This week the calendar says Autumn begins. Mother Nature has other plans as we are currently warmer and more humid than what it was at the end of August. I’m embracing the warmer weather as long as possible because I know what’s coming.
Rather than kissing summer good bye, I’d rather say, see you later.
It’s heart breaking to see the long days and warm temperatures go, but it’s also nice to see a new season and new things to look forward to. It’s also nice to see the return of my fall favorites.
Fall Running – Just to clarify, running in any season is awesome. And I really love summer running because, hello, less clothes = less planning. But anyway, fall running is a close second. The sights, the smells and breaking out the long sleeves gets me excited for cooler temps. Fall running means a ton of fun races. I’m completely bummed that I had to drop out of two really fun running/travel events (one was an event that I was invited to last year but had to bail on because of a sinus infection the day before I flew out…third time’s the charm?!?!?!) but I’m hoping that I’m up and running soon enough so that I can get in some lovely fall runs before the snow flies.
Yoga Hikes – My yoga studio didn’t offer any summer yoga hikes because the owner sprained her ankle and it was slow to heal (I feel her pain!). But we are on for this Friday and I can’t wait. And I hope to jump into another mountain top yoga session at Gunstock Mountain. There’s just something about the feeling the wind through your fingertips, the ground below your feet and the sun on your face while practicing yoga. It just makes my gratitude for this amazing life sky rocket through the roof.
Whether it’s yoga, hiking or lounging, the prAna Roxanne Legging has you covered. I really dislike having to tug at leggings to keep them from falling down. These babies don’t budge and are super comfy. I’m usually a black legging type of gal but this print is so fun and easily goes with anything.
Wearing: prAna Roxanne Legging and Penelope Pullover
Btw – I’m ushering in the fall equinox a couple of days early this morning just like I did with the summer equinox – 108 sun salutations! I’m anticipating not using my arms for the next few days. Lol!
Million Dollar Views – Here in New Hampshire, the leaves are slowing starting to turn colors. It’s amazing to watch the progressive change from green, to vibrant orange, yellow and reds. So many tree lined streets look like a picture from a magazine. It’s eye candy for sure.
The tastes and smells – Fall has it’s own distinct smell, sound, and taste. The crispness in the air. The smell of the leaves. The sound of the wind through the trees or rustling leaves across a sidewalk. The taste of all things pumpkin and apple. I have yet to make anything pumpkin (I’ve been waiting for the “official” start of fall) but we did go apple picking a few weeks ago and I made a delicious apple crisp. So good!
Festivals – There’s no shortage of festivals this time of year. It’s fun to hang out on a sunny weekend day, listen to some great music, eat good food and drink yummy drinks. And of course, go through a corn maze.
When we went to the Sunflower Festival last weekend, it was cool but humid. And then the sun came out and made it a so much warmer. But I stayed cool with the prAna Harlene Top and my all time favorite pant EVER from prAna, the Meme. I get so many compliments on them no matter if I’m out having coffee with friends or hiking the trails. They go anywhere!
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What’s your favorite thing about fall?