Over coffee or tea…
I’d tell you that when they first told me that I was spending 5 days in Manhattan for work, I was bummed. I would miss my training group, my running partners, my tennis, etc. And I would be stuck indoors from 8 am – 4 pm every day.
But I decided to make the most of it and get as much exercise as I could. These are some of the things that I did.
- Take the stairs
My room was on the 25th floor of the hotel. I took the stairs every day. (Well, only down.)
- Walk everywhere.
I walked to work and back – at least one mile each way. I took a walk during lunch. I even walked to Times Square (in the pouring rain) to see a show.
- Use the hotel gym.
There were machines and a treadmill at my hotel. I lie. I never entered the room but I could have if need be.
- Squeeze in a run whenever you can.
I ran one day before a dinner meeting. I ran the last day during lunch.
- Run and Sight See at the same time.
I wanted to see the Sea Glass Carrousel at Battery Park and the Freedom Tower so I ran there (and it was much farther than I thought.)
I wanted to see the Hudson River Greenway and the High Line so I ran there too.
Over coffee and tea…
I’d tell you that I am back in NYC. This trip was planned way before I got this new job. The original plan was to run a 5k. Then it morphed into a blogger meet-up. Now I will also be spending the weekend with my Russian friend Anna and spectating at the NYC Marathon.
Happy Running! Any other ways to work and stay active in a big city? Who’s going to be in NYC this weekend?