A Day without Any Ride

Once in a while I get so exhausted. Today is one of those days. My thigh muscles are sore and feel exhausted maybe from rides in the heat. On top of all that I have to work six days and I have to work 11 hours today, 8 to 7.

On this kind of days, I make it a rule to live without a bike except when I commute. I, however, make it also a rule to take 30 minutes and do some little exercise. I do stretches focussing on legs. Then I’ll do some push-ups, sit-ups, squats and etc. I focus more on stretches, though. (I sometimes do some wooden sword kata (or pattern) which I had learned a couple of years ago)

Tomorrow, I am thinking of going back to my regular 15-mile morning training. . . hopefully lol.

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About dw64 (or Masa(aki) or Mark)

I am 52-year-old Japanese male. Ever since I watched Sesame Street when I was VERY young (5 years old?). I fell in love with American English and culture. I learned English hard and now I am teaching it. Then when I was 18, I had an opportunity to stay with an American family in Shell Knob, Missouri and I asked them to educate me as an American kid. So they taught me the American way and even my taste for food has changed completely so I call this rebirth! Then when I was 30 (I visited the U.S. several times but they were short stays), I joined the MA course in teaching English of graduate school in Vermont. I stayed about 10 months there (it was an intensive course). I stayed in a dorm and learned a lot inside and outside of classrooms. I got all the credits but I failed because of the difference in the context between the U.S. and JAPAN cuz it is so hard to teach English in The way I learned in the course because in Japan, teaching is about understanding grammar and structure in Japanese. But my journey does not end here. Last year I was admitted the CELTA course in NYC where I worked hard and got this certificate that certifies that I had finished the course and qualified to teach English to people who want learn English as a second language by Cambridge University standard. So if you are one of those people, send me a message and I can help you learn American English (I got this at Cambridge but basically they teach different English depending on location). Why did I pick NYC? Well, I am a huge fan of American everything! I live the country even when that demagogue guy is the President so I am an authentic fan of it. I mean, I love the U.S. more than anything in this world. There was a guy who loved Japan so much so after he retired he came to Japan and became a citizen. I want to do the same, actually. So now I am so into it, I listen to NYC CBS radio 880 all the time except when I watch dramas on Netflix, HBO or HULLU or read paperbacks on Kindle (read 70 books in the last two years). And then I am writing in English. I hope to be able to write something publishable in the future but I have to learn some more. As for my learning, I have almost done usual stuff so now I decide to do things that native speakers who wish to be writers will do. At least I learned 8000 words and phrases in the last couple years and I confirmed that I know more than 22000 words, which is tantamount to the number of words American graduate school students have. Well I might talk about these things, too, but I will talk about my favorite things in this blog. I love American dramas. I love the ones with some sci-fi portion in it. Like, from HULU, Gotham, Lucifer, Fringe, etc. I love good comedies so I love Seinfeld, SNL and night shows. Netflix? Luke Cage, Daredevil, and other defenders. I love legends of tomorrow, too. HBO, Game of Thrones!! And I also loved Night of and West World. I also might talk about cycling (road biking) and all other stuff! Please feel free to comment!
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2 Responses to A Day without Any Ride

  1. pudgycyclist says:

    I’ll be doing 15 miles tomorrow morning on the stationary bike. Get some rest, you’ve been climbing hills in the heat this whole week! I’m sure your muscles will appreciate it.

    • Thanks. Last week was the only week I was able to use so I worked hard. From this week on, I have to work so even if I ride it will be not as hard as last week. I basically ride long distances in June, July, August when we have longest day light and many holidays. And I think stationary bike is good, too. In summer, I will ride a real bike outside in the morning but in winter, when it is dark out side and roads freeze, my main exercise is a stationary bike and I do it at night. I usually ride 60 to 90 minutes, about 20 miles. A good thing about it is I can do it with watching movies! Good Luck on your stationary bike.

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