<Day3 （Apr. 4）>
Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi～Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi
It was somewhat hard to sleep out in the 2nd day.
I was about to fall down from the bench since it was too narrow.
Actually, I fell down once.
Anyway, I cannot hate him.
Good bye, Oduki.
If I were not challenge Running across Japan, I might have not know even the name of the place.
It appeared rural landscape.
It is a calm scenery.
I have no complaint because I like countryside.
I took a rest on my way.
●something wrong on my body
I had run over 100 km within 2 days.
My legs were getting hard.
Although it is natural.
In fact, I had had my hurt right leg and I had not run for 2 weeks before I started this journey.
I had protected my right leg, which causes this pain now.
When I suffer much pain on my legs, I took a picture.
The scenery of sakura was beautiful.
I cheated my mind.
●Philosophy of masochism
I had a contradiction.
I say “Enjoy to run.”
However, I am suffering to run now.
My legs were almost not able to work.
My shoulders and my waist were rubbed with a backpack to be about to bleed.
I couldn’t run as usual.
“It is impossible to enjoy to run in this situation!”
To be honest, I thought that.
Yes, it is hard to run.
Besides, you have to run 50 km a day with a heavy luggage.
It is natural to be hard.
In spite of that, people still go on running.
It is interesting.
As if they enjoyed to suffer.
It is masochistic.
However, I think it is great to be able to enjoy a suffering situation.
You can consider anyway.
“When I get over this, I would be more powerful”
“When I finish running, I would eat something delicious.”
“I am very cool to do something hard. Huuu.”
Anything is ok.
If they are called “masochists”, that word is a kind of compliments for me.
When I was thinking about “masochists”, I have arrived at Ogori, Shin-Yamaguchi station.
I decided to stay in a business hotel.
It was the first time to sleep inside.
I looked for cheap one and find oldie hotel after a while walking around.
And I checked-in.
I wanted to reply mails, but there seemed to be no Wi-Fi.
It is a little too oldie.
Am I to have to rest well today?
[Day3・ Distance 43km]
<Day4 （Apr. 5）>
Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi～Shunan, Yamaguchi
●Start at Shin-Yamaguchi station
After spending time in the morning, I have started at 8:30 am
I had soaked into a bathtub yesterday, so I was fine today.
I went on running simply toward Hofu.
When I am taking rest in front of a convenient store, a lady talked to me.
After talking a while, she bought some meals for me.
Although I asked her name,
she said “No,no. Don’t mind.”
Although I asked her to take a picture of us,
she said “No, no. Don’t mind.”
“Take care, and go for it.”
She said and has gone.
I was moved.
Is this a love that asks nothing in return?
So cool. I want to be a human like her.
I don’t exaggerate, but it removed tiredness from me at all.
Although I was getting fine, strong hurt struck my left leg.
The bone on my knee seemed to be worn out.
If I kept running, I would have hurt my legs.
Then, I switched to walking.
It is good to walk slowly too.
I found a kind of secret route.
And I took a rest to see the sea.
I managed to recover to run slowly.
In this journey, a power to recover is very important.
But, I couldn’t run more than 10 km then.
After that, I went on walking to look for a place to sleep.
In Shin-Nanyou, I found a place to sleep.
It is common for Kyusyu people, Joyfull.
In the end, I considered the restaurant as a hotel.
What a nerve I am.
Since there was not so many people in the restaurant, I stayed there.
[Day４・ Distance 43km]