Today's TOTR is racecation vs. staying local. I've done both, and while there are perks to both, it's always fun to take a vacation and go somewhere to run. It's a good to excuse to see places you've never seen before. I'd never been to Oregon before my trip in 2013, but my best friend from high school and I both signed up for the Eugene half marathon. It's also nice to be on vacation because even if the race doesn't turn out how you wanted it, you're still on vacation, and can still have fun.
Staying local is nice too because there's no airfare, no hotel, and you can get in your car and drive to the race. OK, you have to deal with parking, but isn't it nice when you have a chance to sleep in your own bed the night before? And not worry about getting your go-to breakfast? I'll be doing just that running the Bolder Boulder, even though I signed up for it at a time when I thought it would be a racecation. Funny how that worked out, huh? Now I can drive a couple blocks down the road from work and pick up my packet. Convenient, to say the least.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.