I am a person who craves variety, in all walks of life: in food, in activity, in scenery, in hobbies. I’m almost always changing it up. So it should come as no surprise that I’m #teamracecation.
It’s my motivation
So many runners seem to struggle with their desire to run — they get burnt out, the weather doesn’t cooperate, life gets in the way. Working towards a goal I enjoy — a racecation — keeps me running. It’s not the only thing that keeps me running, but it sure helps!
Seeing the country one mile at a time
I’ve said this a few times on the blog, but it bears repeating: for me the goal of running fifty states isn’t about ticking states off the list. I’d probably be through way more states by this time if it were.
It makes running exciting again
Running in the same old places? It gets old. Sometimes really, really old. Some people love the familiar, but like I said in the beginning, I crave variety. Running somewhere new is always fun.
It’s my way to get away from it all
While it may seem that people who don’t work are permanently on vacation, the truth is I never get away from those every day chores unless I am away from home. There is no vacation from feeding, training, and walking dogs; scooping litterboxes; making healthy food; keeping a somewhat clean house; and so on ad nauseum.
There are many benefits to not working, obviously, and I realize how blessed I am. Like everyone, though, sometimes I want a break in my everyday routine.
Meeting fellow runners/bloggers
I can’t meet my online friends in real life unless I am not at home! Sure, technically y’all could come visit me here, but no one ever seems to vacation here (which I totally understand, frankly, wouldn’t be on my list of places to go — even before I lived here).
If you’re thinking about taking a racecation, here are a few posts that might interest you:
- 5 Ways Racecations are like Cruises
- 5 Tips for Racecation Packing
- 5 Things I Bring for a Successful Racecation
So let me know in the comments:
#teamracecation or #teamhome?
What was your favorite racecation?
What racecation is on your bucket list?