Remember my post a few weeks ago about running, well to help spur me on, I set a RunKeeper personal goal to cover 80 miles while I was hopping from hotel gym to hotel gym and I am pleased to report I completed the goal miles, they were capped off by a 10 milers at the LaLit Hotel in New Delhi.
After visiting a total of eight hotel gyms on this trip, I was most impressed by the following:
- Mexico City- clean, good equipment, refreshing orange slice-infused water for post-workout refreshment. A wide-range of T.V. channels on the equipment. Dirty Dancing, yes please…
- Mumbai- bright and airy, full bottles of water and an on-site instructor to assistant when needed. Some frustrating non-atheletes- texting and talking on the phone on the neighbouring treadmills.
- Bogota- practically new, not a lot of equipment and no real space to stretch. Was empty and led to the pool, a nice place to relax post run.
- New Delhi- treadmills right in front of the mirrors, never a good thing.
- Bangalore- this is the hottest hotel gym I have ever experienced, on the plus side, no one is ever there. I stayed at this hotel last February and May, so I know of what I speak.
- Sao Paulo- this is was good one- my first Portuguese spinning class and a fair number of running machines- drawback, you had to pay- 5 pounds a time.
- Sao Paulo- I had to change hotels, just fine and in defence of this one, I only had time to squeeze in a 30 minute run.
- Santiago- worst ever, had to pay, only two treadmills and an oven on the 18th floor.
The key will be keeping this up now I am back in Edinburgh, with no gym just a few floors away, can I do it? I expect yes- that halfie is not going to run itself.