Sunday, November 28, 2010
The Premier. The War Council of the Black Knight Army planned the december campaign and decided to conquer another part of the beautiful Tuscany: the Orbetello lagoon. This event will take place on dec. 8 (10 km. country-cross) and dec. 19 (10 km.). Many runners has already announced their participation but an unbelievable fact happened, our Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, knowing how dangerous to challenge the Black Knight can be, said to his colleagues and the press: "Those runners are crazy, nobody can challenge with impunity the glorious Black Knight"! (see the picture).Training. This is a rainy season and it is difficult to follow the schedule. The rain is heavy and I hate the "dreadmill" so I run when I can and sometimes I swim instead of running. However this week I swam and ran twice: 1400 meters + 1400 meters swimming and 17,2 km + 10,2 km running. I made the last workout on friday with the group usually led by Sir Giorgio (8 runners), it was a loop in the dark under a light rain through the suburbs and along the local marina: this is always a good chance to improve the speed. This morning I would like to run but today is a rainy sunday...I am waiting for a hour of better weather to go out.
New Entry. Examined the application and valued the curriculum, the Black Knight appointed Lady the kind runner Fran from The Netherlands. Congrats to Lady Fran. Further new entries (Ladies and Sirs) are appreciated, let me know and I will convene the War Council to discuss about the application.
Black Knight Army Virtual Race. So far Lady Karen, Johann, Lady Molly, Lady Katie, Patrick Mahoney, Allison, Angie Bee, Amy, Lady Caratunk Girl, Kate, Pretend this is real, Christina and Jason have already run the virtual race. Thank you, all the details and the winners in the dedicated post on Dec. 3rd. The Black Knight, of course, is perfect and never makes a mistake, but please let me know if I forgot someone.
Christmas Time. It's Christmas time and I will spend the holidays at home with my family. The next week I will go with my wife to Rome (1 hour driving far from here) for a little of shopping in the streets around Piazza Navona and Spanish Steps: Via del Corso, Via Condotti, Via Margutta, Via Frattina ecc. Here are 2 pictures which I took in early october.
Last but not least. Come on Italia!!!! Italia - Fiji= 24 -16
Have a wonderful week-end!!!!