This post in sponsored by prAna in partnership with FitApproach. All opinions are my own.
Now that we are into September, I’m letting myself think about all of the things I love about fall. I really do love all the seasons especially at the beginning of each. There’s so much hope and anticipation of the changing of the season. Each season is unique and has something I love.
Over the weekend, we had a hint of cooler temps and picture perfect fall weather. It made me start to think about what I’m looking forward to this season.
Fall Running – Ok, ok. Running in any season is awesome but after this hot and humid summer, I’m looking forward to not looking like I jumped in a pool after running one mile. I’m still trying to get my mind into racing/training mode because the next two months are full of races. First up is the Mount A Trail Fest 9 Miler next week. I’m super excited about this race. Fingers crossed I don’t do anything stupid. After that is Rise.Run.Retreat where we are running the Leaf Peeper Half Marathon. Again, I hope to do nothing stupid. A couple weeks afterwards, I got some more races to run. BUT I’ll have to tell you all about those later.
Fall Foods – Pumpkin mania is about to hit! I made my first pumpkin recipe (THIS bread if you are wondering. And yes, it’s delicious!) of the season on Monday. And now I’m on the hunt for more cans of pumpkin – there was only ONE left at the grocery store. **Insert panic.** I need to make my Pumpkin Protein Brownies asap! But I’m not only about pumpkin. There’s apple picking to make homemade applesauce and apple pie. My crockpot is ready for soups and belly warming chili too.
Yoga – My yoga practice kind of slipped by the wayside during the month of August. I was bored with the classes and then our weekly schedule flipped after my kids’ were done with camp for the summer. School is back in session and I made my way back to my yoga mat yesterday morning. It felt right. It felt good. Time to get the good vibes rolling again.
Prepping for Ski/Snowboard Season – After getting back into snowboarding again and the kids’ up on skis last year, I can’t wait for more time on the mountain. Late October/early November will be time to hit up the ski/board swaps for new (used) gear for the kids. I’m seriously thinking about getting back on skis too. I grew up skiing but switched to snowboarding after Ron convinced me to give it a try. It’s been 18 years (what the what?!!?) since I had skis on. Again, I hope to do nothing stupid.
Fall Clothes – Jeans, sweaters, boots, flannels, scarves – bring on the layers! I really don’t like being cold but I do love everything about fall clothing. It’s comfy, cozy and just perfect. I got a little giddy over the weekend and earlier in the week when our temps dropped quite a bit and the feeling of fall was in the air. It was the perfect time to break out my new prAna items.
The Lucia Sweater is pure wool coziness. When the temps drop, I’m freezing. Wool is my BFF. I live in wool socks and sweaters as soon as the temp drops below 55 degrees. Nothing keeps me toasty warm like my woolies! A lot of people stay away from wool because they think it’s too itchy. The Lucia sweater has a soft inside, almost like sweatshirt material, that gives an extra dose of cozy. There’s no itching at all.
The Kara Jean has become a staple in my wardrobe over the years. It started with a herringbone print a couple of years ago. They are comfy like your favorite pair of blue jeans but look a little bit more put together. They stretch and move with you, perfect for playing at the park with the kids, exploring old forts or busting out a yoga move or two.
FYI – You can get 15% off your total order from prAna.com with code PFS16HFM at checkout until 10/31/16. (Not valid for Influencers, on Gift Certificates or valid with any other offers).
What are you looking forward to this fall?
Pumpkin or apple – which is better?