoms. Very appropriate for Independence Day.


And I’m sorry for the sweaty back marks. Mine was the biggest one. I’m a sweaty mess, sorry.


Photo credits to Coach Ali, and teammates, Tovy and Gene.

And to cap off my Saturday, it wouldn’t be a 4th of July BBQ if I didn’t chop wood. If you can’t tell, it was my first time and likely my last.


Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

What did you do to celebrate the 4th?