Today’s Workout: 4mi run + 70 min walk
I got lost! I took my time exploring during my 4 miler and despite my best efforts to keep my bearings, I got all caught up in following a little river I’d found and then I couldn’t find my landmarks! Just over an hour of walking later I spotted my landmark building. I still call this a win as I got a great workout, a good stretching walk AND did find my way back home (eventually).
However, the lesson was not lost on me. I consider myself a competent traveller and I even pride myself on my ability to workout wherever I am, in any situation. But I was humbled when I realized I can’t speak chinese other then a few elementary words, I didn’t bring the address of my hotel, I have no idea the street it’s located on…the list could go on but effectively I was screwed if I didn’t find my way back. It occurred to me what an amatuer move it had been to bound out the door this morning with no insurance of getting back. I did bring money so I could have paid a taxi but I had no way to tell them where to take me! So here’s the lesson, I need to carry the business card (that ironicaly, I have been given) with our hotel address on it and put the phone number of our agent/manager in my contacts. And not stray so far if I don’t know how to get back.
It’s true what they say, you never stop learning.