Well, I’m sitting at the Guangzhou, China airport waiting on a delayed flight with a migraine, yippee! So I thought, what the heck… Write your blog 🙂
Weight, up 200 grams from the other day. Did 2 pure protein days in a row, hoping for the best tomorrow.
Taught classes to moms & dads to be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Also taught staff development classes those 3 days.
Then an early morning train to Hong Kong on Friday morning. Busy day, I specifically went to see Troy the travel guy, to book tickets for my mom to go to North Carolina and me to go home for 2 weeks in June. I got my tickets, didn’t get my mom’s (mom I’ll Skype ya tomorrow!).
I also got some shopping in on Friday and Saturday. I also did the 90 minute KYA Ashtanga yoga class with Miranda at Yoga Mālā. I did a few modified poses due to the inability to bend the left knee more than 90 degrees without pain, but only a few… It was an awesome class.
Saturday morning up at the crack of dawn and lounged in bed. Then went out for a run…. A LONG RUN!
Did you know that 6.54 miles is over 10.5 kms? I ran 75% of this… I ran the first 5.42 kms without stopping, then I speed walked and then I did a 5 minute stretch and meditation and then ran a bit more, then when I got into traffic I just speed walked… Too hard to run on the crowded sidewalks.
According to RunKeeper the elevation I climbed was 2300+ feet!
Here are pics from some of my run… The first 2+ kms were UPHILL on the street…
I even recorded some of it… You can see that here: Sandi street running in Hong Kong
Then I found Bowen Road which is a 4 km path specifically for pedestrians!
And this is what bliss looks like after figuring out you’ve done gone more than 10kms!
I also treated myself to a foot massage both days… I deserve it 🙂
So, that’s my update… THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO VOTED FOR CELESTE IN THE LAST COUPLE DAYS AND A HUMONGOUS THANKS TO THOSE BLOGGERS WHO REPOSTED IT. My family thanks you with our WHOLE heart! You can vote daily until May 13. I will be putting a little box on the right side of my blog, once I’m back home and have my lap top 🙂
I can see you have been quite busy. The pics. tell the story.
Sorry about your delayed flight- bummer!
Thanks 🙂 I actually got a lot accomplished, so it was a good thing… At least they had free wifi!
Your knee must be doing a lot better 🙂
Those hills? with the bus zooming by? I think I’d be scared to run there!!
PS I have a new fitness thing to tell you about. I’ve started doing “T-Tapping” it’s a series of isometric moves designed to tone & tighten (in addition to my walks). WOW can I ever feel it. You can try the workouts – for free – on their site. If you want more, you can get a DVD (which might be hard for you to do there)…. I will be interested to know how I feel in a week but so far I sure feel it. here’s the link http://t-tapp.com/
I’m going to check that out tonight when I get home from work! That is EXACTLY what I need to do… Tone and tighten.
My knee is doing better… in fact, last night I ran without my brace… I forgot to put it on and as I finished my warm up, I figured the heck with it… it did fine 🙂
The adrenalin rush from street running is crazy 😀 I liked running up on the Bowen Road pass much more!
Just stumbled across your blog and became so homesick for China! We were expats in China for the past 8 years and have now been back in the US for 7 months. Oh, what I’d give for a footie right now! I bought the Dukan Diet book when I was in HK but never gave it a real shot. I’m guessing that is what you have been doing. My blog is about my dieting experiences this past month. Hmmm, more like dieting disasters. Should I give Dukan a shot?
Hi Maria! So glad that you stopped by my blog 🙂 China is lovely, but I miss home… A LOT. Has it’s challenging times working in a Chinese hospital with no other native English speakers.
I am a Dukan die hard… I am a believer, through and through. This is the first time in my adult life that a diet has made SENSE and worked! I can see me living the Dukan life style for the rest of my life without a problem. So in answer to your question… don’t waste your time on any other diet… do Dukan now 🙂 Read the entire book… word for word, don’t skip around… and every once in a while, read it again… i’m re-reading the consolidation chapters now, since I’m so close to consolidation (the 3rd Phase)… By reading the book you will “get” why this diet works!