When I am running I often find myself oscillating between two extremes. I am either completely unable to think, or I ponder the meaning of life. In the first case scenario, my thinking ability is severely impaired, and the most complex products of my brain activity are something along the lines of: “Look, a snail!”, or -blank-, or “Stay on it” It is not uncommon for me to be so fatigued that I lose count of the number of repeats or intervals I’m running. Sometimes I count up to 300 just to get through a rough patch (usually a long … Continue reading Deep, deep thoughts… Oh look, a snail!
As Chiara anticipated, I’ve recently been sent to the US on a mission by the EP. It was my very first official mission as an EU interpreter. All in all, I was pretty lucky: I got to visit Washington D.C. … Continue reading A silly post on the US, by A Man On A Mission
In a nutshell: in spite of everything, we won. For the longer version, keep reading. Francesco and I decided to run a relay marathon, despite me coming off of a bad cold and Francesco coming back from the US and … Continue reading Maasmarathon relay: we won, but don’t do it
Ph. headline: Fabio Rossi, podisti.net Yesterday I ran a race well under my ability, but I’m happier and more satisfied than I would have been if I had pushed myself to the limit. How is it possible? Shouldn’t racing mean … Continue reading Run happier, not faster
Monday, April 16 was possibly the most beautiful spring day yet. We travelled to Strasbourg in the morning and went out for a quick shakeout run before work surrounded by countless blooming trees and blessed with the sun. In Boston … Continue reading Very personal takeaways from watching the Boston marathon
I am not particularly into biscuits. I think it’s because I prefer to get a giant piece of chocolate instead of a cookie which only includes some tiny pieces of it. But by now everyone knows I have a problem … Continue reading Runners’ biscuits
Of all the countries in the world, Italy is one of the very few where everyone is obliged to submit a sports medicine certificate in order to race anything, ranging from the Rome Marathon all the way to the 3k … Continue reading The infamous sports medicine green light
Happy belated Easter to you all! This year we celebrated a very happy… Christmas 😛 We are indeed in the most stunning place, but it snowed for real. We did have Easter eggs, Easter bunnies, and all the Easter things, … Continue reading Happy belated Easter!
Except it doesn’t! Joking… or maybe not. Look, whenever I hear people pledging to “stay the same” after something big happens to them, be it a big win, or becoming a star overnight, or marrying a prince, I frown. Change … Continue reading 10 subtle ways running a marathon changes you
Pre-race jitters are normal. But your mind getting too much in your way is not conducive to a good race, and what’s worst, to a good experience. I know fear is rarely rational, but in my post today I hope … Continue reading On fear, or why there is no need to be afraid