‘Tis the changing of the seasons, when the feted summer equinox transitions into the beloved autumnal equinox, there begins a diminution of daylight and temperatures, the air becomes crisp and fresh, and seasonal flora abounds in its’ last flourish of color.
Yes, it is that blissful time of year known as fall. Great for running, for hiking, for scenic foliage rides, for, well, doing anything outside! As any season is, really. But what is it that makes fall so special? Because autumn is a true transition between phases (seasons) of life, and that is a beautiful, beautiful, place to be. Permit me a moment to reference a quote (for which I cannot find an owner) that I deem most fitting:
“The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go.”
So if you find yourself lamenting fall, lamenting the coming of winter, remember this. It is a true time of change, of refreshment, a time that you are given regardless of who you are or what you do or what you want to do. It is a grace everyone receives. Isn’t that something? You can fit this to any situation you have. If you want to apply it to the world of fitness and performance training – it is the end of a season, and it is time to reflect back upon it, move forward from it, and head into winter knowing that this is the time to grow and prepare for the next season, the next year. Had some disappointments this past year?
Don’t worry about those, don’t let them take away from your potential to do more, to continue to improve. Had your best year ever? That’s great, but don’t stop there. Keep going.
Not everything will be perfect and great all of the time, nor will everything be bad and awful all of the time. So, as we begin the perfectly lovely month of October and march without hesitation into fall and the oncoming winter, remember this. Remember what this season is for – and it’s not just for the trees and leaves – it’s for you, too. A time of change. A time to get ready and mold yourself into the beautiful things to come for next year. Enjoy this blissFALL time of year, and get ready to do something amazing!
Your perception goes a long way here, so…what do you want to do?