Charleston Vacay – Fun, Food and Running

Well, we are back from our little vacation to Charleston, South Carolina, and I’m already feeling the need for another trip and more time off. Traveling with two little ones is fun but tiring!

The week off didn’t include as many runs as I would’ve liked, but I did get in 3 runs (2 on our trip), plus we walked everywhere every day, which is such a treat.

Some trip highlights:

The food. I love some southern food (especially corn bread and BBQ) but also had some great seafood while we were there. Including local oysters, ceviche and more.

Walkimg everywhere, every day. I love vacations where we park the car and never really need to drive at all- and this was one of those! While I did not run every day, I did get in tons of walking, with the strollers and wearing LM.

Fort Sumter. We walked down to the water one day and took a ferry ride to Fort Sumter. Not only was it fun to have an up close look at history, but the sunny boat ride was so nice. We even saw a dolphin in the water!

The Aquarium. The Charleston aquarium was also great. FW loved being able to touch the fish and see some sharks and sea turtles.

Running. And, of course, the running. I got in only 2 runs on our trip (and one when we returned), making for a very low mileage week.

One run was in the hotel gym- I had 30 minutes to kill during nap time.

The other was outside. It was sunny and 50 and it felt amazing to be out there!

My overall mileage for the week was only about 7 miles. But I’m grateful to have gotten in any running at all. Especially outdoors when it was so nice!

Questions for you:

  • Have you ever been to Charleston?
  • Do you run on vacations?

I’m linking up with the weekly wraps and with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs.

5 thoughts on “Charleston Vacay – Fun, Food and Running

  1. My sister and I did a sister trip to Charleston a few years ago. It’s lovely! I ran along the river and took in the mansions that line the waterfront. We especially loved the food!

  2. Thanks for the tips of things to do in Charleston! Looks like your family had a wonderful time. Can’t wait to visit. I love vacations where you park the car and never use it too.

  3. We have been to Charleston a few times (my husband has cousins there) but it’s been a while. We haven’t taken the ferry out to Fort Sumter. That sounds cool. Nothing beats good oysters on vacation! I’m glad you were able to get in a run and see a little of the city that way. Thanks for linking!

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