Running And Traveling
Running And Traveling
Running on the go is something that all runners deal with. Whether you are out of town for business or pleasure. It doesn’t have to be a problem – it just takes a little pre-planning.
Most people when they are going on vacation or taking a business trip look at the amenities at a hotel for several things. Usually a pool, restaurant, irons, hair dryers, etc.
Not, me! When I’m traveling, I look to see if the hotel has a decent fitness center. And, if I can’t tell from the pictures if they have a treadmill, I’ll give them a call to find out.
Now, I like running outdoors if possible. But, sometimes when travelling, it’s better to hit the treadmill – especially if you are in an area that you are not familiar with. And, depending on what time of day that you’ll be heading out to run. Most events at a conference start at 8:00 – so I’m up and running by 5 a.m. So, most of the time I’ll just head to the fitness center. (And, on a side note, it gives my husband peace of mind!)
In addition to checking if the hotel has a fitness center, you need to see what hours it is available. Some hotels limit the time of their fitness center – not sure why, but they do. I try to find hotels that have a fitness center that is available 24 hours. Most of them are these days – but it’s best to be sure. You don’t want to be all ready to go running early and find out it doesn’t open until 7 or 8.
If you have to stay somewhere that doesn’t have a fitness center, give the hotel a call before you leave. Tell them that you are a runner and that you are not familiar with the area where they are located. Ask them if it is alright to run there – and let them know what time order ultram medicines you’ll be planning on running.
You never know what you may find. In the past, I’ve found that a nice running trail may be very close to where I’m staying – and safe and well-lit. Usually, hotels are very helpful. They’ll tell you if it’s safe to run – and what direction you should head out in. Don’t be afraid to ask – it’s your safety!
Running on the go is easy. You just need to do a little planning.…