This weekend I made a quick trip to Cincinnati, Ohio to participate in my first Wanderlust 108 at Run Leader. I have to say that I was so pleasantly surprised by Cincinnati and I absolutely loved my first Wanderlust experience!
I have a recap of my less than 24 hours in Cincinnati but it’s going to be in two parts…first my Friday evening in Cincinnati and the next post will be Wanderlust 108!
The most notable thing to share is that I left Finn overnight for the first time. To say that I was having allllll the feels is an understatement but I also knew that he would be well taken care of by his dad. I was a hot mess getting to the airport. I forgot my milk storage bags and had to Prime Now some to the hotel. Then the security line was crazy long and I almost missed my flight. I ran from security to my gate…my Apple Watch actually ended up logging it as exercise…haha. I was literally that person they were calling over the loudspeaker that it was my last chance to get on the plane. Whew.
I arrived in Cincinnati around 4:30 p.m. and was at my hotel by 5:20ish. On my Uber ride from the airport to downtown I was so surprised by how beautiful the scenery was. I had no idea that Cincinnati was so hilly! I figured it would be flat…I used to think the same thing about Birmingham, Alabama until I moved there! 🙂
I stayed at the Hilton Netherland Plaza.
The first order of business was pumping and then yoga. There was a yoga studio 0.2 miles from the hotel that offered a 6:05 p.m. $5 drop in class.
The studio was Move Your Hyde Yoga and I took a power yoga class from Trina. It was perfect and such a great thing to do for myself while I was away. It felt SO good to move and stretch and to be under the instruction of another teacher. It was only my third studio class since having Finn!
I walked back to the hotel as the sun was going down.
After showering and pumping again, I got dressed to go out for dinner. It would have been easy to have stayed in my hotel room and order-in but I knew I wouldn’t regret a good dinner.
Instagram never steers me wrong and I went to Sotto at the recommendation of many. I loved the dark and cozy atmosphere. I grabbed a seat at the bar.
I started with a prosciutto and arugula salad with shaved parmesan.
And then housemade pasta with shaved truffles. This was crazy delicious!
I ended my evening at Graeter’s for a scoop of ice cream.
Apparently they are known for their signature chip ice cream so I had peanut butter with milk chocolate chips.
Then it was back to the hotel to pump and pass out. I thought I might get my first night of sleeping through the night since Finn was born but spoiler alert…I was up pumping at 3:30 a.m.! 😛
Next post will be all about Wanderlust 108! It was awesome!
Have you visited any cities that have pleasantly surprised you?
Do you ever eat solo at nicer restaurants when traveling?