Fall is just the best. And October, the best of the best. Octobers are like the Saturdays of months. For today’s Thursday’s Things, I’m going to share my top 5 very favorite things about fall, and more specifically, October. 1. October is running weather, perfected. September is great, but there are still generally some pretty hot days, but October has the perfect amount of warmth and chilliness. Fall running is the dessert of running, after putting in all those hard, hot, humid runs in summer, fall running is amazing. Plus, running outside while leaves are falling all around is magical, and I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like crunching on crispy leaves. 2. Speaking of leaves, are the colors breathtaking, or what? Red, yellow, orange, green… the trees treat us to an amazing show as they shed their leaves. 3. October is generally the first month of soup season. I heart soup season. My first chili was in October. Tomorrow evening, I’m making my first Chicken Noodle Soup of the season. Having the screen door open and letting chilly air in while snuggled up on the couch with a hot bowl of soup is delightful. 4. I don’t have to run my heat, or my air. October weather is so perfect, that I can turn my air and heat off, and just open my windows or screen door in the evening and cool things off, and the sun will still warm my apartment back up during the day. Curling up in bed while the air is chilly is fantastic, and Jasper becomes more cuddly because of the cooler temps too. Even better? My energy bill is super low!
5. Jackets, hoodies, sweatpants, blankets. I can still wear my sandals, but can stay warm with cozy jackets or sweatshirts. Fall clothes are better than any other seasons’ clothes! After a hot and humid summer, the cool air and cozy clothes feel wonderful. I only have one thing that I hate about fall, and that’s the time change. I hate when it gets dark so early, and in a couple weeks, it’ll be getting darker even earlier. As much as I love the fall temps, colors, and treats, I am not looking forward to it being dark all the time. Instead, I’ll just focus on all the amazing fall stuff that happens. Happy fall, ya’ll!