Earlier today I returned to Atlanta after spending almost a week in Minnesota. After the need to break out my winter gear while I was there, here, in Atlanta I was met with a different story. As soon as entered the airport, I started peeling off layers like an onion… my coat, my jacket, leaving myself in short sleeves and much more comfortable.
It wasn’t only the temperatures that marked the yo-yo between Minnesota and Atlanta, but also the landscape—from brown-gray, naked trees up in Minnesota to a rainbow of pink, red, orange, yellow and brown here in Atlanta, where fall had finally spread its feathers, like a peacock, showing off its color.
It would be a shame not to take advantage of this magnificent weather, cool but not freezing, with temperatures in the 50’s—much better than the 17 degrees I left behind.
Since walking is still a priority for me, I'm going to change into my workout gear and hit the road. I can already feel the crisp fall air and the crunching of leaves beneath my feet. It’s almost as if the air is clearer and the colors more vivid this time of year. It gives me energy.
I bet I'll see many others like me ... walking, or even jogging.
Are you in a walking mood—will you be out there with me?