No excuses! Photographer in Sydney hotel quarantine runs 11km inside his tiny room after craving exercise on day four – and plans to reach his 20km goal
- An Australian man in hotel quarantine has decided to keep his fitness up
- He ran 11km in his first day after craving exercise and watching cyclists
- He plans to run 20km next time, his wife has also been keeping fit with yoga
A photographer craving exercise in hotel quarantine has completed an 11km run inside his hotel room, while his wife giggled from the sideline.
Kel Bush, 30, and his wife Elizabeth, 29, are back in Australia after living in the US, and are in day five of hotel quarantine at the Mercure in Sydney.
Mr Bush’s hotel room overlooks railway square and Central Station – and what he saw from his window sparked his need to go for a run.
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Kel Bush, 30, and his wife Elizabeth, 29, are back in Australia after living in the US, and are in day five of hotel quarantine at the Mercure in Sydney
Mr Bush’s hotel room overlooks railway square and Central Station – and what he saw from his window sparked his need to go for a run
‘I was craving a workout, and I kept seeing people cycling past and felt like doing something,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
So he put in his earphones and ‘as a joke’ started running, first trying to run around the perimeter before sticking to doing lengths of the room.
‘I thought it would be for a few minutes, my wife was laughing at me, and then after a little while I decided it was all right, so kept going,’ he said.
He knocked out 11km in an hour and 15 minutes, and said he found it easier than an equivalent run outside because it is so flat.
He plans to have a rest day and then run 20km.
‘I thought it would be for a few minutes, my wife was laughing at me, and then after a little while I decided it was all right, so kept going,’ he said
He recorded the run so he could see how far he had gone – and was surprised he managed 11km
‘My ankles are really sore from turning,’ he said.
Mrs Bush also tried her hand at running, and does yoga in the corner of the room.
The health conscious couple said the food at the hotel was satisfactory – and they had been given a care package from their parents with more fresh fruit and a little bit of chocolate.
Mr Bush said he was shocked how different things are in Australia – after coming from America where people are ‘packing onto domestic flights’.
The hotel room is quite a modest size, but both Elizabeth and Kel are working hard to stay active with running and yoga
‘In LA and even New York where we were before it is normal living.
‘Our friends couldn’t believe we had to do a 14 day guarded hotel quarantine, because it is just self isolation over there,’ he said.
The couple have been tested for the virus and will be checked again before they leave in nine days.
WHAT ARE THE NSW QUARANTINE RULES?
Under public health orders, people who arrive in Sydney from overseas or by vessel from another port outside of NSW (other than travellers flying from New Zealand) must enter into quarantine in a designated accommodation facility for 14 days.
Quarantine applies to all overseas travellers, other than travellers flying from New Zealand, even if you are currently feeling well.
COVID-19 requires an extraordinary response and the quarantine period is necessary for the safety and health of all NSW citizens, including the family and friends of those in self-isolation.
There is a quarantine fee of $3000 for adults, $1000 for additional adults and $500 for children between the ages of three and 18.
Children under three are free.
Travellers in transit from an international flight, via NSW, for less than 48 hours will not be charged a fee.
A fee will be charged for stays greater than 48 hours and less than 14 days, depending on the length of your stay. For example, if you stay in quarantine for 72 hours (3 days), you will be charged for three days.
Source: NSW Government