It’s fall when the leaves start to fall from the trees and the weather starts to chill. That being said, while the sky may turn gray and a little colder, that doesn’t mean that you should lose the levels of activity that you have kept in the spring and summer.
Here are a few things you can do to stay active in the fall.
1. Go For A Nature Walk or Run
Fall is the absolutely perfect weather to walk in. Find a nearby trail, a quiet street, and go for a lovely fall walk. Enjoy the fall weather, the sound of your leaves crunching beneath your feet, and the air that has a chill but isn’t too cold. It is even better when you consider all of the gorgeous surroundings that you can likely go on during the fall, as you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a trail that will be loaded with beautiful foliage and gorgeous vistas. If you are relatively new to outdoor exercise, start slow, and make sure to speak with a doctor before starting anything too intense.
- John Muir Nature Trail
- Batteries to Bluffs Trail
- Bay Bridge Trail
- Lands End Trail
2. Find A Local Farm
Many communities have been able to put together farms that combine all of the fun activities of the fall: Apple and pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and a chance to move around and get exercise. These events are outdoors, can provide great exercise, and can give you a chance to get some healthy treats.
- The Great Pumpkin Patch
- Clancy’s Christmas Trees and pumpkin patch
- ABC Tree Farms & Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
3. Fall Races
Whether you walk or run, a race is a good way to hold yourself accountable for consistent movement. Make it a family event with a 5k, break a new pr, or sign up for your very first race.
Check out this SF Race Calendar:
- Nov 10 – Fog City Run
- Nov 14 – Mermaid Run San Francisco
- Nov 14 – Spreckles Lake 5K
- Nov 17 – Fog City Run
- Nov 20 – Golden Gate Trail Classic
- Nov 21 – Golden Gate Trail Classic
- Nov 24 – Fog City Run
- Nov 25 – San Francisco Turkey Trot
- Dec 1 – Fog City Run
- Dec 5 – Presidio Wall Cross Country 5K
- Dec 8 – Fog City Run
- Dec 8 – City Beer Runs – Barebottle Brewing
- Dec 12 – Kennedy Drive 8K
- Dec 12 – Krampus Cross Country 5K/10K
- Dec 12 – Santa Skivvies Run
- Dec 15 – Fog City Run
- Dec 19 – Baker Beach 5K
- Dec 19 – Christmas Relays
- Dec 22 – Fog City Run
- Dec 26 – Rainbow Falls Festivus 5K
- Dec 29 – Fog City Run
- Dec 31 – New Year’s One Day
Failing to stay active increases your risk for poor health or injury, and that’s obviously something you will want to avoid at all costs. Make sure you visit our clinic to ensure you are feeling your best and address any pain concerns you have.