Thursday, March 14, 2013

New Balance Lending Gear Run At Westin....


Okay, a strange post to be appearing on a FOOD inclined blog, but since my gym blog is dead, (yes, I did have one), and there was food after the event, I guess I have no choice but to slot it here.  Actually, I was also surprised at receiving the invitation from the Westin PR team, afterall, the event called for a 5km run at the crack of dawn, on a WEEKDAY.  I mean, who invites FOOD BLOGGERS for a 5km run right, ....it's a good thing I am hmph, STRAPPING FIT, and frankly, was more than a little intrigued as to the logistics of the whole exercise, ...were they actually going to CLOSE roads in the middle of Jln Bukit Bintang, on a weekday morning?

So here we were, with a free New Balance T Shirt, (drat, I was hoping for shoes, shameless as I am), before the sun rose, (which is 2 hours too early for me, normally), in front of the Westin KL, doing some senamrobics, ala 1 Malaysia style....some celebrities like Xandria Ooi, and Reshmonu, and err.. Sarina, I think, were also there to glamourize the event.  

We were given the option of speed, medium and snail, ...actually, mediocrity doesn't pay,...it's a lonely world, contrary to popular belief.  You see, I am neither fast nor slow, and I found out, most people who do these things, at dawn, are generally fast, and those who are there because they have to be there, were literally strolling in the park.  The park, yes, that brings me to the route.  We were police escorted, (no roads were closed or harmed) from Westin, through Jln Conlay, onto the KLCC Park, which is actually rather pleasant in the mornings. 

As you can see, the moon was still hanging around....as I made my way around the park, two loops, we had to do, the sun slowly appeared.  I was amazed at the number of healthy people walking the park in the morning.  Not many.

We reconvened at the rendezvous point, and did some cooldown stretches......

Free Revive drinks from err...Hitz FM, I think it was...


See la, those celebrity types, barely break into a sweat, and can probably still pose for Tatler after a 5km run.  Tsk....

After the run, a breakfast of SUPERFOODS.... yummeh....




And after that, the press conference.  Basically, New Balance has initiated this program with Starwood hotels, whereby you can RENT your workout gear, ie, sneakers, socks, clothes, for a very nominal price, at participating hotels, which actually, is a brilliant idea, because let's face it, sneakers sneak up on your luggage weight like ubiquitous chinese new year cookies....


The New Balance /Westin people telling us about the program.  Can't remember why the Executive Chef was in the panel...



Ooh, after that, them celebrities were flown off to Langkawi to do another 5km run.  I thought me driving to Bukit Kiara for a walk was quite a long distance to travel, I guess flying to Langkawi for a 5km trumps my drive any time.

So remember, if you are in a Starwood hotel, and find that you need to workout, get the New Balance Gear.  Oh, and before you gawk at the thought of sharing sneakers, they do have a disposable inner thingie for hygiene purposes, so the likelihood of contracting Singapore foot is almost zilch.


4 comments:

Ciki said...

LOL, actually, you are STRAPPING FIT, and those burgers look like more calories IN than OUT ! haha.. Did Garth make them?!! Looks delish :P

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Flabby Less said...

no excuse 4 not working out again when traveling. if only they extend this 2 all major hotel chains...

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