Seasons are incredible.
That may be a strange thing to say when in Indiana that can mean 100 degree temps into September, blizzards in March, and humidity that makes you want to scream. As a Southern California girl, I grew up without seasons. In San Diego on the beach it’s 65-80 degrees almost year-round, which sounds great- and it is- but there are some trade-offs. No pretty leaves in the fall and definitely no snow on Christmas.
Today in San Diego it was 70 degrees and mostly sunny. If my parents took their usual walk by the ocean the trees would have still been green, just as they are all year round. Here in Kokomo the leaves are just starting to turn and the night air is just a bit crisp. Today I ran past a tree that was literally half green and half red/brown! Other trees have shed their leaves prematurely, covering the sidewalks in a red and brown blanket. A different paradise than San Diego, but paradise nonetheless.
Each year I live here I revel in the gorgeous colors and falling temperatures, and I hope I continue to do so no matter how many years I call the Midwest home!
I haven’t run for a while, but managed to convince myself to get off my butt today. I just did a mile, but it was one mile more than I did yesterday (or the day before that, or the day before that…)! I’m hoping that the fall colors and cooler temps will get me out the door more often. Here’s a little running inspiration I found here on Pinterest 🙂 Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!