Monthly Archives: September 2019

Long Z2 run

Yesterday I learnt a lot about how beneficial ‘slow’ runs can be, keeping my heart rate in Z2, roughly under 150BPM in my case. My pride has hindered me from letting my pace drop under 6min/km. Even though I know … Continue reading

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CCR Sunday

Today was again our monthly 5K city run, and as usual, it was up to me to help with the time keeping and take the ‘official’ finish line photos of the 50+ participating runners. The day had started pretty wet … Continue reading

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Commedia dell’Arte

A rare glance into Julius’ school life: His drama teacher was kind enough to share the commedia dell’arte performances the teens had to come up with all by themselves and then perform in front of grade 5 students. I think … Continue reading

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Birthday Dinner

Once again we returned to Shangri-La’s Capital Bar & Grill to celebrate Ritsu’s Birthday. And once again there was cake πŸ˜‰ But somehow it felt much colder this time and they even offered a shawl for the lady and Julius … Continue reading

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Meanwhile… in BKK

On business trip in Bangkok, Ritsu first thought that no one there would know about her birthday… how wrong she was! Not only did the colleagues around her have cake after lunch, nope, even the hotel where she is staying … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mommy!

La Mamma is traveling and we sent her a quick video sing-a-song early in the morning… too silly to post the whole thing πŸ˜‰ Cat was confused… And in the evening, to mark the special occasion, we went out to … Continue reading

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Good morning!

Short rain break it seems and there’s still plenty of puddles around. But enough time for a 10K before it pours again.

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Good Morning

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Crazy Weather!

We are getting pummeled here by heavy rains and this has been going on for about a month now, very atypical for this time of year (the weather is broken!) They are also issuing warnings left and right …

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CCR Sunday

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Another 14K

There was again a lot of rain since Tuesday and even this morning, but when I was ready to go it looked ok and actually stayed like that for the ~90 minutes I was out … and then it rained … Continue reading

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Single Use Plastic

This island is drowning in plastic trash and the people here seem to bother very litte and do even less. But they like to promote that they are aware and fully on board with making things better … like this … Continue reading

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Sunset Walk

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Meanwhile

young suicide bombers. … Ms. Ritsu Nacken, UNFPA Representative in Sri Lanka said, β€œAt UNFPA, we strive to ensure that every young person achieves their fullest potential. This means providing an open and safe space for youth to exercise their … Continue reading

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Surprise! No Rain!!!

After the long weekend of too much rain and / but many happy treadmill runs, this morning I finally got out again for a long run along the Indian Ocean

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