As a travel nurse, your shift is busy. You may find yourself racing through your day at top speed—swiftly completing your tasks as you provide top care to your patients. This can be draining, and it’s important to take care of yourself in your free time. This includes getting plenty of rest and eating well and taking time to unwind!
If your fitness routine of choice is running, you probably take great comfort in strapping on your sneakers and hitting the pavement. But when you’re on travel nurse assignment, are you often looking for ways to get out and get moving?
Running is a popular pastime and it’s one activity you can do virtually anywhere, with little equipment required. All you need is a good pair of running shoes, comfortable workout clothes and a safe route—and you’re on your way. So for help staying active on travel RN assignments, follow these five tips:
- Find a running club. A great place to start is a local sporting goods store or a shop dedicated to running gear. Check Google for locations; then contact the store to see what running clubs they offer. It’s a great chance to get active with like-minded individuals.
- Join a charity run or adventure race. Due to the popularity of both running and charity work, you have hundreds of races to choose from year-round, depending on the location of your travel nurse assignment. To learn more and find a race near you, just visit http://www.runningintheusa.com/RACE/Default.aspx.
- Visit a running meetup. You can find a meetup group for just about anything, and running is no exception. To find meetups in your area, register at https://www.meetup.com/.
- Use a running app. Popular apps such as Map My Run, Nike+ Running, Couch to 5k and Strava can help you map out a running course, track your steps and even sync your favorite music with motivational messaging. You just need a smartphone and ear buds—and you’re on your way!
- Form your own running club. If you ask around at your hospital, you can probably find at least one co-worker who’d be interested in going out for a run. You might even consider forming your own running club by posting information on the bulletin board, intranet or employee newsletter at your hospital.
Ready to run?
On your mark, get set—go! It’s important to fit in fitness while on your travel nurse placement to help you maintain good health and a positive outlook. Just follow our five running resources for travel RNs.
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