Two weeks weeks into this Trace Adkins tour and we’re back in Nashville for Thanksgiving. Not all tours celebrate this but we are and it’s good to sit still for a few days. The drive back was 878 miles through the night, from up state New York, and though I have been sleeping on the tour bus I do think I felt every one. Everybody from the tour has headed ‘home for the holidays’ but Ireland is a step too far for a 3 day turn around so home for me is a hotel downtown.
Days off are stellar. Time to re charge. Time to actually do all the things you also set out to do on the road. I think one of the hardest things about touring is the travel. Now I know that might sound a little obvious but it’s not just the act of traveling itself, it’s doing that to a schedule. You’re moving early and late, and yet you’ve to be ready with full energy towards the end of the day. Yes, ‘Dr. Footlights’ as he is called will take care of a certain amount of that but unless you balance things right you’ll be running on empty soon enough.
Back to the recharging: I went for a run. 6.89miles. The weather was good enough that I managed to run outside for the first time in months. I took to running 10 years ago and honestly it’s a life saver. It gives you time to think, time to be creative, run through ideas and see a bit of the area while you are at it. I ran downtown to the river, climbed the bridge there and got a good look over the city, took photos and visited the Country Music Hall of Fame before heading back to my hotel. I read. Time well used. I trashed my room. It’s allowed I do always tidy up before I leave. I caught up with my Hubby and a few pals. Though I always have time for my Hubby sometimes I actually feel I have more time off, on the road, than I do at home….