Horse-drawn buggy on Mackinac Island, Michigan as it makes it's way past the spectacular porch of the Grand Hotel. Blue water in the distance belongs to the Straits of Mackinac which connect Lakes Michigan and Huron between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. A favorite summer vacation spot! No cars are allowed on the island.
EARNEDRUNS WILL OFFICIALLY BE ENJOYING A WEEK OF VACATION, including the two bookend weekends, from August 5-14. Usually posts would be prepared in advance so as not to interrupt the flow of information and no official mention would be made of a break from work. However, after reading the article “Vacation Policy in Corporate America is Broken” by Maura Thomas for the Harvard Business Review, it seemed a better idea to acknowledge and celebrate VACATION, and declare it is going to be fun taking time off from usual activities.
So the posts on which work had started and that were already in the que have been finished and scheduled (WEEK 11 and 12: RUN-WALK ACROSS AMERICA). The gaps are filled in with vacation-related items and the topics are light and brief and required minimal effort.
If running is a serious part of someone’s over-scheduled life, should there be a vacation break from training? Why not? For others running may be something of a luxury. Individuals will need to decide for themselves. Substituting golf, tennis, swimming, or hiking for running can be a wonderful way to re-charge and return after a vacation break with renewed enthusiasm for tying on shoes and getting on the road or trail.
RUN (OR NOT WHILE ON VACATION) HAPPY!
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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