Monthly Archives: February 2019

Good Morning Colombo!

Beautiful blue sky, not too hot and somehow I started rather speedy and ended up with a 5K just above 5min/km and added a bit for cool down. There is this pretty pink tree in full bloom right now, reminds … Continue reading

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Two hot 10K runs.

After a mellow ‘no-run’ Monday, I tried my best yesterday and today, but the heat is on and after 7:30 it is already too hot. Yesterday was more mellow and I did not even feel like finishing 10K, but kept … Continue reading

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Surprise! Pepper is a BOY!

From the moment Pepper came to us and I tried to gender ID him with the help of the internet, I was convinced he was a boy. But the vet at the clinic we brought him for first shots sounded … Continue reading

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Cooking up a Storm

For science class, Julius has to create a plant / leaf model by cooking different small dishes (if I understand the assignment correctly), each dish representing some part of photosynthesis … I think I somehow got lost in all the … Continue reading

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The Ironman Volunteering Experience

The day started very early, our first ‘briefing’ was scheduled for 4:15 AM, about 6km from home. So I got up at 2:50, got ready and started running at 3:30 to get there. They had arranged for a shuttle bus … Continue reading

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Ironman Volunteering!

After the big success of last year’s Ironman event, it was pretty clear that they would do this again (Since it did not turn into the fiasco of 2012, nobody is willing to talk about ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) I had quite … Continue reading

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The Vegan “Beyond Meat” Burger!

Today I got to try the latest in mock meat achievements. Our small vegan restaurant here in Colombo managed to bring 80 patties of this faux meat all the way from Canada. And they are about to sell out and … Continue reading

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Into Port for Sunrise HM+

Tomorrow is Ironman again and for this special occasion they opened up the port for practice. Though I am not participating as an athlete this time around, this was too good an occasion to pass up. It’s about 7km from … Continue reading

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Long & strange Power Out in the Heat!

Last night around 10:20 I had noticed that something went wrong with our power grid. Everything (including AC and fans!) went out for about an hour but then ‘came back’. After some checking I found that this was a weird … Continue reading

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Pretty Birds

Spotted on my way to the park today. Crows are actually more of a very dark, iridescent blue rather than simply black. Inside the park then, while running, I managed to capture some kind of large water fowl in my … Continue reading

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Breakfast Smoothie

My daily drinkable breakfast is getting more intricate with all those ingredients I keep finding. Not only local fruit like soursop, which I recently used for the first time, but also all kinds of nuts & seeds. While some of … Continue reading

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Run with Elephants

Another glorious morning, another glorious run. On my way up to Galle Face I discovered that someone had left their 5-6 elephants out, parked by Beira lake over night ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Like Father, Like Son

Picture from last night’s fancy dinner outing. On occasion we have fun with wearing the same outfit. And he is really getting tall!

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Sunset Run

Since I was busy with time-keeping and taking finisher photos at today’s CCR City 5K run, and it’s just too hot during the day, I went out at sunset time. Still pretty hot, but I had enough recharge time since … Continue reading

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