So week 7 run 2 and Laura suggests a change of scenery, so off I went on a new route. I live in the so-called "food valley" a huge green plain that runs across northern Italy more or less from Piacenza (near Milan) to the coastal town of Rimini, so, being a plain, it is pretty flat and very popular with cyclists. So off I went off the beaten track, beautiful scenery but no joggers or power walkers -- but yes, cyclists everywhere. Nearly did myself an injury as I almost fell in the river as 15 speed cyclists sped by. Plus, as it's 21 degrees so, no jacket and I had my car keys and i-pod down my knickers and at one point they slid down my running tights and when Laura told me to end on a high, I happened to hit one of the few gradients in 200 miles, so I eneded on a slow almost walking uphill jog for the last 60 seconds. Edmund Hilary the 2nd?