Friday, September 11, 2009
Power walk in the Mall
Yesterday, after dropping off my daughter at the nursery, I decided to go for a coffee at the only open cafe/restaurant at Mall of the Emirates during Ramadan. On my way, I met around eight- ten ladies, all in trainers, jogging pants and tops/T-shirts, with Ipods and water bottles. They were moving fast, a small group of expat women, their arms moving up and down in a steady rythm. I realized that they were all Powerwalking, inside the Mall.....how funny isn't that?? Ok, fair enough, it is very hot outside, but around 9 am, the temperature is around 34 and it is not too humid, I guess one can bear a power walk outside, let's say along the beach, or along Jumeirah Beach Road with its great scenery (the sea, and the mighty Burj Al Arab hotel) and not to mention all the other luxurious houses along that road. But instead these women are power walking inside a shopping mall.......I guess it's better than nothing, but still weird..