Happy Monday Everyone! Its raining and cold today, a total change from the sunny weekend we just had!
Saturday morning started very early for me. Only time for a quick cup of coffee and stuffed a banana in my mouth before heading out the door for a long run. I met up with 3 fabulous ladies at Yoyogi park and my what great company they were! The time just flew by as we chatted the usual girl talk while running an easy gentle pace. 2 of the runners are training for Tokyo Marathon so their goal was to run 2 1/2 – 3 hours. My goal was to see how I feel through 90mins and continue running only if my body felt up to it. I made it 1 hr 50mins and only stopped for precautionary reasons. I was feeling pretty good and damn happy that I was in good enough shape to go that far with ease, but more then anything, my growling stomach prompted me to go home.
I was super sleepy after the run and could not seem to fill the hole in my stomach. I ate A LOT and was hungry only 2 hours later. Eating has got to be the most rewarding thing after a long run 🙂
Sunday was another early morning. Motozo and I planed this hike a week ago and we planned to start our hike from 10AM. Our weekly Skype call with the in-laws last longer then planned, so we got out the door a little late.
Only 15mins later then originally planned. Not too bad! I got a little snap happy and in my clumsiness dropped my precious pink camera and chipped a bit off the corner. Thankfully, the camera still functioned and Motozo and I were both relieved we choose to leave the big expensive camera at home 🙂
Half way up we got to see the view of Tokyo. Not THAT spectacular, but we appreciated it long enough for me to take photos.
After relaxing for a bit we consulted the map again and decided which route we’ll take back to the bottom. This time we choose a 3.9k course and off we went.
The majority was flat or down hill so I wanted to keep a pretty brisk pace to stay warm! It would be a different story if we were going up hill. But Motozo’s knee injury started irritated him not long into the hike and we had to take it easy. Going down hill is definetely harder on the joints.
I got me a pomegranate! I haven’t had one of these in YEARS and they were selling them at the base of the mountain. How random and utterly fabulous! I’ve yet to eat this beauty, but when I do, I’ll let you know (whether you want to know or not) how it was.
Two sleepy, but happy people. We got home fairly early and ended the day with lounging on the couch and watching a lame movie. Ah, a fabulous weekend!