Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Perty pictures

Thanks to everyone who stopped by yesterday and dropped off a pearl of wisdom or two. I ended up rolling out my calves with a broom stick (it was all we had) and, later that night, I massaged my legs too. Today, I woke up to much less sore legs, though my achilles are still a wee bit tight. I got in a short easy run this morning and things feel much better. I'm happy now. :)

There's not much else to say at the moment, so I guess I'll just post some photos for your viewing pleasure. They are all of the Villa Borghese, the park where I run most often. Enjoy.



This is the pseudo-track where I run my speed work. It's actually a venue for equestrian events.


Fun water fountains. It's like drinking their spit. But not.

Roman sarcophagus outside the Galleria Borghese

Happy hump day, everyone.

26 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

WOW, thanks girlie for the walk down memory lane....

AhhHHhhhhhh,

Virginia Dressler said...

Beautiful pics! Jealous... plus it's snowing here in Ohio this morning. Hrumpf.

Count of Monte Christo said...

Drooling.....
I Love Italy...
(Olives, garlic, fresh pasta, Great espresso...)

The Laminator said...

Really really perty pictures. Totally enjoyed them. You have such a nice park to run in. Totally jealous. Have a great hump day yourself!

Jess said...

Oh wow those are great pictures! You have such pretty scenery to look at when you're running!

Meg said...

So pretty! You're very lucky!

joyRuN said...

What a gorgeous area to run through! I think you & Frayed Laces have all the paradise running taken care of :)

RazZDoodle said...

THAT'S WHERE YOU GET TO RUN????????? I'd post pictures of my business park, but I wouldn't want you to get jealous.

Glad to hear your calves are on the mend

Marcy said...

Looks beautiful!

What kind of camera are you using? You pics always come out so nice . . .I'm curious :P

BeachRunner said...

Great pics. Glad you are feeling better.

tfh said...

If I ran around that track, I think I'd probably succumb to the urge to play my favorite childhood game, "Pretend I'm a Horse." Speaking of barnyard animals, I'm glad the calves are improving and you could get out and run!

Melanie said...

Wow - how gorgeous! This is definitely much prettier than the places I do my training.

Tyger Lily said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Regarding the achilles, massage the very centers of your feet, right off of the heal. That should help!

Nitmos said...

Much better than suburbia and strip malls. Though I can get a Starbucks whenever I want so take THAT!

P.O.M. said...

That looks like an incredible run. I have a possible event that will take me to Italy in July/JUly. I am holding my breath until I get it.

Merry said...

Beautiful pictures... sigh...

I can hear Italy calling me... :)

...collect... :(

M said...

Very nice pictures!

Maggs said...

Beautiful pics!

Roisin said...

I am, as always, exceedingly jealous of you.

Atrusni said...

OOohhhh I've been there!!, and it is an extremely beautiful place to run!!!

Man...those Italians really know how to live!!

http://web.me.com/amaurydeleon/Run/Run/Run.html

Carly said...

Awesome pictures.

Melanie said...

Love the pics! :)

chia said...

Instantly jealous. Wow. That's gorgeous!

MissAllycat said...

Holy crap - gorgeous!

Viv said...

Again congrats on that 20 miler that is like a double digit worthy to be classified like a triple digit. Just a HUGE accomplishmnet be super proud. So when are you going to start marketing the "broom stick"?

Viv said...

The pictures are making me speechless. I can not imagine being surounded by such beauty not to mention the history. Thanks for sharing...