Local, Weekend Warrior, Day Tripper or Racecation, what are you?
For the Tuesday on the Run link up, I’m asking you which category do you fall into the most? Here are your choices and my definitions for each.
a)Weekend Warrior – A race weekend getaway
b)Locals – A race in your town or very close with not much travel involved
c)Racecations – This is what I call a destination race plus some vacation time added in
d)Day trips – Races that don’t require an overnight stay
Local, Weekend Warrior, Day Tripper or Racecation??
What category do I fall into the majority of the time? Looking back on 2016 I did a total of 18 races. I fall into the Weekend Warrior category for the majority of these, in fact 11 of the 18 races went here. Hands down I live for the weekends and I make the most of them sometimes that means getting home past 10PM on a work night and even when some of these could be considered just day trips. Yall know I love to travel in my RV and I don’t need any excuse for a trip!
My second most category my races fell into is the beloved Racecation. Ahhh, yes to me it takes quite a bit of travel time and planning to pull one of these off. My races I considered racecations this past year was Walt Disney World Marathon which is a no brainer, of course unless you live in the Orlando area. Disney IS a racecation, right! Rock n Roll Nashville was also a racecation for me because of the amount of travel time we are on the road. Last but not least, Panama City Beach was definitely a racecation!
My third category is the local race which is tied with Racecatios. I surprisingly only had 3 races in this. Two of them were actual local to me and the third I put in here because we were visiting family for Thanksgiving and I did a local race there.
Lastly, is the “Day trip” race. I only did one of these this past year where I met up with my friends and we drove almost 2 hours to run then came back home.
I was curious, so looking back even further in 2015 I tied local races with weekend races both had 7 in it. My local races were on the decline but I hope to turn that around this year.
What will my trend be for 2017? I’m going to bet on continuing with the “Weekend Warrior” at my top choice. That being said, I’m sharing what I have up my sleeve so far and I’m linking it with Deb with her Race Link Up. It was created to see where people are racing to promote meetups and such. Thanks Debbie for doing this!
Louisana 5k and half marathon – Baton Rouge, LA
Rock n Roll NOLA 5k and half marathon – New Orleans, LA
Tuscaloosa Half – Tuscaloosa, AL
Montgomery Half – Montgomery, AL
Best Damn Race Half – New Orleans, LA
I am linking this post with the great trio of ladies, Patty, Erika, and Marcia of Tuesdays on the Run for their weekly link about running topics. Won’t you join in too? Make sure to go visit the others participating in this link up and see what they are writing about.
What category do you fall into the most?
Will I see you at any of these? I have a few holes to fill and I have a few on my radar I’m considering.
Local Weekend Warrior Day Tripper or Racecation