Personally I’ve got a good news and bad news. A bad news is I Although almost all the Japanese citizens are supposed to have three holidays in a raw, I have only Monday off and have to work two days. I even expect to work overtime. A good news is that I seem to be able to get iPhone on the first day it is available. I’ve succeeded in pre-ordering one and I was the fifth in my area. At least I have something I can look forward to.
This morning the sky did not look so threatening but the weather forecast said it would rain in the morning so I trained on my stationary bike again. I rode longer because I kind of have this feeling of guilt because I haven’t been able to ride much these days. I rode 1250 miles in August (this is unusual, though. I kind of challenged my all time record) and 1000 in July. But this month, I’ve ridden a little over 400 miles so far so I think I am on the 800 mile pace, which is my ordinary pace in months except for summer.
Anyway, I pedaled my stationary bike for 80 minutes (25 miles) and burnt 800 calories. I weighed 63.2 kg (21 point something on BMI scale) this morning. I want to hold on during summer time. After that, I kind of hibernate and allow my body add some fat during late fall, winter and early spring.
Talking about seasons, In Japan, we call these hod days after September “残暑(zan-sho: literally heat left over),” or the lingering summer heat. Today it is September 15th and Japanese people think September as fall according to a calendar. But actually we used to use the old calendar before Meiji period (1867) and the dale was not changed to October 15th when we started using a new calendar. So actually the season reference and actual season is a little different. Accordingly heat after September is called “zan-sho.” Well, this one is a little complicated. Hope I explained well enough. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
So it is still hot and muggy in Japan and I hear a lot of heat attack cases. Take care.