Although I did get in a slightly longer run this morning, around West Lake (Tay Ho). Want to see the 'real' part of whichever country you're travelling in or visiting? Check out the early morning crowd. Especially Sunday early mornings I reckon. It was all go. So much life, bustle, happiness, fishermen, market-sellers, street sweepers, dudes playing hackie-sack, cyclists in lycra, and a fair amount of people just chilling too. Running through this amazing vitality this morning has meant a permanent happy smile on my dial during said long run, and its lingering still. Actually, it's showing no signs of dissipating whatsoever. Feel like I've made a very good decision by coming back here to live for a while. They say to trust your gut/your instinct right? Every fibre in my being is shouting a resounding 'yes!' about my coming back here. So, am going with that. And it feels great.
What also felt great was finally getting my Wooters running singlet JUST in time before I left Newcastle! Oh the irony right... Here's me happily blending in with the rest of the Woot-pack after the Wootervals session on Monday night - I know right?! Like an orange Where's Wally challenge: I challenge you to find me now! (Hint: I'm in the orange top.)
Actually, there is THIS event later in the year, and whilst, no it's not in Vietnam, it's in Cambodia (just next door) and how amazing would it be?! A half marathon through the stunning and wondrous Angkor Wat?! Plus it's for a great cause and raises relief for victims of antipersonnel mines in Cambodia (and is attended by many landmine victims each year) including funds for prosthetic limbs and social reintegration programs, amongst other things. Check it out: http://www.angkormarathon.org/
So, come on - save the date: Sunday 4th December 2016. Entry until September is a bargain price of just US$66 and your entry fee goes to a very good cause.
Who's with me?? Do YOU want to run through Angkor Wat???
This could be us in December. just saying...: