I'll be posting all my workouts here...well, maybe not all. But if you're interested in following what I'm doing feel free to read and/or join me!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bike Ride

The weather has been nice this week!

16 km (to Chuo elementary school and back)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Kanazawa Relay Marathon

I did 2 laps this year and managed to stay under 10 minutes for both of them (just over 2km each).

A fun run after all the chaos and cancellations were worked out. Unfortunately my last relay marathon in Japan :(

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Step Aerobics

An hour's worth.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Baby Swimming

Tonight I went baby swimming with Yuusuke, Miki and Hanna-chan.
It was their first time. Hanny is 5 months old and did pretty well for her first time.
She doesn't like getting her face wet yet, so we're working on it. Too bad the baby pool has a big water fountain, it's noisy and she doesn't like it at all, even though it's warmer than the big pool.

Thursday, May 08, 2008


2000m tonight. Not bad for being out so long.
The pool is def better for my lungs at the moment.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Bike to the beach

I took the riverside route today and biked to the beach and back in the sunshine.
It's exactly 25km.

Monday, May 05, 2008



to the second bridge and back

it's getting hot out!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A real bikeride

I biked to the beach with Janet, then we walked the length of the beach and then I biked home

walk:about 4km

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

dusting off the cobwebs

The bike is out!

I biked to the beach and back -not all at once...there was a lot of eating and drinking in between...but 25k total.

Monday, April 28, 2008


20min run to the 2nd bridge
30min walk back

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Eep, my last post was March 9!?!

Last week I started up yoga again after a month off due to family and illness.

Yesterday I managed to go for a nice 90 minute walk.

The Kanazawa relay is a couple of weeks away and the Kurobe Road Race is in a month!


Sunday, March 09, 2008


Sunday was another trek to Seaside Valley.
Janet and I headed out in the morning and despite the sunny, hot weather, the snow was pretty good! We met up with 4 other friends by chance and spent the day making fun of each other and having a great time.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


Today Chika and I were joined by Janet and Susan. It's nice to have someone else who is just as inflexible as I am for Chika to laugh at!!

Monday, March 03, 2008


The shoulder NEEDS attention.

In the mean time, I'll continue boarding.
Sunday was sunshine and fresh air. The hill was dead so lots of room to play.
Lee, Yuki and I had a great day.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


20minutes of walking around the track.
60minutes of yoga.

I had an off day at yoga last night. I thought we were going to be in the big gym so I dressed really warm (they don't head the gyms in Japan). But instead, we were in the small aerobics/dance room, which IS heated...needless to say I was hotter than Hades.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Boarding In Akakura

I spent Saturday and Sunday fighting crazy snow and wind so that I 'could enjoy'.

The weather was terrible, but the company was great.

Friday, February 22, 2008


Walked home from work today.


Snowboarding tomorrow!!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008


400 kick

that's all I could do.

now I remember why I stopped : my shoulder is killing me. can't wait to be back in CA so I can go see a specialist.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I went to the Nyuzen gym and walked on the track for 35 minutes, then joined Chika for YOGA!

It was great, the instructor did a lot of balance poses, which I love.

Monday, February 18, 2008

A warm welcome back to the pool.

Went to the pool for the first time in months today. I haven't had the urge to go in a while since my shoulder is still chronic. I got a warm welcome from a creepy guy in the lane next to me. The first time I stopped he did a turn and blatantly paused to stare at me under water, the second time I stopped he stopped too and then dunked his head under the water and stared at me. I held my flutter board in front of me so he couldn't get a view of anything. Then the 3rd time I stopped he was at the wall and as I was getting out of the pool he turned to me and said, 'Sexy!'. I ignored him so he said it louder two more times. What a great way to start up at the pool again!

400 Kick
4x100 pull (ouch - I am out of shape)
400 Kick nb

Also went snowboarding yesterday at Seaside. The powder was incredible and I spent half my time digging myself out of the snow. It's nice to have days when you can just tear it up and if you fall you know that you aren't going to do any damage.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Back at it.

It's time to get back at this. I have 5.5 months before I head home and want to make my time remaining here count. Time to restart the mileage meters and start taking account of what I'm doing again.

What I have been doing since the fall.

Pretty much a whole lotta nothin'. I've stopped swimming. Not that I really wanted to, but until I get the shoulder properly looked at, I'm not going to risk further injury. I might start up some kind of schedule in the spring, but for the remainder of the winter I will stick to boarding and yoga.

Chika and I started yoga a couple of months ago. We try to go once a week to a power yoga class in Nyuzen. It's an hour long, the instructor is great and it's something that I look forward to every Wednesday. I think I'm improving, although I don't really have anything proof to confirm that, other than my toes are getting a little closer to my fingers and I can hold a pose for longer. I have good balance, but zero flexibility. I bought a couple of good books while I was home and the goal is do be doing it regularly at least 3 times a week.

On the weekends I head to the mountains. The snow is a lot better this year and I have been out 6 times this season. I have good days and I have bad, but the idea of being outside all day keeps me motivated during the week.