The Narrow Road to the Slightly North

I took a long train ride across 6 degrees of latitude. Bangkok is about 13 degrees north, so I’ll call this a narrow road to the slightly north. When I got to Bangkok, I went straight to the snack aisle.

Weekends and bar-b-q

On the Fourth of July weekend, I might normally have a barbeque. Perhaps some potato chips too. This year I decided to mix up the menu a bit, so I skipped the potato chips and went for snacks with a higher protein content.

In which my trophy collection increases

I’ve been cutting back on the potato chips recently, and doing a bit of running. Last weekend I was up early on Sunday to join a large crowd in Surat Thani province for a 30 km run through the beautiful Khao Sok National Park.

A lot of people are saying ...

that this is the best one yet. It was quite a birdie. And, considering how I’d played the previous 14 holes, a genuine stunning one as well.

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better

On a recent visit to Thailand, there was this new flavor. That was impressive. I didn’t think it could get any better. And then, today I discovered these limited editions with a cooling sensation.

It's been some year

And I use some in the Pickwickian sense. Or I could call it quadracious. With 5.9 km this morning, I passed 2015 in total distance. 2014 still sets the standard, but I’m going after it in the year/s ahead.

Traditional pre-race meals and the beauty function on my new phone's camera

Yesterday I fueled up with some pasta and rice before today’s race. I ran the 10.75 km course in 56:48. This race is called the New Year Run.

Stakes and grass and other matters

For the past month, I’ve been making an intense study of the grasses in a rather narrow latitude, from 44 to 49°N. There are many grasses at sea level, but I find some really interesting specimens at a higher elevation.

Two years ago, this happened

Hashtag inimitable. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg-y4z_iO9Q?rel=0&w=480&h=360] For this award.

Finish times at the Orcas Island 25k

{.asset-img-link} I had never run so far, or for so much time, in my life. When I crossed the finish line at the Orcas Island 25k in 3:42:48 (or 222.