I mean, I joined a gym, but I did not train for this. I’ve also now quit that gym. My performance up those 674 steps did not reflect a well-invested $900 into my gym membership. But by no means do I regret taking the stairs. It’s part of what made the experience. Ignoring the internal pressure I felt to keep up the pace, I liked the fact that I had the liberty to take my time and enjoy the view on the way up as opposed to being crammed in a cage in near 30 degree heat with other sweaty tourists. There was also some stuff to read along the way (which I occasionally pretended to read in order to catch my breath) which you would completely miss taking the elevator.
Ever wondered where 25,000 steps gets you in one day in the city of London? My guess is no, but I will tell you anyway. 8:30AM: After letting my first…
Places: Tower Bridge / Old Spitalfields Market / London Bridge / Gordon’s Wine Bar / Westminster / Buckingham Palace / Pop Brixton Market
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