Monday, February 20, 2006

The Black Knight is back

(Gioconda, the lovely Queen's lady cat)
After a long week without posting, the Black Knight is back. He was very busy to defend the borders of the Black County and to check the work in progress of the new shining armours to wear in the next future (very nice black t-shirts and singlets).
Now the final battle of Rome is very close and the training is serious and hard even if the proud Knight has to face some wounds. During the last week on tuesday he ran 11.6 km (7.2 m) tempo run, thursday 12 km. (7.4 m) of speed-work on the treadmill because of the bad weather, friday 12.2 km. (7.6 m) recovery run and sunday afternoon 30.4 km. (18.9 m).
The Sunday long distance run was source of a Black Government crisis: the Black Knight was escorted until the 20° km (12.4 m) by Sir giorgio and after ran alone in the black night wearing his black armour. The lovely Queen didn't know that her Knight had such long committment and when he came back home full of glory she, terribly worried, was handling the Black Knight's cellular phone to find a way to understand what happened, trying to call the usual running mates of the hero.

17 comments:

  1. The Black Knight is lucky to have one so concerned about him .... perhaps a note of ones return will allow for greater peace and a feast ready for the glorious return.

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  2. It is just strange to think about running for so long, hours and hours there.
    Did you already throw away you HR and Garmin? I don't think I can. I think they are useful... still.

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  3. To Hilda. I throw away my HR but not my Garmin because I can accept its/his/her 1/2% of error.

    To Iliketoast. I did and I wrote: I will be back at 06.30/07.00 p.m. but the battle was hard and the enemies very strong so I got home at 07.15 p.m.

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  4. Having another friend drop you off 20 km away was a great idea! No loops!

    Glad you made it home safely!

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  5. First, I'm in love with that cat.

    Second, way to make a triumphant return! Your schedule is rather inspiring...

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  6. Oh the poor Queen, left worrying! And running at night in black armour ... i hope you had a light with you!

    Great week and glad you made it home and relieved the queen's worries.

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  7. I agree with the others that it's nice to have someone who keeps tabs and worries about you when you are gone too long. And is it my eyes or does that cat have no hair???

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  8. To Anne: yes the cat is hairless. She is a pure breed devon rex.

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  9. Do you have the expression "to sleep in the dog house" when Queens are upset with Knights? Or do Knights sleep in the stable?

    I'm sure you offered her up a smelly and sweaty hug! The clever executioner thinks that is really funny. Long suffering wife of CE does not.

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  10. Good week! It sounds like Rome should be worried.

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  11. Gorgeous cat!

    If the Queen has not yet forgiven her knight, there is an especially sweet "I'm sorry" video you can play for her over at Bold's site.

    You are lucky to have one to worry so. I would have to be missing for at least a day before anyone noticed (pout).

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  12. How appropriate for the Black Knight and his Queen to have such a magnificent looking cat. Nice run. Quit worrying your queen so much!

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  13. I hope the lovely Queen has been placated though it is very reassuring to have someone worried about one's whereabouts.

    Gorgeous cat - Lady CJ's black cat Princess Mia was not so impressed!

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  14. Welcome back to the land of blog, and my goodness, what a graceful cat, very fitting for the Black Knight.

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  15. Rome is trembling - I can feel the vibrations from here!

    Poor Queen. I hope she has recovered from her worries.

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  16. Oh dear, that cat needs a sweater!

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  17. Ah, la Gioconda! Famous for her smile! She thinks, "Yes, I have no fur coat, I must find my warmth in YOU!"

    Beautiful cat!

    The Queen worries because she loves much. :-)

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