Beijing Highlights

Alrighty folks, it’s my last Beijing post!  I just wanted to hit some hot spots about our trip that I didn’t cover before.  Yes, the race was amazing and we ate some of the best food ever, but there were definitely some things I’ll never forget. The trip to Temple of Confucius was a definite highlight for me. Willie wasn’t interested in doing many tourists things and neither was I to be honest. Visiting this place was a must for me. It was so serene and pretty. We really were getting wiser by the moment just by being there. This… View Post

Race Recap: Great Wall of China Marathon

Willie and I made two rules for this race: 1. No one gets left behind. 2. Enjoy the amazing experience. Leading up to this race, I was worried about finishing in the time limit. When we went to the course meeting and found out only 20 people out of the 110 people signed up last year finished the marathon, I was really worried about finishing the race. That wasn’t going to stop me from doing it though. Race morning was a bit hard on us. I woke up at 11:30 pm to make sure we had all our stuff together.… View Post

Happy Saturday morning from Beijing

Good morning my friends but I’m pretty sure it’s Friday evening where most of you are.  I wanted to give a little update on our trip from Beijing. First off, The Great Wall of China conquered us unfortunately. It was pretty brutal. The race was very challenging and very different from a road race. This was essentially a climbing challenge because I can honestly tell you we really only ran MAYBE a mile of the entire thing and we didn’t even make it all the way through. Officially, we made it 11 miles! Those were the hardest 11 miles of… View Post

Hello from Beijing!

I’m clearly having problems with the time difference because I woke up at midnight and I was ready to go.  Willie has no problems with it though.  It’s 5:40 am right now and he’s sound asleep.  I was praying not to get out of bed before 5AM and that was hard. We arrived yesterday morning at 3:30 am.  Our flight was an hour and half early which was great.  Willie was ready to get off the plane.  I don’t know if he could have taken the full time.  It took us a long time to get our baggage event though… View Post