Monday, April 24, 2017

snorkeling close to ancient roman ruins

The Spring temperature this week gives me the opportunity to go running. It's definitely good to be outside! The two pictures show the route close to the sea, where I sometimes run with my friends. Ancient Roman ruins are still there in the sea, although people don't care about them. It is a good place to go snorkeling and have a nice underwater adventure. The water is so clean, and it is located 60 km North from Rome. 
The pictures were taken from the helicopter, and a colleague of mine gave them me.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Social lives of networked people

Nowadays we can always see people attracted by texting, Facebook,  Twitter, instant messaging, and other social media. We see them completely "networked" everywhere: along the streets, in open plan offices, and inside restaurants and department stores. Sometimes we can see them inside the church. We are surrounded by awkward images of people who now go online to connect other people in their community. They don't  see the world around them. Since the late 2000s I have seen people who send text messages while they are running. How do they carrying mobile phones while they are running?





I would like to carry a camera while I am running instead of a mobile ... I took the picture of the seagull above while I was running this week.
Happy Easter to the blogging community!














Sunday, April 02, 2017

Tuscania 10 km race

I hadn't run race through the rain since February 9th, 2014. And I wouldn't have thought I can still running a 10 km race at a good pace, as I am not adequately trained at the moment.





After I had run the first km through the old town of Tuscania, along dangerous hilly roads covered with wet cobblestones, I ran close to organic farmlands and through green fields.
I enjoyed a beautiful countryside and at least 2 km of soft running path. 
I crossed the finish line  completely wet  because of the rain. 
My average pace was 4:40 min./km.







The three last pictures have nothing to do with the 10 km race which I ran today. Some friends of mine sent me them after they had run the 2017 Rome's Marathon today ...  They also ran in the rain!












Happy outdoor adventures!