When fall hits I really get the itch to want to be outside as much as possible before the inevitable winter hibernation. To me, the perfect fall weekend involves being outside, enjoying the crisp, fresh air and exploring some sort of market. It’s the perfect time of year to pick up fresh fall fruits and veggies or comb one of the many flea markets around town. With all of these amazing activities comes less time to want to be inside working out so I always make sure to try to combine the two together. A perfect example of this fall fitness multitasking is when I was traveling and exploring the hilltop towns in Provence. I made sure to pack something that was cozy and casual but also functional for exercise. The town of Gordes is perched up on top of this beautiful hill and has stairs and inclines that just beg to be climbed. I took this opportunity willingly and armed myself with a cozy adidas fleece sweatshirt to fit both the physical exercise and the cozy market feel.
The best part about this is that the boost sneaker is light enough to travel with and also light enough on my feet to give me the energy and stability to climb stairs and rugged terrain. The second best part, aside from just feeling warm and fuzzy in a fleece, is the thumbhole sleeves that protect against any wind/cold damage. I’m a big fan of just melting into comfy things in the fall and having slouchy sleeves to nestle into is an additional plus.
Knowing this idyllic market was waiting at the top of the hill made the hike up it much more enjoyable and I even was able to recharge with fruit afterwards. I was comfortable and felt accomplished after finishing up the day knowing that I had some sort of exercise while I was traveling. The key in the fall is to not let being a little more covered up (bye-bye bikinis!) let you lose the muscle and tone you worked so hard for during summer. Take a few minutes to challenge yourself and use nature and the terrain to train. It will keep your metabolism up and you’ll be able to stay level when you start downing Christmas cookies (guilty!). Hope this inspires you to get outside and stay healthy this season!