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Today is Thursday and that means that Andy and I always record a GMB podcast together. Today’s theme was walking and after discussing why walking is so good for you we dove into the topic of heavy carries. 

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Escape From Osaka: Hiking In Minoh

Just a short train ride from the bustle and noise of downtown Osaka is a dappled, maple mountain range called Minoh. It’s the perfect get-away for me when I need to step out of the craziness of the city and recharge my batteries. I try to do this hike a couple times a month with my dog, Bree, and get a bit of shinrin-yoku “forest bathing” in. This last trip out was after a major typhoon hit the Osaka region. The forest had taken quite a beating!

As usual, we had the whole area to ourselves; no monkeys, no tourists. Those things scare me! The monkeys, I mean. 🙂

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Typhoons, Volcanoes & Earthquakes

I love hot weather but summer in Japan is crazy! If I walk outside I’m bombarded with surly gangs of cicadas intent of having the most amount of fun in the shortest amount of time – cicadas only live for 6 weeks above ground so I guess they are highly motivated.

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