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Monday, March 21, 2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Ski trip: groovin' in gunma..
When you think about Gunma prefecture, great skiing mountains don't exactly jump out at you.
But in fact, Kawaba ski resort has some pretty awesome peaks, good snow, and great views.
And there is Meg looking excited by the view...
A funny looking rock formation at the top of the mountain. Meg would scale it later..
The next day junior got into the act despite a fierce battle with a fever.
Phuket, Ty does Thailand
I really like Thailand. Even Phuket, the insanely over-touristed island on Thai's west coast, provides good fun for singles or the entire family. It had been 6 years since our last trip to Koh Samui/Koh Tao (see 2009 post), and this one was quite a different experience.
It was great to travel with 3 other families, and Ty had constant play companions. The Moros and Wus like to run and workout, so Meg and I had running and gym partners also.
I managed 7 runs and 4-5 gym sessions in 10 days. Runs were slower pace, requiring more effort in the heat. Not too shabby. I felt a little stronger when back in cool Tokyo.
Deep sand playground.
Peace in Phi Phi.
Managed 1 track session up north at the Thanyapura Triathlon Hotel. Worth a visit if you are in Phuket.
Koh Phi Phi.
Got to meet up with Danai, his son Hal, and family. Of course we went for a run along Kata and Karon....
X-mas party at the hotel.
Getting in a last Maitai before the plane ride...
2015: Shimoda, Nagano, Korea, etc.
2015 is in the books. It started with dry, crisp runs through the Arizona desert, featured many triathlons in Shimoda, Murakami, Aizu, Kamaishi, and Korea, and ended in the sultry Thailand tropics where I did an occasional run between Mai Tais. The beef of this post is Japan. Megumi did a couple of road races too. Ty turned 4 and ran up some hills himself.