Athletes describe pushing their bodies to the limit and entering a euphoric state as their brain sloshes endorphins and other chemicals around their bloodstream. Some call it the runner’s high. Sadly, when I push my body to the limit, I usually just vomit. I have never achieved the so-called runner’s high, and perhaps that is part of the reason I hate exercising.
Just around the corner from my house in Beijing there’s a restaurant called Donkey BBQ. It has several stars on China’s Yelp equivalent and I’ve heard good things from Western friends who’ve eaten there.