“The new mixed use path along Ocean Parkway between Captree State Park and Jones Beach was not officially open this summer but I ignored the signs (it was only waiting for painted lines and distance markers – don’t tell on me). It was like my own private running path along Long Island’s Great South Bay. I ran in sunshine and rain, at dawn, midday and dusk. Every run was a pleasure. This summer I’ll be sharing the path with other runners, walkers and those pesky cyclists, so I cherished the alone time.” —Karen B.