May Highlights

Hey you guys! May was such a busy month! What were some of your highlights from May? (Comment and share below)

Looking back, May was so much fun for me and here’s why:

  • Fitness goal accomplished

As a follow up to my April goal, this month I mastered my goal of running for a minimum of at least twenty minutes, three days a week. Yippie!! I have dropped five pounds just by running a few times a week. My favorite part of this small workout, is that its just twenty minutes and its completely free! On top of that, you feel so much better and stronger after every single run.

  • Read 4 great books

This month I read four amazing books. One book for self development, another book for inspiration and two fun non fiction books! I loved each one, but if I had to choose which one I enjoyed the most it’ll be “The Happiness Project”. This book can be a hit or miss, depending on the reader. However, reading this book has taught me so much about myself and my future goals. Nonetheless, all books are amazing in their own ways.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Thicker than water by Takerra Allen

Still Thicker Than Water by Takerra Allen

A cup of comfort for inspiration by Colleen Sell

  • Tried four new yummy recipes!

I’m not too sure about ya’ll but I love good food. Before I enjoyed the idea of paying for a home cooked meal until I took a cooking class in Italy and realized that I can make anything that I want to in my own kitchen! I also love food network and recipe books. By keeping a list of recipes that I want to try, here’s what I scratched off for this month.

Alfredo Sauce

Jamaican yellow cornmeal porridge

Shrimp Rasta Pasta (my new fav recipe)

Jerk Chicken

Cheers, to a great month!

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Macombs Dam Park

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I enjoy this park because the track and field is honored after a remarkable man, Joseph Yancey. Originally from Harlem, he was known as a star athlete who trained many athletes across the country. Yancey dedicated most of his time to train and develop other athletes. However, the same dedication led Joseph to create his own track club (New York Pioneers Track and Field). A track club that was one of the few places that minority athletes were able to train.

Honoring Joseph Yancey, the city named the track and field within Macombs Dam Park after him.

Macombs Dam Park includes of:

  • Track field
  • Soccer field
  • Football field
  • Tennis court
  • Basketball courts
  • Calisthenic workout section
  • Children’s playground
  • Plenty of benches around the park

Personally, I love coming here on a sunny afternoon for a walk around the track field. All you need is music and comfortable sneakers! Aim for at least 6 laps of walking, stretch before and after.

The park is easily accessible as it is located across the street from Yankee Stadium, come on down for a workout, picnic, or even a kids play date!

For more information about the Joseph Yancey Park, please click here.

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