Sunday, August 13, 2006


Exercise (1/6): cycling
Time: 45 min or so
Av Heart Rate: 157 for 26:33

No Karate today because it is the Japanese time for Obon. It is not an official Japanese holiday due to seperation of religion and state, but everyone takes it anyway. They celebrate their dead ancestors and pray to them. Often there are all night dances. All the cemeteries are lit up with lanterns/candles and other streamers and stuff.
So, I went cycling. I didn't go for long because it got dark on me! Oops. But I went all out. One direction I was flying (I thought, wow! I've improved!). Then I turned around...Dang! Riding into the wind sucks! Oh well, I guess I just have to look at it as extra exercise. I sure got my heart rate up tonight. :-)

1 comment:

Linea said...

Ohhh, I'm jealous! I just went and got a new tube (and extras) for my rear 'punk-u' I'll be spending my obon holiday figuring out how to replace a tire. Blah.

Sounds like you're doing well with the workouts! Keep it up, and be careful in this heat!