November 23 2017
Even if the holidays come during your peak training season, it's still possible to enjoy the fun without derailing your fitness goals.
Summer is a special time filled with endless sunshine, frolicking by the sea, early sunrise runs, lake life, evening barbecues and lots of special memories with friends and family. But starting today, it’s time to embrace the beautiful season of autumn. The Northern Hemisphere marks the autumnal equinox at exactly 4:02 p.m. EST and 1:02 p.m. PST.
According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac,
“The autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox—is the astronomical start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere.
The word equinox comes from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night).
During the equinox, the Sun crosses what we call the “celestial equator”(just imagine the line that marks the equator on Earth extending up into the sky) from north to south.
Earth’s two hemispheres are receiving the Sun’s rays about equally. The Sun is overhead at noon as seen from the equator. At this point, the amount of nighttime and daytime (sunlight) are roughly equal to each other.”
In other words, fall is HERE.
Suddenly saying au revoir to summer doesn’t seem so sad, after all.
Welcome, fall–and cheers to a happy season of running!