Gosh, I love this time of year.
The pumpkins, apples and trying to put all meals into the crockpot. (and if you are looking for an awesome crockpot recipe –> make this Hawaiian BBQ Pork!)
Sweaters, boots, jeans and sweatshirt weather.
Yes. Yes. And Yes. I love it all.
So, it should come as no surprise that it is also my favorite time of year to run.
I know, I know, didn’t I do a post confessing my love for summer running?
And how about that post for winter running love?
Yes, ok, I really do love all the seasons for running, which is why living in MN is so perfect for me. . .
BUT, I really do think that fall is my absolute favorite.
My only complaint is that it never seems to stick around long enough. . . before we know it there will be 2 feet of snow on the ground and we will be wishing for summer again.
I love fall running because. . .
Ideal running temperatures –> the best weather for me to run in is 60
degrees. Not too hot, not too cold. Perfect for my favorite running
outfit shorts and long sleeve shirt.
The scenery is breathtaking. The changing colors, the falling leaves, the crunch of the leaves under your shoes. Running perfection.
After training in the hot summer heat, now is the time to get your race on. Scott and I did the Des Moines half marathon last year and we are doing it again this year (this weekend!!)!! I think the weather feels so good because after melting and sweating your face off all summer, the cool air feels so good and refreshing.
And in MN, we have to quickly enjoy it before we are trying to outrun frostbite.
Fall is the last season before I have to put the jogging stroller away for the winter. So, I get to savor those last few runs with Luke pointing at every truck, bus and car we pass before putting it away because of snow and ice and frigid cold. And Scott doesn’t run outside in the winter, so it is my last few runs with him too before he heads inside to the treadmill for the snow and cold months.
Do you love fall running? What’s your favorite part?