Hey, you guys! Am I dreaming?! Is Spring Break here? I have been waiting for Spring to be here for a very long time. Is it just me, or does it seem like this winter has lasted forever? After so many cloudy days, I’m ready to see the sun shine again. I’m ready to resume body surfing at the beach. I’m ready to play with my fur baby, Claudio, by the water. Only God knows how much I have been missing the sunshine and the warm weather.

Okay, now let’s switch gears! As many of you already know, last summer, while I was running, I injured my right knee. As a result, I ended up having a surgery. Before and while I was in the hospital, I had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful doctors and nurses. In my opinion, doctors and nurses are some of the most hardworking professionals out there. They truly dedicate their lives to helping us, and heal those who are sick and injured.

Sadly, not everyone appreciates doctors and surgeons. We often take for granted what they do for us. When I was in the hospital, I felt compelled to write an article about my surgery
experience to stress once again that they truly are angels. I’m happy to report that my article has been published. I hope you enjoy it!



Running around Austin, Texas!

Shopping at Domain!

La mia Juve ha vinto le ultime 12 partite di campionato!  Un altro due a zero, dopo quello di pochi giorni fa contro l’Udinese. La Juve continua  la marcia in campionato. Ecco i ragazzi felicissimi a  correre in campo per festeggiare un’altra vittoria in Serie A! Spero che possiamo  vincere di nuovo un altro scudetto; poi si vedra’. Fino alla fine! Forza Juve! <3










Sometimes, when I feel annoyed with people and things, I express my frustration by writing.  Don’t get me wrong, I also write when I’m happy, but, when I’m frustrated, writing just takes me to another dimension, a less annoying one. It sweeps me away to a quiet place where I can recharge and feel whole again.

Today, my heart was broken. I’m not expecting everyone to understand how I feel, but if you are a soccer fan, you can certainly understand the magnitude of my sadness today.  For those of you whom learned to love and worship soccer from a very early age, you can understand the sadness and the disappointment of a loss.

After Juventus defeated Barcelona twice, some of us, including myself, got a bit overconfident. We felt our team could easily win against Real Madrid and claim the Champions League cup.

As you may have guessed, this was not the case. Ugh!

Unfortunately, that’s life and sports. While it sometimes feels wrong to be in a state of mourning over sports, especially a match wherein no one was injured and everyone returned safely back to their families; I  think it is a good thing to allow yourself to really process your emotions. If I did not feel bad when Juve loses, I would not feel good when they win. If that was the case, what would be the point of watching sports? That emotional attachment one develops with a team is what makes this pastime so exhilarating.

Time to start again.

Take care everyone









Ce ne andiamo a Cardiff! Ce ne andiamo a Cardiff! 

The song goes on and on. This is a song that we Juventini/bianconeri are singing as the day of our game approaches. Saturday, my beloved Juventus will go face-to-face with Real Madrid in the Champions League Final.
Our team has improved a lot. Our great coach, Mr. Allegri, has done a fabulous job with this team. We just won our six consecutive scudetto, and now, if we win our game on Saturday, we will make history. Our goalkeeper, Gigi Buffon, made it to the Champions League Final in 2003 and 2015, but has never won. At 39 years old, Giogio’ keeps on going strong. This could be his last chance at winning.
Last year, Real Madrid won the Champions League Final. Cristiano Ronaldo is on fire this year, as well. It is going to be a huge/stressful game. I need to do my best to stay calm. A workout prior to the game will be a must.
However, I am confident in my team. We beat Barca! So, we know we can also beat Real Madrid.
Fino alla fine, ragazzi!



I will be wearing this shirt on Saturday!
Buffon in action here!
Forza Juve!!! Fino alla Fine!