Vacation Exercise: Thinking Outside the Box

Vacation Exercise

Not sure how much exercise this tour provides, but a beer tour of Indianapolis while pedaling has to provide some cardio.

Do you ever find yourself on an exercise regimen only to be on a trip and skipping out on a week of workouts? Unless you’re training for a marathon or triathlon, skipping four or five days of workouts doesn’t matter. Trust me. It. Does. Not. Matter if you skip several days of exercise as you enjoy a destination. But as a former competitive runner, I do know the importance of getting in some quality vacation exercise. And as a parent, I know how hard it can be to get in vacation exercise while enjoying a destination and watching the little ones. So here are a few ways I’ve managed to break a sweat while traveling. And I’m not talking about 12-ounce curls. I’ve tried all of these alternative ways to get in some vacation exercise.

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Family Fun at Indianapolis Central Canal

Indianapolis Central Canal

Our long Labor Day weekend getaway to Indianapolis was filled with tons of adventures. We visited the world’s largest (and possibly best) children’s museum, watched an awesome dolphin show at the Indianapolis Zoo, ate amazing food, sampled loads of local beer, was amazed at the western art collection in the Eiteljorg Museum, and simply did more activities than should be squeezed into a four-day weekend.

But my favorite part of our time in Indy? It might have been a surrey ride along the Indianapolis Central Canal at White River State Park with Wheel Fun Rentals.

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