Thursday, August 16, 2012

Running in vacation mode


I haven't run any race since July, 14th, although plenty of races are held here in South Italy in Summer. The weather is hot enough and I like hiking and swimming. On the running front, I am trying to maintain my running shape with three training sessions per week: 1 long run, 1 tempo run and 1 relaxing run. In other words, I'm running in vacation mode. I wrote my last post last month, after I had run the Santa Marinella's 10km race with the International running flag of friendship. It is now in Phoenix, Arizona and last Saturday Christina  ran a 21km race with  the International flag that will be probably  sent back to Europe soon. She will send it to a French running friend as soon as possible.
The water isn't polluted  here in South Italy, because this year some beach resorts aren't at capacity. Along the beach one can meet people from Nigeria who sell everything: toys, balls, goggles, swimming caps, nose clips, swimsuits. There is also the possibility of walking or running by night along the beach and to see the sea illuminated by the moon. Wonderful! 
In the photo below you can see my daughters and I and a cart with beach items, such as life belts and small rubber dinghies. Other people sell ice creams along the beach and I think that next to Naples we can probably see the most unusual beaches of anywhere in the world.

And how can we forget to pick blackberries? After my daughters and I had picked blackberries we made four jars of delicious jam.
In the main square of the small town of Itri, 8 km from the sea, I saw that old Italian motorcycle, which brand is "Moto Guzzi". It was built in the 1950s. The last photo below shows my niece, Nadine, in my mother's garden. She's 5 years old.



I hope my blogger friends will have a great  running, hiking and swimming weekend!

8 comments:

ajh said...

So many things look great in this post. Lovely vacation.

Amy said...

Sounds like you are having a lovely vacation! Enjoy!

Char said...

Looks like you're having a wonderful summer. The beach looks great! We've just had our first warm day and I'm just imagining all the months ahead.

Johann said...

You are having a very nice summer indeed. I'm excited to see the running flag going to all the countries in the world. Have a good weekend Giorgio!

Black Knight said...

Bentornato. I nostri amici ti stanno aspettando perché devi coordinare gli asini dei ripetitori per infliggere le giuste punizioni a coloro che hanno approfittato della tua assenza per fare ironia inopportuna. Loro ancora non hanno capito che al Cavaliere Nero nun je devi da .......

Christina said...

I've been to the beach in Mexico and they sell stuff but not to the extent you have in Naples. I don't think the beaches in California sell stuff like that either. Thanks for sharing the cool pics.

Fran said...

Seems to me you are having a great Summer.

My husband is always on the look out for motorcycles when we are in Italy, but only for Ducati's which he restores.

city said...

thanks for sharing..