Saturday, May 19, 2012

Next 10 km race

Thanks to all my blogger friend for the kind words and the support about my daughter's accident. As you know, everything is fine and no major injuries.
Unfortunately, I haven't written any post since April, 30th. Life has been busy! First of all my daughter's accident, then my wife was hill and last week I went to Naples where my mother lives (she's dealing with a legal matter about real estate and I am helping her).
That's why I'm running less than three times a week. However, I haven't put on weight and this is a good goal :) and I've planned to run a 10 km race on Saturday, 26th, although I am not adequately trained for it. Next Saturday  the 1st edition of the Village of Ceri's 10 km race starts at 6 pm.
http://www.romaepiu.it/en/content/village-ceri
Political snapshot: Centre-left and protest parties have made gains in Italy's local elections, amid widespread discontent with the government's austerity drive. In France, last Sunday socialist Hollande defeats Sarkozy for Presidency.
This week an article titled "A big fat zero" was  published by the economist. The title's meaning is related to Europe's GDP stagnated in the first quarter although we've seen an unexpectedly strong German economy. Official data showed the German economy expanded faster than expected in the first three months of this year.
Last year while I was in Germany I took this unusual picture below. I took it from the Sankt Peter Kirche's tower in Munich.

Tomorrow I'm doing a long run although Sunday weather forecast looks bad!
Have a nice running and hiking weekend! 

12 comments:

Char said...

Sometimes life gets in the way of our running plans. It sounds like you've had one thing after the other to interrupt yours. But I know you'll be back on track as soon as life lets you.

Amy said...

I know what you mean about things taking time away from running and blogging! Happens to all of us from time to time. The nice thing is you can pick it right back up again...

Black Knight said...

The forecast was wrong: today is a warm and sunny sunday (so far).
No prisoners and no mercy on saturday. I think your humble servant will not join us because he fell in love (without your permission?) .

Christina said...

Not putting on weight is excellent. I unfortunately don't fall into that bucket and put on weight when I can't run. Yes, I could and should change my eating.

Do you speak German also?

Giorgio said...

I don't speak German, Christina, although I'd like to learn that language because I love Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
I speak French (I learnt it when I got my political science degree), Rumanian (I worked in Romania for about 6 months) and, of course, Italian.

ajh said...

I hope your race goes well and your family continues to improve.

Fran said...

As long as you keep running once a week you'll be fine. Sometimes life and more important things come in the way.

Please make sure the weather improves in 3 weeks when I will be in your country :)
Thanks for the link to the race but I'm in Florence that day and we don't have transportation when we are there and (more important) we're going to see Mr. Springsteen at night.

I did decide however my running clothes and shoes are going with me and I will do some short runs while on vacation in your beautiful country.

Ewa said...

I have been a bad blogger lately so I did not know abou the accident. I will check your earlier posts.
Life often gets in the way of running but maybe consider that your running will keep you healthier, stronger, and better prepared to help your family.
I've been trying to keep up with the news from Europe, which sometimes is not easy since there is so much attention here on the election. I feel for all the people who will suffer because of austerity measures. Interestingly enough the ones who pay the most are the ones who need most help.

EmmyAnn Horstkamp said...

I hope you had a nice run. It is good that your helping your mother and keeping busy. Not gaining weight is always a plus!

Johann said...

I've been busy myself and find it hard to get the total mileage per week where I want it. I do get all my long runs in and I'm sure that will help me when I start my trail race season on 17 June.

Breandán said...

Good luck with your race Giorgio

Cory Reese said...

Wow, that picture is incredible! It looks beautiful there. Good luck!