Travel Tips: Bitten by the Travel Bug? How to Stay Fit on the Road
First of all, a big thanks to Kimmy and Drew for the opportunity to guest post today. I’ve known Kimmy for a few years; we met online while planning our destination weddings. I can’t wait until we can meet in person!
Anyways, my name is Lora and I blog over at Crazy Running Girl. I write a lot about running, but the travel bug has bitten my husband and me so we are busy adventuring around everywhere. We’ve been busy traveling the U.S. lately, but have a big trip to Hawaii and Australia planned this October.
Getting in a Workout While Traveling
The one thing that’s always tough to juggle while on the road is getting a good workout in. Throughout our adventures, I’ve learned a few tips to make it happen:
1. Plan ahead of time.
A workout never works if you don’t have the right clothes. Make sure you set aside some space in your suitcase for your tennis shoes, socks, sports bra, gym shorts and a workout tank.
Depending on the length of my trip, I’ll pack one or two sets of clothes. I always bring a gallon bag or something similar to store it in after I workout so my other clothes aren’t getting their sweat on.
2. Be a walking explorer.
When my husband and I travel, we are guilty of walking EVERYWHERE. After our first day visiting NYC for the first time, our feet hurt so bad we literally had to crawl around our hotel room.
That being said, get some good shoes and get ready to walk where you are traveling… as long as it’s safe! It is a great way to see the city/area and see how the local culture lives. Of course, don’t over do it, especially on the first day.
3. Sign up for a class or a race.
The best way to stay accountable is to sign up for a class or a race. Then you feel like you can’t miss it! Plus it’s a great way to get to know the local area. If you can, bring your travel partner with you. It’ll be an experience that you won’t forget.
I am notorious for signing up for marathons and then planning trips around it. I get to run (score!) and my husband gets a morning of sleeping in. And then, we both get to celebrate by adventuring in a new city or place. It’s like a two-for-one!
4. Do a hotel room workout.
If you only have a few spare minutes, it’s better than not working out at all. Grab 10 or 15 minutes in the morning before you head out for the day and do a quick workout. No equipment needed! One of my favorites:
Thank you to Lora of Crazy Running Girl for sharing her tips on how to stay fit on the road!
How do you squeeze in a workout when traveling? Any packing tips for your bulky workout gear?
All Photos Provided by Lora of Crazy Running Girl.