It's been some year

And I use some in the Pickwickian sense. Or I could call it quadracious. With 5.9 km this morning, I passed 2015 in total distance. 2014 still sets the standard, but I’m going after it in the year/s ahead.

Traditional pre-race meals and the beauty function on my new phone's camera

Yesterday I fueled up with some pasta and rice before today’s race. I ran the 10.75 km course in 56:48. This race is called the New Year Run.

Stakes and grass and other matters

For the past month, I’ve been making an intense study of the grasses in a rather narrow latitude, from 44 to 49°N. There are many grasses at sea level, but I find some really interesting specimens at a higher elevation.

Two years ago, this happened

Hashtag inimitable. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg-y4z_iO9Q?rel=0&w=480&h=360] For this award.

Finish times at the Orcas Island 25k

I had never run so far, or for so much time, in my life. When I crossed the finish line at the Orcas Island 25k in 3:42:48 (or 222.

Perambulatory couture

What does one get when a mountain walk is combined with fine fabrics, cut in the latest fashion? Not wanting to play the flaneur in Harajuku on such a fine day, Guy and I climbed up Takao-san.

Another unsolicited recommendation

This is a nice run, especially the hill at the end. Create Maps or search from 80 million at MapMyRun

September Golf Report

{.asset-media-link} I’ve heard the rumors, going around in some circles, that perhaps I’ve retired, or gone into seclusion, as various parties have noticed the hiatus in monthly golf reports and associated birdie photos.

Traffic in Bangkok

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Unsolicited advice

I take this opportunity to offer some unsolicited advice on running routes at three particularly scenic places. At Taketomi-jima, the loop around the center of the island covers 3.3 km on the main road.