First road marathon: mission aborted

In a nutshell, Francesco was sick and couldn’t make it to the startline. He fought with a fever for a week before deciding he was going to pull out. He had trained his heart out for his marathon debut, and I had poured all my energy into being the best supporter ever, but it was just not going to happen this time. It was harsh, but since we had already bought our flights we took off anyways and got to spend the loveliest weekend with both our families together, which almost never happens. Even so, I was surprised by how … Continue reading First road marathon: mission aborted

Winter is here!

All right, it is not true. But it is! It is dark, and cold, and you can already smell Christmas in the air. Which technically allows me to say it is indeed winter. And every year at this point I convince myself that I will not survive another winter. But even I must admit that there are some wonderful wonderful features that are unique to winter: endless cups of tea (paired with endless slices of cake), quick drying of all our running clothes on finally heated heaters, and of course winter sports! This year we are particularly lucky as we … Continue reading Winter is here!

Sweet potato toast!

This one is truly a gem. It makes for an excellent post-run lunch, or a snack, or even breakfast! It is recovery food and it is the final proof that it does not have to be boring or tasteless. It doubles as a sweet treat too, so you can have savoury as a main and sweet as a dessert. And this recipe is super fast to make! No need to say it is my new favourite post-run meal. By the way, I am preparing a “recipe treasure box” for you, a list of my favourite recipes for post-run meals, runner-friendly … Continue reading Sweet potato toast!

Cantonese (cauliflower) fried (rice) that doesn’t taste like cauliflower at all and doesn’t smell

I am back with recipe of the week! After spending one week in Italy and enjoying all the food cooked by both our mums I am back at experimenting in the kitchen. Today I have a low-carb, low-calorie, gluten-free, very … Continue reading Cantonese (cauliflower) fried (rice) that doesn’t taste like cauliflower at all and doesn’t smell

Just… life (as it should be)

Some time ago, I was asked to work for a theatre festival in Italy. We weren’t sure initially, as we had already done so much travelling over the months of September and October and we knew how tiring it can be. But we managed to sprinkle some holiday time into our work trip, and we are most happy we did decide to spend a week on home soil. We definitely made the most of it! We were extremely lucky with the weather. We enjoyed some stunning Autumn days and ended up spending so much time outside, taking in that very … Continue reading Just… life (as it should be)


by Chiara Even as a little kid, I have always wanted to be an adult. I wanted to take decisions for myself. Now that I am a grown up, I am not always so sure about that whole decision-making thing. Of course, being a grown up comes with plenty of pros – the main one being able to eat as much chocolate as you want, whenever you want -, but sometimes it feels overwhelming. As we grow up, the decisions we have to make grow too. And we are now facing a big decision. We know we want to buy … Continue reading Adulting