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Cooler temperatures, combined with diminishing sunlight, could dampen your spirits to continue on your fitness journey. Of course, there are many dyed-in-the-wool workout fanatics who enjoy the wet, soggy and sometimes snowy conditions, and yet every person willing to venture outside their comfort zone will find an intoxicating invasion of the senses awaits them. The unique set of challenges, including inclement weather, slippery terrain and sudden drops in temperature goes with the territory.
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As we experience the onset of fall, there is a little chill in the morning air, dew on the car windshield, the first signs of crisp leaves underfoot and even a little chill on the hands during morning bike commutes. For many, especially students and teachers and some athletes, September is their "new year"; it’s the time for them to set new goals, work on new routines and look forward to what the next twelve months will bring. For my wife Lesley and I, it begins a new season in our lives - empty nesting - as our youngest son left for university on August 28th. And just a week after that, a new season came upon me as my dad passed away at the age of 91. It also marks the last year of my sixth decade! What follows are short reflections on these and then some news about SierraSil’s updated product pricing.
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Remember that feeling of freedom in your youth when heading out on your bike? A recent diagnosis of tendonitis in my right foot from too much running (and not enough stretching) refocused my activities to include more biking - and I am enjoying it! 

So before summer is gone, and in its place are the autumn rain and more hurried schedules, I encourage you to visit a joy of your past. That could be riding a bike, swimming in a lake or even flying a kite. Do something fun that brings about a youthful smile or gasp of humility (“gee, this was so much easier decades ago” or “hey, I’ve still got this”)!

Speaking of changes, for our Canadian customers, just thought I'd let you know that Health Canada has a Guidance document regarding labels that they are inviting feedback on by September 24th.

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