Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Days

One of the most awesome benefits of my sharehouse: free, fresh cherry tomatoes, still warm from the sun. Truly the most perfect food known to man.

Summer has arrived with its usual sudden slam of heat, leaving those of us stuck at our desks in a state of stupor. We lump around like annoyed cats, trying to keep out of the sun, and spend small fortunes on sunscreen and cold tea.

I used to be fine with the heat, but for some reason this year it is getting to me. Must be that one extra year that has just been tacked on, officially taking me over to 'the dark side' of my twenties. Running the same distances I did with ease two weeks ago, when the breeze was still cool, now seems to take superhuman efforts.
 Thankfully the gorgeous Yokohama summer sunsets work overtime to keep my mind occupied.

Soon it will be matsuri and fireworks time, and Matcha-kun will return from Singapore. Looking forward to both things.


  1. Early mornings, that's the key to summer running! Takes ridiculous effort to get up at 5am, and I am considering heading to bed at the heady hour of 8.30pm, but being up before most of the world, enjoying the morning before it gets too hot, and the tail-end of sunrises make it worthwhile! The rest of the day, I'm a grumpy cat too, but I'm not made for the heat. I just try to enjoy the summer activities as much as I can.

    1. Hiya!
      It takes me a while to get used to the heat. Evening runs are now de rigueur :)
      Trying to get up early is just not going to work, I usually only do it 3-4 times before a long distance race in the morning, to assure my body that it is indeed possible ;p