I have always been a huge fan of traveling. Whether its to the beach or a new to me city, I love exploring new places and enjoying all of the various cultures and scenes that this world has to offer.
This year alone, I’ve run in Cocoa Beach while there in March, and in rural Illinois in May the weekend of my sister’s college graduation. I especially loved being able to start and finish a run back in March along the beach. Since the beach is my happy place, I love any and every activity that has to do with the beach.
Tomorrow, Preston and I will be headed to Seattle for a long weekend. The highlight of our trip will be the wedding of two of my college friends Friday evening. Since neither Preston nor I have been to Seattle, we’re looking forward to a couple of days of sightseeing and exploring the city. And of course, we’ll both be packing our running shoes so that we can run in Seattle.
Since we’re staying downtown, I’m looking forward to heading to the waterfront along Elliott Bay and running along the Elliott Bay Trail. According to Google Maps, our hotel is less than three quarters of a mile from the waterfront and trail, which fits perfectly with my planned long run for the weekend since I have 5-6 miles on tap. This will allow us to run to the trail and waterfront and run a couple of miles along the trail before turning around to head back to our hotel.
And since its Seattle, we’ll also have the chance to run in much cooler and less humid weather. That alone is something worth celebrating after the days of heat and humidity that we’ve had here in the DC area. Hopefully that means I’ll arrive back at the hotel less drenched in sweat than I have been lately.
QOTD: When you’re out of town, do you stick to running on a hotel treadmill or do you explore the city you’re in during a run?