Fun Run Tour of Turkey

Preparing for a Run

I signed up this week for a fun run in Antalya, Turkey. It’s been a while since I’ve done any runs of any great length. I do regular activities that involve long activity including soccer, and swimming. I have not however been on a long run in a while and while 5k is really nothing of great significance, I am a bit concerned about some aspects of the race. Primarily I’m concerned about taking three children along with me. Taking a family on a fun run seems like a bad idea but then how else am I going to get out and exercise if I don’t take my family along?

Running Around Antalya, Turkey

Antalya Port 2015Antalya in September should be a beautiful place for a fun run. The weather will have cooled down and the humidity should be down significantly. By the end of September and the beginning of October we’ll be able to see the mountains throughout the day. I hope that the paint experience is not an issue for the kids as they will probably be more excited about being involved than they will be about the thought of running for five kilometers. To compound my doubt, I was injured this last week when I collided with another player on the soccer field and suffered a quadriceps contusion.

Running after a Quadriceps Contusion

If you have not experienced a quadriceps contusion it basically feels like you’ve got a giant knot in your leg and it is very difficult to bend your knee because your quadriceps simply refuses to inflict more pain on itself to expand and allow your leg to bend. After a few days I thought the bruise had healed and I would be okay to participate in healthy sports activities again. I returned to my general activity played volleyball for an hour on Sunday and returned home in such pain in my quadriceps that I thought was a stage three contusion but turned out not to be as bad after a day of rest I was able to bend my leg again.

How to Determine Severity of Quadriceps Contusion

First try to bend your knee, if you can get it to ninety degrees you’re likely at the first stage of severity with a light quadriceps contusion, mild monitoring and icing should be enough to get you over the issue. If you can’t bend your knee more than forty-five degrees then you are at stage two, icing and rest will be necessary and possibly some rehabilitation after a few weeks of rest. By stage three I hear you can’t bend your leg at all without severe pain and you’ll probably need to see a doctor. There are some possible risks of greater injury including the destruction of muscle tissue and loss of muscle tissue if you’re not careful. Watch out for any burning or tingling in your lower leg as this is a sign of reduced blood flow and a more serious issue.

Leg Not to be an Issue

I will not let my leg be a hinderance to me in this upcoming run as I intend to rest it long enough to be in good shape for this fun run coming up in Antalya, Turkey. I’m excited about my trip to Turkey and hope to enjoy a tour with Dos Plumas Travel while there. They have some great tour packages including custom tours available at www.gotourturkey.com .

Amarillo Insurance Agency

Insurance in Amarillo Texas is an important thing for people to consider who want to have good protection on their automobiles, Homes, Health, And more. It’s very important when considering which amaral insurance agent to choose. There are a lot of people in the business letter not very reputable and who don’t do a very good job for their clients. You need to choose someone his been in the business for a decade or more and have an impeccable reputation. Ivy insurance in Amarillo Texas is a great company that I highly recommend because I know the people and I know how they take care of their clients. An insurance agency that works hard to get good rates as well as great protection for its clients is essential.

 

You want people with integrity in any kind of business situation. When you’re choosing someone to work for you it’s very important that you have somebody especially with this kind of character. They can take your money and never deliver the kind of product that you need. An insurance agent is someone who you want to make sure it’s going to do the best job they can for you. I know a lot of insurance agents in fact one of my best friends is an insurance agent here in my home town. He does a great job listening to the needs of this potential clients and then finding exactly what they need. He does a good job matching up what a person needs for their particular insurance situation and then listens to them in terms of their budget and matches up the best plan possible. I think it’s a great idea to do some searching online to find the best  most reputable Amarillo insurance agency (www.ivyinsurance.net) in your area. Amarillo Texas is a smaller area that I’m very familiar with and recently has spent a lot of time in. It’s important there if you’re new to town to read reviews about the different agents. It’s also important to go and speak to them and interview them for a few minutes. There’s no reason why you can’t take some of their time and sit down and asked him a few questions. One of the questions you might ask him Amarillo insurance agent is what kind of plans do they have? Can they take care of you in terms of automobile and home and other types of insurance on recreational vehicles.

