Monthly Archives: April 2018

Waterfalls / Tea Factory / Church Walk

Exploring the countryside a bit more, passing 2 pretty waterfalls. We saw many of those long buildings, the tea ‘factories’, where the leaves are dried and prepared for bulk shipping. Because of the Vesak holiday, most of them were closed, … Continue reading

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Good Morning Again!

After a rainy night, the mornings here tend to be stunning right around sunrise time. The air feels fresh, perfect time for a run: One thing I had to learn about running in Sri Lanka: ignore the dogs! They tend … Continue reading

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Adam’s Peak Hike

Today’s main event was hiking up Adam’s Peak, also known as Sri Pada. There is a Buddhist temple on top of the mountain and going up there is for many Sri Lankans considered a pilgrimage. I had heard before that … Continue reading

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First morning run in Tea Country

Kicking off things rather mellow with a gentle jog with wife-y dearest along the reservoir in beautiful early sunlight.

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Off to the mountains for Vesak

Thanks to the Vesak Holiday, we are having a long weekend and are heading to the heart of Sri Lanka, the tea country, a big tea plantation area in the mountains … like Italy has the wine country, we have … Continue reading

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Run after rainy night

We are off today to a trip to the mountains, and while I hope we get quite some hiking in, I wanted to make sure I have a head start and went out for a nice 10K. It had rained … Continue reading

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What’s up with that?

First off I want to congratulate those gentlemen trios that they got themselves out of bed early and onto the jogging path at Independence Square to exercise instead of sleeping in. As to WHY they have to walk 3 abreast, … Continue reading

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Performance Stats

My new watch (and in extension the Garmin Connect App) have some nice things to say 😉

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Wednesday Mix

It looked like another hot, humid morning (that’s the weather at 6AM), so I did not even bother with running outside and did a super speedy 10K on the treadmill instead. In other news: Here is a sleeping cat pic … Continue reading

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Changing Weather

6:51 AM, on the way to the gym. (27˚C, feels like 31˚C, 85% humidity) 9:32 AM, looming clouds after gym. (31˚C, feels like 35˚C, 75% humidity)

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Monday Running & Walking

Not much else to report today: It is hot and humid and I did not feel like running outdoors too long under those conditions.   So, after a bit more than 6km, I followed up with a rather speedy treadmill … Continue reading

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Look who ran 5K this morning!

Julius needed me to drive him to a playdate early Sunday morning, but I had committed to time keeping the CCR 5K City Run. Jokingly I offered that I can drive him right after, but he had to come along. … Continue reading

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Meanwhile …working on the weekend

Fresh back from her business trip and already off again to work on the weekend!

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Galle Face 10K

Despite the still hot weather, I got myself to run all the way up to Galle Face Green for some very nice ocean pictures. (And a nice sub5er 10K) And then there was the usual sunset walk, with some pretty … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … on business in the Maldives

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