Friday, February 15, 2008

The Battle of Dublin

(Wicklow County)
(War cemetery after the victory of the Black Knight Army)
(the mythic Temple Bar)
IRELAND: The Black Knight and his son Paolo went to Dublin to watch the rugby match Ireland - Italy. It was the occasion to visit the city and the beautiful County of Wicklow. The final score was 16-11 for Ireland and this got the B.K. very very angry so he decided to conquer the Emerald Isle. The battle was bloody and after 4 days under siege the enemy surrendered.
TRAINING (???): 5 months ago I broke badly my femor and at the moment I don't succeed in running because the muscle over the knee is again too weak. The rehabilitation program continues: every week 4 days swimming (1500 metres + exercises for the leg) and 3 days working hard in the gym. Plus electric stimolations for the quadriceps. I left the "dreadmill" to start to walk again on the road as fast as I can.....dreaming my first real run.

Happy running!!!!!

(Ireland - Italy 16-11)








20 comments:

  1. Tonight I witness another battle, the Queensland Reds against the Highlanders from New Zealand. The mighty Reds had the victory. Soon you will run again.

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  2. If the scenery didn't ease the hurt, I'm sure a couple of pints of Guiness would do the trick. So glad to hear you're still on the mend and looking forward to your running future. Carry on, oh dark one.

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  3. Bon jour, Black Night!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    It's never too late for Valentine's Day wishes! :-)
    Your Irish photos are terrific. I have never been there
    ~sigh~
    So much world...so little TIME

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you're right about being busy on my cruise 24/7. Also, about your injury. Sorry to hear about that. I little over a year ago I was injured when a car hit me on my bike. I spent about a year either recovering or rehabing. Recently, my SO ruptured an Achilles tendon, had surgery, and just recently got out of a cast. So he too is rehabing and unable to run. I do sympathize with you and know how you're feeling. Keep at it though. You sound determined. You will conquer eventually.

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  5. Courage, my friend! You will persevere in the end. Never give up!

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  6. Good luck with the rehab. The enemies must be enjoying their rest!

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  7. Rugby, that looks like football without helmets. 16-11, that sounds a lot like the Super Bowl score (17-14). On the field of the initial battle, in your absence did a legendry Italian sub-general lead his forces to the late lead as usual like Brady did in Arizona, only to be unbelievably upstaged by an upstart warrior in the last minute (Manning)? This affront would certainly provoke the thirst for vengeance. (In America, domestic assaults go up dramatically in the two hours after a Super Bowl game. I'll bet those two hours in Connecticut, where the Giants/Patriots allegiances blur, were really interesting.) Glad your leg is better.

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  8. Italy have been in two close games. With the glorious Black Knight riding out behind them, they'll win the next one. Onward!

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  9. ah Ireland very nice!
    you are doing well in recovery it sounds like, keep up the therapy and you'll be back in no time!

    ciao!

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  10. We cannot wait for your return to running. Best wishes for continued recovery and strength.

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  11. Thanks for stopping by. Sorry to hear about "eric".

    For some reason we (husband) must listen to the BBC when it is not country music time. Yesterday I got my fill of "football" I have no idea who was playing.

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  12. this worked for me:
    -when doc said i could run, i did. it was slow and limpy, but it got me going and made me feel good.
    -then i took 4 months off. didn't mean to. full-time student.
    -started up again after last assignment. found that the early running put some muscles on me but the uninjured leg was still too strong. by taking a break from running, the stronger leg got weaker so that when i started again, it was even.

    sounds silly, but it worked.
    it's amazing how damaged the leg gets. i am very flattered that you broke your leg just so i wouldn't be alone in this.

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  13. I hope the pain isn't too great. Soon this will all be a bad memory and you'll be running stronger than ever. Keep up the good work on your training. Maybe soon you can start with some pool running.My regards to your gracious queen. :-)

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  14. Get the leg better. Looks like you had a great trip to Ireland.

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  15. the electric stimulus sounds interesting! Sounds like you are working hard, hope it pays off once you get to start running again!

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  16. Carry on, Black Knight. Victory is yours!!

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  17. Well those little games are nothing compared to the UNC vs Duke basketball game here LOL

    I hope the healing continues and steady progress is made. It will be nice to read when you run again.

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  19. Well done to Italy in their rugby triumph. I hope the leg soon gets strong enough for you to run again.. and you can once again lead your army!

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  20. My family of origin hail from County Wicklow.
    So in honour of your feats their, I add you to my subscriptions.
    Oh, and any friend of Strewth is a friend of mine.

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