In The Summer Time, When the Weather Is Hot

I know, I know, it has been ages since I’ve written a post. It’s a little thing called “l-i-f-e” which seems to be able to get in the way of things easily. My aspirations of competing in this years TimberMan have been demolished due to a tiny little tick organism–yup, I have Lymes disease which really hit me like a fast speed train. From going on sixty-plus mile bike rides to being winded, and not even able to finish a 20 mile ride on a flat surface is killing me.  So, I’m doing my best to actually listen to my body and be sensible about swimming/running/biking (for those of you who know me, NOT an easy task to do).

So, what has been happening this summer? Other than working (day shifts!) and trying to beat the record-high temperatures we have had?

I took my first trip to Millerton, New York, which is a small town east of where I live. Ever heard of Harvey and Sons™ teas? That town is where it all started. In Millerton, there is the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, a paved rail trail where you can walk, bike ride, rollerblade, you name it from Millerton all the way to (for you NYC dwellers) the end of the Metro North’s trains (to be more specific, the Wassaic station). There are plans to extend the rail trail all the way up to Chatham, which from the station to Chatham would be an over 80 mile ride (if returning to the station, that is).

Takin’ it slow

Photo break mid- trail

There is also the Harvey and Sons Tea room, where you can try more teas than I have ever seen.

Harvey and Sons

I finished my bike (actually, a month ago) and now ride it into town on market days!

So pretty!

I scoped out the Rosendale Street Festival and attempted to beat the heat by having some yummy crushed Lemonade.

Mmmm freshly squeezed

(Before the Lymes) I discovered new watering holes in the area….Well, to be more exact, 30mile away watering holes.

Copake Lake–found while lost

I’ve been spending time in the much appreciated shade…As well as my feline friends

I’ve watched K fish in our back pond.

Hello there, Mr. Sunny

Early morning

We’ve had ourselves some BBQ

And, I went my first mountain bike ride in two months–only falling twice!

woohoo

And, just a link to some information about Lyme Disease–prevention, treatment, etc., just FYI (taken from the CDC).

 

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