Disclosure: This post was sponsored by TargetÂ® C9 through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about TargetÂ® C9, all opinions are my own.
As the summer comes to a close, I am SAD! Iâ€™m blond, I love the beach and the sun. Iâ€™m just a summer girl at heart. (This is in direct conflict with my go-go-go NYC personality, I realize.)
The days are slowly getting shorter, and Iâ€™m trying my best to get as many outdoor workouts in as possible before I have to take it inside. I want as much Vitamin D as possible before the sun hides for the winter.
Though riding my bike for training over the summer was a little stressful, Iâ€™m using this summer-to-fall transition to build confidence in the saddle. (Also, Iâ€™m using my bottle cage for iced coffee, which must have been its original intended use, no?)
Itâ€™s the perfect summer-to-fall activity because when itâ€™s hot, feeling some breeze as you ride is the next best thing to hopping in a pool. And if it ever cools down, thereâ€™s nothing like that crisp morning breeze and the crunch of the leaves beneath your wheels to wake you up in the morning.
AND itâ€™s the perfect opportunity to shop for those summer-to-fall workout pieces, and Iâ€™m dying to get out to Jersey (yes, really) to hit up TargetÂ® for some of the really cute C9 stuff they have right now.
Like this hooded pullover? Itâ€™s the perfect transition piece: summer to fall, workout to brunch. (Or, I guess even a bike-to-run transition if youâ€™re into that.)
A few years ago, some blog friends and I went up to Mohegan Sun and did some bike riding around Mystic. If youâ€™re in the Northeast, leaf-peeping via bike = highly recommended. Or vineyard touring.
What are your favorite ways to stay active as the seasons change?