Broken but not defeated. That’s pretty much how you can sum up the week. Both my legs are bandaged up and I’m on a course of antibiotics at the moment. My right leg is still recovering from the exhaust burn from Week 1, when I was drunk, barefoot and lost in Phuket. The story of my left leg is not quite as interesting, however. I had a small cut which somehow got infected. In a matter of days, my leg was swollen and it was hard to walk. I think I even had a fever. Fortunately, pharmacists here are like drug dealers and eagerly prescribe high dosages of antibiotics. Part of me wishes I had left at the end of Week 2.
The other part of me thinks it’s hilarious that I’m at training with bandaged up legs. It makes me look like a bad ass. Besides, when you have people older than you doing the same training plus running 8 kms a day to “warm-up”, it’s pretty hard to complain.
Apart from accommodation and training, these were the additional costs that I incurred (in USD) for the week.
Food: 1679 THB ($56)
I ate out a bit more, mainly to be social. I am in Thailand after all! I also checked out a Raw Food cafe for the first time ever, which was expensive by local standards. The food was pretty amazing actually.
Transport: 1200 THB ($40)
I rented the scooter for another week and still had plenty of gas from the week before. I guess I should do more exploring!
Massages: 500 THB ($17)
I only had two massages, both being Thai massages. I wanted to get more but with my legs the way they are, I thought it was best not to.
Supplements: 0 THB ($0)
I still had plenty of Jack3d pre-workout and Dymatize Elite Whey Protein Isolate, so I didn’t have to spend anymore.
Booze: 0 THB ($0)
I still managed to stay in the “zone” and not drink at all. DESPITE the free shots of tequila which were offered on Saturday night. Why do I always seem to get offerred free booze whenever I’m on a break from it??
Medical Supplies: 1028 THB ($35)
I had to get plenty of medical supplies for my injuries.
Total additional expenses = 4407 THB ($147)
Total additional expenses for Week 1, 2 & 3 = 10290 + 7355 + 4407 = 22052 THB ($736)
Despite the unexpected expenses from my injuries, I’ve spent less this week than in the previous two weeks. This is mainly because I was stocked up on many of the things I needed.
I thought I would be done by the end of the week but looks like I’m going to be here for one final week. So, stay tuned for Week 4!