I went for an 8-mile run through the streets of Anuradhapura. There were so many stray dogs, it was crazy. Some of them were pretty scary, barking a lot and chasing after me. I also saw a lot of monkeys. Some on the ground, some in trees, and others climbing across telephone wires. Other than … More 6/30/18: The Birthplace of Buddhism In Sri Lanka: Mihintale
Adrian and I woke up at 5:15 to catch the train from Colombo to Anuradhapura, an ancient city known for its historical ruins and temples. We got an Uber at 5:30 and were at the train station by 6. We weren’t sure which platform to wait on, but we needn’t have worried— as soon as … More 6/29/18: Disrespecting the Buddha (Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka)
I did a huge loop around the neighborhood for my morning run, ending near the big morning market by the hotel. I went up to the same coffee lady as the day before. There two girls were ahead of me ordering coffee. Once they were done, I didn’t even say anything and she started making … More 6/27/18: Traveling to SRI LANKA!
Isabeau had to leave for her flight at 7:30, so we all said bye to each other before she got in her cab to the airport. I went for a run. I did 1 mile warm up, then 2 minutes hard pace followed by 1 minute recovery for 2 miles, then 1 mile cool down, … More 6/26/18: Running Around Bangkok
I started my morning with a long run. The first 4 miles were pretty uneventful— I just had to get through some hills and fatigue. But then, on my way back from Long Beach to the bungalow, a big black dog saw me from his house and ran full-speed toward me. He showed his teeth … More 6/23/18: Night Train To Bangkok
I woke up and went for a run on the trails. It was finally sunny out! The bungalow dogs followed me part of the way, which was really sweet. About a mile away from the bungalow, I saw a scary-looking dog guarding one of the buildings. I was too afraid to go past it, thinking … More 6/21/18: The Only 3 Tourists On Koh Chang
I started my 5-mile run along the river in Krabi. About a mile down, the path turned into a big park with tons of people doing their morning exercise– some jogging, some walking, others playing basketball, and still others doing tai-chi. I rarely get to exercise among others in Asia, so it was really nice … More 6/19/18: Slow Journey To Koh Chang Noi
I tried to go for a run, but I was unsure where to go since this island is so tiny. I first ran to Long Beach, going through beaches and random tracks along the way. Once I got there, I turned back and ran to the main pier by Ton Sai town. I went all … More 6/17/18: Phi Phi Makes You Koo Koo
I started the day with a slow and steady 5-mile run around northern Koh Lanta. There weren’t too many stray dogs, but there was one big white guy who started barking really aggressively at me… I had to yell “hey!” multiple times in my scary dog-evader voice before he gave up and left me alone. … More 6/15/18: Partying In Phi Phi
I woke up at 7:30 at Adrian & co’s Airbnb in Old Town Koh Lanta. I had gotten locked out of my hostel the night before and crashed on their living room mattress for the night. Adrian drove me back to my hostel, which I felt really bad about. But the public transportation in Koh … More 6/14/18: Oh My Lanta!