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Today’s walk with @canae_nakayama. I failed at keeping my distance with Taro the tokage anf Jiro the frog. At least I did not walk on them... Take care.
Taking it easy in Aoshima café Zeal. 😷☕️🥐
Sunday afternoon walk on Nichinan coast.
Some pictures taken during the last few weeks around my current working space in Nichinan city, I really like this older part of the city and port.
Miyazaki organic festa, pretty good music and small kids everywhere!
Today’s run in Nichinan and yes sakura trees, like each year, are already blooming at Kitago station. Photographers are also blooming 😉 I wanted to have a pic with the local train but it passes here only few times a day 😅. ＃北郷駅
2 working spaces I have been using recently. First in Miyazaki city is in @wakakusa_hutte café 2nd floor, your rental comes with a 400¥ drink (or is it the opposite? :-). Second picture is Akarengakan (red bricks hall) like in Yokohama but in a tiny version, an old wharehouse which has been renovated. The place is in Nichinan city, Aburatsu port and 9 times/10 I am alone in this large space. And you know what : it is free! (akarengakan.jp)
Short trip in Kagoshima with @canae_nakayama . Discovered Nagashima and fell instantly in love with the island. Also not too far the Akune station, one of the cutest stations I ever seen!
First run of the year, thinking of my dad who would have turned 75 y.o today...
Quick 2 days in Tokyo. Took off from Kagoshima airport. You can see Sakurajima in the back. Fixed gear bikes still big in Tokyo. Not photographed, I noticed : On the train wireless earbuds of all sorts.(bare with me, the country boy). My room near Nakameguro station was nice. So many tourists, what a change since I started to live here. No time for tourism myself this time though but glad I still could meet few friends
Tough day at the office! Tsuwabuki Half-Marathon in Nichinan. Conditions were perfect with a clear blue sky and pleasant temperature. Almost too hot towards the end in fact. My goal was : 44’+45’ for 10km x 2 and one last km with all I have. It turned into 44’ + on time until 13rd km and then survival mode. I don’t really understand as I felt easy during the first 10km but suddenly again like last year in Aya nothing in the tank anymore for the last third of the race. I have to revise my nutrition the days before and during the race because that doesn’t work. At all. Only positive point apart from 1st part is that I did not give up. And I could maintain somehow a pace that is easy usually but I had to battle for it. I sprinted the last km... in 4:56. Lol. I crashed passed the finish line and took me 10min. to be able to sit and stand-up. Final result 1:40, 5 minutes more than my goal... grr. Tomorrow I am turning 45 y.o and I still have hope I will improve. Is it denial? But I really want to complete a half-marathon running fully at what I should be able to. Time is not really important but I just want to have the satisfaction to produce an effort as planned. So I will try again. To finish with, big thank to @canae_nakayama 's team for the support!
Running encounter. Weed was cut on the banks of the river recently and this snake is probably confused about its living environment changing suddenly.
Nippon-African vibes in Aya-Cho . Hozu san playing the kora (21 string harp). Thank you @yawara_ya for the great musical evening.
Morning short ride in Aya to the bridge, fantastic weather. And as a proper Frenchman I bought the bread 🥖 on my way back home.
I have not surfed a lot this year but yesterday was a beautiful day in south Nichinan! This is a shot I took of @takayakamma surfing his small sponge board finless because why not :-)
That was a nice view to have when waking up. Bye bye ricefield! Hopefully it also means that finally autumn will set up.
Des arbres dans la ville, entre béton et bitume 🎵
Very pleasant dinner with @canae_nakayama at Jo no hira (地鶏庵 城の平) in Aya. Not expensive and great service.
Mini road trip this week-end with @canae_nakayama . First stop in Takaharu at the onsen and then stay at @sumrsurf office on a unique and improvised « bed » 😅 🛹. This morning, teaching yoga 🧘♀️class for Canae with @riejourney sensei while I rode up to the local mountain 🚵♂️ and went for a run along Aoshima beach 🏝 Then back to @cafe.zeal for a healthy 🥗 lunch ! Nice to be back in Aoshima after a month since I moved. 🤙
Perks of countryside : grabbing some fresh water from the source during the ride.
One more trail run at Inohae valley. Absolutely no one all the way up and down.