Our own #Breaking2

We organised our little version of #Breaking2 over the weekend. It wasn’t about breaking any 2 – hours, minutes, or legs, but it was about breaking one’s limits – in this case, my time for a half marathon. We picked a course, a pace, and a pacer, and set off to break my PR. No actual race, no other competitors, no medals, no frills. Francesco had come back from his running retreat in Tuscany with a renewed enthusiasm not just for running, which had never faltered, but also for coaching me, which was an outcome as sweet as unexpected. We … Continue reading Our own #Breaking2

Leaving on a (jet) plane… ✈️

My last flight for the next couple of weeks is finally over, and I can’t wait to get home. But you can either succumb to the umptieth-early-flight stress, or let yourself be surprised by the sun rising over the mountains covered in snow. Couldn’t help but feel a tiny bit closer to my husband who is the only one who truly managed to show me how to see the beauty in nature. Continue reading Leaving on a (jet) plane… ✈️

To my wonderful wonderful wife

By Francesco (and his terrible English) It is strange to use a common blog to support each other, but since we are not in the same place, I’ll do it anyway. There are ups and downs in life. That’s a fact and we cannot ignore them. The only thing one can do in these times is to bite the bullet and get through it. And you, Chiara, you do it. You are the strongest and thoughest woman I’ve ever met and your resilience is inspiring. I know it is not easy, but if it were easy, you wouldn’t do it, … Continue reading To my wonderful wonderful wife

#SuckItUp

The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. Today was not an easy day, and we were apart, but on these days one can only do their best and move on. And on those days, it is even more meaningful to have the right person(s) by your side. Thank you to my friend and colleague for getting me through this day and to my husband for supporting me even though he was thousands of miles from me. Greetings from two very different places. Sometimes you’ve got to take a step back and enjoy the view. Continue reading #SuckItUp