This post is sponsored by Fiber One. All opinions are my own.
Fall means a lot of different things to me. It’s back-to-school season, it’s time for taking nature walks, it’s fall running season, and it’s time to enjoy a little “me time” on my fall front porch.
This is my favorite spot when I step outside of our house. It’s like my little she-shed, minus the shed. I’m currently training for a half marathon and this is where I like to rest and recover after my long run on Saturday morning. I’m usually back home before hubby awakes and I enjoy the solitude out here, listening to the birds chirp. Sometimes I’m visited by a hummingbird.
My favorite fall coffee mug comes with me out to the porch. It’s especially pretty out here when the leaves start to turn color.
This past Saturday I ran 8 miles – next Saturday I run 9 miles. It’s really important to consume some carbs and protein after a long run (along with water). Protein is critical to repairing muscles after an intense workout. I don’t feel like cooking after running that far, so a convenient and healthy snack like Fiber One Protein Nut bars are perfect for me.
My daughter first told me about these bars (she eats one every day). At less than 200 calories per bar, I appreciate the generous 10 grams of protein and gut-friendly fiber. I also love that no artificial sweeteners are used. But what I love most is the taste! I think the Chocolate Pretzel Nut Fiber One bars are my favorite. I can enjoy this guilt-free treat after my long runs in my favorite corner of the front porch.
I like to add seasonal touches to my porch. Having a pretty she-shed type space to watch the world go by helps me relax and unwind. I added a collection of orange pumpkins to the little side table. When choosing pumpkins, I look at the shape of the stem just as much as the shape and color of the pumpkin itself.
One of my stoneware crocks gets filled with these cute little pumpkins.
Of course, I like the variety of colors now available at our local pumpkin stand. It makes decorating for fall more enjoyable!
Mornings out on my front porch are so peaceful, whether I go for a run or not. A cozy throw and plush pillows add comfort and style, allowing me to fully embrace a little me-time. I think every woman deserves a space of her own where she can relax and get away.
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