Monday, March 12, 2012

Cardiff

Injury Update. No running yet. This morning I did the 3rd shot of hyaluronic acid and the doctor said that I need the 4th. Now I am painless only when I walk. I must wait and hope.
Swimming is a good option and the last trainings were 2000 (friday) and 2100 (saturday) mt. but from sunday until wednesday I was in the bed with a strong flu. In the meantime I joined the local swimming team to enter some race in open water.
Cardiff ... and on thursday I left for Cardiff (Wales) with a group of players of the local "old rugby team" to watch the match Wales-Italy at the Millennium Stadium. We are friends since the early 70s. We spent 3 wonderful days together laughing and enjoying the city. Here are some pictures:



Italy learned another tough lesson, Wales won 24 - 3 and is going to complete the Grand Slam in the 6 Nations Championship.

28 comments:

  1. I hope the 4th shot of HA is the charm. How fun you went to Cardiff. I was there many moons ago but would love to go back.

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  2. No pain walking is a good sign. Good luck with the 4th shot.

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  3. Still keeping my fingers crossed for you...I'll keep you in my thoughts!!

    Great pics...sorry about the loss;(

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  4. The Wales trip sounds great. Cute ducks - I have been seeing a lot of mallards recently when I run along the river! Good luck with next injection.

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  5. We are in the same boat, Sir Knight! I go in for my physical therapy tomorrow. Let's hope both of our bodies heal soon. (Rugby with friends seems like a great way to handle the downtime!)

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  6. Wow 24-3 is a blowout!
    I know you enjoy the rugby games. Glad you got to see it- even if the wrong team won.

    Hope your last shot does the trick. Walking pain-free is a good sign. :)

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  7. Great job on the swimming! You are doing well.

    I hope your last shot works.

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  8. I can't wait to hear about open water racing. Impressive!

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  9. You are doing well with the swimming!
    hope all goes well with the last shots...
    looks like you had a great time in Cardiff!

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  10. che citta quella, ci abbiamo corso una mezza stupenda! inoltre vedemmo la partita col galles in un pub mentre.... hmm, mi sa che ne ho già parlato! ;)

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  11. Bummer about Italy losing, but what a great weekend with your buddies!! Hoping the 4th shot does the magical trick!

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  12. Great pics, and sure hope you get to feeling back to normal soon! Injuries SUCK!

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  13. glad you are walking painless at least. you have to learn to walk before you run, right?

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  14. Painless walking is a good start! Hopefully the next shot will allow you to resume gentle/short jogging.

    Italy needs to employ you as their coach. Immediately!

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  15. Glad to hear you are walking pain-free! Hope you had a good time in Wales, despite your team's loss!

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  16. It's nice that you had such a good distraction while you're waiting for your knee to heal. Pity that your team didn't win, especially after you travelled all that way to see them.

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  17. Sorry you are still not running, but great that you are waking without pain! That's something! Hang in there.

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  18. You will run soon. I just know it. I cannot imagine Black Army swimming to their battles. :-)
    But seriously, hope you have the patience to let the healing complete. Don't do what I often do, start running before I am all well.
    Sorry about the game.

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  19. Hopefully the shots work and you are back on your running feet in no time.

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  20. What fun to travel with friends and take in a game. Here's hoping for good news on the injury update!

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  21. It seems that the treatment is working for your knee. I really hope it will help you recover from this injury. Glad you had a great time in Wales...apart from the score...

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  22. Glad you are getting your swimming in. Hoping you are better soon!!

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  23. I sure hope these injections help. You may have a new ally in your army if they do.

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  24. I think I am going to have to start learning about rugby, so I am not so confused now that I am in Ireland!

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  25. It is easy to see that you had a great time in Cardiff!

    See you soon!

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  26. Ouch... That is a blow out! I hope Italy will recover and move ahead!


    I'm glad the pain has diminished!

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  27. Wishing you a speedy recovery for that knee!

    Your Wales trip looks like so much fun - sorry about the loss, though :(.

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  28. That's great you were able to spend time with your friends! Sorry for the loss. Syracuse lost as well in the tournament, bummer : (

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