Back in June I shared my 5 favorite summer activities which was the Friday Five theme that week. I seriously can’t believe that it’s time to talk about fall activities and that summer is over! I was reading over that post and I feel like I wrote it yesterday. As I have said, I have mixed feelings about fall but there are some things I am excited about, so let’s focus on the positive!
This time of year is probably my favorite season for running and racing. I always prefer a fall marathon to a spring marathon, both for the training and the actual race. After months of running in the heat and humidity, it feels so good to be out running in October/November when it’s cooler. I always feel so much faster during those months!
I’m excited to start cooking and eating fall produce again- including spaghetti squash, butternut squash, pears and apples. You may find me baking with pumpkin once or twice too but I think all the hype about it diminishes any excitement I may have had.
I typically enjoy fall beers and am excited to try some different ones over the next few weeks. This is also a great season for red wine (but I could justify that statement pretty much any time of year). Occasionally I also like a warm hard cider. I have a recipe that my friends and I used to make when we lived together so I try to do that once a year.
While I feel a little bit sad about putting away my flip-flops, I do enjoy boot season! I prefer fall clothes to winter clothes for sure, because who wants to have to wear 5 layers? Leggings are once again acceptable and of course we can hide our compression socks under out boots and pants again! I also love sweaters and hoodies.
For most of the fall it’s a great time to be outside! Unlike the summer when we are sweating just walking 5 steps, it’s actually comfortable to be outside during this time of year. I am trying to figure out a weekend to go wine tasting, which we did 2 years ago for our anniversary. It’s also great weather for taking walks and sitting outside having a drink.
The only thing I really don’t like about fall is that it is followed by winter!
How do you feel about fall?
What are some things you like or don’t like about this time of year?