Sunday, September 08, 2019

Unintentional Neil Simon Tribute Weekend

Saturday - Yonkers

Sunday - Brighton Beach

Actually made for a wonderful weekend. I was in Yonkers yesterday for the 3rd leg of the annual set of races for the Joe Glickman Cup (of which the longest is also the Mayor's Cup) - the Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club are great hosts and ran a great day of racing and paddling. It's always so nice to see old friends at the YPRC, and this year I was very happy with how I did in the races, too, taking 3rd place in the 400 and 800 meter -- and this time not because there were 3 of us in the race and all I had to do was find the finish line - that's happened more than once.

I have to say that I am getting quite a collection of 3rd place medals. OK, I did have to throw in my 1st from Empire Kayak's old May Day on the Bay race That was a fun one.

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The Neil Simon connection just hit me as I was on the train to Brighton Beach to go swimming today. We had another beautiful day and I thought about going for a paddle, but the end is in sight for my 2019 outdoor swimming season as the water is cooling down fast. I once again got there early enough to swim as long as I wanted to, and that turned out to be 1.2 miles.

More pix from Yonkers coming soon! 


songbird's crazy world said...

Love the Neil Simon reference

bonnie said...

I was a drama nerd er major in college! :)

I always think of the plays when I go to either Brighton Beach or Yonkers. I absolutely loved it when I realized I was going to both in the same weekend!

Diane Stringam Tolley said...

Whenever I think of Yonkers, I think of 'Hello, Dolly'...
I love these glimpses into your rowing life! Husby and I used to canoe a fair bit--on assorted small lakes here in Northern Alberta. But, alas, our last canoe had to be given a Viking funeral and we've not replaced it yet. We did get out once this summer. And I just happened to talk about it in today's post! And what's even more interesting was I thought of you when I posted. ('I wonder what Bonnie will have to say about this one!') I hope you get the chance to read it!
And that is a lovely #3 collection! Well done!

Karen said...

Wow, congratulations on all of those medals, doesn't matter what place you finish in. And I'm envious of your ability to still be swimming, although we both know that's fast coming to an end for this year.