Sunday, May 18, 2008

Race for the Cure

Today the Black Knight Army entered the Race for the Cure, the famous 5 km to raise funds against the breast cancer. 8 brave Black Warriors conquered the capital running through a wonderful route in the heart of the ancient Rome: the most important and beautiful monuments are there. As usual the enemy Army, about 40.000 people, surrendered in less than 30 minutes!
(36804 the Black Knight - 36802 Elisa the daughter - the Man in Black the son)
The report. 5 crowded km with uphill and downhill under a heavy rain. The “bionic leg” didn’t have a good support on the wet characteristic cobblestones but the Black Knight didn’t mind and finished the fastest run after the surgery: 29’10” (real time) – 29’55” official time. The split km per km: 06’00” – 05’55 – 05’48” – 06’03” – 05’23”.
Recovering update. The Spanish doctor told that I can remove the hardware because my body is “strong” but I must not run before the surgery. Indeed I don’t follow his advice, it would be a tragedy for me, so I decided to run 3 days a week on the soft ground and the other 4 to alternate swimming, biking and lifting weights. This could be a good solution.
Summer is coming: happy running!!!

21 comments:

  1. Hi BK....

    Thank you for popping in! Dishes are a side effect of having a family, but I take meds to overcome them....LOL

    Tell me about your bike accident! I hope you're feeling ok, that's a pretty painful break.

    I'm a very new runner, only 6 months into it. I love it, so relaxing and rewarding.

    Good to meet you!
    Kim

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  2. What an attractive army you run! Good job on vanquishing the enemy - once again.

    So glad to hear that your leg is healing!

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  3. That's a crazy packed run!! Nice job!

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  4. You too had a great family running weekend. Glad you were able to participate, and I think your running/biking/swimming schedule sounds just right. I too struggle with recovery, so I know how you feel.

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  5. Your email is still in my inbox, thank you so much for the information. I will be in touch along the way. Nice job on the 5k, I like running the Susan Komen races, it is an excellent cause. ciao! :)

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  6. The Black Knight is running again!

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  7. Hey Black Knight...congrats on your recent 5k! The conditions looked horrendous. But maybe for 5k the rain could have been welcome..? I guess not for your leg tho..great job!
    Took my blog down for awhile. Devoting way too much time to it and now I find I have more time for my other hobbies and my husband (and my training!)
    Take care!

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  8. Great run, Black Knight! The rain looks torrential, but no match for you and your mighty army.

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  9. The Commander is back, signalling his return with a slashing victory. Here in the occupied Red Zone, the RFTC battle is huge every June. My strategy has become, until Blue reinforcements arrive maybe in November, to hit the moving army in the flank at the first mile, arriving with speed from elsewhere. Then I am free to get into the gathering horde near the front where they are fewer at that juncture and there is room to work at defeating their massed advance and returning their army back to its starting point the last two miles.

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  10. Sounds like you found 'the cure' and that you and your army are back in action. Hooray! Oh, and I posted about our Navy bridge run and even selected today's Wordless Wednesday photo for you -- it's the Naval shipyard.

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  11. the black knight is back! you look great even in the rain! you will soon be stronger than ever!

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  12. Great to see you are back in action fighting the good fight!

    I'm sure you have found 'the cure'!
    Take care of the leg.

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  13. I'm glad that leg is feeling better. Hope the recovery keeps going well.

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  14. glad to see you are getting stronger! I believe the enemies are quaking in their boots now!

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  15. wait. you get to lose your hardware? aw man. so if you do that, how long will that set you back? can you trust a spanish doctor? would he not be trying to put you back so his armada could win?

    my word verification is yknqr... as in why conquer? why not!

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  16. Fantastic that you are running again - just love the piccies - what a good looking army. Woo hoo!

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  17. Congratulations on your victory! And it is indeed a victory, considering how far you have come since your accident. You are a living miracle. :-)

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  18. Dori mentioned your amazing recovery in her post, congrats on getting back to it! Obviously, you have a lot of grit and determination - and you are an inspiration to others!

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  19. Sir Knight, glad to see you racing again. Keep at it and everything hopefully will stay good for you.

    One interesting thing I learned is the race for the cure is international. Amazing how it has spread!

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  20. looks like you are winning the war. :) glad to see you not following your doctor's advice.

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  21. Welcome back! Nice to see you running again :-)

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