Enjoying Fall

On Saturday I went to what is probably one of the last Old Wethersfield Boot Camps of the season. The colder and darker it gets in the morning, the harder it is to get outside and workout. It’s not just boot camp that will come to an end. Running, walking and most outdoor activities are about to get a whole lot chillier. Going outside is a little less appealing when you need to wear five layers to feel comfortable.

So at the end of boot camp while we were lying down stretching, I really just tried to enjoy it. The sky was turning blue and the clouds were slowly rolling by overhead. We were getting sprinkled on and the cool drops of water felt refreshing and crisp. And then we stood up and looked towards our cars and there was a full rainbow–one of the clearest and fullest I have ever seen. I smiled because I was outside at 6:30 in the morning to enjoy the view and the world around me.

A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the Earths atmosphere. They take the form of a multicoloured arc, with red on the outer part of the arch and violet on the inner section of the arch.

And it reminded me that each season has it’s benefits. Yes, it might be getting cold, but that just means I can try cross country skiing or another activity that requires snow or cold. Nature just makes everything, including a workout, better. The beauty of this world just never ceases to amaze me and being active allows me to appreciate that.


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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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