Sarah Coleman: Weekend getaway, yes please |

Sarah Coleman: Weekend getaway, yes please

Summertime and the living is easy … or not?

Do you find it tiring to plan a fun weekend after a hectic workweek? Is it easier to just stay put? Is it just too nice to hunker down and stay away from the heat and the crowds? Yet, you are still yearning for a creative weekend activity.

Here are a few ideas to help rally the spontaneous getaway within a comfortable timeframe and very little planning.

• Bike rider? Try picking a new ride or something you haven’t done in years. There are so many great rides to choose from, and you will feel like you are on vacation only moments from your home. Bring a friend, pack a lunch and make a day of it.

• Upscale camper? Prepping for only one night of camping can be stressful. Try booking a yurt at Pearl Lake or a cabin at the Glen Eden. You don’t even need to bring food with close by eateries. Bring some nice cheese plus your favorite beverage and enjoy happy hour with a different view.

• Family time? Pack the cooler and throw the SUPs on the family station wagon and head toward Hahn’s Peak Lake. A mellow vibe and lots of picnic tables will help make everyone’s day. There’s plenty of room to stay the night or head back into town and camp in the living room.

• Dog friendly? How about a day at Fetcher Pond? Right in town, easy access, pond and river for lots of stick throwing plus hop on the bike path and head to town for a quick snack. And Don’t forget your leash.

• Pool time? Go later in the day after the crowds have left. Enjoy the place to yourself with many water temperature options. Even better, walk across the street and dip in the hot springs or cool off in the river. Pick up a to-go meal and eat when you feel like it.

• Romancing? Hop in the car and get out of town. Head to the Clark Store for take-out lunch and find a private spot to enjoy lunch and whatever else comes up. Make some time to reconnect.

When in doubt, just go. It is always easier to stay put. However, one day or night away from home can recharge, reignite and rebuild. And don’t forget the bug spray.

Happy campers unite!

Sarah Coleman brings years of personal health and fitness knowledge to the table. Currently the health and wellness director at The Foundry, Coleman is a personal trainer, “CrossFitter,” coach, outdoor enthusiast, managing partner with Inspired Live Network and owner of A Weight Lifted Fitness Camp. She provides flawless technique and a positive attitude. Taking fitness to new levels, she uses the outdoor environment, your living room or work space, as well as the gym to influence and push her clientele. Funky knee socks and outrageous colors make Sarah unique, which transfers into her training and brings a smile to everyone’s face.

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