While I was out, I remembered how much I used to love jogging. I used to do it all the time, but I quit while I was in China because people would always point and stare and laugh and cough.
This is the street we used to live on. I know just what you're thinking, and I couldn't agree more, it is beautiful, isn't it.
Nobody runs in China, unless they've just stolen something or they're on fire. It's just not a common form of exercise.
Nope, this is how most people exercise in China
Public exercise equipment around every corner.
This must be why Chinese people are so healthy... and tired.
They also like to ride bikes. But I never saw anyone wearing a helmet. Most people just wore these welding mask things, just in case they had to perform an emergency weld.
And perfect if you're having a bad face day.
Anyway, it was sure nice going for a little jog here in America. My favorite part about jogging isn't the pain, soreness, hyperventilating, or even the vomiting.
It's the smells.
If you go for a run in the evening the smells are AMAZING! Except if garbage day is the next day and everyone remembered to take their garbage cans out to the curb, then the smells are just okay.
But every other day is fantastic.
Why? Because that's when people are making dinner and doing their laundry. The lasagna/downy smell is unbelievable. Sometimes I'll just stand by the side of someone's home, right next to the dryer vent, and try to guess which kind of detergent they use.
You'd be surprised by how many people will let a complete and sweaty stranger into their laundry rooms to see which detergent they're using.