Surf session

Despite the less than favourable forecast, I decided to go to the beach. It was overcast and even rained for a bit.  These pictures were taken after about 3 hours of action. Fortunately, the waves were bigger when I was actually surfing (and not taking pictures).



The panorama shot above gives you an idea of how spread out everyone was.

Belated pizza of the week

Before baking

After baking


This was my first time using zuccini as a topping…It won’t be my last time. :)

Fuji Susono Marathon

Here are some pictures from last weekend’s half-marathon



What better way to finish a long slow run than eating a healthy lunch?

Sunrise at the beach

Just after 5 am on Friday morning



Pizzas of the week

A few snapshots of last week’s pizzas


Slightly different…you have to look carefully to see the difference


New wetsuit!


28th Nihondaira Sakura Marathon

After a long hiatus from running, I decided to the 10k race at the 28th Nihondaira Sakura Marathon.

Of course, the name of marathon includes “sakura” which is cherry blossom in English, so here is an essential photo:


I convinced a friend to join me and we trained for about 12 weeks for the race. Here are some pictures before the race:

Notice the luxurious beard. I started growing it when we started training (Note: it was shaved off after the race)

Coming around the corner just before entering the stadium:

Finally, posing with our certificates of completion…

Now for the technical details from my NikePlus application in my iPhone…


A sunny fall day

A beautiful morning at the beach.
Not great. Waves were better than when I took this picture…I suppose that is why I stopped surfing to take this snapshot.


Blogging on the go

I just got a new iPhone 4s. I am hoping that the convenience of mobile blogging will help me write more. Here’s a few pictures I took with my new phone.




Long time, no posts…

Well, I haven’t been to the beach yet this winter… Hopefully, next week I’ll be able to get in a session or two.

Here’s a screen shot of my interview on Fuji TV a few weeks ago.  I think they talked to me for about 10 minutes to make a 4-second clip.  Haha

For those of you that don’t read Japanese, I was commenting about how difficult it looks to fold the book covers that the bookstores give customers.