Sunday, March 22, 2009

The miracle

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Running - At last the recovery is complete: I am clinically healed. Of course there is a lot of work to do and a very little piece of “iron” will stay forever into the leg but I am ready to begin a running program after 1 year, 6 months, 4 days.
After the terrible crash the 99% of the doctors said: “The prosthesis will stay forever in the leg”; 50% said: “you will not have to run anymore” and 30% said: “I am not sure if you will come back to walk as before”.
Now after 2 operations (20 sept. 2007 and 24 nov 2008) and a tough physiotherapy the prosthesis were removed, I walk and I run again! I am very lucky.
By last Monday I started a serious training with 4 weekly workouts (10 – 12 km) and one swimming session (1600 metres). The pace is 5’30”/km (8’51”/ml).
In march and april I will enter 3 races only to breathe the smell of the competition and at the end of the year I would like to finish a sub 2 hours half marathon. The way is long and I hope to come back to race at my usual pace of the past. But if I will not succeed …. never mind, the Black Knight is however back!
What a pity I must forget the bike because my wife worries when I leave home, she remembers very well all the troubles following my terrible fracture. It (the bike) was a good help to heal but better to live in peace with her (my wife)! She spent bad days to stay day and night with me in the hospital and to drive me everywhere when I had to use the crutches. She is a wonderful woman.
Rugby. 6 Nations. Italy, the last with shame. Yesterday another heavy defeat against France: 50 – 8. That ridiculous Italian team doesn’t deserve such wonderful supporters (watch the movie). The head coach Mallet’s score: 8 loss on 8 matches. Wrong experiments, wrong decisions, wrong, wrong, wrong. For the first time I heard the “buuuuuu” and the whistling of disapproval. The Black Knight was there and disapproved too. He is very very angry.

17 comments:

  1. I am so very happy for you - fantastic about your recovery and your excellent training program. I do hope the races go well and you achieve that goal for the half marathon. Sorry about the Rugby though - oops!

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  2. congratulations on your recovery. You've come a long way already, and defeated the odds of your doctors, so I believe achieving your goal of sub-2 HM will be no problem :)

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  3. There is much celebrating in the Kingdom today. Quick! Someone bring on the Knight's favorite band and start pouring the good stuff!!

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  4. Sorry to hear about the disappointing rugby result... those French can be dangerous!

    I'm very glad to hear that you are back running and it is a testament to the strength and courage of the black knight that you fought back after the accident.

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  5. Good news on running, bad news on rugby!

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  6. The running news is excellent!

    Rugby, not so much.

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  7. I am so happy to hear your good news praise be to the Lord thy God for wonderful mircales. Welcome back!!

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  8. So glad you are back! Too bad about the bike but you are a very good husband for staying off the bike to keep your lovely wife from worrying.

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  9. How exciting! After all this time and in spite of the odds, you are back! Good for you, Black Night.

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  10. Easy to your return. Let your warriors fight for you until you are ready.

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  11. "…. never mind, the Black Knight is however back!"

    The Black Knight is back!!! Tanti auguri!!!

    ~Karen

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  12. You've come a long way baby!!

    Glad you are okay and that you will now let your wife stop worrying for a little while at least!

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  13. YES! YES! YES!
    It is wonderful. A long road ahead perhaps, but what is that but a journey to made?

    And there is no one better to make it than the Black Knight!

    :-)

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  14. yes, good of you to credit the work of the Queen. imagine a lovely queen driving around an errant knight.

    congratulations on being able to tell all those doctors: "YOU'RE WRONG!"

    oh, and i downloaded some italian flashcards for the iPhone. practicing even though i have no idea how to put them together in a sentence.

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  15. congratulations on the recovery! good news for the kingdom.

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  16. A miracle indeed. Nothing feels better than to do that which we thought was gone forever. Congratulations and enjoy the gift

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  17. The Black Knight picks his battles wisely. Don't piss off the Queen!

    I'm so happy to hear of your recovery. You worked very hard for this.

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