Thursday, September 27, 2012


In the past this was the right period to increase the mileage for the december marathon but now I can only hope to be ready to walk again with no pain. On monday I will know the reply.
Fall is beautiful here, warm and with many wonderful colors. The nights are amazing but, as you can see in the second photo, the birds come back to the city.

How is your fall? Are you preparing a marathon?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bad Times

Bad Times. I have taken a break from blogging because I am not in good spirit for all the troubles happened. Please forgive me if I haven't commented your posts. I am off since the 4th of July because of the vertebra L3 fracture. It's hard to heal. On sept. 9th, the day after I ran for the first time on the treadmill (slow 15 minutes), while bowing to take the bread in a supermarket, I felt a terrible pain inside my left hip. It is a very deep strain impossible to treat with the physiotherapy: only strong doses of anti-inflammatories. It happened because my back is too weak after 2 months with the brace. At the moment it is also painful to walk and I cannot say when I will be able to do some activity again. This is the last time that I tell my troubles because it has become a boring topic; the same topic since early June! The next posts will be about everything but not injures and injury updates.

Welcome Guests. The hospitality in my garden is famous all over the world. Here are 3 welcome guests who came to visit my family these last days:

Enjoy the last summer day and run strong my friends!!!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Stormy Weather

Birthday. On 29th we went to celebrate, with all the family, my wife's birthday. It was a beautiful dinner in a restaurant on the sea.

Injury Update. Everything is difficult. Not easy to recover. I tried to work in the gym, followed by a trainer, but the things go wrong because I feel pain in my groin. So, no gym because of that problem and no swimming because all the pools are closed till the end of the month. Tomorrow I will start to run slowly on the "dreadmill" for few minutes. It's a long way again....

Stormy Weather. In the meantime Italy is under a heavy rain. Here are a couple of photos I took last friday from the mooring motor-boat few minutes before the storm: