Welcome to the Time Warp

Hello, hello from New York City! 604

I’m in a weird time warp right now as jet lag hasn’t really hit me but I feel as if I’m repeating days since my Sunday was SUPER long due to the time change.

I left Verbier at 5am Sunday on the AlpyBus back to the Geneva Airport in order to catch a 9:15am flight to Amsterdam. The wakeup time was not easy as I didn’t sleep well Saturday night. Even though I was in bed by 11:30 and exhausted after a long day of skiing, sledging, wine, and fondue I woke up almost every hour fearful that I’d overslept. I slept the entire shuttle ride to the airport and had just enough time to check my baggage and grab some breakfast before boarding the flight.


I enjoyed a three hour layover in Amsterdam in the best way possible – soaking up the sun from their rooftop lounge area while reading a book and sipping a green juice. 594 590 I’ve fallen in love with kale, lemon, ginger, cucumber, mint and pineapple flavors lately and order this any chance I have at a juice bar! It is great to have a few favorite standby juice combinations which I know are reliable especially when traveling. There is nothing worse than paying an exorbitant amount for a juice and spit out the first sip after a flavor experiment.

The flight from Amsterdam to New York was another smooth, uneventful one as I spent half the time on my iPad either catching up on tv shows or reading and the rest of the time sleeping. Before I knew it we were landing at JFK! 597Upon landing and fighting through the cab line I spent the evening laughing and catching up with some of my good friends over a healthy and delicious dinner. Liz and Mike hosted four of us ladies in their home for a Sunday night dinner including lemon chicken, sauteed kale, quinoa, and plenty of wine.


By the time I left I felt like their dog Reemus – ready to sleep anywhere, even on the floor. I was completely exhausted by 10pm when I reached my hotel room as I’d been up for 22 hours!


This morning I cancelled my Barry’s Bootcamp workout in order to make sure that my body got the rest it needed before a busy week. It’s so easy to push myself, especially when I’m traveling. The last thing I want to do is get sick or make stupid decisions especially while trying to improve my health and iron levels. Instead I enjoyed a leisurely commute to the office with my co-worker, Ema. It’s been so fun to share with her some of my favorite New York City spots such as the small juice bar near our office or the salad bar at Toasties. While I love our salad bar in Geneva I miss the made to order chopped salads sometimes! Today I made a great combination including kale, walnuts, egg whites, green apples, mushrooms, chicken, celery, lemon, olive oil and balsamic!

615 Tonight I am going to catch up with another friend before crashing in bed. The time change is definitely starting to catch up with me and I want to be rested for a fun Soul+Cycle date tomorrow morning before a long day of meetings.

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  1. Katy Widrick March 11, 2014 / 12:15 am

    When I go home, it’s so tempting to just pull all-nighters and do all of my favorite things, but I know that it will drain me for WEEKS. So I’m glad you’re balancing your trip “home” with what you need to do to stay healthy.

    Have a great time!

    • ashleyd March 11, 2014 / 1:53 pm

      I couldn’t agree more Katy! It felt great to make the “right” decision for my body!

  2. Theodora March 11, 2014 / 1:32 am


  3. Lucy March 11, 2014 / 11:21 am

    I’m going to New York next month- would you mind if I asked you for some tips on places to go/eat/drink/things to do? Thanks 🙂
    Hope you have a good rest- sounds like you’ve got a busy week.

    • ashleyd March 11, 2014 / 1:53 pm

      I would love to help Lucy! Why don’t I do a blog post later this week dedicated to the topic!

      • Lucy March 11, 2014 / 6:52 pm

        That would be great thanks Ashley, look forward to reading it 🙂

  4. Ashley March 11, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    Way to power through but stay smart! — and I saw via Instragram that you made it to a 6 AM class this morning and looked like you rocked it 🙂 Balance!

  5. kristi@runkwrun.blogspot.com March 11, 2014 / 6:05 pm

    I’m not going to lie, but this time change has been the WORST ever. I just can’t seem to get to the next level of being ok. UGH! Good decision on resting your body.

  6. Brooke March 12, 2014 / 12:37 am

    We are trading places! I am heading to Geneva from NYC Friday and have the day to explore by myself. Any suggestions or running routes I should try? Would love some suggestions! Enjoy the Big Apple while you are here!!!

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