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I was at a choir rehearsal last night and someone mentioned that summer was almost over. I was completely surprised by this statement. Summer isn’t over! Summer can’t be over! It’s much too soon.
But this weekend is Labor Day weekend, which is the traditional end of summer. Kids are already back in school. The official start of fall isn’t until September 22, but I guess I have to accept that the summer is ending.
I think part of my denial has to do with the fact that my summer isn’t over! I consider triathlon to be my summer sport, and I have one more race this season, the weekend after Labor Day. I also haven’t yet taken my summer vacation – that happens later in September. So in my mind, summer still has an entire month to go.
But fall brings some awesome things. Like sweaters and not having to wake up before dawn to get in a run before the temperatures reach ridiculous levels. Fall also means more road races (including some of my favorites) and holidays and football. Fall means holiday scents and tastes (maybe not pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, but the Cheerios are so tasty). So maybe I am ready for fall.