Today I hiked up The Great Wall of China to the top of Wohushan (卧虎山) or Crouching Tiger mountain. It was not an easy climb, but the views made it incredibly worth it. This section of the wall has not been reconstructed since the Ming Dynasty — so much of it was in ruins. The…… Continue reading 卧虎山 Crouching Tiger Mountain
Beijing has so far been one of the most amazing cities I have ever been to. Even with my hectic travels, it was soooooo worth it. After my Spartan Race on Saturday, I opted for heading to bed rather early and tackling the Forbidden City Sunday morning. I awoke today to one of the most…… Continue reading An Adventure in 北京 (Beijing)
A month ago I knew I wanted to take a trip. I wasn’t set on where I wanted to go until I noticed there was a Spartan Race in Beijing. I was a big fan of obstacle course races back in the US — so I was excited to get the opportunity to run one…… Continue reading Spartan Race Beijing
I’s not about the destination — it’s about the journey. I’ve always disagreed strongly with this idea. I love to visit new places, but I have the actual traveling part. But this post isn’t about the destination because I haven’t even made it that far yet. This is about my journey to Beijing — the…… Continue reading Beijing Trip
owever now I’ve hit a bit of a wall and am having a hard time sticking with this no alcohol thing. The goal was to not drink alcohol this summer – and I want to stick with my goal, so I figured if I finally shared what I was doing with others I’d be able to hold myself accountable.
So many things go into training for a marathon — but personally I believe there’s one aspect that is way more difficult to overcome than the rest. Is it buying all the (right) gear? Picking the right training plan? Choosing the marathon to run? Learning to fuel your body right? Actually putting in the miles? While all of those things might be considered the hardest for some people, personally I don’t believe any of those things are actually the hardest part of training for a marathon.
This morning I went to a Yoga class in a small studio located in the apartment building directly behind where I live. I had been communicating with the instructor via WeChat for the past few days, and she gave me a free lesson to come check out her classes. The instructor, Stella, spoke almost no…… Continue reading 瑜伽 (Yoga)