Thursday, August 10, 2006

I'm baaaaaack

Yep, I am home. I am exhausted. I had a great time.
I sure don't recover from long hours as fast as I used to when I was younger...

Exercise 2/6: Walking all over Shinjuku, Tokyo. Put on some walkin shorts and sweated it out. Went with a friend to a restaurant that served macrobiotics. It was all natural, no gluten, no dairy, no meat. It was delicious! (and expensive). This friend (whom I had met 2 days before) told me she lived in Scotland for a year and did a lot of walking and hiking. Since then she has lost 90 lbs!!! Wow! What an inspiration.

Exercise 3/6: Again, more walking! I fully understand why people who live in metropolitan areas and get around by transit have less weight issues!!! You do A LOT of walking!
Went to the Canadian Embassy this evening. I got a little veclempt (sp?) and then ate too many chips. (yes, I am way an emotional eater!)

I got some beautiful pictures there. I will post them on our family blog...
Afterwards, I went on the town with a bunch of my co-workers. What a hoot.

Working on about 3 1/2 hours sleep, I rounded up the new Assistant Language Teachers for my prefecture and helped to bring them "home" on the bullet train. Then, guess what I did?
I slept.
No exercise this day.

Right back at it. I went to work today. (so did the newbies)
Unfortunately we had to be "genki" (lively, happy Japanese) and do English Workshops for students at the international center. That takes energy...

(Begrudgingly) Exercise 4/6: Karate
And for the is 37˚C today.


Erik Mann said...

great post, i'll come visit again soon...erik

Vertigo said...

THanks Eric!
I checked out your site. How Cool! I am almost 33 myself and am really enjoying Karate! I and my family only started last October. When I return to Canada I want to take it all the way. :-)