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It's been a while! To keep it short, I spent a month in the US visiting friends and family, then pretty soon after returning to Japan ran my first aquathlon. It was super fun, especially the open water swim, and I placed better than I expected. And then... did very little in the last 3 weeks. Time to get back on track.


Fitness: Swim 2x/ week. Run at least once a week. Core training 2x/week or more.


Diet: No sweets before 7:00pm, and no alcohol on weekdays.


Water, water, water!


I gained a good 5+ pounds while in the US (eating all the foods I normally don't have access to) and while that's totally ok, I'd like to get back to my maintenance weight by around Halloween.


Japanese: Still reading almost every day. Finally starting the process of applying for my permanent residency! Since I've lived here for 10 years and am married to a Japanese national, I'm cautiously optimistic. Part of the application process involves submitting a hand written essay on why exactly I wish to receive permanent residency, so part of my goal will be working on that.


Keeping it pretty simple this time, but I'm really looking forward to getting back into a regular routine (^^♪3a176bc6df2b17a88e28a83755a5ca22.jpg


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Fitness: Missed a week of swimming, but made up for it this week with some pretty hard training.  Did core workouts as planned, but didn't run AT ALL... Just one of those things, I know I'd feel great if I just went out and did it, but couldn't get out there.  Really want to change my mindset for the next challenge.


Diet: Pretty good! Limiting my sweets/alcohol intake has made me feel a lot better, mentally and physically. Drank a lot of water every day as well.  


Japanese: Waiting for one more tax document to come in the mail before I can go and submit my application for permanent residency.  Haven't started the essay but have been thinking about what to write. Hopefully will be able to turn it all in next week.


Overall, I'd give myself a B- for this challenge.  Not bad, but I know I can do a lot better too.  Since I finished the aquathlon, I need a new goal to look forward to, so maybe finding that goal will be part of the next challenge (^^♪


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