Monday, February 21, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sir Cecil's Ride Trail Run (ie the big mistake)

Trail runners or miners?  There are reasons why you should only do one big run a week.

If you are smarter than me, perhaps you don't have to keep reading.

CNY Lantau Hike

Well you knew I would squeeze in some kind of outdoor activity on this long weekend.  And for my first time ever, a hike on the isle of Lantau.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Greenpower 25k

My longest distance to date, and my first trail race ever!
25 kilometers (15.5 miles) in 5:53:23
116 out of 179 females

The full report...

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tin Hau to Stanley via the Twins

Yes, those would be The Twins.  Keep reading!


I'm dying to get back into climbing.  It's been months and months and months.  But the trip to Boulderland was not the way to go.  It should have been fun, going with a group of friends and not excluding those not certified for the King's Park wall. 

Strike 1: BFE.  It was pretty far.  Living in HK, things are usually only a few minutes away, so any distance is annoying.  If this was the only strike I could have lived with it.

Strike 2: Open the door and you are overwhelmed with the smell of feet.  Someone immediately turned around.  If I knew that was an option, I would have done so as well. 

Strike 3: As a safety precaution when bouldering, you'll find crash pads below you to safely land on.  Instead we got mattresses.  Dirty, old, nasty MATTRESSES.  It was like something out of a horror movie I swear.  How do you even clean that and keep it sanitary?  Major strike.  No wonder it smelled.

Strike 4: The place wasn't that big, but boy was it crowded!  We had to take turns and wait awhile for the walls.  There wasn't really any place to stand because people were falling from the sky.  It made me so uncomfortable.

Add all that up and I didn't climb for more than 30 seconds.  And adventure for sure, but never again!

Run to the Peak

Hello, who's got some major catching up to do?  Mostly it's been a lot of training.  Still.  Including a night run up to the Peak.