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Tag Archives: Japan

Janathon 2014 – Day 6: Get Back

Too late, long haul and this house still stands. Our journey home wasn’t exactly the smoothest ever – but we made it. The 4th January marked the end of the Japanese New Year holiday but the 5th was a Sunday so everyone and their dog was travelling with us. Ube …

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Janathon 2014 – Day 5: I’ll Be Back

Hotel lunch, Boston medal, the final run and a sad goodbye. Our last day in Ube and our last day staying with my in-laws. They have been fantastic hosts, as always, and it’s going to be a real shame saying goodbye again. Today we went for lunch at a small …

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Janathon 2014 – Day 4: Golden Slumbers

Big sleep, onsen, the last shop and a tempo run. Our last full day with the in-laws in Ube and The Son spent most of the morning gently snoring in his bed. I should have done the same but he insisted on switching rooms so I had the bedroom without …

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Janathon 2014 – Day 3: Here Comes the Sun

Sad goodbye, clear & sunny, shopping trip, curry house and a run on the beach. An emptier and strangely quiet house in the morning as my brother-in-law and family drove back to their home in Kagoshima. The Son usually takes it badly when his cousins leave so we headed straight …

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Janathon 2014 – Day 2: Octopus’s Garden

Octopus lunch, student runners and the perfect afternoon of running. A slow start to the day as the kids sat around playing Nintendo games and the adults lazed around on the heated carpet. The TV was on a survival show where a pair of women and men were set on …

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Janathon 2014 – Day 1: Across the Universe

The night before, DRUMS, New Year lunch, shrine visit, bell ringing, training run in the dark and a nice cold beer. Nothing too extravagant for me on Near Years Eve, although I did buck tradition and stay up to see in the Near Year. We’re visiting Japan again this year …

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Nippon

A much needed break as we left the wet and cold British shores behind and flew out to Japan for our yearly visit. We usually head out just before Christmas and stay through the New Year period but The Son was busy with exam preparation so we had to delay …

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Running Streak Ends – Inury Bites

A year of running both injury and illness free has finally come to an end thanks to a thigh strain on my right leg. I felt some tightness and soreness following my run in the sleet at Bexley parkrun but nothing worse than the general aches and pains of marathon …

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Janathon 2012 – Day 6

Janathon 2012 – Day 5: new mortgage required, strange looking people, seating shenanigans, and there’s no place like home. Our hotel near Narita airport appeared to be The Most Expensive Hotel In The World™ and would require the GDP of a small European country to pay for a full meal …

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Janathon 2012 – Day 5

Janathon 2012 – Day 5: I heart soft porn, kite flying, beach building, sad goodbyes, and flying to Tokyo. Our final day in Ube and all bags packed and ready in the morning. I took the opportunity to read through the latest updates from Janathon bloggers and noticed that those …

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