FFF: Tips for Running During Vacations

Not all my vacations are race-cations.  I do go on a vacation where there is no race and/or where my family or friends are not runners.

Image result for ecard vacation running

The photos below were taken during a vacation with my tennis friends where I ran almost everyday.

Here’s FIVE Tips to use if you are hoping to run during a vacation:

1.Be prepared.  

Bring clothes for all weather conditions.

Some winter vacations may have 80 degree temps and but many could have freezing temps!!

Fla in Feb.

and Feb in Fla!!

2.Schedule your runs.

If you leave it to chance, it won’t happen.

I often have to run in my tennis clothes

or then play tennis in my running shoes!

3.Be flexible.

Sometimes other persons’ needs or desires will come before your running.

I definitely have to be more flexible when traveling with my hubby. (Maybe that’s why we don’t travel together often lol).

4.Find a scenic route.

Pretty views make all the difference.

Sunrises are my particular favorite.

5.Lower your expectations.

Distance & speed goals will probably not happen.

Just RUN for FUN.

Can anyone guess where I am here?

Bonus Tip. (Thanks to Erica for reminding me about this) If you are not familiar with the area, sign up for a Running Tour

It’s the best way to see the city and get your running done at the same time.

during a running tour of Central Park (NYC)

or ask for recommendations (from the hotel concierge or local running store) for a safe route to run.

running in a park on the outskirts of Paris

Happy Running! Do you run when you go on vacation? Any tips to add? Please share.


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17 thoughts on “FFF: Tips for Running During Vacations

  1. Sometimes I run on vacation, sometimes I don’t. I like a running break now & again, and sometimes wherever we are isn’t really conducive to running.

    But you can bet that I’ll still be out there exploring!


    • Walking is always a good option on vacation.

      Since I work, vacation is the only time I can be flexible with my runs. You can alway find a place to run if you want to.

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  2. My last vacation was to San Francisco for my nephew’s graduation. To me it felt like a vacation. 🙂 I did take my running clothes and was surprised that I actually got out to run. I was afraid I would get lost but luckily I didn’t. It was a fun way to explore the area and get a run in.


  3. Ma’am. I recognize that photo spot with you and your hubs!

    I always get up super early so I can run on vacation. The only time I’ll skip it is if we are going to be doing a lot of walking (you can cover about 13 miles in a theme park, so…). None of the fam is interested in my fitness needs, so I just get it done while they are sleeping and getting ready. It take the two of them forever to get moving in the morning, so it’s nice to keep me from being annoyed.


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