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The runner’s wave is a universal welcoming language. Whether traveling in Barcelona, Charleston or Ireland, I always make a plan to wake up early and throw on my running shoes. It’s a great way to quietly explore the city, get a lay of the land and explore the sights and sounds before the hustle and bustle of the day begins.
Running while traveling also ensures you won’t lose any running gains you’ve made. It keeps you honest with mileage goals and helps burn the extra calories we tend to eat and drink on vacation. I treat my runs similar to vacation itself. I slow down, get back to basics and just enjoy the feeling on the road.
As summer trips approach, follow these tips to maximize your vacation running enjoyment.
Where will you run take you next? I’m headed to Prague and can’t wait to get out and explore the city.
Aaron Hewitt PA-C (insert link: https://www.orthocarolina.com/physicians/178), is a Physician Assistant with OrthoCarolina’s Sports Medicine Center. He is a former Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Minnesota Vikings (NFL), and is an orthopedic provider for UNC-Charlotte and Myers Park High School. He also is a Physician Assistant Team Lead for Sports Medicine, Spine, Hand & Pediatrics and a Clinical and Surgical Preceptor for Physician Students.