All the workouts: NYC marathon training week 9

Good morning! When you travel, do you visit the hotel gym?

I found this list from PopSugar featuring their Favorite Healthy Hotels and Resorts. They all look pretty incredible. I’ve never been to Yosemite, but it’s high on my list and maybe more so now that I know about the  The Majestic Yosemite Hotel. It looks fabulous. Men’s Fitness listed all the major chains making fitness a core offering, which I found helpful for planning stays for work trips when I tend to stay in chain hotels. Have you stayed at a hotel that put health or fitness in the forefront?  I’d love to read about it, so please share in the comments. 

For more on working out while away from home, not along ago I shared some tips for staying fit while you travel and wrote a dedicated post on how to squeeze in a workout when you travel for work.

wedding Bermuda
a little snap from the wedding in Bermuda last weekend

In other news,  I’m nearly half-way through the marathon training plan (for reference, I’m following a 18-week plan), but I still have the bulk of miles ahead of me.  Like, way more than I’ve already run.

Here’s what went down last week:

Monday: Nada

Tuesday: NYRR group training class

Wednesday: Nada (Or if I did, I didn’t write it down and now I can’t remember)

Thursday: Ran 10 miles before work and felt like a badass

sunrise central park
Sarah at sunrise

Friday: Nada

Saturday: 3-mile run in Bermuda on the Railway Trail. The trail runs nearly the length of the island, so I can’t speak for the whole of it, but the 1.5 miles I covered (in an out-and-back run) were very hilly. I had the company of my friend Hayley which was a treat.

Sunday: Water aerobics at the Fairmont Southampton. This class was pretty absurd. It was offered free to guests of the hotel where I was staying for a friend’s wedding. Along with three of Matt’s best friends from high school, I hopped in the pool and happily got berated by a tough and funny water aerobics instructor. I imagine the laughter alone burned a ton of calories.

water aerobics at the Fairmont Southampton
water aerobics at the Fairmont Southampton

The Southampton also had a small gym inside their spa. It was bigger than an average hotel gym but didn’t offer anything incredibly unique. This hotel also offered yoga on the beach.

How was your week? Have you ever stayed at a hotel that made fitness a core offering?


  1. healthyhappierbear
    September 7, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Isn’t Bermuda gorgeous?! It’s one of those places that I always want to visit again and again!!

    • Nicole
      September 7, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      Yes. So gorgeous. My flight there was delayed 9 hours, so we missed a day. I didn’t get to explore the island much but what I did see was gorg! And the wedding we went to was stunning.

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