July 2007 - September 2007
3)Saturday, September 8, 2007 Weather: Sunny
Swollen Stream of Arakawa River
- The typhoon No. 9 attacked the metropolitan area in the midnight of Thursday and Tokyo was hit by a storm.
The aftereffect still remained in the morning on Friday.
- I tried to run 40 km on Saturday after a long interval. The destination was the bank of Arakawa River.
- I left home at 4:45 AM. It was still dark before 5:00 AM in September.
- It was sunny after the typhoon was away. Both the crescent moon at third quarter phase and the morning star were
shining beautifully in the eastern sky.
- It was already hot and humid and I started to sweat as soon as I ran.
- I could see sunrise around 5:30 AM.
- I finally reached the bank of Arakawa River running alongside Shirako River via Ohizumi Central Park.
It was so hot.
- I was surprised to see that the river terrace of Arakawa River was covered with muddy stream.
- All baseball grounds, soccer grounds and golf courses were in the water!!
Swollen Arakawa River
- I heard that many homeless people were drifted away at Tamagawa River
and I realized it to see the scene.
- I re-acknowledge the marvel of nature.
- I ran back alongside Kurome and Ochiai Rivers. The volumes of water of these rivers were already normal.
- I managed to complete 40 km. However, it was so hot and the running pace slowed down at the end of the course.
I was exhausted.
2)Sunday, August 19, 2007 Weather: Cloudy
Jogging records during summer holidays
- I had summer holidays from August 11 to August 19, 2007. We were hit by a heat wave this week. Kumagaya City had a
highest temperature record of 40.9 degrees Centigrade in Japan on August 16.
- My jogging records during summer holidays:
- Saturday, August 11, 2007. Sunny. I was staying in Okayama.
I ran 11 km. It was scorching summer day.
- Monday, August 13, 2007. Cloudy, then sunny.
I started to jog to Kokubunji Temple in Kibi District from 5:30 AM.
It was cloudy, but hot. The running distance was 22 km.
- Thursday, August 16, 2007. I was back to Tokyo.
From 5:30 AM, I went and returned alongside Ochiai/Kurome River for 32 km.
It was extraordinarily hot. When I came back home, I was surprised to find my jogging shoes were wet to skin as well as running wears.
- Friday, August 17, 2007. Sunny. I ran on the Tamako River Cycling Road for 21 km from 6:00 AM
Hot weather still continued.
- Saturday, August 18, 2007. Cloudy. Tropical night was finally over.
I ran through Heirinji Temple and Nobidome Irrigation Canal for 22 km from 6:30 AM.
The temperature was less than 25 degrees Centigrade while running. I felt comfortable.
- Sunday, August 19, 2007. Cloudy. The hot weather came back!
From 6:00 AM, I ran alongside Yanase River and Karabori River. The distance was 23 km. Owing to little rain, Karabori River was parched.
Anyway, I was drenched with sweat as usual.
- The total running distance during this summer holidays is 131 km.
I flatter myself that I ran such a long distance under boiling sun.
1)Monday, July 16, 2007 Weather: Cloudy
Spotbill duck and chicks
- We had three consecutive holidays, however, the unseasonable typhoon had come and bad weather continued both on Saturday and Sunday.
I could run 20 km on Saturday morning while drizzling. But I gave up on Sunday.
- I had been in my room all day and reading "Gone with the wind" in English version.
And finally I read through it!! (1,024 pages), which was long-overdue.
I was much impressed by the heroin's last word "After all, tomorrow is another day."
- Monday was national holiday and cloudy. I planned to run 40 km.
- I left home at 5:30 AM. It was not so hot at that time.
- While running alongside Ochiai River, I saw 4 groups of Spotbill ducks and chicks.
Seeing spotbill duck and chicks is soothed.
- I ran into the Kawagoe Highroad.
- After running 15 km, I reached the bank of Yanase River. Then, I ran on the bank of Yanase River.
I saw lots of anglers. I wondered what kind of fishes they were fishing.
Spotbill duck and chicks
- I ran 39km today. It was hot when I completed running.