Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Lady Tammy's present

At last my wife succeeded in fixing the pc and now I can show the generous gift I receveid from Lady Tammy: the glorious armour of her 1st triathlon!Last week I wrote a list of my favourite songs to run but I think that I must find a place for Mary J. Blige and U2 with their One; to watch the video click on: One Mary J. Blige e U2 (video).
Italy is under a cape of heat and humidity. To run is always more difficult but the Black Knight has his strategy: a technical singlet, ray-ban glasses, USA Coast Guard's hat (yes the Black Knight spent 20 years of his life in the italian Coast Guard, my heart is always there!), ultra protection cream for the skin, one stop at the fountain and an energetic integrator in his hand (only in case).
The usual summer route is km. 11 (ml. 6.8) from home to the beach. The first half, beautiful landscape near the sea, is the road to the hell: no shadow and long uphills; it ends at a magic fountain (indeed it is broken so the Black Knight leaves there a couple of bottles of water before the workout). The second half runs across the country under many trees; it is relaxing and, obviously, faster.
Arrived to the beach a sport-drink and after a lazy rest on the little-bed under the beach-umbrella reading the newspapers. At 01.00 p.m. 40/45 minutes of slow swimming to stretch the muscles.
Yes, the Black Knight has one month off, he will come back to the office on august 16th!
Happy running

19 comments:

  1. We are both on vacation! Yay!! And you are now officially on the MAP:)

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  2. We all deserve a vacation now and then. Now, where'd you get that USCG hat? Inquiring minds (and former Coastie wives) want to know.

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  3. Caro Stefano,
    How good it is to be on vacation.
    I hope you enjoy your time and don't get fat and lazy before our next conquest as we need our leader to be strong,wise and fit!

    Saluti ai tutti,
    Il Primo Assasino

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  4. You should read the NYTimes article linked to my latest post. It is about running and heat/humidty! Be safe out there...and stay cool. :)

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  5. I always enjoyed how Europe takes a month off for rest and recovery. Wish we did that also in the States.

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  6. I'm going to see Mary J. Blige in concert on 8/13! I'll tell her hello for you.

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  7. it's not mentioned in tammy's article, but you'll need to make sure that after each run, you treat the armour with special rust prevention stuff. we can't have the black knights rusted up!

    a month off... that's nice. your wife must be off, too with no students.

    enjoy it!

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  8. Enjoy your month off!!

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  9. One month off!! I love europeans. What is that stuff you mention...integrator...what??

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  10. Enjoy your month off. I'll keep an eye on things to ensure the enemies do not attack.

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  11. Great you are posting about your training! Thought you were just racing all the time :)
    You are so brave struggling over that heat, well, but you are the BK!!

    What are you planning on vacations? I´ve heard Italia is empty on august.

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  12. A month's vacation--how civilized! I hope you have a very fun and relaxing time off.

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  13. One month off!!! How on earth did you manage to get a job like that? Especially in this weather?

    It's much colder in Ireland today - you'll feel the end of the worst heat in a day or two.

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  14. Enjoy your time off! I was so happy for you when Italia won the world cup. Very exciting!

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  15. A whole month off, must be nice. Enjoy it while it lasts. The time will disappear all to quickly *sigh*.

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  16. Lady Tammy sent her Triathlon armour? A generous gift!!!

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  17. Hey! you are being slack on the posting! how do i know that roma is safe-a?

    we worry here down under. while you guys up overs are all hot and baking, we're worried about you as we enjoy 23 degree weather.

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  18. Enjoy your vacation! I hope you leave room for some blog posting in between trips to the beach!

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  19. Hi Stefano,
    Can't say I agree with you on the MJB/U2 collaboration. They say that even Bono thinks it is better than the original, but I guess he is trying to sell it. I think it sucks.

    Anyway, regarding your comment from a while back, I couldn't translate this to make any sense. What does it mean?
    "Paraphrasing the latins we could say: "currere est necesse, vivere non est necesse"."

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