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... of the) kids now. Tomorrow a long run, 7ish start to be back to check out by 10.
On a running note, I played around with the spreadsheet. Up to today last year I'd run 1911km, this 2196. September was shocking last year, though, and oddly, I ran further in 4 of 5 months last year, which hardly suggests such a gap in mileage. Last year was a big step from four years of declining totals, albeit with cycling added. The ...
... flying past but we got excited every time we saw one. Our accommodation in Kyoto was a 100 year old traditional home which had been refurbished. It was all timber and really quaint. We were very close to the historic geisha area and numerous buddhist temples and shinto shrines. Once we were settled we borrowed the bikes which were provided and took off to explore. We found 3 temples almost immediately and had great fun exploring the local ...
... pack of pineapple flavored
candy, of which I have become fond.
Victor was already in line for the train, and I joined him by stepping
in front of a small Japanese lady. I
nodded respectfully to her and she smiled and made eye contact. That hadn’t happened before and so I hatched
a plan. I offered her a candy. She accepted with a surprised smile. She and Victor chatted away in Japanese all
the way to Osaka. Way
... too long.
The train was an "express" train from Kyoto to Kansai, stopping at only 2 Osaka stations before arriving at Kansai a little over 2 hours later. Since we arrived quite early at the airport, we had quite a bit of time to kill, which honestly passed quite quickly. After browsing the airport shops, including another 100 yen store, and grabbing some dinner, we were down to our last few hundred yen. Once again our spending ...
... When you can see past the crowds that is! I felt like I had walked into rush hour but the temple complex's more hidden qualities were enough compensation as I climbed to a series of small shrines where I was encouraged to rub a bronze Buddha statue and make a wish. I sealed the deal with a ￥10 donation before descending below the pagoda where I could see the lattice of wooden beams employed to hold up the impressive structure. I continued my way down and ...