Friday, August 28, 2015

Destructive burning in the hills

The weather is still too hot, that's why since the first week of August I haven't increased my runs. Moreover, I had a relaxing weekend from August 21st to 24nd and, consequently, I didn't run adequately. On the other hand, I went back to Gaeta once again, where I swan a lot. My cousin's boat gave me the opportunity to enjoy clean water. We also sailed and reached an island situated 18 miles West from Gaeta by boat. I really enjoyed snorkeling there.
The picture below shows the destructive burning which I saw while I was spending last weekend in Gaeta and its surroundings.

The beautiful and wild landscape has changed from this ...
to this.

Nice weekend to all my blogger friends! 

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Appian way

Tomorrow it will be back to work, as I have been on Holiday since July 29. I had a great time in Ponza and Gaeta: sunny weather and good environment (first of all clean beaches, and secondly, two interesting archaeological sites). 
The picture below shows a part of the old Appian way next to Gaeta (130 km South from Roma). It's the earliest and strategically most important Roman road, which  connected Rome to South Italy. We visited that interesting archaeological site on August 1st in the late afternoon, when the weather wasn't too hot. 

The Appian way, with its large stones, was built  in 312 B.C. by the Romans, and it spanned 350 miles (563km).   It allowed trade and access to the east, specifically Greece.  Nowadays, it is a beautiful place to visit and walk, but it is not a safe path to run or cycle,  because those big cobblestones may be dangerous.

In the meanwhile, I've planned to run a 8 km  race on August 27th,  although I am not running as I should at the moment. I think I'll run that  race as training. The race starts at 8:30 pm and we'll run in the dark.  

Nice week to everyone!