Saturday, August 08, 2009

The raid

The coward enemy heard that the Black Knight was wounded became always more reckless. The last outrage was the arrival of many invaders by the ship “Navigator of the Seas”.
This was the last challenge and the invincible warrior decided to conquer the battle ship and to show to all the Mediterranean sea how the Black Knight Army is strong again.
In few minutes the crew surrendered and was submitted. The other ports of call of the raid (july 19 – 26) were Genoa, Villefranche, Barcelona, Palma de Majorca and Cagliari. The natives didn’t resist the Black Knight Army and renewed the promise of eternal fidelity. And the justice ruled again!
The Navigator of the Seas in Cagliari:

Portofino, a wonderful town near Genoa:

Montecarlo: on the left the Casino and on the right the Hotel of Paris:

Daniela, the Black Knight Kingdom's Queen in Barcelona:

The Spanish Pueblo in Palma de Majorca:

The Black Knight and his wife onboard:

Training. At last the things go better. The knee doesn’t hurt anymore and the liquid between the knee itself and the bone was reabsorbed, however all the muscles of the left leg are weaker than the right leg ones. But now I can run and the distances are longer even if I am very slow (10 k in 62 minutes). At the moment I am following a cross training program (swim, run, bike) improving distances and speed even if I don’t see the triathlon in my future. I took this decision for many reasons: after all the fractures I have lost my speed and my endurance; I am scared to bike with the locks and also the swimming is a step to the future because of the special items to wear to get better performances.
Enjoy this summertime.