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Why, oh why did it take me so long to ride my bike in Central Park? What a rush it was this morning. A picture perfect September day, excellent company, the wind literally blowing through my hair. I am still smiling from the high! Thank you Rena for getting us out there, we did it!

I have lived here for four years but have never taken my road bike into Central Park. I guess I have always been a wee bit intimidated by the idea. As you know, I run and walk in the park all the time and see the cyclists whip by at incredible speeds, usually stopping for no one and occasionally cursing out pedestrians for even daring to cross the street. There is a love/hate between runners and cyclists who are often vying for more pavement space and are not happy when the ‘rules of the road’ are not followed by either group.

So, cycling in Central Park does have many challenges… pot holes, tourists darting out at non-intersections, tourists on bikes weaving to and fro (I get it, there IS a lot to look at!), runners not hanging out in the running path, other cyclists moving at incredibly fast speeds, cyclists who are above the rules of the road (hey, it’s NYC we have to learn to play nicely with others), parks dept. vehicles, regular vehicles, squirrels, dogs off leash, dogs on leash… It is a lot like playing the old video game Frogger.

It was awesome!! I loved every minute, even the Harlem Hill (3X). There really is something about being on a bike in the outdoors, I am so glad that I was reminded of how much I love it. I am already planning the next bike workout. Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope you can find a little something that you love to do this week!

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You would never know it by the crushing heat and humidity in Manhattan today, but yes it is September and there are signs of Fall approaching all around the city. First of all, the people are back. The streets are crowded with residents not tourists and everyone is on a mission- shopping, school supplies, mani/pedi’s, back to work, back to the gym, back to school. There is a buzz and the streets are hopping! Look out if you are still in summer mode, you might just get run over- literally 😉 Time to get your head out of the clouds, your brain back from the beach and get organized (at least that is the pep talk I am giving myself!). So here are a few pics I took when I was out and about today that definitely signal to me that the seasons are changing. Now, if Mother Nature would catch up and chase away the heat, I would happily pull out the jeans and sweaters!!! Happy Wednesday and I wish everyone a fun and fabulous transition into all the changes that Fall brings with it.

All of the yummy Fall classics are back at Starbucks… can you say Pumpkin Scone??

Ugh, taking the kids for flu shots, think I will leave that to hubby 😉

These signs seem to disappear in the summer, or maybe I just don’t notice them.

The leaves are falling already!

The ads for new shows are everywhere!

Bye summer, we will miss you so!

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