It’s been a year since I started using Runkeeper — which with tonight’s crappy 6km on the treadmill comes to 942.8km of cardio (running, hiking, swimming, elliptical, cycling), despite being injured for 6 months of the year. If I could squeeze in 57.2km in the next 2 days it would be 1000km in a year! Actually I have definitely done that much hiking, but it was on James’ Runkeeper and he didn’t tag me, so I will have to have the satisfaction without the records.
I can’t even speak about how awful work is — the last time I had to deal with a situation like this was when I was landed with organising a conference for 40 Swedish hairdressers in Melbourne, with 2 weeks’ notice and a very limited budget. This job I have now is kind of worse in some ways, but at the same time I don’t really care.
And I’m horribly homesick for Australia at the moment. I blame TV playing this advert on every ad break:
ANYWAY. Let’s remember better days, a week ago I was in Unawatuna… To get to Una you take the ONLY actual real piece of road in Sri Lanka — The Freeway. It’s exactly 100km long and if you drive it in less than an hour they apparently fine you for driving over the speed limit of 100km/h. Clever huh. It was a treat to be on a road free from tuk-tuks and crazy drivers. Vijay who was driving has a lovely theory on why the people here drive in the middle of the road with complete disregard for logic, or, you know, other drivers: They like to feel like they are the King of the Road! Sweet, but I was glad to escape for an hour…
Friday night, we hit the beach as soon as we arrive!
This little guy hung out under my bed at the beach. Yes, he was truly smaller than my flip-flops.
We stayed here…
The wild dogs dig themselves bed in the warm sand as the sun sets…
Full moon! Full moon means it’s a holiday in Sri Lanka! yay!
And holidays mean drinks by the beach with friends.
When we woke up the next day there were monkeys in the trees outside, but they proved impossible to photograph… Still, I tried:
We went down to the beach again, to have breakfast at this restaurant.
Apparently all the staff got destroyed at a party the night before… but the one guy up and about did a good job of serving me pineapple juice and pineapple… my favourites.
oh god they’re running the Australia ad again… help… must be the 20th time tonight!
Vijay and I went to Galle — post upcoming, yes yes — and then came back and met Emy for lunch. On the beach, of course.
I can never get enough pictures of doggies.
Ok… I am going to try really hard to only chose a couple more beach pictures, it’s really not that exciting to see I know, but I didn’t do much else at Una and it was so beautiful… The water is really the perfect temperature, but the waves are very strong and it takes a bit of knack to get in and out of the ocean without getting knocked over and filled with sand and salt! Once you’re out past the immediate shore, the huge waves carry you up and down and it’s so much fun, as long as you don’t panic about the sheer size of the wave rushing towards you…