In an effort for good health, plus the advantages of spending time together and soaking up life in Mae Sot, Stephen & I have begun biking each weekend.
There is a Buddhist temple on the border that we bicycle out to from our house. The temple is actually on a mountain with steps leading up to it, so we climb up and down, then cycle back. When we returned for our trip to Phuket, we went out for the first time and have since made the trip every weekend.
And today was also the day we looked it up on Google maps to figure out how far we were actually going, and we counted the steps on the way up.
I was pretty much just in search of justification: is it pathetic that I am as tired as I am at the end of this?
And, yes, I do think so!
The bicycle trip is 17.3 km from our house, for a total of 34.6 km. And there are 690 steps in the middle.
Exhaustion: duly deserved. But still conquered!