Playing in the mud, getting splashed with paint, lighting up the night or getting chased by zombies all add a little excitement to the typical 5K race. Fun runs are all the rage and a great way to get newbies involved in running; or to give veteran runners a change of pace. Most fun runs remove the [ ... ]
Head over to Universal Studios Hollywood for 2 new rides and an expanded Studio Tour! It’s a perfect mmer Vacation Idea.
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As a runner, I wanted to pay my respects to the Boston Marathoners; as an environmentalist, I didn’t want to use a lot of gas to go to ston.
We had no choice but to drive to Boston to pick my daughter up at college; the self-same daughter who refuses to eat industrialized food or buy clothing pr [ ... ]
We, the Year 3 class of Ajman Academy in the United Arab Emirates, wrote this article in order to help parents know what to expect in Thailand when travelling with kids. Since we are 7-9 years old, we researched what to do in Thailand from a kid’s perspective. We had to do a lot of thinking and re [ ... ]
Recently, I had the opportunity to teach my Year 3 students of Ajman Academy all about planning and taking a trip.
In our school, we follow the PYP model of education, where we break our year up into six blocks, each one focusing on a transdisciplinary theme and central idea. Within each idea, there [ ... ]
Dell Rapids is a beautiful and quaint piece of Americana history with its Pink Rose Quartz buildings from the local quarry. Along the banks of the picturesque Big Sioux River since 1871, this small community of 3,650 is located approximately 15 minutes north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This l [ ... ]
Opened in 1953, Dan Hotel Tel Aviv was the first luxury hotel in Israel and has maintained its status as the “Grande Dame” of Tel Aviv hotels ever since. Part of a 14 hotel chain operating in Israel, the Dan Tel Aviv hotel is in a category of its own in service and opulence in the Israeli hospit [ ... ]
Smooth out your vacation kinks.
I don't know about you, but if I take a road trip or fly on a plane flight that is more than two hours or has one or more connections, my muscles are screaming "How much longer?"as loudly as my kids.
I go to stand up and find that my back muscles think that a 45 degree angle is upright. By the time we get to unloading the luggage , no valet can offer me the muscular assistance that I really need. If they could, I'd tip him my entire wallet! But now I carry an essential tool that saves me every time. It's a travel-size foam roller. Most foam rollers, used for deep tissue self-massage, are 3 feet long and 6 inches around and not suitable for the suitcase. The portable foam roller that I carry is 12 inches long, light as a feather, and fits right into my backpack.
Part of my main goal on a vacation is to RELAX and if my muscles end up tighter than when I left home because of an uncomfortable plane ride, my odds of returning home relaxed diminish even before I leave the airport.
So now, as soon as we are all settled in our vacation spot, I unpack my mini roller and start rolling! Up and down my back, neck and legs...instant relief! I always say that rolling on my foam roller is like having an endorphin cocktail. Within five minutes of rolling, my muscles instantly release. And when my muscles relax, I can relax.
To read more fitness musings from Penny's Workout World or to buy a foam roller and Penny's DVD, go to my website.
Penny Hoff is an author, blogger, 20 year fitness professional, and mother with 3 teens and Winston, the dog.