Friday, May 20, 2011

Brussels

Brussels. I spent monday and tuesday in Brussels to attend a meeting among european ports about the sustainable development. I didn't have the time for a workout so I could not enjoy the city by running. Here are some pictures I took; the last is into a local with french atmosphere.





Running. I only made 3 easy and short workouts (9 km.) to test myself and the runs, fortunately, were painless. On sunday I will enter with my son the "Race for the Cure" (to help the breast cancer research) but it will only be the occasion to run 5 km in the most beautiful and ancient part of Rome taking many pictures. Is there in your city (or near) an event like this?

34 comments:

  1. Great to stumble on your blog! Best of luck with your race! Have you heard about FAMEDS fight to keep Avastin on label for the 17,500 women with metastatic breast cancer that it is working for? Please sign and share our urget petition: http://fameds.org/petition.php

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  2. Your photos always make me want to move to Europe!

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  3. me ne ricordavo il nome scritto diversamente, ma dalle foto non credo si possa equivocare.... :)
    stavolta passo, con le gare se ne riparla verso luglio... se tutto va bene!

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  4. We have a 5k race for the cure in Eugene, Or and several in other cities in OR. I missed it last year because I did a different 5k race that day- conflicting interest- That cause was domestic violence. I don't usually race for causes, but I do like it when I can. :)

    Lovely photos. Keep up the running!

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  5. I love Brussels! I visited there in 2005. The chocolate and the waffles are delicious! ;) It looks like in the second photo you're even standing outside of the hotel where I stayed! (The Hotel Mozart). Lovely photos!!

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  6. I love Belgium! Great food, beer, chocolate, and canals paths for running. Too bad you didn't get to do much running there.

    I live near Washington, DC, where the largest Komen race takes place. Still haven't done it, but someday!

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  7. Beautiful pictures! Glad you had some pain free running.

    I live near St. Louis, MO, and they have a HUGE Komen race. I get anxious in big crowds like that, so I avoid it.

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  8. But did you have waffles?
    Beautiful pics!
    Yes, lots of races for the cure here...such a great cause.

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  9. So glad to read that your runs were pain free! I have never been to Brussels, but it looks beautiful.

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  10. Beautiful photos, once again! I'm so jealous of all the amazing places you get to visit!

    There is a Race for the Cure here in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area every Mother's Day. I haven't participated in it yet because I usually spend that weekend visiting my parents. I hope to do that race someday.

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  11. Okay, this is funny, my sister was in Brussels earlier this week!!! She said she brought me back some chocolate, so I'm very happy : )

    good luck in your race!

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  12. Hi Sefano,
    Thanks for sharing all of those great pictures of Brussels! It makes me want to book a trip right now:)

    Good luck with your race...looking forward to the report!

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  13. I was just talking to friends last night about doing the Komen 5K here in July. It is a wonderful race. I haven't done it in a few years but hope to this year.

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  14. We have the Mother's Day Classic to raise money for breast cancer research. It's always held on Mother's Day and there's events held all over the country.

    Thanks again for the pics. I love that you can go from country to country so easily.

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  15. Denver has about 30,000 runners do Race For the Cure so yep, we have the same one here!

    I love that first picture - just so gorgeous!!!!

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  16. Those pictures look very familiar!!! Next time you get up to Brussels, if you have time I invite you to come to Leuven (only 20 min by train from Brussels).
    We don't have a Susan Komen race here in Belgium as far as I know - good luck on running yours in Rome!

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  17. We do a Komen Walk for the Cure with my family every year in memory/honor of my sister-in-law Becky.

    Have a nice run in Rome. Take some pictures.

    Love the pictures of Brussels.

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  18. I didn't realize that Race for the Cure was an international event! We have one in Philadelphia on Mother's Day weekend every year, and there are upwards of 40,000 people who run it. Craziness, but for a good cause.

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  19. We do have a Race for the Cure but I didn't know you did. That's wonderful. Thanks again for the pictures of Brussels, it's gorgeous!

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  20. I've been to Brussel once and took almost the same pictures as you did :) Didn't you find "Manneke Pis" very small? I expected it to be bigger.

    We have several runs here in holland that are for charity, also for cure against breast cancer.

    Have fun at the run with your son.

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  21. its a bummer sometimes when other things take priority over our runs. Beautiful cities looks like it was worth the rest day :)

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  22. I do prefer the rain to the dreadmill for sure. And lately we are getting lots and lots of rain.

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  23. It's great to run for that important social cause!
    Nice photos which you took in Brussels! I'm running with the group tomorrow. If you were interested we would meet at 06:00 p.m. at Oliveto's park.

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  24. i read the blog title "brussels" and thought, ewww, i don't like brussel sprouts. but that's not what your post was about. lol

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  25. Isn't Brussels beautiful? I know it from pictures only but I would love to visit.
    I can't wait for the Rome race report and pictures. I love pictures and I love Rome. :)

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  26. Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing! Good to hear your runs were without pain. We have some races throughout the country. Comrades marathon which I'm running this Sunday have "The Pink Drive" and that is also for breast cancer research. Have a good week!

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  27. So glad you are running pain free and are running the weekend for a great cause!! My personal thank you for supporting research that saved my life! AND i just got your comment on my post and HAD to tell you that I totally remembered you predicting a PR and a sub 2:00 time while I was running the race. I thought of you several times and that you believed in me!! Thanks for putting the idea in my head and helping me to believe that I could do it. Continued good running to you!

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  28. beautiful pics of La BELGIQUE!
    My dad did his bachelor's there at Louvain la Neuve.
    The race for the cure was my very first race!
    it was in March 2010 in los angeles
    I have a friend who had breast cancer and I did it for her, I did it again this year and I will go every year as long as I can
    thank you for you kind comments on my blog!

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  29. ciaooooooooooooooooooooooooo sono francesca..se vuoi passa dal mio blog x la foto di gruppo:)))

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  30. Awesome pics! Also, have fun at your race. ;)
    http://beboldrunwild.blogspot.com/

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  31. Too bad you didn't get to explore with a run. I'd love to visit a foreign country and enjoy it with a run. Unfortunately, I only really travel around the US.

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  32. wow, looks like a big race. My favorite way of seeing a city is through running as it appears it's for you. Nothing better than lacing those sneakers and going for miles in a new city. Precious

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  33. Brussels looks just like down-town Melbourne, but a little older ;) Good to hear you're running pain-free, and best wishes for the 5k race.

    There used to be a 5/10k race for the ACT Cancer Society. The other big fun runs raise money for various charities.

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  34. Oh my gosh! I would love to run this race. And I am not generally a road runner. But I think I could make do. (Don't know what I would do about the disorganization though). I have vowed to never run my own town's annual race for that very reason -- it is so unorganized.

    Awesome pictures!

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