Autumn running is the best kind of running. Honestly, I just can’t get enough of it!
The only reason I’m not currently outside pounding that pavement is because after running 16 miles in three days… my sore legs are in serious need of recovery.
I thought blogging about running in place of actually running would ease my craving for the scent of drying leaves in the breeze against my skin, however, it’s only amplifying it!
My favorite things about running in autumn (specifically in the northeast of the fifty, nifty United States (I hope you know that song and now it’s stuck in your head for the rest of the night because it’s sure stuck in mine now!):
1. Cool, crisp air. I could run for hours if only my legs would let me. My lungs and heart feel stronger than ever when I run in this weather.
2. Ever-changing, never dull scenery. Every tree changes color and lets loose its leaves at its own pace. I’m never bored looking at all of the trees changing!
3. The leaves fall all around me. There are times when leaves literally fall onto my head or blow in the breeze all around me as I run by. If you filmed me running in slow motion, it would be MAGICAL.
4. While I do love the sunshine with this chilly temperature, I really love the clouds that blow in with the cold breeze. I don’t need sunglasses, and I can run at any hour without fear of heat exhaustion.
5. I love my Brooks running jacket. I feel so cozy running in shorts and a running jacket and not sweating, even after 10k.
Alright, legs. Recover your muscles quickly so I can tear up the road tomorrow morning before work.