Time off from running typically happens in two ways:
- Intentional, usually after a long and/or difficult race.
- Unintentional, brought on by injury, illness or hardship.
Usually, breaks are somewhat long - at least several weeks, even months. Perhaps a running break can be better defined as a hiatus or sabbatical.
Or… a vacation!
Yes, let’s call it a vacation instead of a running break. Consider it a chance to:
- Get away
- See new sights
- Try new things
- Experience different cultures...
So you can return happier, refreshed and ready for the rewarding, challenging, wonderful work of running.
No matter how the running break came to be, it’s important to make the most of it in ways that are feasible to you.
Here are eight things you can do during your running break or vacation from running to stay productive, fit, happy and involved in the running community.