Sensational Sunday

Wow what a Sunday I had! And the sun even peeked out for a few hours through the smog!

I started out early with Kitty meeting me downstairs and the driver taking us out of the city to a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) doctor. Something I’ve found funny and ironic is that China is the birthplace of acupuncture, but damned if I could find one! I personally know 4 acupuncture physicians in South Florida, none of whom are Chinese, and it would be far easier to get it there, than here!

Well, it was worth the early wake up call on my day off and the drive there! In the course of 90-minutes he gave me massage, acupuncture, acupressure, chiropractic, cranio-sacral AND reflexology treatments all done on a massage table waterbed! The bed was HEATED and had the cut out for your face. I have never been so comfortable face down on a massage table. Worth it and a great way to start my day!

After the treatment, Kitty and I met Vivien at the bus stop and I rode the PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION system here in Hangzhou for the first time. And it wasn’t bad and it’s CHEAP. Vivien and I hopped off the bus to get a cafe latte…

Riding Public Transportation

Yummy Cafe Latte at 35mm Coffee Shop

Then off to the end of Gudun Road to pick up the trail! There is a gate next to a gas station that leads to as set of stairs that go up, up, up, up the mountains and then the trail takes you across the top of the ridge… we decided to walk for an hour and turn around and walk back… it is up and down for most of the walk and the views, while not so great in photos because of the smog, was spectacular. Steps taken going up, prior to leveling off 3754! Total walk that we did was 2.67 miles in just under 2 hours. It was awesome and I can’t wait to do it again!

After our nice hike I had a lovely dinner with one of my favorite families and play time with my buddy Soren… 2-year old wonder child! I then walked the 3.5 miles/5.6 kms home at a pretty brisk pace 46:17.

I took 2 days off from running and miss it. I think mountain hiking made up for it πŸ™‚

Nice Sunday… I hope your weekend was as nice πŸ™‚


Pics of the walk:

Have to have a shoe pic!

The views were stunning through the smog... LOL


17 thoughts on “Sensational Sunday

  1. Bliss out! That sounds so fabulous Sandi what an amazing menu of services. What a great self care day πŸ™‚ The hike sounds pretty scrumptious too. We did daylight savings here last night, I hate when they play w/ the clocks. Have a great Monday πŸ™‚

  2. Looks like you guys had fun. I always laugh at “views” from on top here b/c I’m from Hawaii and nothing compares, especially not fog and smog. But that’s China, gotta love it.

      • You know, it was “sunny” (if you can call it that) this morning, but then it went away and it’s stinkin’ cold now. But it was dry so I’m thankful. We’ve had so much wet, as I’m sure you know.

      • It’s warming up here this morning… thank the Lord! Rain suppose to return on Thursday 😦 But I’m so grateful for the 2 days of sun!!

    • Lorie… it really was… I needed it to be honest… I’ve been struggling being so far from home where it’s cold and the sun didn’t come out for 26 days… it really lifted my mood πŸ™‚

    • LOL… well, the trade off is being far away from family and friends… the easy part is not having to cook non-Dukan food for anyone else πŸ™‚
      This’ll be my last year living out of the States, so I want to make every minute count!

  3. What a perfect day!! Think I might have gone for the massage, etc. AFTER the walk but either way, what a treat!

  4. That treatment sounds fantastic! Think I could do with something like it. The hike looked great fun, there is something so peaceful about being up a mountain (whether the view is great or not!) LOL. How are your 2 ladies doing? Either of them had their baby yet? xoxo

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