Sunday I ran a 10 miler. The weather conditions couldn’t have been more perfect. Light breeze, partly cloudy skies (a godsend considering I forgot to wear my sunglasses) and cool temps in the 70s. There was a hint of rain in the air but thankfully it held off until later that morning.
Keys of Death in hand, I set off.
The first third or so of the run was along the Tiber river. The water was a rather toxic-looking green, but the numerous bridges and great views of some historic sites certainly made up for it. After that I made my way into the monument-filled city center ending with a double loop inside the Circus Maximus. If you’re interested in the exact details of the run, you can check it out here.
I’m taking advantage of my current location and running in the city center as much as possible before October when I’ll be changing residence. The new digs are on the northeast side of the city, so with the exception of my LSDs, my weekday runs will be located in and around the more conveniently located Villa Borghese.
All in all, another solid and enjoyable run in the books. Rome has countless public drinking fountains, so I don’t have to worry about hydration while running. However, electrolyte depletion is still a concern. For lack of a better option, I carried a small bag of gummy bears in my pocket. They seemed to do the trick, but I’m open to other suggestions if you all have any.
Getting on my nerves
For almost a week now, the outside of my left hand, including my pinky finger and the left side of my ring finger, have felt numb. I think I may have pinched a nerve dragging my suitcases up and down subway stairs and over the cobblestone sidewalks when I first arrived here. Does anyone know what I can do to speed up the healing process or am I stuck with it until it fixes itself? It doesn’t hurt, but it’s a constant annoyance, especially as my left hand is my dominant hand. I’m having to do a lot of typing right now, so this is definitely not helping matters.
The famous (and tasty?) Mr. Ed
Wandering around a market a few days ago, I came across this stall.
I think I now know what being Barbaroed means. Crickey.
Hope you all have a good week.
Ci vediamo dopo. (See you later)