Sunday, May 19, 2013
Thousands of enthusiastic people ran this Sunday the Race for the cure and could enjoy the wonderful landmarks and buildings located in the old neighborhoods of Rome.
Running around the Colosseum and past some Rome's monuments was exciting. But I also enjoyed the friendly atmosphere along the track. The organization was very efficient and a lot of people, who didn't run, were very supportive and enjoyed seeing the race: I have never seen such beautiful people along the running path and next to the finish line. The weather was never too hot and never too hot: it was perfect. I was so happy to see some runners from France, Spain and other countries. As known, the main aim of the race was raising money for medical research.
Stefano and I enjoyed that 5 km race and reached our sub 5 min./km goal. I ran the race as tempo run training and crossed the finish line after 23:48 minutes. I was happy for that!
The third picture here on the left shows the two black knights close to the starting line.
It was the first time that I ran with a camera and took pictures while I was running. Some running friends of our world blogger community, such as Johann, inspired me to run with a camera and this time I decided to run with my Nokia camera mobile phone. Unfortunately it rang while I was running the 3rd km past the Altar of the Fatherland (photo below). A colleague had to communicate some information (I saw his name on the mobile phone while it was ringing) but I had no choice but give him a quick answer. So, I quickly told him: "I am afraid I can't speak at the moment. I'll give you a call as soon as possible". After I had crossed the finish line I gave him a call. Next time I will run with a camera ... without mobile phone :)
The picture here on the right was taken while I was running past the Altar of Fatherland. As you can see, there were cobblestones along the track but it wasn't dangerous. Have you never got a phone call while you were running a race? Nice week to everyone!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This is my first post this month and it gives me the opportunity to write just a note about the second race which I have planned to run in 2013: It's the Rome's Race for the Cure which will be held next Sunday. My running shape isn't good enough but I don't care.
Next week I will be in Rome for job from Monday to Wednesday and my wife also will be busy because of her job. So this morning we decided to do shopping and buy food and other thngs for next week. Doing shopping on Sunday morning is unusual enough here in Italy but fortunately we find a market in a small village situated 30 km South from Civitavecchia. Black olives were really good.
Nice week to all my blogger friends!
Monday, April 08, 2013
I am so glad to see my friend Stefano back running a race in our town. Yesterday, we ran a short race on a sunny Sunday and everything was perfect: friendly atmosphere, good organization and a lot of runners (some people came from Rome and surrondings). The average pace was sub 5 min./km.
Happy running to all my blogger friends!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Today is a special day for me because I have reached 52 years of life: I was born on March 26th, 1961. And this morning my wife gave me a wonderful gift, which you can see in the picture.
The photo below shows the shop where she bought the running shoes ... she chose Asics, as usual.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
During the first week of March I had tracheitis and sore throat: it was difficult to handle. I haven't been running since March 5th, and I hope to be back running tomorrow.
The weather is still cold enough and it doesn't seem that Winter is going to an end. Moreover, I need new running shoes and likely I'll buy them next week if I go to Rome for job. In Rome I can buy the same running shoes, as I see here where I live, paying about 25% less.
I used to take photos only on holidays: since I have been writing a blog I take photos every week. And I think that blogging gives us the motivation to take photos. More and more of us are carrying a camera during a race and our blogging community gives me the opportunity to see the world through the eyes of other. In this perspective, I'd like to share the photo below that I took this morning.
Nice week to everyone!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I'm sorry for the delay in writing posts considering that I wrote my last post in January. However, I've been reading my running friends's blogs with their reflections, comments and opinions about running, healthy food, outdoor lifestyle and other topics. We, friends of our blogging community, do not need to be a journalist to write an interesting blog: reading your blogs gives me the chance to know thousands of new ideas, trends and places all around the world.
I notice you that since February 14th I've been having connection problems with some websites, such as Amy, Black Knight and Char's blogs ... I don't know why! Anyway, if I didn't understand where the fault is I would communicate through emails soon.
As you can see in the photo, I'm still running in the dark ... that's why I'm compelled to wear yellow running clothes :)
I will not bore you with the uncertainty of Italian 2013 election and the impact of its outcome on the euro currency.
Happy running to everyone!
Saturday, January 26, 2013
I wrote my last post on December 31st and despite a drop in frequency of posts I've still read hugely interesting running blogs.
I've just read the Johann 's post about Sudan and a great social cause to be raising money for.
As you know, Sudan is such a dangerous place again.
This is my first post in 2013 because I've been busy for job and since January 8th I have finished working late. That's why I am compelled to run in the dark and can't join my running group. Consequently, I try to keep my eyes out for dangers along the track. First of all, I always wear high visibility running clothes and don't listen music along the track. Unfortunatey I haven't planned yet any races.
Nice Sunday to all my bogger friends!