My mom got this pedometer in Japan that tracks your mileage as a trip around Japan. So there’s this pixellated little map and it tells you when you’re getting near major cities. Ever since she got it, she’s walking everywhere and today she decided we were going to walk to Peets Coffee and back. It’s only about two miles each way, but she was excited to make it to another town on the map that she’d never heard of. It’s on the way from Tokyo to Nagoya, though.
Sounds like my sister is going to bail on the fall trip to Japan, opting instead to run a marathon. I’ve already offered to pay her plane fare, and so has my mother. We were hoping our friend Megan would be along for the trip as well, but she’s unavailable in the fall. Maybe we’ll all go in the spring.
I mean, seriously, Japan vs. running for 26.2 miles with nothing chasing you? I suppose she has her own personal demons chasing her, or she wouldn’t be running several marathons a year.