Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Observations from New York City

Greetings readers from NYC! Yes, this post is coming to you from a Starbucks in Manhattan, 57th and 6th Avenue. I've got a long layover here and figured I wouldn't waste away in the hotel for the day. Yes, I could have worked out in the hotel gym but I figured I'd go exploring instead for my workout today. And that's what is inspiring this blog post.

You see, if I lived in a city this size, I would love it. I'd love the opportunity to walk to the office, to walk home, and to get what is, to me, a good amount of exercise. But I wonder if these people that live/work in New York City even consider what they do exercise. After all, why would they? It's routine. It's the normal part of their day. They probably burn an insane amount of calories going to/from the office, to lunch, etc. It's easy to understand why there are so many fit people in this city.

Conversely, I see McDonalds, Burger King, Sbarro, and other gut busting places every other address. While there is a great amount of exercise and fitness that can be had in a place like New York, there's sabotaging places everywhere. Gotta be careful is the key, I guess.

On that note, I'm outta here. It's time to go explore some more, and find a deli sandwich that my mom told me about. :-)

1 comment:

  1. I've spent some time in the city that never sleeps. Had some great runs in Central Park! Stay alert, and have fun.