Ben in Hong Kong©

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Early Mornings

For the past 4 weeks I have been waking up between 5.30am and 6.00am and doing some sort of fitness activity Monday - Friday, only missing 2 days in total due to weather. This is not about weight loss but more as a way to deal with stress at work and it does make me feel better and calmer so that's quite good.

This morning at 5.30am I took a trip up to the Wan Chai Gap, which I have mentioned a little bit on this blog before. The Wan Chai Gap is a running path cut into the mountain above Hong Kong that offers amazing views of the skyline whilst being surrounded by jungle and the occasional waterfall.

It's nice to go up there and get some fresh air before work but there are also quite a few Chinese mini temples near the track too. So on a few occasions you can be running in the morning and suddenly find yourself smothered in incense smoke from an old lady holding 50 or more burning joss sticks and praying. This happened twice to me today and and it really makes your eyes sting!


mum said...

glad we helped you find it x

Anonymous said...

Almost like a swim in a steamy lake. That has been a good exercise in the morning.