Friday Five 2.0 – Non-Race-cations

Since it’s Friday, I’m linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostesses and visit some other bloggers.

Since I am currently is Naples, FL, I am choosing my topic as Five Ways to Enjoy a Non-Race-cation.

The majority of my vacations are race-cations.  But once a year, I go on vacation without a race included during the trip.

And yes, I do have fun anyway and here’s how:

  1. Find another sport that gets you moving.


I usually play tennis for at least two hours every morning. Not many miles on the legs when playing doubles but I’m still moving (and sweating.)

But it could be yoga, swimming, biking, etc.

2. Get those miles in however you can.

isn't this even more inviting??

No better place to walk than along the water.

bike riding every morning around World Tennis Center

I also have access to a bike to ride around the neighborhood.

And if you are lucky, there may be places nearby to go hiking. Visiting museums or roaming interesting shops and markets give your those extra steps.

3. If possible, squeeze in a few short runs.


It’s tough when you stay out late every night and you get up early to play tennis. So my runs are short but still rewarding.


4. Do other things you enjoy that you don’t normally get to do.


We go to the theater. Last year we went to a comedy club.


We visit gardens & parks.

during our sunset cruise
We go on sunset cruises.  I hope to also get to go kayaking one year.

5. Eat healthy during the day but in the evening, do some no-guilt splurging.


I eat my usual oatmeal in the morning, yogurt & fruit at the beach for lunch and then…. No limits!


We go out to dinner every night. It is always a blast.

Happy Running! Do you take non-race-cations? If so, what do you do to for fun instead of racing?



11 thoughts on “Friday Five 2.0 – Non-Race-cations

  1. No matter what I’m on (a racecation or a vacation) I’m always active! That SUP yoga I did in March while I was in AMI was my new favorite thing!


  2. I keep up my fitness routine when I travel. It might change, but I am still active everyday. I can’t help it, staying active and fit is a drug !


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