Friday, October 21, 2011

Half-Way

More than 3 years ago, 6 months after the surgery to rebuild my broken leg, I entered in Rome the "Race for the Cure" finishing very tired the 5 km. The effort was terrible and at that time I didn't want to buy this photo where it is evident. Here is that pic (the Black Knight is the 36804):

Now that is only a memory, many things are changed and I am more confident with running also thanks to Sir Giorgio and his humble squire Massimo who help me during the weekly long distance run. This is the 6th week of my marathon training. I am at half-way.
On wednesday I went to Naples for an international conference about the maritime connections between Italy and North Africa. I took the occasion to enjoy the local delicious mozzarelle (cheese) and the sfogliatelle (cake - see the photo).

Have a good week end

26 comments:

  1. That looks delicious!

    Stefano, I have to send the friendship flag to someone and Johann said that you were interested. Are you still interested and would you like me to sent it to you. You can respond on email and if so, you can also send me your address :)

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  2. It is very substantial progress, and you will continue to find ways to maximize your training without risking injury!

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  3. Wow, that's some funky looking cheese!

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  4. You can come a very long way, how rewarding it must feel to run each and every step post-surgery! I love that picture of you, it shows how far you have come by your tenacity to never give up!

    Is that cheese in the bottom pic? Never seen anything like it.

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  5. Congrats on your training! Keep up the great work!

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  6. Great job on making it half-way! Your base is built.

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  7. ah le ricce, che meraviglia! :P ma pure le frolle meritano... per me se ne parla ad aprile, per la mezza di NA....

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  8. Love the last picture. Is it cheese, is that what you said? Good job with your training.

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  9. That is a cake, right??? lol I LOVE CHEESE and cake and REALLY love cheesecake!

    Truly, it is an amazing blessing from God that you are able to run after that injury.

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  10. Half way! congratulations! the race picture is a classic..in the rain and we can see your pain...
    a reminder for you of all the progress you have made!
    have a great weekend! I am off to another race on Sunday..this time a 10k in beautiful Pasadena!

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  11. I think this is a GREAT photo. It shows you overcoming a big obstacle and now look at you, half way through your marathon training. Pat yourself on the back. I for one am very impressed by your journey. You sure have earned that cake. It looks very, very delicious. I am so glad I was not there, I could see myself eating a lot of it. :-)
    Good luck with your training, Stefano. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

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  12. Amazing what can happen in three years. Glad that your marathon training is going well and that you have your companions. Have a good week!

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  13. First of all, how far you have come since the surgery!! WOW. I am so inspired by your journey!

    Was that picture cheese or cake? I like them both.

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  14. I know that delicious cake! That typical cake of Naples will give you energy: You'd need it tomorrow morning considering the 25 km long run which we have planned :)

    See you tomorrow at 08:15 am!

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  15. I hope your wife has a good field trip. What does she teach exactly?

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  16. You've come so far in just over 3 years. It shows what persistence and courage can achieve. Great work with the marathon training. Six weeks down. Six weeks to go.

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  17. That cake looks delicious!

    I'm so glad that your marathon training has gone so well. Best of luck to you with your remaining 6 weeks. :)

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  18. What awesome progress in a relatively short amount of time! Very cool.

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  19. Good to hear your training is going well. Enjoy the game tonight. I must cheer for New Zealand now!

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  20. Your amazing comeback gives the rest of us with serious injuries (and surgeries) hope that we'll be whole again too. Keep it up!

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  21. Oh yum! That cake is amazing. Surpassed only by your running.

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  22. Already halfway your training and still going strong!

    Hope you have a good trip to Napels.

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  23. Yum!
    Glad your training is going well!

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  24. Can't believe you are halfway already. That is good and your training is going very well. You have come a long way and you are doing great!

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  25. Congrats on reaching the half-way point!

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  26. Congrats on all the progress you have made!! I love those sfogliatelle, my italian brother in law brings those over for Christmas.

    and you asked what that candy was on my blog, it's candy corn! It's popular around Halloween.

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