Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunflowers and Special Guests

AUGUST: August has almost gone. In the past, on these days, I began the marathon program: very good memories! On this photo, taken in august 2010, you can see the B.K. and Sir Giorgio (first on the left) before a race in Ladispoli:

INJURY UPDATE: The appointment with the orthopedic was hilarious (or tragic??) he didn’t succeed in checking my x-ray by the pc and said: “Never mind, you are strong (???), I know this kind of fracture, you are ok now, you can start to swim and in october to run. By this moment no more brace”.  Crazy situation! Of course I don’t trust him and as soon as possible I will go to another doctor. However I tried to swim but it was a nightmare: pain on my back and very difficult to push with the legs. After 8 slow laps in 30 minutes (yes 30 minutes with a long stop after every lap) I surrendered.

SUNFLOWERS: Here you can see the sunflowers in my garden, in the second pic there are 2 welcome guests among the flowers (can you see them? -click to enlarge-).

Have a good Sunday

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Summer Nights

This is another wasted summer: no beach, no vacations, no swimming, no running, no work. Always at home to heal and short walks by night with my wife (after a couple of right comments I have to specify that in this case it is not wasted time) to enjoy these beautiful summer nights. Here you can see the street where I live and the sunset on the sea:

On wednesday I have another medical check and I hope I will be able to throw away the uncomfortable orthopedic device. I also hope I can start soon the rehabilitation. Who knows?

Have a good Sunday and .... run strong!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Injury Update

Before of all I want to thank you for the kind words, comments and e-mails that I received after the incident. You are very good friends.
Since september 2007 I have been fighting against all kind of injures, something very bad (fractures) and other a little less (knee problems) but this one is the worst because is the last and it’s hard to start again a good training for future races. I was ready to race in open water (swimming) and I kept on running regularly but another stupid incident put me off. I broke and crushed my L3 vertebra. The x.rays say that I am healing but the doctor said that I have to wear the “corset” (see the photo) until the end of august. In september I must begin the physiotherapy: massages, light physical training in the gym and in the pool; in october I can swim and do long walks; in november I can try to run again.  I don’t know what will happen but for sure all these incidents have left my body weaker and I think it is hard to come back as I was before this last injury.

The same place 30 minutes later:
Happy running, swimming, biking and hiking.