The unsung hero of the whole adventure is definitely Bussi (it’s what it says on his tag, so I named him that). He dutifully posed for ridiculous Instagram photos without ever complaining! What a marvellous travelling companion!
Ah. This part of the trip taught me that there are idiots out there who not only do not know how their fog lights work but actually don’t even bother turning on their main headlights in these conditions. Although the crown went to the idiot who was driving a super fancy sports car in front of me and, I think, got freaked out the moment he drove into the fog and… just stopped. In the middle of the road.
I’ve switched from listening to music (with similar BPM) to listening to podcasts for some runs and so far so good. The music is only really necessary during runs where I have to concentrate on my speed and doesn’t apply to long runs… and like this I can catch up on longer podcasts without having to break in the middle. I don’t know why I didn’t do this years ago, something scared me about not having the music there.
I was at a dinner last night and I started talking to someone about my love for early-2000s kdramas and jpop and then we talked about holidays in Japan and South Korea. As it happened with many peeps before, she was very surprised to learn that I travel alone and really do enjoy going on holiday by myself – is it really that rare?
It’s that time of year again when I should start thinking about sending off this year’s holiday cards off to the printer… I think the little flowers here will be on one of the cards.
Posts during the next few day will be showing stuff from Joshua Tree National Park – I highly recommend it! I was a bit scared of heading there as it had been raining the day before and it was supposed to rain a tad that day, but the park ranger at the entrance told me that overcast days were actually perfect for hiking.