Today we drove to Pisa. Did a workout at a local gym (low rows, pullups, underhand pulldowns, KB swings).
Side note: I don't get the obsession with Technogym equipment. I despise it. Yet it's everywhere. What am I missing?
Then we went to the Leaning Tower and I did the obligatory "holding up the tower" pose. Will post on FB later this week.
Pisa is otherwise a rundown town. Not much going on there.
Here's a cool bodyweight workout I did the other night:
Tonight we had an amazing wild boar ragout with chocolate sauce. Seriously. Hard to explain.
It was great, but as a couple of my friends said, it would probably have been better without the fancy chocolate sauce.
Also, mashed potatoes with raisins in it...interesting.
I usually lose weight while I travel, but this trip might be the exception. We'll see next sunday when I get home.
Tomorrow we are off for 3 fun events:
1) sausage making
2) pasta making
3) an afternoon truffle hunt
really hoping to stumble across smurf village instead, but apparently
you can get $5000 for a big truffle. Those things are highly prized!
boar meat, red pepper olive oil, and Prosecco have been my 3 favorite
discoveries on this trip (in addition to live Italian soccer - which is
Also looking forward to driving Ferraris from Florence to Siena on Friday,
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer