Last weekend’s run in falling snow was nice. The contrasting weather made today’s Indian summer run all that more special. With these dream-like conditions, it’s almost as if God wants me to get outside for a run.
Over the past five weeks or so, I’ve lost ten pounds. At 189, I’m running with confidence again. Certainly not fast, but with strength over the white rock hills of the East Boulder Trail. Those three days of running in southern Utah were the catalyst I hoped they would be. Running is joyful again.
This is hands-down my favorite running season. The air was crisp, the sun warm, and the Indian Peaks capped with fresh white snow. The absence of those ten pounds were noticeable. My legs felt strong running up the hills.
Afterward, we picked out pumpkins at Munson Farms. Karen’s parents are in town. Brit joined us with her fiancé, Eric. And Ellie Rose brought her boyfriend, Will. Along with pumpkins, I purchased some Munson yellow onions to stew a french onion soup for dinner tomorrow. The days might be warm still, but the evenings cool off, suggesting a fall menu.