Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The last victory

After 3 months without running, due to a stress fracture on the highest part of the shin bone with liquid between the knee and the bone, I came back to run. The first workout was hard, 35 minutes testing every part of my injured leg, with many bad thoughts and a big fear. Unfortunately the recover is long, that poor leg suffered 2 different fractures and 2 operations; for this reason I decided not to race anymore. The last magnetic resonance confirmed that decision, by now the knee, the ligaments and the meniscus don’t allow the effort of a race. However I will enter some popular events with thousands of runners but only to enjoy the group without pushing at all.
The current program is day after day: swim (40 minutes if in the pool or 60/75 minutes if across the sea), bike (90 minutes), run (40 minutes), rest. This is not triathlon but only a way to stay fit and in shape.
But the Black Knight Army doesn’t demobilize, all the heroic warriors fight everywhere: land, air, sea. At present is very active the Black Knight Navy busy to patrol the coast by 4 invincible seals: the Black Knight, the Black Knight’s son, Sir Giorgio and Sir Gianni. They heedless of danger swim often from the local marina to the shepherd’s cape to check that no enemy fleets are sailing against the coast of the Black Knight kingdom.
The last victory: the major terrified by the Black Knight’s anger decided to stop the cut of the trees (see the post down).





20 comments:

  1. glad to hear you're running again, and I can understand the fear of pain in the leg again, I'm feeling the same way. I think the decision not to race seriously is a good one, but enjoying the events will be fun. Continued recovery :)

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  2. Huge accomplishment running again. You racing days may be over, but the key is to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle which you are certainly succeeding at.

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  3. Good for you -- I'm glad you're enjoying some relaxed running.

    And just because you're not racing doesn't mean you're not participating -- which is really more important in my book anyway!

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  4. The Black Knight on a bike? Get a lance while you're at it and joust.

    Hope you enjoy keeping fit through the new pursuits.

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  5. Sounds very good. I agree with Wendy on participating > racing - you never know, anyway, you might find some great experiences helping slower runners pace in races, etc.

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  6. That's strange, just yesterday I remembered that I had not heard from you for AGES! And here you are, running again. I hope you'll have better luck this time.

    P.S. 10 years ago the Irish rugby team always finished last in the 5-nations tournament. You know what happened this time - we're still celebrating!

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  7. Hey, thanks for your comment on my blog, yeah, should never have given the President my cell number, he won't leave me alone!

    So sorry to read about your leg. Your determination is inspiring. It must be a little (a lot?) painful?

    RE: previous post on Eucalyptus trees being cut down. I thought they only did that "for your own safety" stuff in the US, you know that extremely litigious country where you could be sued for wearing white before Memorial Day?

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  8. That's great that they stopped cutting down your trees!

    Glad training is going well and sounds like you are having fun with the swimming!

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  9. Now your comment makes more sense about the tree-cutting. Keep "tri-ing" and you'll restore your full knighty-ness before you know it. Everything in moderation.

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  11. you are not alone, because that is how I'm racing these days just to being part of the crowd, because my times certainly do not reflect a person that racing. I'm working hard at having this down moment gone.

    I'm glad you will be participating it does a mind good

    Really good to hear about the trees

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  12. With such a positive attitude you will really enjoy participating in lots of fun events. I hear you're meeting up with Katy on Sat - that is very exciting - have a great time.

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  13. I am not racing either. I am still doing my best to get out there, but arthritis, pain and numbness in my feet, knees and hips is really giving me a lot to battle.

    Good for you striving to keep fit!
    I am WITH YOU!

    :-)

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  14. Welcome back to running!

    I very seldom race all-out, just too hard on me and my old body and in the end not fun (esp. if I get injured). Enjoy what you can do and wonderful to hear that the trees have been saved.

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  15. The Black Knight will not be denied! I love it. Not competing is fine - it's not participating that hurts and you are out there!

    Congratulations on getting the tree abusers to stop. Mother Earth thanks you, too

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  16. The Major decided to stop the cut of the trees. But HE HAVE TO PAY THE DAMAGE. This is the next secret mission of Black Knight who doesn't sue the Major for damages. He will kill the Major.

    If you agree, we will continue to go swimming twice a week across the see.

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  17. Congratulations on coming back to running. Racing is only a portion of the big picture, learning to enjoy the event without pushing will prove to be fulfilling, you'll see

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  18. i think it's great that you're infiltrating the shorter but more popular battles. you must watch out for the uprising masses. the enemies have their plebes, too.

    and i'm also upset that your scars look neater than my one? how can two together be thinner than mine? i was ripped off.

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  19. The Black Knight: Ever Victorious!

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  20. Hi Stephano,
    I'm happy to read that you're still mobile. Bicycling and swimming are fun activities and non-impact. Happy to hear that you won the fight for the trees!

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