Monday, February 04, 2013

6 Nations

6 Nations Tournament. Yesterday in the first match of the tournament Italy won against France 23 - 18 and the Black Knight was at the stadium with his son. Long celebrations during and after the match. Yes, rugby "is another thing". Remembering when I was a wing in my home-city team.


Running/Swimming. After 6 months of total break, in January I came back to swim and run. Swimming is easier even if I cannot put all the strength when I push with the legs. Running is harder because the back hurts. Impossible to run as before forever but a normal jogging is always possible. I began with 4 km (2.5 ml) in 32'00" and now I can run 8 km (5 ml) in 52'00". Very far from my standard but I am on the road again.

January 2013. Running 57.3 km (35.6 m) in 10 workouts; swimming 22.900 meters (14.2 m) in 13 workouts.
January 2012. Here is the photo of the 3 Comuni, a tough race 22.3 km long (13.9 m).


I beg your pardon for my long silence but I was not in the right spirit to post and to comment. The injury is "important" and was very painful.
Have a good week my friends!!!

26 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Italy! Good stuff! I am so happy to hear you can run 8km! Really good news!

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  2. Good to hear from you! My friend Caroline (Canadian Runner in Exile) were just talking about you the other day and hoping that you were doing well.

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  3. Very glad you are back on the road again - being able to run 5 miles is a joy, and something to be grateful for at any speed and discomfort notwithstanding! Hope that 2013 is a great year for you and yours.

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  4. Glad you can run again. To me, that is fast but I know it is frustrating to not be at the same level as before an injury.

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  5. I am SO glad you are back. Running is running, and you have been very smart about this injury. Back injuries are not something to mess with. Congratulations on your recovery and on that rugby game (and I also totally understand about being out of spirits for commenting etc.)!

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  6. Glad to see you are back! Even better that you are able to run/swim as well.

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  7. Good to see you back. I'm not surprised that you were at the four nations tournament. Italy did really well. And it's great to hear that you're back out on the road again.

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  8. Good to see you back and great that you are running again. Hopefully there will be less pain over time.

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  9. So very glad to see you posting and running man. I wish nothing but the best for you. Take care.

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  10. Glad to hear you are doing better!

    Now that I'm in Bath, I am going to have to figure out rugby :-)

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  11. I'm glad you are feeling better and able to get more exercise in. I know it is frustrating not to have the performance you want, but being able to get your body moving is good stuff!

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  12. Glad you're back out there!

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  13. Congratulations on your team's win!! So happy that you're able to run again - I missed reading your posts! :)

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  14. It's good to hear from you again Stefano and I totally understand your absence. I'm glad to hear that you are able to swim and run again. How cares if you're slower, you can run again, isn't that the most important?

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  15. You're back at it! Yeah!! So happy that you made it and can run- sounds like the running is going well although I'm sorry that you are having back pain along with it. Keeping my fingers crossed that you continue to progress well and enjoy!

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  16. Were your hears burning all the way in Italy on Saturday! We were talking about you on our way to the Surf City Expo! Me and Sandy! I am so happy to see you are back. I do understand why you stayed "silent"..I was hoping you were on your way back my friend! Progress is good and as you can see with the comments you were missed !

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  17. Great to see you're running again Stefano. Even if you run 8k and swim you can get fit and have fun.

    Congrats to Italy on their victory! By the way, I have it on good authority that Australian Rugby Union players are not doping - it's 'only' AFL and Rugby League.

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  18. I'm also glad to see your comment function is working again. We missed you and missed let you know we missed you.

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  19. Really happy for you to be back to running. I understand the lack of posts. It's hard to even read about other's running when you can't. Keep on jogging along! There is a lot of joy to be had in just feeling your feet move and taking it all in.
    blessings!!

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  20. Stefano I am so happy to hear you are swimming and RUNNING! Who cares how slow? This is fantastic news! Great to have you back blogging. We've missed you!

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  21. Hey, you're back! Glad to see you are active, again. I agree w/Teamarcia, who cares if you lost some speed - you're back!

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  22. I am SO incredibly happy to hear you are running and swimming again. Who cares that it's slow, it will get better as you get stronger. And I fully remember being injured and having a very hard time reading and commenting on blogs (heck, I have a hard time now and I'm not injured - just super crazy busy!).

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  23. Good post my friend and glad to see you moving again. Don't look back, just forward. One step at a time. Forget the PR and what you use to be. Be a new you.

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  24. yay! I'm so happy to see a post from you! It's great news to read that you are back in the pool and running again. I know how much you love these sports, and if you take it day by day, you will be back at it very soon!!!!

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  25. Good to see you back!

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  26. I also have thought that 23 km race which we ran last year on January. Great race and beautiful scenery! The loot was good too (olive oil).
    Anyway, I'm so happy to see you are back running and swimming. Your shape will be better slightly.

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