Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Itsukushima Shrine, Japan

I ran the 5K in Itsukushima Shrine in Japan on my iFit Live yesterday.  This is on the Miyajima island. This place is so beautiful. Unfortunately, I could only run the terrain and could not see any sort of pictures or video. Beautiful!
I did it on an elliptical with iFit Live. The course mimics the inclined terrain of this beautiful place. Most of the time, the incline was on 20 and the resistance was from 11-15. That is pretty much about topped out. I am not a runner and have only started working out more about 6 months ago. I am trying to shed those baby pounds.

The winner of the race completed it in 57 minutes. Wow! I was much slower. 99 minutes. 1582 calories burned. Bam!!! I didn't really compete to win. I just wanted to finish. I was so excited that I didn't quit or fall off of the elliptical. Ha!

Here is a quick peaceful video of the Shrine that also shows the Otorii, the grand gate in the water.


michelle edwards joy said...

So impressed!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome! I like your spark :)

Pinoy in Itsukushima Shrine said...

Its really peaceful in Itsukushima Shrine. And the deer is so tame. Hope to visit that place soon..