I woke up for my last long run of my backpacking trip (!!) at 7. I did 3 miles in the back streets of Hambantota, encountering one very aggressive stray, before doing the rest of my run on a big street looping around a reservoir. Although I’m really sad that my trip is almost over, … More 7/22/18: The Final Long Run
We headed out the door to grab breakfast from somewhere in downtown Matale, but the hotel owner told us he was giving us free breakfast. He felt bad about the party the night before, which had gone on until 11. In truth, the party didn’t bother me at all and I was able to sleep … More 7/8/18: Cheap Pomelo, Random Passionfruit (Matale, Sri Lanka)
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
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 went out for my long run at 7 and felt pretty decent most of the way. It was hot and I was tired, but I wasn’t dying. I had breakfast at the hostel, Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel, with Amanda plus a German girl who asked to sit with us. She was fine at first, … More 6/11/18: Vegan Food Tour of George Town, Penang
I decided to go for a long run this morning. I did 8 miles, most of it on the main road, but eventually I got brave enough to veer off and was immediately rewarded. I entered some real Balinese neighborhoods and saw a slice of actual life here— something that I hadn’t seen until now. … More 5/5/18: Struggling To Enjoy Bali
I woke up at 6:30 to go for a long run. I crossed the bridge to the big island next to Don Det and just explored the trails there. This is a great place to run— all trails, little to no motorcycles, friendly dogs, and gorgeous scenery. I absolutely loved all 8.5 miles of my … More 4/8/18: Must I Leave Don Det?
I woke up refreshed after not having gone to the party, and went for a long run. I did 8 miles, but barely made it. I was soooo hot I thought I was going to die in the last couple miles. On the plus side, I think I finally have a handle on stray dogs! … More 3/25/18: Koh Rong Samloem-Bound