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This Time of Year

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished” – Lao Tzu

After a weekend run on a local trail (Erwin Park), my mind quite easily drifted to the special weather that arrives with the Fall season. Nature simply beckons us to come out and play.

After surviving the intense days of summer in the south, Fall seems to sneak in the back door of life and quietly, and almost unexpectedly, makes her presence known for all those paying attention.

The mild temps and dry air.

The colors.

The crunch.

The clear blue sky.

The smiles.

There will be an unannounced time when Fall will leave us yet again. Her departure is rarely a drawn out, gradual good bye. Similar to her arrival, she sneaks out the back door while we sleep soundly in our bed dreaming of endless miles of sweet single-track and a body capable of the journey. Upon wake-up, she is gone.

While her embracing presence is often shorter than any a trail runner would prefer, her memories can last a life time for those willing to spend some time with her.

So instead of thinking when will it end, lace up the running shoes and enjoy Fall’s company. It is something one will rarely regret.

Who else is a fan of Fall? What do you enjoy about this season?

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David – EnduranceBuzz.com

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

3 Responses to “This Time of Year”

  1. on 09 Nov 2010 at 5:16 pm Mark

    Absolutely. I love everything about it – the crunch of the leaves, the blood red sunrises, the cool mornings, the smell and feel of the season. Best time of year.

  2. on 10 Nov 2010 at 2:29 am The Trail Jogger

    I especially love the crunch!

  3. on 10 Nov 2010 at 6:27 am David Hanenburg

    Mark – Sounds like a great time to get ready for a marathon. 🙂

    TTJ – Gotta love the crunch…it also promotes light, happy feet to stay alert for a hidden root or rock monster.