Saturday in the Final Frontier

Saturday in Shanghai’s Final Frontier: New park stretching all around canals—boardwalks, various pathways, marshland, and only about 20 people seen within nearly two miles of running. This is what makes “countryside” living so worth it.

Li River, Guangxi, China

Guangxi Province, southern China: In this surreal landscape, how could I not go run after our boat ride down the Li River? Even if the heat index is 110F. There was no option after I saw a few folks wandering about on a pathway alongside this stunning river valley between legions of uniquely pointed karst…

Million Step Challenge for Children

Million Step Challenge for children’s heart surgeries. Please ask how you can help make a difference! At 12 day mark, I’m working ahead of schedule. Today, began running up this mountain road into a truly magical land…

Summer Break! China Adventures ‘22

Nighttime countryside cycling Just outside Xinchang ancient town, Shanghai. Stay tuned for fundraiser announcement! My Million Step Challenge has already begun…

Fengjing Town

Ran to the border of Zhejiang province this morning. It’s fenced off to prevent us scary Shanghai folk from bringing in disease. Last time I ran to this point two weeks ago, a man in red vest filmed me, assuming I was about to scale the fence. No red vest today! Best of all was…

Delivery

Shanghai Lockdown, Day 34: YES! Our company delivered two large bags of foods and toiletries, including this great Japanese cereal. Ordered two bags three weeks ago and it still hasn’t arrived. But finally got some. Traded that big box of non-vegan yogurt with a neighbor for a variety of veggies. Going to trade the coffee…

These are days

…in lockdown times Laughter of children! Could it be?? Yes! In complete darkness, kids play. Some wait till after dark, as I do to run. Best to not be harassed by security, roaming, announcing to us who yearn to be FREE. To live. The kids should not have to lie prostrate on the slide, silent,…

Not So Fun Anymore

NOW, uncensored blogging: Fuck this. I’m going running later. Back into the shadows. We live in a huge apartment complex, chock full o’ people. You’re tellin’ me we can’t go outside, with sun-wind-tons of open spaces, masks on mind you, because of 2 new infections on other side of the canal? Fuck that. We’ve all…

Check Out This Podcast:

Please check out this new podcast episode, hosted by my friend Tiffanie from Louisville’s Seneca High… podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/s03e13-kyle-macy-hall-educator-writer-marathoner-chinaedition/id1141563918

Sometimes…

Sometimes in these troubled times I’m just compelled to jump on the subway and hop over to my own private Pirates adventure… (Seriously, I was alone with the pirates. It was magical and surreal.)

It’s the Gas

Second I came out of my bedroom this morning, Serena tells me there’s no hot water and the stove is unusable. I contacted Mr. Lim, the company’s housing coordinator, via WeChat. He messaged back within 1 minute: Hi,You need to take the gas card to recharge. There is a recharging machine at the entrance of…