NYC Marathon 2017

The marathon was especially exciting this year because an American woman won for the first time since 1977. It was also cool because I was able to reconnect with a couple of my friends from high school (one is in the last two photos below). For consistency’s sake, we watched the race from the exact same spot as last year. The photo above is almost identical to the one from last year, haha. The whole thing makes me very stoked to run Philly later this month.

Columbus Ride

Three day weekends are golden. Unfortunately for those who were in the tri-state area over Columbus day weekend, the weather was all over the place. Saturday (the only day of the three that did not have rain), I got on the bike and headed out of the city while the sun was still rising. My friend and I rode up through Rockland County to Harriman State Park, where the leaves are kind of changing, but not really. I’m guessing because it still hasn’t really gotten cold. It felt more like August than October the entire weekend. Anyway, riding through the woods, it was all foggy and seemed kind of twilight zoney. We stopped on Seven Lakes Drive to take these snaps. The last one was a timer shot from the bushes across the road. The bushes framed it nicely, IMO.

Indian Summer

It is the last week of September, but you wouldn’t know it based on the temperature in NYC. We took advantage of the uncharacteristically warm weather and did some casual cycling through some parts of Brooklyn that were previously lesser known to us. Made it back to G-point in time for golden hour and a fantastic sunset.

Denmark

I recently made it to Denmark for the first time. B subscribes to some sort of airfare deal notification email list and bought the tickets for us over the summer. We did a lot of the typical touristy stuff while we were there, and loved it. Instead of writing a full play by play download, here are a couple of highlights that we enjoyed and would recommend checking out:

Here are some photos from the trip:

Iceland

B and I recently had a 6 hour layover in Iceland, and decided to try to make the most of it. We checked out the Blue Lagoon, which was a short cab ride from the airport. It was definitely worth the energy that we put into it. I would recommend it. After that small taste of Iceland, I am now itching to get back there when I can actually spend some time exploring.

Wrapping up Summer

We ventured down to the Jersey shore over the weekend. The weather was insanely good. We caught up with family, caught up with friends, caught up with Lola, got some sun, went sailing and, relaxed.

De la Weekend – Bear Mtn. Ride

Saturday morning was one of those rides where I wish I would have had my real camera with me. I saw so much good stuff. It was a little hotter than ideal, but the visibility was really good and the sky was loaded up with cartoon looking clouds. Anyway, here are a couple of images that I managed to snap with my celly.

“A Taste of New York”

Thank you LLNYC for turning me onto this video. There are a zillion videos of NYC shot in a zillion different ways. But this is one of my favorites in a while. Created by an Austrian outfit called “FilmSpektakel,” this vid takes the viewer on a timelapse of the city from a myriad of different angles, with spinning and zooming transitions between the shots. I enjoyed it quite a bit, you may also. Give it a go-