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My first full marathon, successfully completed!

The 25th Osaka Yodo-river Citizens' Marathon, 10km run on November 4 and registration the day before the half and full marathon held on November 5. I went to pick up my bib to check the venue. 10K run men 33 min, women 44 min. Wow, too fas…

I'm running a marathon this fall.

Last time I entered into 2020 Guam marathon but it's postphoned and cancelled, My running mate encouraged me to run a marathon, so I got off my butt and I decided to run in Osaka Yodo-River Citizens' Marathon first of all. It has been thre…

I'd probably be better off jogging alone.

I usually go to Nagai Park for jogging after I wake up in the morning, but lately I have been finding it hard to jog with my jogging friends. In a sense, I live each day with an "I am what I am" stance. Therefore, the people who happen to …

I got a new Kindle with pink fabric case

I got my first Kindle in September 2015, and I got another Kindle Paperwhite 7th generation during Amazon Prime Day in 2017. I gave my dad my first Kindle when he was in a hospital to kill time, then he was so happy to read without glasses…

I love Starbucks sakura chiffon cake with sakura beverage!

I posted the following article 2 years ago, and last year Feb 21, 2022 And I was looking for the sakura chiffon cake yesterday. The Sakura Chiffon Cake is a popular limited-time-only item, and was sold out at the first Starbucks I visited,…

Ain't I a Beckoning Cat?

Earlier I mentioned that one of my jogging buddies opened a cafe and I also started computer classes there. The cafe is just on my way home from my morning jog, so I sometimes stop there before it opens. But strangely enough, after I enter…

Contents of my Starbucks Lucky Bag 2023

I previously posted that I won the Starbucks Lucky Bag 2023 lottery sale. Since I usually spend the first two days of the New Year with my family and am usually busy, I decided to specify delivery on the morning of January 3. However, they…

New Year's Holiday 2023

I usually have New Year's Eve soba at my parents' house at the end of the year and stay there, but this year I welcomed the New Year at home because my morning jogging friends invited me to go watch the first sunrise together. Sunrise time…

I won the Starbucks Lucky Bag 2023 lottery sale

In Japan, lucky bags are sold in many places during the New Year holidays. It's normal for the contents of a lucky bag to be hit or miss. However, you are not likely to be too disappointed with the Starbucks Lucky Bag. This is because ther…

I cannot live in Sheeple Society

I have a TV, but I don't watch it. Because it looks like a bunch of crap shows and propaganda. They seem to be deliberately trying to sway and polarize viewers to fight each other. Most of them seem to be played by rad actors, and the medi…

Sweet Potato Series at Starbucks Japan

Starbucks Japan offers the sesonal products from Thursday, September 21st. YAKIIMO (Baked Sweet Potato) Brulee Frappuccino is very popular and sells out quickly. You should get it on weekdays, by 3 pm, maybe?

I've ordered bifocal lenses - I am no longer young?

Lately, I have been having difficulty seeing my Apple Watch in my hand when I am wearing my glasses for distance. After I take off the glasses, I can see my hand clearly. So, first of all, I got a pair of glasses for middle-distance viewin…

I bought the pink leather bag

I was having trouble keeping up with all the coins in my purse, so I deposited the extra coins and 10,000 bills at the bank ATM. Then I took the train, and got off at JR Osaka station to get a new pink sholder bag. This shoulder bag is ava…

I gave my mom an iPad for Mother's Day

I bought Surface 2 for my mom long time ago, but it doesn't work anymore, so I ordered the following iPad on Apple online store for Mother's Day on April 5. 10.2-inch iPad Wi-Fi 64GB - Silver After a while, I received a notification text m…

I am looking for a friend seeking after the truth

I have been going to an English conversation school for over 10 years, but this pandemic is making it difficult for me to continue any longer. First of all, we are "asked" to wear masks when attending classes, and in fact, I feel that it i…

I got one of those hot selling cherry blossom mugs from Starbucks!

