Posts Tagged ‘Spring in NYC’

So many simple things to find beauty in today. A kickass ride for a treasured soul, sunshine, conversations, spring beauty, thoughtful friends, time to breathe…

Here are a few things that made me smile. I hope you find your own little peice of sunshine today 💜









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It was a bit of a struggle bus this morning as I pounded 8 miles of Central Park. The sun was shining, everything is blooming, other runners are out in full force-it is pretty much perfect. Except I was overdressed and my allergies were bugging me and my pace was all over the place and, and, and… That is the funny thing about running, everything can be perfect and you can still have a tough day on the road. 

But, I did it. 8 miles. I am training again, back in the game. Moving forward. Doing it. I am out there. Ottawa, I am coming for you!! 😀 

A BIG thank you to Jessica who dragged my butt through the last four. Gotta love my amazing running partners/girlfriends.  I am one lucky lady. 

Get out there today and do something that is going to kick your butt just a bit, you can do it!! Happy Wednesday! Play nice and always remember to chose kindness. Xox 


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Spring, you didn’t forget us!! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, buds are bursting, people are sneezing, the sun is warm and spring is making an appearance. You never know what curve balls life may throw at you or where the adventure may take you but there is comfort in the seasons. No matter how long the winter, the beauty and colors of spring are bursting throughout the city. Take a deep breath, one foot at a time and find peace in new beginnings. Be well my friends. Here is a bit of color to brighten your day! 



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Well, hello April… I am still wearing gloves and bulky sweaters but today is sunny and on my walk with the D-dawg there were definitely signs of spring. I had to search for them but they were there! Hope you enjoy the pics- happy April, have a wonderful day =)









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This winter sure is stubborn. Waking up to temperatures hovering around freezing is getting really old. At least today there was no wind, in fact the weather network described it as calm. Definitely a step in the right direction. I went for a short, slow run in the park today and instead of sticking to the road, I was drawn toward the beauty of the reservoir. The sun was beaming down and it actually felt like it was warming up the pathway. Central Park is ready to just burst into bloom. Any day now, at least that is what I tell myself as I grumble and groan and search for gloves 😉 We are all ready. Here are some pics of the reservoir, I hope you enjoy them and can grab a bit of sunshine for yourself. Have a great day! xo








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Yesterday was the first day of Spring. Here in NYC, we had our last (it better be!!) winter storm. I don’t think there was a single person that was happy about it, no matter how pretty it looked. Nice in December, not so nice at the end of March. If it snows in April I am taking R’s advice and moving to Hawaii 😉 As I walked to my INDOOR cycling class I was drawn to all the bikes parked on the side of the street, ready for action but covered in snow. Hopeful, yet a wee bit depressing at the same time. It has been a VERY long winter for most of us and like the bikes we are all ready to get our spring on if only the weather would co-operate! Here’s hoping to a weekend of melting, thawing and warming… Happy Saturday everyone. Enjoy the pics.

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Today was that day when I didn’t have to think about how many layers I had to put on. I did not shiver and grumble all the way to the park. My nose was not cold. It didn’t hurt to breathe. I did not wear a hat. I did not slip on any patches of ice. 

I DID bask in the sunshine. I DID hear the birds singing. I DID see tons of other runners. I DID blast some awesome tunes. 

The snow is melting, the weather is perfect and my run this morning felt wonderful. The city is coming awake, slowly stretching out of hibernation. Bring it on!! Happy Wednesday my friends!! 🙂

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Yes, we all suffered through the incredibly loooooong and cold winter and now it seems that spring is finally here to stay. This past weekend in NYC, it was one of those truly glorious weekends where the temperatures were warm and the sun was shining. The whole city seemed to awaken and greet the day with a new found energy and positive outlook. Even a couple of spontaneous rain showers could not dampen the spirit. I like to think of these weekends as the honeymoon stage. Before we start grumbling about how hot, muggy and sticky the weather is and how crowded with tourists the streets are, New Yorkers get out and really enjoy the city. We fall in love again with the beauty of our gorgeous metropolis as it glistens under a perfect blue sky.


Central Park is full of people lounging on the great lawn, dogs being walked along the paths, runners tracking miles in loops and trees in full bloom. The streets are crowded with young lovers walking hand in hand. Outdoor patios are teeming to the brink with people happily catching rays and sipping on expensive drinks. Playgrounds are filled with children running and laughing. The city is alive and it just feels good. Like a big sigh of relief and a sense of renewal. In this city you feed off the energy and you can do anything.


Although I am looking forward to the end of the school year and the lazy hazy days of summer, I have really come to appreciate the perfect spring weekend in Manhattan. When you wake up and the sun is shining, the city really is yours for the taking with so many options to explore and adventures that are waiting. It is this sense of excitement about the city that still makes me appreciate how lucky I am. Go forth and grab on to your latest adventure… There will be time to complain about the smell of urine and lack of adequate air conditioning later on 😉 Happy Monday and happy Spring Honeymoon New Yorkers!


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I have to admit that one of the things that I absolutely love about NYC, is that Central Park is my backyard. It is where I run, take the dog for a walk, stroll across to get to the east side, watch my children play and find a little escape from the pace of Manhattan life. Today I had the chance to wander across the park and take pictures. It was a gorgeous spring day and the park was filled with tourists enjoying the views, locals relaxing on a bit of green space, cyclists, runners and basically anyone who was lucky enough to get out and stretch their legs on a sunny Friday afternoon. Here are the pics. I hope you enjoy them. Happy weekend everyone!!!

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The girls and I had a fantastic week in Ottawa, it was great to re-connect with old friends and spend some time visiting some of our old haunts. But, I have to admit that I am very happy to be back in NYC where the weather is a little bit warmer and spring is well on its way. I love seeing the flowers sprouting up all around the city and shades of green in contrast with the concrete grey. Central Park is stunning right now. Allergies aside, it is wonderful to just get outside and really enjoy the warmth after such a long dreary winter. Here are some pics from the past few days. I hope you enjoy them. I am getting out the camera and will definitely be exploring the city in all of its spring glory. Happy Wednesday!!












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