That “runner’s high” is real. It comes from endorphins released into your blood during exercise. These endorphins are natural, utterly satisfying, and guaranteed to never get you in trouble with customs officials.
Holidays should be good for you. They’re supposed to be a break from the things that wear you down. So there’s no reason to break from the things that maintain your health and well-being.
You’ll see more from local roads and paths, especially at a jogging pace. Why speed through unexplored towns and lands? Why keep all the people and places out of reach, with a car window between you?
What better way to strip the guilt from all those guilty holiday pleasures? Enjoy your magnificent meals and tropical cocktails. And then run them off.
Find local runners through running shops, online message boards, or a Meetup. Turn running into a social activity and make new friends.
Find a trail or a park or shoreline path and get away from civilization for a little while. Take in the sights and the quiet and the fresh air.
Or conversely, use your run to get away from everyone. Claim some valuable me-time.
The heat of summer often makes an early start appealing. Take advantage of being an early bird to jump-start your day.
No need to feel guilty for lounging on the beach or poolside if you’ve already put in your miles.
You enjoy running, yes? And holidays are for doing what you love.