Category Archives: Simple Living

Idea 12: Go to Bed Early

I need 8 to 9 hours of solid sleep to feel at my best.  Any less, and I’ll notice I’m not as mentally sharp, my runs are more labored, and my mood and attitude toward life isn’t as positive.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Idea 7: No Rest Days

I rarely take any rest days and prefer to workout at least one to two hours daily.  Although I only run 3 times a week, I cross-train the other 4 days of the week mostly on the bike trainer, with … Continue reading

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Idea 6: Cancel Your Gym Membership

I personally don’t have anything against gyms and many people find them to be of significant value.  If you like your gym, then just ignore this post.  However, I’ve come to the conclusion they are not a necessity for runners.  … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Simplicity of Running

I was playing with the idea that someday I may want to do triathlons.  After reviewing the triathlete training plans, time commitment and costs of entering these events, it really struck me that the reason I appreciate running so much … Continue reading

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Cultivating Positive Habits

2012 has arrived and most people have laid out their goals and resolutions for the year.  Other than setting running goals, I’ve decided I’m going to do something a little different this year for the other areas of my life … Continue reading

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Packed for Trip to Seoul – One Backpack

Just finished packing for a four day trip to Seoul, Korea and will be leaving this evening.  Although I’ve been to Korea (primarily Busan) a few times in recent years, it has been over 20 years since I’ve been back … Continue reading

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Sankeien Garden (Yokohama)

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Visited a traditional Japanese garden called Sankeien in Yokohama this afternoon.  It was very peaceful and relaxing, need to visit more often.  The garden was opened in 1906 and is definitely one of the top attractions within Yokohama.  Entrance fee … Continue reading

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Importance of Sleep for Quick Training Recovery

When training, I think one of the things we most often compromise or don’t give it the credit it deserves is sleep.  I’m coming to the conclusion that sleep is just as important as how hard you train and what … Continue reading

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Yamate Italian Gardens and Other Random Photos (Yokohama)

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This weekend we visited Yamate Italian Gardens Park, located on top of the hill behind Ishikawa-cho Station in Motomachi.  Spent about an hour there having green tea and Japanese pastry, exploring the Diplomat’s House and Bluff 18 Ban-Kan residence which … Continue reading

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Yokohama Bayside Marina and Other Random Photos

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Photos of Yokohama Bayside Marina and other random photos I took this week.

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