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Fit Life Advice: Winter Running’s Why. Or How

The cold of winter is a strange thing:
Of course it is uncomfortable and not the easiest of conditions to handle.

It is also bracing and energizing; it shows our need for a balance that is not static but gives strong impulses, between challenging cold and comfortable warmth.

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Let’s Talk Fit Life…

Fitness cannot only be understood as two hours of training a week, it has to be a state and a process that shows across daily life.

It serves not just for one aspect of a life – to lose weight, to gain muscle,… – it is an improvement in quality of life and usefulness.

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A Road of Temples in Kyoto…

In the center of Kyoto, you can find Nishiki Market, Shijo Dori road with lots of shops and major department stores such as Daimaru and Takashimaya… a lot of busy-ness and business.

In the middle of that, if you are not completely enveloped in the shopping mindset, you may notice a shrine.

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Icebug Now4 Review – Bomb (Cyclone) Sneakers

Sneakerhead I am none, more of the techwear-inclined: I like clothing that performs, in looks as well as function.

Shoes for that are actually somewhat hard to find.

Icebug with their Now4 sneakers is a good find also for that, not just for running…

[Full disclosure: They were provided to me by the company, for free, no payment made, to talk about as and even if I pleased, no influence whatsoever exerted.]

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A Strange Day in Kyoto: Honpo-ji, the Kyoto Botanical Garden, (Nishiki Market) and Gion

Have you ever found yourself in a city for a visit, wanting to get the most of your time but not just run after the usual must-see sights (again) – and ended up with a day that was immensely dissatisfying, yet ultimately full of discoveries?

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7+ Must-See Kyoto Temples in a Day

Sightseeing shouldn’t be a marathon race. Sometimes, in between exploratory days to just see what can be found by chance, on errant walks, it can be nice to check off the must-see places.

It was actually by chance that I ended up doing a sweep across Kyoto, from one famous temple to the next, during just one day…

Fushimi-Inari Taisha – Sanju-sangen-do (- Yogen-in) – Kiyomizu-dera – Ginkakuji – Kinkakuji – Ryoan-ji – Ninna-ji (- Nishi-Hongwan-ji)

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Uji, Kyoto: The Wrong Side of the Tracks, the Right Side to Buy Matcha, #GetAtHome

I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that you should go to the south side of Uji, from the railway station, should you decide to go there at all.

North side, wrong side of the tracks. Nothing to see there.

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Osaka Impressions and the Expectations of Travel

It’s better to have seen once for yourself than heard a hundred times from others. Supposedly.

But is it? Do we really even see for ourselves?

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Winter is? What you make of it!

Christmas time, snow, the glitter of ice… As beautiful as we think?
Winter, cold, darkness… As ugly as we think?

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