Whether you’ve been skiing all winter or you only had a few days to take some turns, you know it’s only a matter of time before you have to stow those skis and find a new activity to fuel your adrenaline stores until the resorts open again in November.
One easy solution: Go running. You can run just about anywhere--city streets, a trail, through the woods, on a treadmill. Unless you’re really strapped for space in a carry-on suitcase, it’s not difficult to pack a pair of running shoes and an outfit—it beats packing biking gear, golf clubs or a racquet hands down. If you count me as proof, all of the skiing miles I logged this winter helped me run a half marathon faster than I expected—the quad strength I built on the mountains powered me up the hills.