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Go For A Walk

Today is National Foundation Day in Japan, a national holiday. With a day off, I decided to go for a walk. My walk today covered 9.95km.

About 30 minutes away by foot, Ikuta Ryokuchi Park is a favorite destination of mine. It has several entrances and exits, so it can be approached and left in several different directions. I had planned to walk through it on the way to Tamagawa, but fate intervened — I mistakenly left via the wrong exit.

So I walked instead past the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum en route to Higashitakane Forest Park. On the way, my toe started bleeding, probably a cut from the toenail. But I didn’t notice this until I arrived home.

Closer to home, at the park behind our building, I saw many children playing, possibly as many as 50. It made me smile so much to see so many happy children playing outdoors under the sunny, blue sky. I wanted to take a picture, but I knew that would be creepy.

When I got home, I realized I was .05km short of 10km. I wondered whether My walk was incomplete.