Yesterday I went to our local craft store and there was a display of July 4th decorations, beach themed decor, and crafts activities for kids. Then I turned a corner and there was the most beautiful sight-pumpkins! hay bales! orange/yellow /red leaves garlands! My heart swelled and I grinned, my favorite time of year is right around the corner! Before you roll your eyes, I thought I’d share why I think Fall is the best time of the year
(Photo courtesy of Milestone Race Authority)
Look at this face. Does she look happy? Does she look triumphant? No. It’s 82 degrees at 8:00a m and there’s no breeze and add insult to injury and there’s not much shade. Now you might think suck it up buttercup it’s Florida… Wrong! In Boulder Colorado it’s in the 90’s-it’s hot everywhere(except Montana, so I’ve been told)! Oh but you’ll be faster come Fall…maybe! Right now I feel like I’m standing still when I run or slogging through mud. It sucks!
Fall… brings cooler temps, less humidity, runs I love. MCM, Pumpkin Run 10 miler, Festival of Lights 5k, Reindeer Run half, Double G, Ameris marathon…. I love those races! Every Saturday is my training run with my Galloway family and I don’t feel like I’m dying. I’m looking forward to it all!
Who wants to cook a big meal on a summer day? Not me. I dread cooking during summer and most of our meals are salads, chicken nuggets, and Publix rotisserie chicken.
Fall…time for my favorite meals! Soup. I love soup anytime of year,my uncle German could attest to that. Anytime he made soup(even in Summer), I would always ask for a bowl. The Ultimate comfort food with bread-perfect meal. Clam chowder, chicken soup, minestrone, chicken noodle, potato-yum! And then there’s pies and Coffeecakes. So good! Looking forward…
Is it over? Summer that is.
Summer’s best holiday is Independence Day. Really? (I am not dissing July 4th and yes I am patriotic). All the hype and that’s it? Oh yeah there’s summer vacation unless you’re a teacher(do you really think we look forward to no paychecks until August?!). All these jet setters going to these exotic locations-we’re working at Summer School, minimum wage at a local store, or unpacking boxes(yep still doing that).
Fall…school is back with regular paychecks! My favorite holidays… Halloween! Veteran’s Day! My anniversary! No, I do not like Thanksgiving(different story). I love decorating for Fall and now since we aren’t planning to move anywhere, I can go all out. Looking forward to the best time…
Okay, so now you know. I continue to battle Summer because I have something to look forward to(no, not Christmas)….Fall glorious Fall!
Remember it’s not about the destination it’s about the journey,