This time of the year is when many of us start to crash, myself included. The lack of sun, outdoors, and warmth create an atmosphere of misery in which going out for a casual dinner can even become more tedious than desired. So, I have to go outside…again… In the snow… Or rain… Or below 20 temperature? I’m actually watching Netflix tonight. And enjoying a cake by myself. This was even the subject of a recent conversation with friends: we need to force each other to get out or winter will be horrible. Even when you don’t want to, just go. And so, I have slowly, but surely, gotten myself into the winter blues. There seemed to be no remedy except the sun. And then it happened-
The news said it was going to be 50 and sunny, and if you know about us New Yorkers- that might as well be 80 and sunny around this time of year. New Yorkers love to emerge out of our state of hibernation at the first sight of sunshine- you may even think it’s bizarre that on a fifty degree day you will see girls in short shorts and people driving in their convertibles top down. And while this may seem like a harsh winter day to some, for those of us surviving a polar vortex, nearly fifty is heaven.
Despite not feeling my best, I’m on the brink of lupus related issues (fatigue, soreness), John and I decided to make the best out of the day and take our bikes out for the first time since the summer. We meandered around the streets, taking our known routes that have become so familiar to us. We then flocked to the boardwalk like many others that were looking for a chance to live in the presence of sunshine for a day.
And when it’s sunny in New York, just like a hot summer day, you will naturally finish your day off with frozen yogurt.
And though I would love for this weather to continue, and days that hit 50 are merely a tease, I’ll take it.
Happy Sunday! And day lights saving, which only means one thing, we are closer to summer!
And today I’m going to skip the gym and bask in the sunlight before we get snow again this week! I’ll take what I can get.
We had a similar sunshine event here on Thursday in the West coast. Warmer than it has been in weeks, everyone was taking breaks to go for a walk in the sun while at work… As soon as the day ended, the rain reappeared, and still continues. We wait again for that golden day to get outside and enjoy a hint of Spring. 🙂
And you value it that much more when you have a beautiful day! But really… What a tease!
Isn’t the weather glorious this weekend?!? I couldn’t have asked for a better day yesterday for my race. This sun is amazing just by itself, never mind with how “warm” it got for us in the Northeast!
Yes! How was your race?! I was going to do a mini one this morning but I overslept! Damn you day lights saving!!!!
The race was great! Perfect weather, huge crowds (waiting for the parade after the race) and I got over a 10 minute PR because I walked it last year. I’ll take it!
Where in NY is that boardwalk?
This is Long Beach in Long Island! Another great boardwalk is in Coney Island, plus it makes such a fun day to go on some rides, get the original Nathan’s, and stroll around!
Nice. I’m upstate. It was much better this week, but not quite cycling weather yet. I’m jealous.
And today it snowed! Where upstate are you?!
Rochester. It was 50 today!
What a great way to spend the day!! Love the pic of you on the board walk, such a cool shot!
Thanks so much! Those are the BEST ways to spend a day!
Carpe diem! Looks like you took advantage and had a beautiful day 🙂