I went to Starbucks to eat my love SAKURA chiffon cake yesterday. However, this fantastic cherry blossom mug caught my eye. SAKURA 2022 Mug petal pink 355ml - 2,310 yen The mug is selling very well and is out of stock in the online store. …

Starbucks Sakura 2022

I love Sakura series in Starbucks Japan. I got the Sakura Strawberry Shiratama (rice‐flour dumplings) Frappuccino soymilk version with chocolate sauce for free on Thursday. Sakura Strawberry Shiratama (rice-flour dumplings) Frappuccino wit…

New Year's Holiday

I stayed at my parents' house from New year's eve for 2 nights. We ate toshikoshi soba noodle. On New Year's Day, our family of six gathered together and ate Osechi (Japanese New Year's Day food) for lunch. Photo at 11:22 am Then, I went t…

I knew slow jogging would improve my cardio fitness.

This morning, I went for my morning run as usual. Unfortunately, it was raining. It was only a light drizzle, so I decided to go for it. Today I arrived at Nagai Park earlier than usual, so I ran three laps. I started out slow and then inc…

Time to clean up the room for a rainy day

On a rainy day, it's all about cleaning! I checked my Twitter timeline and found that several people had started cleaning their rooms. It is said that if you throw away things you don't need, your luck will improve. I've been putting all t…

My bike is gone during New Year's holidays

Eating soba noodles on New Year's Eve is one of traditions of Japan. We call it Toshikoshi soba. When I was about to buy one at the convenience store, my mom texted me asking if I would like to come over and eat Toshikoshi soba. then I rep…

Received from United Airlines Guam Marathon Japan Office

I did run a half marathon - #UGM2020 go virtual event at Nagai Park in September, then I got the following items yesterday. A T-shirt, Half Marathon finisher 2020 medal, a beachmat, a UGM 2020 sticker and a number cloth. Let me unfold the …

Morning runs may be getting harder and harder

Today's sunrise time in Osaka is 6:29 am. It was one minute before the start of the radio exercise. I woke up at 4:30 am as usual. I thought like "It's still dark and cold outside, but it's time to leave?" It was still dark after the fourt…

October Challenge from Apple Watch

The October 2020 challenge for the Apple Watch was really tough - Burn 23,300 Calories this month - that's about 752 Calories a day - to earn this award. But I managed to accomplish it today. I get up at 4:30 a.m., as usual, and after refu…

United Airlines Guam Marathon Virtual Run

The marathon was originally scheduled to be held on September 13 on a postponed date, but instead of being cancelled, it's a virtual run. The #UGM2020 is a virtual event/race that can be run or walked from any location, locally and interna…

May Challenge of Apple Watch

Do you have Apple Watch? May Challenge 2020 is a little tough, isn't it? This month, walk or run 257.9km to earn this award. For the first time in a long time, I decided to take on this challenge. I get up at 4:30 on weekdays... at 4:32am …

The second early morning run

Yesterday I set my alarm for 4am, but today I set it for 3:30am and lounged around on my bed for 10 minutes before waking up. I counted the number of people I passed by before I arrived at Nagai Park, and there were zero. Four bicycles pas…

The first early morning run

There are too many people in the daytime anyway, and it gets muggy and sweaty quickly, so I set the alarm on my iPhone to 4 a.m. and took on my first early morning workout. It was 4:24 a.m. when I left the house. It was dark outside. No on…

8 laps run of Nagai Park for the first time

Seven and a half laps of Nagai Park is the distance for a half marathon, but another half lap doesn't seem to make much difference, so I ran eight laps as I felt like it, never mind my heart rate. With temperatures this high, it's essentia…

20 km run for the first time

If it weren't for the coronavirus, there would be a marathon in Guam today. So I figured I should be able to run a half marathon. I walked to Nagai Park (with a dash on the way) after dark to avoid the crowds, and I decided to run 7 laps f…