We are planning a 400-day around-the-world journey to six continents, visiting approximately 50 counties. During this time, we will be trekking to some of the most remote and unspoiled places in the world. The journey begins on 28 January 2012.
We plan to engage students by providing enrichment materials: sixty (60) four-page weekly overviews (that correspond to where we will be) that use the framework of the Geography Standards of 1994 developed by the US National Council for Geographic Education.
We plan to send out weekly supplemental emails with our impressions during our journey, as well as images and video from the road. Our materials are totally FREE to schools, administrators, kids and parents.
Visit TrekkingThePlanet.net to learn more.
Plantar fasciitis is irritation and swelling of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot.(1) I first learned about it when my wife, Sandy was struck with it. Running and even walking was painful for her. So painful, she was “out” for four months. Thankfully, Sandy has fully recovered with no pain at the time of this writing.
When Sandy was going through her Plantar fasciitis trial, we both did a lot of Internet research. We also made a trip to The Running Lab in Orange, CA. Sandy went through the full evaluation, was fitted with new shoes as well as orthotics. We also received some excellent advice which we will share later in this article.
If you have completed a full marathon and are ready for more, read on. This article will describe how someone who has finished a marathon can take steps towards their goal of completing a full Ironman. There are many excellent books on this topic. I recommend The Triathlete’s Training Bible by Joe Friel. This article focuses on the philosophy and strategy rather than workout schedules. My goal is to describe a method of simply completing the event not taking first place.