Vacations are always fun. But sometimes your schedule gets so busy with vacation things your running routine gets interrupted. Well the past four days I’ve been on vacation in Mackinaw City and actually got better running in than I would have at home. Thursday, the first day here I did a nice 12 miler all around the city. For much of it I had great views of the Mackinaw Bridge. Always an impressive sight, the “Might Mac” helps inspire me. Thinking of how men conceived, designed and built that enormous structure over 50 years ago can take your mind far from your current worries.
The second day of vacation I did an easy 4 mile recovery run through some neighborhoods of summer homes. Dreaming a little of having a place like that made for a pleasant morning workout. The next day was perfect for some speedwork with fartleks on a long straight highway in the country.
To me the best vacations let you do things you don’t normally get to do while keeping the things you want to do.