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I guess I am in Rome

At first, all I could see were buildings.

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And a stemma or two.

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Hi Jane.

And, lots of running sweaty people.

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Who didn’t look all that happy.

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Then more buildings, with lovely decorative touches.

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“In vitium ducit”     Latin scholars, do your stuff.

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And, the tail end of those sweaty running, now shuffling, people.

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Aha! Then, I saw some old stuff.

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And more, that looked rather familiar.

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Today marked the running of the Roma marathon. There were several thousand sweaty participants (it was warm), and a cheer squad of at least one hundred for each runner. It was crowded in Rome, and the public transport was a tad dislocated. I have never walked so much since I was a youngster (10 years ago).

Tomorrow, the heavy rain is forecast. My feet said “Thank goodness.”

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What I’m doing tomorrow

I’ve just collected my t-shirt and competitor number for the Florence half-marathon.

No, wait, I’m not going to run, but rather walk in the 5 km event. Please give me a little cheer at 10 am Florence time tomorrow.

I think I have to get the iron out, so I look tidy at the start.

Here’s where I signed in.

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And, here I am on the list.

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It’s even spelled correctly

And, here is my prized t-shirt and number. Can you tell I’m a little bit excited? Will I sleep tonight?

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Run, Florence, run …

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One of the sponsors, they sell frozen seafood products

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