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Today is a beautiful spring like day. The temps are climbing and the sun is shining. I have been sidelined from running for a few months now with achilles tendonitis. Rest and physical therapy have been helping but I have definitely missed pounding the pavement. 

I recently got the go ahead to start running again. To run in very short amounts. And I promised I would listen to my body. Something most of us runners are not very good at. 

So, this morning I headed to the park and did a VERY short and slow walk/run. It felt good and it is a start. Central Park was its majestic self, teeming with runners, walkers and cyclists. It is really hard to resist its beauty on such an incredible day πŸ˜€ 

   
  
Memphis was happy to welcome me back home by saving a sunny spot for me on the couch πŸ’œ 

   

Happy Wednesday my friends. Keep springing forward and focusing on the positive. Remember, one foot at a time πŸ˜‰

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Two more days until the girls are finally out of school for the summer. I can’t wait. Remind me I said that in a few weeks πŸ˜‰ It is a spectacular day in NYC. No humidity, no clouds, not too hot and the promise of hazy, lazy days of summer right around the corner. 

Here’s to day trips, no packed lunches, picnics in the park, exploring the city, going away to camp, vacations away from the city, the empty summer streets, sleeping in, staying up late and enjoying each and every moment. 

Happy Summer my friends!!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

   
               

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Today is National Running Day so even though I was feeling a little sluggish, I laced up the sneakers met up with some of my favorite running gals and headed to Central Park. I am incredibly fortunate to call Central Park my training ground. Its beauty in all the seasons is stunning. The views NEVER get old and I promise to never take the fact that I can run here for granted. Today, I will share some pics with you that I took during our running route. We ran atΒ a very leisurely pace on this hot and humid day, we allotted time for pictures, water breaks and even headed over to the New York Road Runners Club to pick up our National Running Day bibs and bandanas. It was perfect. I feel so very fortunate to be able to run with a group of fabulous women on one of the best running courses in the world. I run to be healthy, strong, fierce, the beast mom, for my sanity, to spend time with my friends, for coffee time afterwards and of course, for cupcakes πŸ˜‰ Happy Wednesday everyone and Happy Running!!!

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I know, I know, we are all sick and tired of this winter already and it is only the beginning of February. There is another winter storm warning for NYC again tonight. Yep, we are definitely getting winter this winter.

But then, you step foot into Central Park and it is snow covered and the sun is shining and your breath is literally taken away by its beauty. It is a spectacular winter wonderland all on its own. That is when you truly enjoy the moment. Yes, it will all turn to a slushy mess later on but for now it is simply perfect. Today on my run, there were so many moments when I was truly grateful to be able to be in the park and experience the freedom, beauty and joy of just being part of the scenery.

I am going to share some winter pics from the last couple of days. They are ones that have made me smile in wonder. Ah mother nature, we do love to curse you but you truly are magnificent in all your glory. I hope you enjoy them. I am going to embrace this sunny beautiful winter day before another storm sets in and find myself trudging through the wind and snow. Have a wonderful day everyone, be safe, be warm, be happy!! =)

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Today I had the pleasure of welcoming in May on a field trip with a second grade class. We went to Central Park and learned about climate and weather from one of the amazing Park Rangers. It was the perfect way to start the day. Central Park is simply spectacular right now. Enjoy the pics. Happy Wednesday and Happy May!!20130501-105743.jpg20130501-105755.jpg20130501-105808.jpg20130501-105818.jpg20130501-105827.jpg

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Today there is a warm front moving in that will soon be chased out by a cold front… ahh, the joys of winter πŸ˜‰ So, our run in Central Park was incredibly foggy and breathtakingly beautiful. Here are a few pics, hope you enjoy them. Happy Hump Day my friends! And yes, sorry my Canadian peeps, we are running in only one layer. Maybe winter really is better here (see previous post).

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This past weekend was pretty relaxed. We have been doing a lot of activities lately and I think we all needed a bit of time to chill out and take it easy. I for one, needed some quality couch time. Pretty soon the crazy season of the holidays will be upon us and it was nice to just have a weekend with very little planned. On Sunday we took advantage of some balmy fall weather and went for a stroll through Central Park. So far November has been a fabulous month for weather and there has been very little to complain about, even if the days are short they are filled with sunshine and warm temperatures. It seemed as if the whole city was out enjoying the day. In the back of everyone’s mind we know that the gorgeous weather won’t last and pretty soon we will be forced indoors by blustery winds, snow and cold. But for now we are taking advantage of it and getting out and about. I am amazed at how colorful the trees are in the park for this time of year. Here are some pics, hope you enjoy. Have a fabulous week.

Buildings peeking through

Variety of colours

On Alert! (Squirrel!!)

Scooter ride through the park

The road less traveled πŸ˜‰

View across the Great Lawn

Enjoying the stunning view

Gorgeous

Pretty in Pink

Can't get enough of this fall beauty!

Drooping elegance

Music in the park

Pause for reflection

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