by Francesco Combining the passion for running and the passion for languages: mission possible. In my experience at least. The thing about running is that it requires time. A lot of time. And you need ways to get entertained, because … Continue reading Running and Learning: Why not?
We have all watched Shalane win a historic edition of the New York City Marathon. If you haven’t, make sure you do. Her “fuck yeah” was the crowning of a fabulous career and the most heartfelt thing that I’ve heard … Continue reading My twist on Shalane’s Superhero muffins –> Europe version
Beetroots are a superfood and a secret weapon for runners. Their content in nitrates appears to be an important factor in improving blood oxygen transport: in a nutshell, it makes you run longer because it reduces your rate of perceived … Continue reading Beetroot and feta cheese quiche
Today we rocked. Veeeeery long run in the morning with husband and cousin (first 30k of this training cycle!), late lunch, afternoon ice cream and even a 15-minute bout of shopping – the first in more than a year – … Continue reading Of socks, long runs, ice cream and love
Emigrate, if you can. Not kidding. We did it. Although I was sad to leave my in-laws and a stunning winter scenery, I was also glad we could go somewhere slightly warmer where we could actually run and not ice-skate. … Continue reading Winter running tips
We are approaching the end of the year. In good EU fashion, we shall undertake a stock-taking exercise and draw some conclusions, because apparently that’s what we do all the time! The parts written by Francesco are in Italics Wedding … Continue reading Takeaways from 2017
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
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!
Per chi ci segue dall’Italia, ecco una mini versione del racconto della gara di ieri in italiano. Come vedete, vi vogliamo bene! E siete fantastici con il vostro tifo. Il piano sulla carta era “semplice”: partire da Predazzo alla mattina, … Continue reading Maratonina d’autunno! Mezza di Frangarto
When you run and decide to put yourself out there, things can work out, or not. Yesterday Francesco and I ran a half marathon in South Tyrol: he wasn’t happy with his race, and I was possibly the happiest half-marathoner … Continue reading Monster post! Frangart Half Marathon