Pumpkin Spices (PVD)

You may hear it said that Pumpkin Spices are, for some reason, the nicest. I will confirm, this is a falsehood.

Not that I dislike the scent, the flavor, the idea – my opinions don’t mean damn thing, really. For me, it’s what I call “The Pumpkin Spicening” of our society that really grinds my gears.

In my mind, it’s like Halloween candy in July, Valentine’s Cards in December, or holiday music in October. WE ARE MOVING THINGS ALONG TOO SOON!

I love autumn. I love the cold breeze, I love the smells of the crisp air, I love the changing of the leaves. I love the days that start with a hoodie, and end with a tee shirt because the weather in New England is fickle and none of us know what to expect. But here’s the thing – the first Pumpkin Spiced Latte (the hip kids call it PSL) I saw this year was on a 90ish degree day. I was not in any way ready for summer to come to a close, to put my Crocs and cargo jorts away for another year, to get ready for the impending school bus traffic.

Guess who hit a new PR today?

Maybe I’m not ready for the continued moving forward of life, as a recently 40-year-old mover of mountains. Maybe I’m a cranky old man for whom the sands of time move too fast. Maybe I’m opposed to the hastening of seasonal changes because I’m in the midst of an existential crisis and constantly faced by my own mortality, compounded by a Camus-esque embracing of the absurdity of humanity.

It’s probably the Crocs thing, though.

But today, when I woke up, it was 52 degrees. The grass was wet, the outdoors smelled of autumn, and my body was at peace with where we are in the universe. So I can officially declare today, September 25, 2019, to be THE BEGINNING OF PUMPKIN SPICE SEASON! Unless tomorrow is in the 70s again, and I take it all back.

Oh, and today was PR day and you all crushed it. Well done.

Things to Come!

HELL WEEK!

October 14-18:
5 Days. 5 Workouts. 5 Different Locations. 5 Different Tags
If you learned one thing last year – this is not something to miss. MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!

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