Since it’s apparently now summer and I had a bit of lousy day at work (Tuesdays = proven worst day of the week), I thought I’d make a list of why it’s fabulous news that the season has officially shifted to my favorite time of the year.
You know, because I love lists, and they make me happy.
Just go ahead and pull on your happy pants right now.
So here we go!
1. Summer = sundresses.
Although let’s be honest.. I’ve been wearing my arsenal of dresses since we started to linger around 65 degrees here in D.C. Patience is not my strong suit.
2. Outdoor cooking.
Your backyard, my apartment building’s roof.. whatever. Food always tastes better outside.
3. Which reminds me – camping.
4. Watermelon, pineapple, peaches, nectarines, tomatoes, corn on the cob, and other ridiculously delicious summer foods.
I grew up living on the west coast and therefore spoiled with the abundance of fresh fruit and veggies at my fingertips practically all year, so now I basically have shakes for 9 months as I await the season when I get access to all my favorites at peak season.
Not only are they now open and stocked full of fresh veggies and fruit, but wandering around these outdoor markets are one of my favorite ways to spend my time during the warm days.
6. Oh, and the warm nights.
Perfect for outdoors parties, because there’s nothing like drinking a glass of wine while sitting on your rooftop or at an outdoor bar amidst the steamy, summer air.
7. The freedom to enjoy running/walking/biking/beaching/WHATEVER outside.
Even though I basically almost drowned on this first go at it last year, and may have screamed “NEVER LET GO” Titanic-style to Penpal throughout my entire 7 minutes in the water.
The point is that snow and freezing temps makes everything more difficult… sunny days make for a great excuse to go for extra walks outside, and definitely make my running routine a lot easier. I know a ton of people complain about the humidity and heat – especially for running (me included sometimes!) but I would take a hot, humid day over a chilly, wet one any day.
What are some of your favorite things about summertime??