So, for the running part: yes the usual training runs were had, including the standard long-but-not-very-long-long run to West Lake, around it, and back home. I need to figure out a way to increase my kilometres for my future long runs without just doing extra laps of the lake - I love running around the lake but you can have too much of a good thing hey! Severely missing my trail runs (and trail running buddies too!) and any kind of stair or hill training. On Saturday I am off to explore Cat Ba island (about 3 hours from Hanoi) though so you better believe I will be taking my trainers with me and aiming to get in a few trail runs around the jungle like national park (so I've heard). Will be amazing to be back to fresh air and nature, whatever I end up doing (I'm aiming for: trail runs, hiking, rockclimbing, and of course: G&T and cold beer drinking with new friends).
Mind you this is the 3rd day in a row where I can see BLUE SKY and the sunshine is currently streaming through my windows. Makes up for the on and off torrential rain and dramatic thunderstorms that have been happening, and the air feels a lot better and clearer too.
I'll keep this short and sweet today: off to make hay while the sun shines. For hay, read = run, do some errands, do some work, think about potential cheese jokes for tonight's 3rd round of stand-up comedy! Yewwww!! It's happening again: if you're in Hanoi, come on down to The Doors tonight for some fun times! (And ahem, yes, I know this image is not exactly true to life! Wishful thinking on my part, perhaps?)