I have several masters whom I respect very much. The writer Makoto Shiina is one of them.
Makoto Shiina is known for his poignant novels based on his own experience, as well as humorous essays in the outdoors.
He is well-built, and yet smart, and keeps a good figure.
When I asked him how he kept fit, he said it was simple. "You fight with the floor once a day". "How do you mean?" I asked.
"You do 200 push-ups, 200 sit-ups, and 200 squats every day. You don't use a machine. You just fight with the floor. That's all."
"When do you do that?"
"Before I go to sleep."
Makoto Shiina is known for his love for beers.
"Even when you are drunk?" I asked.
"Yes, even when I am drunk. It is like brushing your teeth, you see. If you don't do it, you don't feel good".
So the master told me how he kept fit.
For some reasons, I love running outside, but I have never really accustomed myself to fighting with the floor. I try from time to time, but I can never continue the exercise. Thus, it is difficult to be true to the master.
One of these days I would try to be true to the master. But then 200 times each is a tall order. Maybe I should start from 30 times each.
Life is so hard.
With the writer Makoto Siina in a recent meeting.