But I can’t say that is always easy. I’ll give you an idea of our typical day:
5:30am wake up, prepare breakfast, load the bike, another quick look at the map and off we go. Depending on the type of run (if it’s a loop, or A to B) I will follow Luca with my bicycle for the whole distance or part of it and run the last 10-15km. About 4 hours later we are back to the camper van and we have recovery smoothies and green juices to prepare.
A quick shower and it’s time to make lunch. A shot of espresso and we’re on the road again, driving to the next city. It can take anything from three to five hours.
When we finally arrive to the new camping site, we need to take care of few essentials.. re-fill the water tank, charge all the laptops, phones, cameras, gamins, all sorts of gadgets… we’re definitely a high tech couple!
But by now it’s time to start cooking again. Nutrition is crucial for Luca to ensure that he has enough energy for the following day and to speed up recovery. So there’s no fast food or take aways around here. Nutritionally balanced, genuine, gorgeous whole food is what we want.
Finished dinner is then time to upload all the pictures, videos and write a few lines about the day on our blog. Around 10pm we’re both knackered .. with a last bit of energy left, we get our stuff ready for tomorrow. When we start all over again.
Some days I am so tired I loose track of what I’m doing and why. So I look at this note, given to me by my little cousins, Lara and Alessia (8 and 9). It says : “Lidia, Luca have faith, cancer is not invincible!!! Congratulations for the marathons and the reason why you are doing it. We are with you.”
I couldn’t believe how clearly they understood what we are doing and the reasons behind this challenge. They say we can do it, we can get to the end. And we will.
Looking at those funny drawings makes me smile and gives me all the energy and the motivation I need to start another day.