Friday, November 11, 2011

The first photo

Training update. I am trying again to run a marathon despite all the days off for the bronchitis. This week I have done tough workouts: sunday 28 km (17.4 mi), tuesday 15.1 km (9.4 mi), thursday 17.3 km (10.7 mi) and this morning a recovery run 9.3 km (5.8 mi) long. If I succeed in running 33 km (20.5 mi) on sunday, I will enter the Florence Marathon.

The First Photo. Few days ago I was putting in order some pictures and I found my first running pic: 25 years ago when I was 30. Another era: few runners (we were pioneers here); all the cars look like toys; on the right now we have an open market; all the buildings are different and on the left now there is a building 5 floors high.

The Clandestine. In spring he arrived to the garden wounded and shy. He was fed and cured. Day after day he became always more friendly and affectionate. Yesterday we found Red at home, on the chair under the table with Gioconda who controles the situation. Welcome home Red!!!!

Happy Running!!!

25 comments:

  1. The photo of you is so cool. Good luck on your run Sunday, hopefully it goes well and you can do the Florence marathon.

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  2. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you on Sunday. I know you will do your 33km. Good luck and let me know how it went.
    Red is very cute but I can see how Gioconda wants to be in charge.
    I love the old photo.

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  3. Have a great run this weekend!

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  4. I love looking at old running pictures, sure brings back some great memories!!! Good luck with your race this weekend...don't worry and just go out and have a good time! :)

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  5. Aw kitties! Sadly I have to leave mine behind as Ireland has strict rules about rabies vaccinations (and I didn't get the job with enough notice to have her tested more than 6 months before departure).

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  6. anzi che c'era già il colore! ;D bel ricordo.... piuttosto: il tuo red sembra proprio il mio amatissimo yogi (il poverino cadde dal IV piano)... sniff!

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  7. I sure hope all goes well for you Sunday
    I am sure it will..no pressure just enjoy it!
    I love looking at old pictures...all kinds of pics

    I have some of my dad that were taken in Hungary right before the war. He let me have them and I made a special book for him for his 75th birthday a few years ago.

    on yours it is funny to see that blue car...its true they did look like toys!!

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  8. Hope your run this weekend goes well - I really want you to be able to run your marathon, you have earned it!

    (Great pics - good to see that Gioconda is on top of the situation as Red makes himself at home!)

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  9. Love the running picture!! I hope you have an awesome run this weekend. My fingers are crossed!

    Welcome home red!!

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  10. Great pic, it is like my one from ~30 years ago as a fresh-faced lad :-)
    http://ultramagicforest.blogspot.com/2011/09/baby-face.html

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  11. Have fun at your race! One of those cats looks like mine.

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  12. I love seeing both of these pictures! Gioconda does look like she is the boss...

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  13. You're motoring in that photo! Must be the fast-twitch muscles from your rugby training. The shorts have changed too .)

    Hope the 33k run goes well. Good training week - I think you'll be fine for Florence.

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  14. oh- so glad your cat returned! We have one that color too. :)

    Hope your 33k goes well for you. It would be nice to stick with plan A.

    I like the photo from years ago- you still look like a strong runner now.

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  15. Red certainly knew what he was doing when he chose your house. He looks really healthy and content.
    Good luck with today's run. I hope you have a successful 33k.

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  16. I love Red! He looks just like the kitty I grew up with, Willie.

    Those are some serious miles. I hope you are happy with your Long Run. I want to read all about the Florence Marathon!

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  17. I hope your run goes well and that you are able to enter your marathon. The cats look like they have it all worked out!

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  18. Nice running miles. Go for the marathon.

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  19. Love that photo. You haven't aged a bit, Stefano!

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  20. I hope your race went well, love the running photo! And the cats are making me laugh out loud : )

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  21. That's a great photo! Happy training.

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  22. Considering how sick you were, your training runs appear to be strong -- Look at the distances! Wow.

    Is Red now a member of the family?

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  23. Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever live in the same place long enough to have pictures to compare across years.

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