Friday, July 16, 2010

The Tribute

The tribute. As I announced on my last post, when Mark Knopfler (former Dire Straits' front-man) knew of my injury decided to come to Rome for a tribute to the injured Black Knight who kindly accepted the little homage receiving this famous minstrel and his band at the Auditorium of Rome. The fearless leader ordered to play the following songs: Border Reiver, What it is, Sailing to Philadelphia, Prairie Wedding, Hill Farmer’s Blues, Romeo & Juliet, Sultans of Swing, A Night in Summer Long Ago, Marbletown, Speedway at Nazareth, Telegraph Road, Brother in Arms, So Far Away and Piper to the End. After 2 hours of wonderful music the Black Knight said "see you again" to Mark Knopfler who was happy because the invincible warrior liked the concert very very much.




Lombago. Perhaps the problem is solved thanks to 3 days of rest and strong anti-inflammatory pills. The thermal baths helped too. However the doctor said that the cause was the swimming: too many metres of free-style and too "fast". Now I have to follow a different program including more relaxing works. It means 15 days far from the pool and running every other day until august 1st.
Happy running and enjoy this wonderful summertime.

16 comments:

  1. Good to hear that your back is improving. I've had problems with my back in the past and know how debilitating it can be. I found that working on my core strength helped enormously.
    Looks like a great concert!

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  2. That Mark sure is a nice fellow to come to Rome for you :)

    Glad to hear your back is better!

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  3. Glad to hear your back is better - keep getting better!! So kind of Mark to come to Rome for you! :)

    Mr. Bailey (he is Lady Caratunk Girl's trusty steed.) is feeling better but we don't know what the problem is yet - thanks for your kind words!

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  4. What? No "Twistin' by the Pool" in the lineup. For shame.

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  5. The workout through the Marangone river valley sounds a great idea. I don't understand why we have to start from the Coop parking?

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  6. Good to see that Mark understands how things stand with the Black Knight!
    Excellent news on your back and the terme - hopefully your new exercise 'prescription' will sort out any residual problems.

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  7. Less pool? Sometimes I need less pool too :) Keep healing!

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  8. A whole concert in your honor? ha!!

    Glad your back is on the mend.

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  9. Haha! You made me smile...how cool of Mark to come all the way over for a Black Knight Tribute ;) :)
    Glad it seems to have helped with your healing. Listen to the doctor and stay away from the pool!

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  10. Huh! It's rare that swimming is the cause of injury, not running!

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  11. Hi Stefano,
    You must be a pretty big deal for Mark to come to Rome for you:) It looks like a fun show. Great pictures too!

    I am glad that you are feeling better and that taking a bit of a break and those thermal baths...seemed to do the trick. Take care of yourself Stefano!

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  12. hi
    i ofetn have back problems - especially since i turned triathlete - the bike and the swimming combined, then the running - the back is pulled into so many positions, it takes a lot of stretching (pre-and post-event) to feel normal.
    I have spent many hours on the physio's bench too !!
    Oh yeah, i forgot the part about the aging body - it doesn't help, and i have to unfold myself every morning !!!

    may the force be with you, Black Knight

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  13. As soon as I come back from France we'll do a long run training on route and trail (giro d'Emilio). Have a beautiful summer time Stefano!

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  14. a humble but well deserved tribute to you!
    Enjoy your running. It's like 200 degrees in here everyday

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  15. Mark Knopler can cure all ails. You will be better soon!

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