Road Warrior

I’m writing this while sitting on the floor in the Philadelphia airport where there are approximately 4 outlets in the entire F terminal. Maybe it’s because I’m in casual clothes, but I’m aggressively defending my plug from a man in a business suit who seems to think his laptop is more important than mine. This is my first free time in weeks and I’m excited to catch up on my blogging, inbox and “things to read” list.

I’m headed to Findlay, Ohio today where I’m speaking on using social media after disaster. Per usual, I checked out where to run and was surprised to find that Findlay has an extensive trail network including a hundred mile long rail-trail and a 4 mile reservoir loop that is gravel and flat. The reservoir is perfect for my speed workout this afternoon, while the rail trail will be great for a long, easy run tomorrow morning before I speak.

One of the hidden benefits of being a runner is that no matter where you travel, the roads are always there. (The exception to this is apparently the Caribbean, where windy roads with no shoulder make for dangerous running.) Packing is simple; I threw running shoes, a pair of socks, a pair of shorts and two tops in my bag, plus my garmin and inhaler and I’m all set.

Do you run when you travel? What are some of your favorite places to run while on the road?

3 thoughts on “Road Warrior

  1. emilykimelman

    My family is from the Carribean and I agree the roads are not for running but the beaches work. Sure, they are often short but I just run back and forth using each end as a stopping point for strength training. The best part is the swim when you’re finished 🙂

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    1. runnerunderpressure

      That sounds fabulous! I had dinner with some teammates the other night who had returned from St. John and both remarked that they’d done two death-defying runs and then given up for the rest of the week.

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      1. emilykimelman

        St. John actually has some great dirt roads for running near Coral Bay with really good swimming on private beaches. There is also excellent hiking. But, yeah, you do not want to run on the paved roads. If the cars don’t get you the donkeys will!

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