10:06 Thursday 05 November 2020 JST
TL;DR: I walked barefoot 23km yesterday.
I started yesterday thinking Google Maps said it was 21km to my work. By the end of the day, Google Maps said I walked 23km, so maybe I used a different route. Here are notes I wrote during the walk yesterday.
Beautiful weather whistling oh happy day to myself
After turning onto a larger street, I found broken plastic that hadn’t been swept up.
I walked past Tokyo shoe store and the owner took a picture for me outside the store.
I asked him to include the sign and he included half the English and half to Japanese so neither one is completely legible.
But there is a big kanji that says shoes, which contrasts with my big feet with no shoes.
I uploaded to Instagram the bottom half of the photo he took and planned to upload the top half of photo I took in three pictures from now.
So I hope I remember to upload that photo after I find two more interesting photos on the way to work.
I feel much more certain that I will find interesting things than I feel certain I will remember to upload the top half of that photo at the right time to align it on Instagram’s three-wide photo list.
(( I remembered, but I miscounted, and had to delete a photo (then repost it) ))
Soon after the shoe store, I noticed some seats with funny pictures and writing on them.
I chatted with Mohamed for an hour while walking and I’m now 2 hours and 50 minutes away from work.
Great to talk to him about the meaning of life and the meaning of being a PhD. but I right next to a road that’s loud as heck when I’m talking to him so hanging up for now.
I’ve walked 9 km now and have 12 more to go. I’m beginning to feel some tiredness in my hips.
WWoooowwww this is really neat! A scrap metal bin with thousands of stainless steel hooks stamped and apparently dumped…
I counted 1000 steps on my left leg and assume that’s a little bit more than 1 km total. There’s apparently 8.5 km more to go and I’m still feeling pretty okay.
Under normal freaking chances I would take a break for lunch at this point and in this case I cannot because I have to get to work on time.
But I’m just now made it to my original train line Tokyu Toyoko line.
My alarm just went off saying that I have to leave home soon to go to work.
Neat elevated road running between NEC building and what look like new apartments. The NEC building has a training tower in front of it.
And an abandoned staircase nearby…
I took a shower at the internet cafe and I’m now in the final kilometer to the school.
My legs are feeling pretty fine left knee is a tiny bit tired and soles of my feet are tired but all the joints seem fine.
Phone battery is at 1% charge and I didn’t really charge it except while I talked with Mohamed for an hour..
I did it!