It’s been seven months since I last updated this blog, and a lot has happened since then.
2011 has so far been the year for personal development. I’ve pretty much abandoned JapanSoc and Hotaru CMS since those pet projects are so time-consuming, and instead I’m very focused on other things.
First off, I’ve continued with my workouts. I go to the gym three times a week and continually push myself to lift more weight. I’ve made good progress so far, and am motivated to keep going.
I also kept on running. In March, I entered my first 10km race and finished 276th out of 1,042 people. I was 84th out of 222 men in the 30-39 age bracket. Summer will be here soon so the running may have to be put on hold, but I definitely want to beat my time of 48:08 next year!
Another big change was starting an English school here in my home last October. It’s already grown to over 50 students, mostly children, and is providing a welcome break from three years glued to a computer screen.
As well as all that, I’m studying how to make iPhone apps. We shall see how far I get later in the year.
On the family front, Riku starts kindergarten tomorrow. I have to wait outside for the little bus to come and pick him up. He’s also taking one of my English classes at home. And speaking of English, we’ve just got satellite TV so he can immerse himself in such animated rubbish as Ben 10 and Kim Possible.
As for Mami, she’s still working at the hospital, but has reduced her hours to help with our school’s admin duties.