Sunday Run and Avengers: Endgame

"Wildflowers" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/1150 sec, ISO100
“Wildflowers” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today the sun was shining brightly so I decided to head on out for a short run. I haven’t gone out running for a few weeks now, but it’s time to get back to it. Especially with summer coming up and vacations planned, I need to get my touring legs back in shape. 😄 On the run, I stopped and took a few photos of the wildflowers because there were so many of them. I always enjoy the running route, but that extra splash of color makes it even more special.

In the evening, we went and watched Avengers: Endgame. Maybe it was because of the excessive hype, but I didn’t think it lived up to my expectations. Yes, it was epic and the action scenes were really cool, but the supposedly emotional parts of the story had no effect on me. On the other hand, the teaser for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that they showed before the Avengers movie had my heart pumping! Rey’s slow-motion jump over the tie-fighter that cuts to the epic music really struck a chord with me. Now that was moving! I guess it’s because I’ve been a huge fan of Star Wars ever since I was a kid that I have a lot of feelings tied to the franchise. Conversely, I’ve never been a huge fan of any superheroes or Marvel comics so I tend to view those stories from a distance. That’s just my theory.

"Avengers" Round Rock, 2019
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/20 sec, ISO1228
“Avengers” Round Rock, 2019

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

Running Shoes and Manhole Covers

"Running Shoes in Kobe" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO1250
“Running Shoes in Kobe” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。Today I was watching my favorite program “10km Run” and I noticed that the host took a photo of her shoe with the cool manhole cover. I smiled because I did the same thing when I ran in Osaka a few years ago. It’s so fun to run and sightsee/take photos.

Osaka Castle Manhole Cover
Osaka Castle Manhole Cover

By the way, here’s a site all about manhole covers. If you are interested… 🤗

The Ultimate Manhole Covers Site

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

Running on Vacation

Christmas Eve Morning Run

"Running Shoes" Torrance, 2018
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/30 sec, ISO361
“Running Shoes” Torrance, 2018

Went for a 2-mile run/walk around my the neighborhood where I grew up. There have been a few changes over the years, such as stop signs replacing yield sign, but for the most part, the neighborhood is still the same. I ran around my old elementary school as well, and it still looks the same. The original buildings are there, and of course, there are the newer “temporary” classrooms that have been there for so long, they seem permanent.

Every year, I am happy to see that the rocket ship in the playground still survives. It has seen several modernization/safety upgrades over the years but it’s essentially the same. I hope they never get rid of it!

"Rocket" Torrance, 2018
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/120 sec, ISO177
“Rocket” Torrance, 2018

Running Weather

"Sunlight" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/1150 sec, ISO100
“Sunlight” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは。

Today I braced myself to go running in the cold weather, but as it turned out, the afternoon was a warm and pleasant 74° F! 🌞 I don’t know how long this warm spell will last, but I definitely wanted to take advantage of it.

I hope you had a nice Friday!

またね~

"Small Pond" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/900 sec, ISO100
“Small Pond” Cedar Park, 2018
"Pool Weather in November" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/1000 sec, ISO100
“Pool Weather in November” Cedar Park, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

"Water and Ink" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/90 sec, ISO3200
“Water and Ink” Cedar Park, 2018
"On the Run" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/180 sec, ISO100
“On the Run” Cedar Park, 2018

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