My 12th Tokyo Marathon was like no other – a very quiet one with no cheering, due to coronavirus, but that also felt appropriate. I was glad that my charity donation went to the UNHCR. Really appreciated all the support, online and in person – THANK YOU! 12回目の東京マラソンは、これまでと全く違った雰囲気でした。コロナ禍なので声援が少なく、とても静かでした。世界情勢からも、それは適切だったのかもしれません。今回よチャリティランではUNHCR国連難民高等弁務官事務所 に寄付をしていたので本当に良かったです。 みなさんの応援、本当に感謝しています。 ありがとうございました!

A chilly 22km straight line! Running is at least 80% mental, so I try to employ various tricks to help myself cover the distance. Today, I was feeling really tired, but needed to get the distance in with the marathon only five weeks away. The idea behind this run was to take the train out west, and then basically run towards home, following the train line. That meant that I was always running towards things that I like (family, warm, shower, food) and I didn’t have to expend any mental energy on checking my route as I could just follow the train line. It worked (although I fell asleep on the train out there!), and I felt energized all the way, until the pain in my knee stopped me. Just need to keep on training, stretching, and hoping the weather won’t be too cold on March 6th. ‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️ #tokyomarathon


This is a test

Back on the road after an intense two weeks of shoots and stuff! Kitanomaru park is now host to not only an Olympic venue, but also a mass vaccination site. Great to see the pace picking up, with over 1 million shots being administered in Japan every day, and the data showing results – infection rates in healthcare workers and seniors way down compared to previous highs. And, we’re delighted to finally have our vaccinations booked, 2nd July and 30th July. Thank you scientists and all those involved in making it happen 😀

385km TOKYO 2020

This is a repost of the blog I originally posted here. With just hours to go before the host city of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games is chosen, I’m delighted to share my latest Art of Running project, completed late this afternoon. I ran this in support of the Tokyo 2020 campaign: having seen […]

Discovery Channel

This is a repost of an article first posted here. Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet was in Japan recently as part of an Asia Tech Week, covering robots, Tokyo-style skyscraper demolition… and an artistic tech runner with a thing for LEDs. We spent a couple of days with the crew, first at our home office planning […]

Parenting Class

Yesterday, Twinkle and I waddled along to the hospital for a parenting class. I say waddled, as Twinkle isn’t allowed to walk. An examination a couple of weeks back showed that there’s a risk of premature delivery, and she needs to avoid any exercise that might encourage the little chappy to make an early entrance. […]

The journey continues

I’ve made good progress this past week in terms of figuring out what it is I need to be doing. I’m not rushing the process, but rather, allowing myself to remain in certain states of mind for a couple of days, subconsciously meditating on a particular idea, and then reflecting on how it makes me […]

The mentalist

Time seems to have sped-up recently. Another week over – seems it was only yesterday that it was Monday. Perhaps that’s what happens when you make a conscious effort to make the most of each and every day. It was an interesting week. I had another three meetings with friends and acquaintances to discuss the […]


Been continuing to push ahead with the changes needed. One thing that’s been on my mind is the need to exercise. I didn’t run at all in June, being ‘too busy’ for it. Well, that’s no excuse, it just needs to be prioritised. Thus this morning I was up at 5am, restarting my Gympact membership […]


Picture of the day – Boris got the shock of his life when he woke up and found he was a drain hole cover. So, it was Sunday today. A good Sunday. It began in a relaxed fashion – watching some movie trailers. I’ve recently started using our Apple TV, which until now has been […]