I've been a little quiet on here of late, as work and life has been getting in the way and my running has been suffering for it. I have been in Hong Kong all week with work and have been lucky enough to have had a chance to explore this amazing city just a little bit and today I went for a run! It was my first run in over a week so I was really looking forward to it.
I was extremely lucky that right next to the hotel there was a wonderful harbourside promenade, so it was the obvious choice of route. I got out there and joined all the other morning joggers, power walkers and Tai Chi-ers going about their morning exercise.
It was absolutely stunning! I ran past a park with small petting zoo, along the waterside with fishermen casting their nets, and towards a small harbour where I turned round. All the time leaving the bustle of the Central area behind me and looking across the water to the skyscrapers with the imposing mountains behind, their peaks covered by low cloud.
It was an amazing experience and I'm so glad I packed my running gear. This run helped me rediscover the pure joy of running and I'm on an absolute high now! And guess what? To top it off I got a PB! 5K in 29.06!! That's some icing as I wasn't looking for speed at all and even stopped very briefly to take this photo - I couldn't resist!
Well I'd better go and check out of my room now, but I will be spending my last opportunity for sightseeing with a spring in my step for my return home tonight.