Friday, May 06, 2011

Friends

Healing. After 15 days of total break I have begun again to run and at the moment I don't feel pain into my groin. Unfortunately I cannot swim because I have a light cold with sore throat. From monday I make 3 workouts under a warm sun: 8 km to feel again the smell of the road, 10,2 slow km and yesterday a hilly tempo run 10,6 km long. Now I have to slow down with the races: at the most 2 in one month but with not less than 15 days between the first and the second.
The Rescue. As every spring my garden fills of nice lizards and for the cats this becomes their favorite hunting time. Yesterday one feline captured this little creature and I had to fight to free her/him by those "horrible jaws". After the change of business cards and the usual polite talks, I brought the lizard to a high wall impossible to reach for the cats. Now I have a new friend.
Sir Theyogi. Sir Theyogi is a running friend who I knew by our respective blogs. We met in person for the first time last january and we ran a race of 14 km shoulder to shoulder. He was so kind to slow his pace to run with me. Yesterday he sent to me this picture where you can see both of us:
Question: How many running bloggers have you met in person?

28 comments:

  1. The lizard is adorable - as someone who is fond of cats and of lizards, I understand the difficulty of your situation, and am glad this particular little guy was safely rescued!

    Glad you're running again - that is very good.

    I have met many running and triathlon bloggers over the years - indeed, the fellow with whom I am romantically involved was initially one of them!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I've met a few other bloggers in person. It's a great community. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great to hear you can run again!

    Cute lizard. :)

    I've met several local bloggers and a few from a couple hours away. It makes going to races even more fun when you get to meet a blog friend in real life!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love little lizards!I have met two so far and will add two tomorrow. This year I will actually get to meet quite a few, so I'm pretty excited. One day--Italy to meet the black knight!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great to hear you can run again. Don't forget to take it easy while you are coming back.

    I've never met any other bloggers. Maybe one day!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the lizard story!

    I have met a few other running bloggers in person now (as you saw), and some from running forums. Always nice to see people in "real life".

    Your pared back racing schedule has more races than my regular schedule! :) enjoy the ones you get to do.

    Get better from your cold soon!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Such a noble act to save a lizard from the clutches of a cat! There are so many bloggers that I've met that I've lost count. Enjoyed every single one of them too. You need to come to San Diego!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I met 5 last year and 3 this year - sort of. One is the same and I expect to keep seeing her. I love meeting bloggers. How many have you met?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Good to hear your groin is better but bad to hear that you've got a sore throat. At least the sore throat will go quickly and you'll be back to running in no time.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I've met four bloggers, I think, and though at first I thought it was a little funny, I'm definitely a convert to virtual running buddies.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yay for running again...I've only met one blogger, but there are many I'd love to meet.

    ReplyDelete
  12. We have lizards everywhere in AZ.
    I've met Natalia, Lesley, Tall Mom, Adam, Adrienne and a number of other bloggers at a local race (Freeze your Thorn off 5K)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Glad to hear you're once again smelling the road. Good save from the cat too - looks like the lizards we see around here from time to time. Not as big as the goanna - I've seen one in the wild.

    I've met many bloggers - Ruth, Cathy, Geoff etc from here.. also some from Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth.. one from Japan and hope to meet a few in the US later in the year.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Cute lizard and glad to hear you are back running again!
    I will meet Fran in person in October, when we race together in the Netherlands.

    ReplyDelete
  15. i tuoi amici sono anche amici miei: dovrai presentarmela quella piccola lucertola... :D

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi Stefano,
    Good news...Stefano runs again!

    I have been so lucky to meet about ten of my blogger friends in person. Two of these bloggers were from different states:) You and Giorgio are next of my list!

    Enjoy the weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Io ho incontrato quasi 100 Bloggers ... ma ancora mi manca il Cavaliere Nero.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'm SO HAPPY to read that you are running again! Yeah! I've been lucky to meet 4 or 5 blogger friends. I would love to meet up with you as it would have to be somewhere far away and exciting! Take care!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Glad to see you are recovering and getting back into running form. Slow and steady my friend.
    When I make it to Italy, we will go for a run.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Those lizards have scared me more than once in Italy :) because they are so fast.

    Good to hear you can run without pain again. Taking the break was a good thing to do.

    I met 1 blogger for a brief moment when I was at the starting line for the half marathon 2 weeks ago but we couldn't really talk.

    I'm going to meet Amy in October when we will do a race together.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great to hear you can run again. Take it easy. I have met two bloggers, both from South Africa.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Sono contenta di sentire che stai migliorando, e che corri. Vai piano, e ti riprenderai piu' forte che mai. Ho incontrato soltanto Christina - magari tu e Yogi quest'estate se vengo in Italia. Tu quanti ne hai incontrati?

    ReplyDelete
  23. I'm so happy to know that you're running without pain!

    I've met SEVERAL bloggers through out the years. If I thought about it I could probably count, but that would take a long time! There are many. :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Oh, I love your new pet, he is really cute. Colorado doesn't have those little lizards, but I remember being in Hawaii and they are everywhere.

    I've met a lot of bloggers last year, mostly because there were a lot in Boston and also a ton when I ran San Francisco Marathon. So cool you go to meet one, sounds like you've made a true friend. Hope to meet you one day too!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. yay for running again! I haven't met any bloggers yet, but I plan to!

    ReplyDelete
  26. bonjourno!!! great to hear from you! - I finally ran my marathon but it wasn't in Italy like I originally thought! Hope you are well!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Aw, what a cute lizard! I love lizards.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Awww I like your new friend :)

    I haven't met any blogger in person yet, and I see that Molly above me hasn't either, maybe I will meet her in NY in November :D

    ReplyDelete