After a few days living in Jinju and checking out the river near my place, I decided to go for a run the next morning. I woke up around 6am and prepared for the morning run. Back in the US, I used to get up early in the morning to go the gym. I worked two jobs while I was waiting to leave and was always scheduled to work closing shifts at both jobs.To this day, I’m still used to getting up early, despite not going to work until 11am. After some stretching, I headed to the Namgang river.
As I walked around for about half a mile before running one thing I noticed was that many of the locals who were walking were seniors. There was an occasional young and middle age Korean but the main walkers were seniors. Many seniors who cared about their health were out walking, riding bicycles or running, chatting with their friends. As I ran, they would stop talking and looked, then go back to talking to each other.
Running down the path there were some outdoor exercise equipment for the seniors to use. Some of the equipment you could find at your local gym. With the exception being that it was designed for seniors and there is no weights to add resistance to it.
After about a 2.5 mile run, I headed home to get some extra sleep and prepare for work at the school.
Next day, I took a different route and found this hill with a nice view of Jinju. My legs were on fire when I made it to the top, but it was worth every step. Seeing the view of my neighborhood made me glad I came to Korea and look forward to creating new bonds, trying amazing foods and eventually go hiking.
As i head back to my aparatment, I pulled a Zoro(from One Piece). I got lost on my way back and it did take me about 20 minutes to find a familiar area.
But I did some new shops and a couple of PC Bang’s I plan to check out eventually. So stay tuned for the Minority Traveler.