Running, Hiking, and Walking

I had finished six full marathons (42.2 km) and I was able to take part in the world’s longest half-marathon. I frequently do short fun runs. Joining The Color Run is in my bucket list. Whenever I get a chance, I go hiking with friends in the countryside to admire nature or just enjoy walking around the city to appreciate the built environment.

2019 Xian

2019 Great Wall

2019 Beijing

2019 Wolong

2019 Mt. Emei

2019 Leshan

2018 Sichuan University Intramural Games

My Ugandan colleague and I led the delegation from our institute during the opening ceremony parade.

2018 Longest Zipline in Asia in Tangub

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2018 Chengdu

2017 Osaka Great Santa Run

2017 Kyoto

2017 Kobe Marathon

2017 Walk to the Moon

To motivate Kyoto University students, researchers, faculty members, and administrative staff to join the “Walk to the Moon” walking challenge (walking at least 8,000 steps daily for four weeks), the organizers gave away prizes via a lottery. I got picked and received lunch vouchers and university merchandise (sweater, small towels, and stationery). A total of 567 participants completed the challenge in 2017.

2017 Fuji-Q Highland and Ghibli Museum

2016 Singapore

2016 Floating, Resonating Spheres

2016 Patan Durbar Square

UNESCO World Heritage Site in Lalitpur, Nepal

2016 Shibazakura and Mt. Fuji

2015 Bangkok Half-Marathon

Running with friends from the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and GIZ.

2015 Ayutthaya

2015 Madarao Mountain Resort

2013 Kobe Marathon

In 2013 I was still fit enough to run three full marathons in a year.

2013 Osaka Marathon

2013 Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane

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2013 Mt. Hiei

2013 Paris

2013 Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort

2013 Kyoto Marathon

Running in the rain during winter

2012 Amanohashidate

Amanohashidate is one of Japan’s three most scenic views.

2012 Osaka Marathon

2012 Kyoto Marathon

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2011 Stand-up Paddling in Lake Biwa

2011 Fun Run in Manila

2011 Mt. Fuji Climb

2010 Run for Pasig River

2010 Scarecrow