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First jog in London
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(Crossposted from [community profile] exercise_every_day .)

Thanks to jet lag I was out the door around 5:30 this morning. Jogged to Hyde Park and around the Serpentine, per [personal profile] rydra_wong 's suggestion, got back to the B&B around 7 am. I didn't realize when I booked this room that I was plopping down in the middle of embassy central...I've never seen so many crazy fancy cars in one place (not that I'm complaining). Bentleys, Aston-Martins, Jags are as thick on the ground here as pickup trucks and Hondas in Austin.

I paused during the jog for some calisthenics. 3 sets of: 10 inverted rows (hanging from a guardrail), 20 push-ups, 10 squats. Then back to jogging.

(And I performed a kata for some sleepy geese. They were not impressed.)

I was impressed, however. This is my first time in London, and for an impressionable boy from Texas it's hard to imagine a better way to watch the city slowly wake up in the morning. At one point I could look to the right and see fog hugging green grass like a scene from The Hound of the Baskervilles, and then I could look to the right and see the blue curve of the Eye on the horizon, winking at rosy-fingered dawn.

I think I'm in love.

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London had that effect on me too

Beautiful city - one that's a real city, if you get my meaning. It's got a personality its own, distinct from that of its inhabitants. I suppose New York and Paris are the same, though I've never been to either.

I'm more than a little envious of you guys - don't forget to spend a day (or more) at the British Museum.

Re: London had that effect on me too

Spent the afternoon in the British Museum, but the jet-lag caught up with me again around 3 pm, forcing me to have a foamy espresso drink and a lemon tart. And then some dessert.

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