Sunday, November 30, 2014

November recap, rugby memories and one day in Rome

November 2014. The things go better, I have run 11 times and now I succeed in finishing 10 km in 60/61 minutes (my PB on the distance is 39:30 in 1990 when I was 34 y.o.). The longest workout was 11.5 km (7.14 m). I also swam 10 times and I keep on following the corse of postural exercises (back school - twice a week). Stats: running 109.4 km (68 m - 10 workouts), swimming 13.500 meters (10) and walking 9,9 km (2).

November 2009. After the 2 surgeries for the broken femur, I made a 10 km test during an official half marathon. The finishing time, without pushing, was 51:20 (the B.K. is the 547).

Rugby memories. In november other 2 friends of the "old guard" passed away. This is a 1974 photo (against a french team, the B.K. is under the arrow. Nowadays that place is full of buildings, shops, an open market and the ground is in grass) and now 5 of these 15 players are playing rugby in heaven. Ciao Mario, ciao Francesco.

Roma. I spent a wonderful sunday in Rome with my wife. Here you can see Via Condotti, the main shopping street where the most important brands are, and Spanish Steps.

Are you ready for Christmas time?

Saturday, November 01, 2014

October recap, a dog and a bird

October 2014. Coming back to life! I have run 10 times and the last workout was 8.6 km long (5.34 m) in 52:38.  I also swam 3 times but for no more than 800 metres because the back hurts again. Moreover I am following a course of postural exercises (twice a week) and I am doing physiotherapy (once a week). Stats: running 63,5 km (10 workouts) – swimming 2200 metres (3) and walking 59,5 km (11).
October 1999. I ran the Urbs Mundi half marathon in Rome in 1:48:27 and, at that time, it was my personal worst. 1689 of 2523 overall.

The dogThis week I went to Olbia (Sardinia) for a conference and at the end, in the parking near the building, some foreigners told me that they must leave their dog. Well, I bought the dog for 20 euros and I gave her to a dog shelter in the same city. Very nice people who take care of thousands of animals. Here is the photo of the B.K. before the conference.

The bird. The week before I found a wonderful throstle on a dock. He was very tired after a long migratory flight. He was so kind to come with me and to spend some hours in my office to drink a little of water and to have a light lunch. Later a voluntary of an association for the protection of the birds came and, after some medical check, gave him the freedom. Here is the throstle in my office.

Have a good sunday