Oct 23, 2011

A wet weekend in Yongchuan

We were both feeling tired from the hectic weekdays of teaching and everything that goes along with it! This week was my birthday, we got to judge a singing contest, teach yoga, play ping pong, learn Chinese, run, go to the gym to do weights, spin and yoga lessons AND teach over 70 kids and get them ready for ‘real’ life which will appear before them sooner rather than later…

This weekend proved to be a misty one in Yongchuan. We had a well deserved sleep in on Saturday, and did some things around the house. I also finally got around to fixing up my itune songs and ipod touch playlists. We were going to head out on a bike ride but the weather was unmotivating so we decided instead we would hit up the gym with weights and a spin class. I managed to do a yoga class at home with my online yoga program which was grand! In the evening, Andrew and I headed out to the gym to buff ourselves up and spin our brains out with flashing lights, really loud pop music and a very entertaining instructor and about 20 other Chinese people. I was thoroughly impressed with the lady in the back corner, she was wearing a fancy dress, with leg tights and nice shoes… We finished off our evening by watching House of Flying Daggers, a movie that was shot on Tea Mountain in the Bamboo Forest not too far from where we live. I have to say I am proud of the bamboo scene... Proud of little Yongchuan and its now famous park!

Sunday we enjoyed another sleep in, made a great breakfast of eggs, potatoes, and veggies along with a banana/date yogurt/black sesame smoothie and coffee. We then headed out towards Tea Mountain, the secret way up along dirt roads, farms, and forests. The fog was thick which gave the run a little bit of a surreal horror movie feel to it. We found some trails through bamboo forests and decided to play in there for awhile… The run was about 3hours with some playing around in the bamboo… Our first and last long run before the Hangzhou marathon coming up Nov 6th.

live, love, laugh,...DREAM!


seanverret said...

Lina - how can I get in touch with you? I think you do acrobatic yoga and live on the north shore. We have an event going on called FEAT (featcanada.ca) and are looking for a demonstration before the speakers begin.

Please contact me by email at sean AT featcanada DOT com

Thanks so much!

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