All the workouts: Puglia Italy Edition

I spent the week with Matt’s family in Southern Italy in a region called Puglia.  This beautiful southeastern coastal area is known for arid weather, beaches, thick handmade orecchiette pasta, historic piazzas and olive trees.

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Recap: a 5K in Ostuni, Italy

Hello from southern Italy. I’m spending the week in Puglia with Matt and his family.

puglia, italy
we are here (the red pin)
Sunday afternoon, we were having a late lunch in the center of Ostuni, a beautiful town inhabited since the Stone Age and known for it’s old white buildings and skinny winding side streets. The historic center, where we were eating, is a fort-like and on top of a hill.

 

Across the piazza, we saw what looked like a race finish line. So, of course we inquired about it. Matt’s mom speaks fluent Italian, which comes in handy. We found out Ostuni, a town of about 30,000 inhabitants was having a 5K at 8pm tonight. The race leaders were expecting about 200 participants, and now they had 4 more. Matt, Dana (Matt’s sister), Gail (Matt’s mom) and I signed up. Robert, Matt’s dad was cheer captain and dutiful bag holder.

Ostuni Runners
how beautiful is Ostuni?

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