Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Target® C9 through their partnership with POPSUGAR Fitness. While I was compensated to write a post about Target® C9, all opinions are my own.
We’re getting to that time of year where kids go back to school, vacations are over, and we begin to say goodbye to another summer. But since I live in Southern California, we don’t really have to say goodbye to summer. It stays fairly warm throughout the year and the transition from Summer to Fall is so subtle here that only a true local would be able to notice how the days become shorter, and the air begins to get a tiny bit crispier. It really is a beautiful time of year.
You may remember my post from earlier this summer about the awesome workout gear I received from Target® C9 and PopSugar Fitness. Those workout clothes are still in rotation and I love them. They are so comfortable and I always feel inspired to workout when I put them on. I wear them to do my modified at home Crossfit workouts (because I am taking it easy right now..more on that to come) and when I walk the dog.
A lot of people have asked me if my workout plan changes during the Fall. I don’t see my end of summer workout activities as being any different – I love being outdoors no matter what time of year. I surf year round. I paddleboard year round. And I swim even in the dead of winter – which is really not all that cold here in SoCal. My workout routine has been modified lately due to other circumstances, but I still find myself swimming and going on extended long walks with Kona several times throughout the week. I am also trying to hike on the weekends, which will get easier to do in the Fall when the weather gets cooler. My master’s swim class is still filled with the summertime triathlon crowd, but I’m looking forward to the days when the time change falls backwards and the class becomes smaller again with the year round swimmers.
In fact, the only thing I see changing for my end of summer workout activities and Fall workouts is the need to layer a bit more than usual. I’ve been wearing shorts and tanks for the past few months and haven’t dared to put on a pair of yoga pants (way too hot). I think I might check out the Target® C9 collection for a long sleeve pullover top, but other than that I am really stocked up and set with everything I need.
If you are in an area other that SoCal where the weather gets more brutal in the Fall, here are some tips I have for you for remaining active:
- Wear a headlamp when running outdoors at dark – You probably didn’t need one during the summertime but Fall is a good time to invest in one of these if you don’t have one already.
- Experiment with Home Workouts – If you don’t feel like braving it outdoors, try some new at home workouts. There are great videos you can find online on YouTube or other websites. My favorite at-home workouts are Crossfit WODs (workouts of the day) using body weight. Try doing 10 burpees every minute for 10 minutes. That will be a sure way to tire you out.
- Get New Workout Gear – This may sound silly, but I’m a huge fan of buying new workout clothes for each season. Why? It gives you extra motivation to workout. Who doesn’t want to conquer the world when they’re wearing a hot, new athletic outfit? You can check out some of the latest clothes from Target® C9 here.
- Set A Goal- There’s no time like the present to set a goal for yourself to achieve between now and the end of the year. Want to run your first 10k or half marathon? You have plenty of time to train! Set a goal for yourself and then create a training schedule that helps you achieve it. You will be so glad you did.
I really do love Fall and the lovely change that it brings. I hope that this change in season can help inspire you to continue on your workout path or begin to strike up a new routine. Enjoy!
What about you? Do you find your workout routine changes from Summer to Fall? How do you dress differently for Fall workouts? Post in the comments and let me know!