For the last seven weeks Abe and I have been training for a ten kilometer race. We decided to challenge ourselves. We ran about three times a week after work. We really had a great time. On September 23, we met in Izumi and prepared for the race. We did our pre-race stretching and warm-up. When the race started we paced ourselves well. We had to go up and down two long hills. It was difficult. Finnally after about 53 minutes of running we made it to the finish line. It was a blast. This is a picture of us at the finish line celebrating our victory. I hope we keep running together. It is healthy and good fun. /Sendai Study Advisor Richard