When on holiday, it becomes all too easy to pile on the pounds and forget about the calories you’re consuming on your all-inclusive holiday. When you’re surrounded by stunning landscapes though, shredding that extra weight suddenly becomes easy, as you have a new-found motivation to go running! People scowl at the idea of exercise while on holiday, but why not when you can take yourself down routes that you might not even have known existed before planning your running route? Heading off to Miami soon? Pack your beloved running equipment, complete your ESTA registration and prepare yourself for these beautiful running routes!
The Sands Of South Beach
Miami is well known for one thing – beaches. Sure, they’re perfect for lounging around and lapping up the sun, but they’re equally perfect for letting off some steam and going running after your gigantic brunch. You will be taken from 23rd Street all the way past 1st Street, so you get a really good look at Miami and the culture while traversing across the white sands of Miami’s South Beach. Depending on when you’re running, you might even be lucky enough to see giant ships pulling out of the port, which is something you don’t get to appreciate when sat sunbathing with your eyes closed. Plus, once you’ve run a fair distance and you’re sweating under the Miami sun, you can jump in the ocean to cool off!
Miami isn’t all beaches though, as there are plenty of other geographical locations that you might not have ever thought of when deciding to simply visit Miami to relax. The Miami area is connected by numerous bridges and long causeways, which makes for a unique and interesting running route when on holiday. When taking this route, you’ll be able to see some gorgeous homes first-hand, as well as views of the sapphire sea and the city in the distance. Only 1.5 miles from downtown Miami, you can properly explore the city while burning those calories.
Miami Beach Boardwalk
One of the best motivators for running is knowing that you’ll be surrounded by stunning landscapes, and that you get to bear witness to them in ways that others can’t – the Miami Beach Boardwalk certainly isn’t short of beautiful views. When taking this running route, you get the perfect mix of the ocean breeze as well as exclusive views of the Atlantic Ocean in all its glory. Those of you who run on a daily basis however will be looking for terrain that’s easy to run on. Beaches are OK, although footing can sometimes be difficult on soft, moving sands. This boardwalk however, is obviously laid with wood, so each step is absorbed by the material, allowing you to run with ease and properly appreciate the views without worrying about your balance or footing.
Long Pine Key Trail
While you might have to actually drive to this location to run here, the journey there is definitely worth it. The total trail is a lengthy 7 miles long, perfect for those of you planning to run any upcoming marathons. The great thing about this trail is the variation you get – you don’t just get an ocean or a boardwalk, but you get a range of landscapes, from rocky forests to rippling lakes. Plus, most of this running route is completely undisturbed, so you can enjoy your run peacefully and lose yourself in the landscapes and your thoughts.
Being on holiday doesn’t just mean putting your health on hold for a week, but in fact allows you to enjoy things that you might not enjoy back home. Maybe you find yourself rejecting running at home because there are no interesting routes nearby, so this is the perfect time to get your running shoes on and get your heart pumping!