My topic for today is: Healthy Activities for a Race-cation
I am currently in Florida and my half marathon is scheduled for tomorrow!!!
During a race-cation, it is tempting to just eat, drink and sit on the beach. (Yes, very tempting…) But there are many other activities that I recommend, as well:
- Visiting a Museum.
Why is this healthy? Walking and lots of it. I especially like museums that have outdoor gardens.
In the hotel pool or if you are lucky in a lake or the gulf or the ocean. I prefer the ocean!!!! (You get a lot of exercise fighting the waves and the undertow.)
The best way to take in the sights and to get in your steps is to go for a walk. I love to walk on the golf course (which you can do usually before 8 am). I also love to walk on the beach and at nature sanctuaries.
4. Hiking or Stair Climbing
Check out the area to see if there is anywhere to go for a hike. If not, try climbing to the top of a lighthouse.
Many places allow you to rent a bike. It’s great exercise and another good way to get around, avoid traffic and see the sights. I especially enjoy riding along the boardwalk.
and of course – Running Leisurely
Obviously, you are either tapering for the big race or recovering from the big race. So when you put on those running shoes, take it slow. Just enjoy your surroundings.
And there are even more….find a gym and exercise, take a yoga class, etc.
Happy Running! Any other tips for healthy activities on race-vacations? Please Share.