Fall is such a great time to get outside and run. The mornings and evenings are cool and crisp and the days still sunny and warm. Autumn is my favorite season for so many reasons.
I love the sound of crunching leaves underfoot. I love kicking through them while running. I love the smells of dirt and rotting leaves. I know it doesn't sound good but it really is!
The colors of fall are simply amazing. I have trouble staying away from the trails this time of year.
I took my husband out for a run last week in the evening and we both had a great time. It got really chilly towards the end but it was just a good excuse to get hot chocolate afterwards.
Saturday was another 5K race to benefit the local women and children's shelter. It's where I got my PR last year. It's a good course and I was hopeful to maybe match it.
It was also the first hat and gloves run of the year.
me, Jodi, and Heather
me and Jodi after the race
They changed the route slightly from last year and I'd like to say that's why I didn't get a PR again. But I'm sure that's not it. I just wasn't feeling it last last week. I didn't feel like dry heaving again and didn't push it until the last mile. 25:38 was my time. Ten seconds longer than the week before. Still good enough for 1st in my age division. It's funny that it wasn't really satisfying.
One of the things I love about going to races is the vastly different people that are there. I like to people watch. Shoes are one of my favorite things to look at and it just happened that two very different shoes were right next to each other. I don't judge. I say, go with what works for you. It's just interesting.
Coming up: A color run for me this Saturday. Tutu is made and ready!
A review and giveaway next week of a great new product! You're gonna want to come back for this one!