Tuesday, May 10, 2011

That's the way I like it.......

Yes!  that's the way aha aha I like it aha aha.......it's like KC said.  I had a rave run today.  Did a 2 mile warm up, then 6 hill sprints, and a mile and a half cool down run.  This may not have been my fastest run, but the stars aligned and it was a good quality training session.  Even though my legs felt like jelly after the sprints, as I started running again, they felt ok, and I felt fine.  I also had 2 Tony Manero moments.
I love Saturday Night Fever.  I have probably seen that movie 20 times in English, Italian (La Febbre del Sabato Sera) and French ( La Fievre du Samedi Soir).  Indeed, I bought the record at Stigmate in Geneva.....they kept an eye out for it for a year, before they finally came across a copy.
Anyway the point is, I run through a neighbourhood that is full of Catholic churches.  There are parents bringing their children to catechism and so on.  So today, whilst doing the repeats, a very elderly man came out.  He had a walking stick, and ambled to the house next door to his.  As I passed, I greeted him, and he greeted back, commenting on the rain.  It was then that I had a look at him.  He was wearing a large gold crucifix around his neck, prominently displayed.  His gestures and demeanour would make him a brilliant cameo in any movie.  I almost expected to hear a voice say, "action".
The next Tony Manero moment came as I neared the Italian pizzeria.  As I ran past some young girls, a car was pulling up.  The window was down and the guy looking out, just looked so Italian.  I know what I mean - it was not like being in Italy, but it did seem very Italo-American ala Tony.  I will collect more data, and provide a better analysis, but this will have to do for now.
Well, tomorrow has a 4 mile run on the cards, and I am looking foward to it!  Now I am off to do a little dance before bedtime.


  1. I was totally just watching a Saturday Night Fever clip the other day!! I love when he's walking down the street with his strut and checking out the ladies :D
    Such great stuff!

  2. That's what I'm talking about! ::high fives::

  3. mi riporti alla mia adolescenza, bei tempi quelli... peccato che avevo le idee molto molto confuse!

  4. All perfect and you doing regular runs! The whole Comrades has been on TV for the past 15 years or more. They will probably show most of it again. Let me know when you are here. Would be great to talk to you. I'm 100% sure we will eventually meet.

  5. Da poco non ero più un teen-ager ma erano comunque bei tempi: allegria, spensieratezza e pochi soldi.