Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Goodbye Rome Marathon

(The Black Knight announces in worldvision the decision not to run the Rome Marathon)
After the Roma-Ostia half marathon where the Black Knight arrived painfully tired he had to take the important decision about the Rome marathon. After a day off he ran yesterday and today but the tests were not good so, after a consultation with the doctor, he decided to surrender definitively. The inflammation needs time and cures and the necessary medicines get the warrior weak because fall the blood pressure. For this reason he had to change his battle plans: no more the ultimate fight of Rome but many shorter races.
In the enemy world there are celebrations, fireworks, dances, human sacrifices to celebrate the saved danger.

By the way the Black Knight says hi to the Blogger people because tomorrow he leaves with his son for Cardiff to watch the rugby match Wales-Italy. They will come back on monday night. But he doesn't forget his attitute: he booked a hotel with the treadmill!
Come on Italy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

21 comments:

  1. Have a great trip and enjoy the time with your son!

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  2. Darn - sorry your illness has put a detour on your road to the battle but there are oh so many marathons to run. No worries.

    Have fun on your trip!

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  3. Well I hope that doesn't ever happen to me, since I am not close to any events, but in your case, is just a matter of time when you will be planning the next maraton.

    Have fun, nice trip!!

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  4. Go Italia!!!! wooohoooo!

    Get well soon BK... we're all thinking of you :)

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  5. Sorry you hear you had to cancel, but there is always next time!

    Cardiff - my ancestors are from Cardiff - they moved to the new world around 1632.

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  6. I am truly sorry that you had to let the lesser knights battle it out. I think Rome has been around 3-5 years... or more. I'm sure it'll need a good sacking next year.

    I'll be checking international news to see if a feisty Italian has caused a fracas at a rugby match.

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  7. You made the wise decision. The smart warriors know when to fight and when to retreat. You'll come back stronger than ever!
    Go Italia!

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  8. As tough as your decision is, it is probably the right thing to do...and you will come back stronger after resting for a while. Have a great trip w/your son!

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  10. I'm glad the BK is taking care of himself -- I know you'll fight again another day.

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  11. What a shame about the Roma marathon. I was looking forward to the two of us doing a marathon on the same day, and then comparing our experiences.

    I wish you a good recovery, and good luck to Italy - they're in with a chance, Wales are much weaker than last year, and Italy have improved a lot over the last few years.

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  12. I thought I had made a comment on this post ....... but then remembered that this news left me speechless.

    Whilst I feel some disappear that you have been struck down and will not make it to Rome this time. I do hope to see you chart a new course soon.

    Being part of the Black Army has given me motivation along the long long long marathon road and I take this opportunity to thank you for that.

    Injuries make me angry .... so angry .... let me find the words ...... hmmmm .... yes as angry as a young camel in a state of protracted sexual abstinence!

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  13. Glad you are taking time to heal properly! That is probably harder than just suffering through the marathon.

    Have fun on your trip!

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  14. I really hope you and your son enjoy the time together!

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  15. I feel your pain Stefano. Sorry you had to make the decision.

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  16. mi dispaicci fratello stephano. get well and enjoy time with your family

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  17. Sorry to hear that you had to forgo the Rome marathon - I hope your recovery is speedy and that you will be back pounding the pavements very soon.

    Also enjoy your trip away!

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  18. dont'worry, in april and may the black knight will run half marathon in Rome and surrondings

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  19. Have a great trip - smart knight to reserve a hotel with a treadmill.

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  20. Enjoy your trip and the game, take it easy too.

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  21. It takes more courage to say NO sometimes. But when you need time to heal, that is the truth of it.

    Brave Knight, I salute you.

    And good journeys!

    *j*

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