Sunday, January 7, 2018

Weekly Wrap - Pile on the Miles

We spent the better part of the two week holiday packing in all kinds of touristy activities while both middleC and littleC were here together. Now that middleC has returned to the US, things have slowed down a bit. Fortunately, littleC also has a passion for all things fitness.

I'm super excited to be kicking off 2018 with a couple of good runs after taking an unintentional break (my last run was the Santa Night Run). Without setting any specific goals, I do hope to continue my healthy running streak. If that means I end up logging more miles than last year, great. If not, also great. As long as I'm running I'll be happy.

And being able to run with littleC while she is here definitely makes me happy! On Wednesday I took her on my favorite 5K loop along the water and through the park. It was a tough run for me. I had trouble getting a comfortable breathing rhythm and ended up with a very painful side stitch.

On Friday, I ran that same route but stopped at the fitness center to meet mrC and littleC for an hour of fun tennis. This run was much, much better. I have a couple of ideas for why that is: 1) I ran faster (true), so I had less time to think about how hard it was (ha), 2) it was cooler (66F versus 72F), 3) I got about 3 inches of hair cut off so I was lighter on my feet (haha) 4) (and probably the most likely reason) it was just one of those good run days.

The rest of the week looked like this:

Monday - Sightseeing with the kids: Big Buddha and Tai O fishing village

Tuesday - More sightseeing: ding ding tram to a rooftop lunch and a spin in the Observation Wheel

Wednesday - Took middleC to the airport and family 5K

Thursday - GRIT class

Friday - Two mile run and one hour of tennis

Saturday - rainy day bowling

Sunday - Rest day

Most of the weekend was rainy and a winter monsoon (strong winds) is causing Hong Kong temperatures to drop rapidly starting today. It might actually get below 50 degrees!

How was your week?
Did you have guests over the holidays?

I'm linking up with Holly  and Wendy for the Weekly Wrap!


  1. Oh my just under 50 degrees would still be a heat wave. It has not been out of single digits for over a week. So cold here in Pennsylvania. I have not done bowling in ever! That would be a great rainy day activity.

  2. I think even a few degrees cooler in the weather makes a big difference in performance. That and humidity. You've been having so much fun with the kids! I haven't been bowling in ages. My sister usually stays with me over the holidays but couldn't this year. I sure did miss her. Thanks for linking!

  3. I didn't realize it would get that cool in HK! I bet that will feel good but you will be wanting your heat back. Enjoy the break.

    Thanks for linking up!

  4. I had to laugh at your comment about cutting you hair! Your hair does look thick, so it legit is probably heavy. I have a lot of hair, but it's really fine (light as a feather LOL)...too bad I can't use that as a valid excuse. It's great that you've had so much time with the kids!

  5. Wow, you really are getting a good bit of time in with the kids! I know you are enjoying it. Bowling is always a fun rainy day activity ...even though I'm terrible at it, I do enjoy it. I haven't played tennis in years!!

  6. What a busy week for you!

    So fun that you went bowling! I used to love it but stopped doing it - thanks for reminding me that I should try it again and soon!

    50 degree weather sounds amazing right about now, lol.

  7. Sounds like the kids had a lot of fun! My hubby studied with someone who is now based in Hong Kong and would absolutely love to visit him and his family one day. It sounds like an amazing place.

  8. You definitely had an awesome and busy week, Amy! Keep up the awesome work! ;)


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