In Rome We Run!!!

We Run Rome

What an amazing way to end the year and “run” towards the new one! Last New Year’s Eve Rome was kissed by a warm sun, spring didn’t seem so far indeed, therefore the perfect day for the thousands of people who gathered at Terme di Caracalla stadium to run the third edition of “We Run Rome” and say goodbye to 2013. Among top runners and amateurs, there was my husband, who is a sort of runningaholic, can I really say that?, well, he is addicted to running. He runs at least, and I say at least, four times a week for 60-80 km overall. No matter climate or temperature, he must go. And you know why? Because running makes you happy. It’s not only for the endorphins that your body produces, it’s the challenge, it’s reaching the goal that is rewarding as I also said in a previous post. Once you cross that line, time and rank are certainly important, but it’s that extraordinary sense of satisfaction that makes you keep going to the next goal. I know, that now you would like to ask me this question: as you are glorifying the power or running, why don’t YOU run? The answer is simple: I’m happy blogging 😀

Here are some pictures of the race:

Rome trees

Trees in Rome

We Run Rome Village

We Run Rome Village

We Run Rome Village

We Run Rome Village

The start line

The start line

Top Runners warming up before the start

Top Runners warming up before the start

Top Runners at the start line

Top Runners at the start line

Runners at the start line

Runners at the start line

Goooo!

Goooo!

Goooo!

Goooo!

C. KIMURGOR (Kenya) : the winner!

C. KIMURGOR (Kenya) : the winner!

C. KIMURGOR (Kenya) : the winner!

C. KIMURGOR (Kenya) : the winner!

TIRUNESH DIBABA (Etiopia) : the female winner!

TIRUNESH DIBABA (Etiopia) : the female winner!

Valeria Straneo (Italy) :  female marathon silver medal at World Championships in Athletics in Moscow 2013

Valeria Straneo (Italy) : female marathon silver medal at World Championships in Athletics in Moscow 2013

My husband's arrival!

My husband’s arrival!

My husband's satisfaction

My husband’s satisfaction