Summer is Awesome: Here's Why

Summer is awesome, plain and simple.


Right now is my favorite time of the year. The weather is great, there are tons of activities to do, and everyone seems to be in a much better mood than in the middle of winter. Today we go over 10 reasons why summer is the best time of the year.


I challenge you do make your own top-10 list of what you like about summer. Post it somewhere you will see it every day, like on the fridge. With your list in constant sight, make a challenge to yourself to go out and experience one of the things on your list each day. That being said, here’s my top-10 list that you can use as an example:


#1 – It’s more enjoyable to go running when it’s warm out

#2 – I can sit outside or by the pool and get my work done in the sun

#3 – I love having the windows open at night with a fresh breeze (Not really possible during the summer days here in Texas!)

#4 – Workouts in the park become a reality (I’ll pack a kettlebell in my car for added options)

#5 – I can explore new restaurants and food trucks in Austin

#6 – I can visit fresh food markets that have locally grown food in season

#7 – The days are longer and allow me to enjoy more time outside

#8 – Trips to the lake/beach

#9 – Summer vacations to somewhere new (or my favorite summertime destinations of Mackinaw Island, Michigan and Traverse City, Michigan)

#10 – Beer is more refreshing


Jon Griffith specializes in optimizing performance for firefighters & police. Jon is a personal trainer, firefighter, and former U.S. Army infantryman. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and 3 cats.

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