The positives exercise wise have been that I have done a version of core every day of this trip. The negatives are that I didn't run on Wednesday or Thursday. Wednesday was the final day of this inspection and I had a dinner with all high end stakeholders (I hate that word, really, yet I continue to use it) and didn't get home unitl 11:00. Today I slept in after meeting 114 people over 4 days plus 4 90 minutes on Wednesday and a 3 hour dinner meeting. I then went shopping for gifts and did some actual sightseeing. It was actually well worth it and I am really glad I did it. I took about 140 pictures. I never really get to sightsee on these inspections so it was nice to do so. The downside is I didn't run those two days.
I did run Monday and Tuesday and both those runs were fantastic. They were watch runs. I turned it on and worked my way around various areas of the city until I knew I'd run at least 12k both days. The Monday run was the opposite direction of the Sunday run so that was great. Nice terrain, no real hills to speak of and of course around 100 F, still a very smooth run, but of course my feet still hurt and that nagging thing on the right knee (behind it) was there.
On Tuesday I ran east toward Iran :) I ran through the diplomatic quarter, the government building section and the opera house and palace area. It was a beautiful run, even in the dark and great to keep my head up and just look at all the architecture surrounding me. A smooth piece of work that I enjoyed.
I'm done here, posting late, getting on a plane. Back to Kyiv.