Thursday, February 25, 2016
By Sriani Dissanayake Basnayake
Speedy, Rohini and Zita, thanks for your concern about my health and how my APR is progressing.
Rohini, the APR is not a joke, but quite real, and you will laugh hysterically when I tell you the reason for the aggravation of the APR.
I haven’t had time to contribute to the Blog these last two months, because I have been busy going for ‘sports practice’ in preparation for the Ladies’ College OGA inter house sports meet!!! No, I am not down to run in the 100 metres dash, but the events are graded in 10 year slabs, and everyone in their 70s and 80s are grouped into the over 70 category. The most “strenuous” event for us, the over 70 group, is a 25 metre walking race. There are relays and individual events, and yours truly has had to be ‘rubbed down’ with every kind of “kokatath thailaya” on returning home, for the APR gets really bad after each foray into the field of athletics.
Rohini, you may remember my sister Nirmala winning a Bronze Medal in the 200 metres at the Asian Games, while still in school, but not an iota of the athletic genes came my way. Hence you can just imagine the state of the joints of yours truly…….APR is putting it very mildly.
D- Day, the Sports Meet is scheduled for tomorrow. A long silence from my end will indicate that the old lady has been knocked out after the tremendous effort put in for the over 70 events!