Starting today, the Sylvans will be nonstop the entire month of May. We’re on our way now to a jam-packed few days in Jersey, come home for a week, then take off again for some fun in California. Which leaves little time for maintaining serious mileage.
Running in NJ will be easy since I have the NJ Marathon on Sunday. The trick after that will be to somehow find time for a recovery run and stretch in between shooting a wedding on Monday, hanging with the fam on Tuesday, and driving home on Wednesday.
Our Cali trip will be fun because I’ll have my family to run with and the trails around Monterey look phenomenal. At the same time, I just want to play with my nephews, eat, and sleep.
Because it’s vaca season for everyone right now, here are some tips on how to work out while on the road:
Plan your workouts –Want to run the best trails in town? Maximize views? Hit a local gym? Ask friends, Facebook groups, or local stores on where the best places are. Also see if you can hook up with a group to meet some new friends
Git er done – Work out before the rest of the world wakes up. That way you can fit it in without missing any of the day’s activities
Sightsee – Use your runs as an opportunity to get a feel for the local flavor and to see what the town has to offer
Pack wisely – Running clothes are small enough to shove anywhere into your suitcase, but try to bring only one pair of shoes that you can wear running, walking, etc.
Don’t stress – You’re on vacation, act like it. It’s not the end of the world if you can’t fit workouts in
I want to make sure that I can stuff my face without too much guilt and that I won’t fall too far behind in training, so I’ll try to fit runs in where I can. I’ll get up at the asscrack of dawn if I have to, but ultimately I just want to have a good time.
So fingers crossed for a safe drive, sleep at some point, and a PR on my home turf!