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An insurance agent that can take care of all of it for you is very hard to come by and absolutely invaluable. When you find someone that takes good care of you you never want to switch. So if you’re thinking about becoming an insurance agent especially in a smaller area like Amarillo Texas it’s important for you to do an excellent job and build an impeccable reputation. You really never will grow and develop your business unless you live why this code of business. So when you’re considering and Insurance agent or an insurance company you need to look at all of their plans, you need to look at all of their personnel, you need to look at all of the pricing as well. There are a lot of things to weigh and consider when you’re looking into getting yourself, your family, your home, your automobile and much more insured. These are very important choices that you have to make an need to make if you have the money to invest in quality insurance.

Health Food Tour of Turkey

I was at a restaurant in Greece enjoying a Souvlaki sandwich and talking with my mother about the difference between Greek and Turkish cuisine. The discussion briefly touched on pork consumption and moved more generally to the fact that Greeks eat more meat than Turks and Turks eat more fresh and cooked vegetables. This means that although the Greeks have a richer diet and in some ways a broader diet the Turkish menu is usually lighter on the body and allows for a trimmer figure.

Turks and Greeks both have the same types of foods but if you were to ever take a tour of Turkey you would find that there is a larger number of cold and hot dishes that consist only of vegetables and grains. Many forms of dolma (stuffed vegetables) have a rich flavor, but are flavored by spices and olive oil with little to no ground beef. The pinion nuts, and current berries that get added make for a rich and sweet mixture that makes dolma  a veritable smorgasbord of flavor.

Good Food (6) there are various treasures of health food through out the year in Turkey but my favorite time is the summer when the tomatoes start tasting great and the berry fruits start coming out in number. The cherry season is one of the best for me and short of being up in central California during the cherry picking season Turkey is my favorite cherry season place to be.

You can tell what people eat a lot of based on the number of varieties that are sold of that one item in the supermarkets. One might find fifty varieties of olives at a deli in Turkey while finding only a few varieties of sliced deli meat. One might find another fifty varieties of feta cheese while finding only five varieties of cold cereal. One might find a hundred varieties of bread and only four varieties of frozen dinners. Most of them include borek a pastry.

One thing I really liked about Greek cuisine were the sauces. Turkish foods have a limited number of sauces. They are all very simple mixtures: lemon and pomegranate sauce, tomato and butter, olive oil and garlic, ketchup and mayonnaise, all these forms of sauces are favored for different dishes. In everything there are mild nuances but most everything holds to the standard rule of being as simple as possible and as fresh as possible.

Meat is used for flavoring and in some delicious soups and all parts of the animal are used in dishes like Kele Paca (head and hoof) soup. All these varieties of foods and the willingness to cook mainly from the garden make Turkish cuisine very healthy and good for a fit life. If you’re looking for somewhere to visit you should consider visiting the Mediterranean. Let’s raise a glass of red wine to the Middle East diet and the Turkish vegetation.

 

 

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Beccas Fit Life

Walking, jogging and running may be the go to fitness programs. I am far from being a personal trainer, although my downstairs neighbor has a wide client base. I see all sorts of women coming to her each day for help. My fit life is dependent on my ability to get my three kids in bed before I’m too tired to imagine exercising. If you could imagine a cardio workout that included drastic increases in heart rate when my children run into the street and nearly get hit by a passing truck, followed by the static muscle workout I get while holding my one year old chunk. For some reason the extra calories I must be burning taking care of my kids doesn’t seem to equal the amount I intake because of my children’s love for fast food, chocolate and everything else admittedly bad for general consumption.

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Oneof the best ways to stay fit is to keep moving. While rest is a healthy part of any fitness plan, my guess is with the work moving towards greater automation most of us suffer not from the pains of over activity but under activity. My guess is you’re stuck in your house right now. If not you’re sitting staring down at your phone or tablet rather than head back looking at the world ahead of you with the posture of a person building strong back muscles and developing a far sighted strength. So, stop reading get up and get outside. Enjoy the warming weather and get in the pool or go swimming in the sea. Go climb a mountain or walk a nearby trail, there’s no better way to improve your sense of well being and understand your own physical needs.