Sunday, January 15, 2017

How getting older affects our running

I've just read an interesting post about things only runners, walkers and bikers  "who are getting older will understand". The blog's author is a runner who is turning 50 on February 22, and she mainly explains how getting older affects our running: recovery takes longer, sleep times decrease, and hormonal deficiencies slightly rise. The good news is that by running, we are decreasing our risk of so many other conditions such as diabetes and various cancers. It also strengthens our joints.
Unfortunately, in relation to hearth disease, she wrote that, according to statistics issued by marathontrainingacademy.commarathoners over 50 are twice as likely to have a heart attack while running a marathon than those under 40 years old.
She summarizes very well in her post those interesting points above mentioned. This is her link:

In the meanwhile, Winter cold is increasing here in Central and Southern Italy, and I am not so able to run outdoors three times a week.
Naples, Vesuvius volcano with snow on the top.
The old building on the left is the Royal palace. 
And last but not least, this month I joined a new running team in Rome, ASD ATLETICOM, that's its name.
Happy running, walking and cycling to everyone!

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy New Year

This is my first post of the new year. It shows Vatican Square in the morning ...
... and the same Rome's landmark at night.

Happy New Year!

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Close to the cruise terminal

I haven't been blogging since October 3rd as I haven't been running as I should. I did a run this morning: less than  50 minutes on a cloudy morning because I don't like running on my own.
However  my last running session gave me the opportunity to enjoy that cloudy weather, as I ran past the  cruise terminal. I took a picture while I was running there. 
  Happy running/walking/cycling to everyone.

Monday, October 03, 2016


This is a very short post which had been written with the aim to show a particular sea dish.  Italian people who live next to the seacoast know and eat echinoderms. Maybe other people do the same. Anyway, I show those echinoderm which can be served in Italian restaurant. My son sent me the picture below last week, while I was eating echinoderms in a local restaurant. He knows I love them.
Have you never eaten echinoderms ?
Unfortunately I can't have them ... it's a high cholesterol content food.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sunny beach in September

Hello blogger friends, just to say we are still enjoying sunny beaches here down on the 42nd parallel North. Water is so clean and resorts are not crowded as you can see in the picture. I can go swimming twice a week, and I do the same on the running front. I'll increase running sessions in Autumn, as soon as Summer goes to an end, and I don't go swimming in the sea. 

Have you never bought a watermelon so heavy? It is more than 16 kg. After I had bought that watermelon I carried it by motorbike ... my daughters' motorbike. In Summer I  sometimes eat a big slice of watermelon after running: Made up of 92% water, watermelon is a great snack to have on hand during the hot summer months to prevent dehydration. In addition, it provides vitamins and minerals.

Happy running/walking to everyone!

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Soya milk and coffee with a smile on top

This morning  I didn't have my breakfast at home because I was late. So I had no choice but have soya milk and coffee next to my workplace. The waitress wrote "Buongiorno" (Good morning) on the cup's top. She also wrote a smile on top : ) 
I thought she really love her job.
Weather is still sunny here down, as you can see in the picture below which was taken from a small flat close to the sea. I was there for job.
Nice weekend to everyone.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

A beach covered with stones

Despite we have beaches with sand here, located at 5 km North from the town, I go swimming next a small beach covered with stones. As you can see in the picture below, the beach isn't crowded, and the water is so clean there. I am also running three times a week, although I've not planned  any race. 
Fortunately, this Summer has been never too hot ... until now :-)  

The beach here below in the 2nd picture, covered with sand, is located in South Italy. I visited it last week. The sand is quite white there.

And last but not least, swordfish sliced cooked on red-hot stone, and my mother with her 79th birthday cake.

Nice walking/cycling/running to everyone.