My, not so secret tips on Wildlife Encounters
• Investigate and research what to expect• Follow the instructions of your guide.• Behave responsibly and calm around all wildlife• Don’t surprise a ‘mother’ with her little ones• Respect all animals and don’t sneak up or shock them• You’re a privileged observer; don’t interact directly with the wildlife• If you want to keep ‘all’ your fingers – don’t touch or feed a wild animal• Turn off the flashlight on your camera or mobile• Always have your camera handy, you may only get one chance!• Never turn your back on a wild animal, to take a ‘selfie’……
Basic Healthy Preparation Tips
• Before each and every Adventure / Event have a comprehensive medical and a dental examination well before departure date. • Toothache or piles, even at home they are a nuisance but in the wilds it can be serious – and at the very least can spoil your experience.• Carry a spare pair of glasses or contact lenses – you want to ‘see’ where you have been. • Depending on your terrain / climate take sunglasses / goggles to protect your eyes• Make sure your all vaccinations and immunizations are up to date, 6 weeks prior to travelling• Practice sleeping whenever, where ever.• If you’re a light sleeper and are…
My, not so secret tips… important part of planning an Adventure is ‘Research’
• Match an Adventures/Event to your skills, ability, pocket and time• Find out all you can about where you’re going• Learn about the culture of your destination• Travel Insurance, recommended vaccinations and medical kit• Research best time to go; climate, seasonal pricing, crowding• Pack light; suitability and essentials are key• Documents, currency and tech equipment• Don’t be shy in asking questions and trust your gut instinct.• Make an effort to learn a few words of the local language, keep it simple. (The Welsh word for congratulations is Llongyfarchiadau)!
My not so secret tips for Long Distance Running.
My not so secret tips for Long Distance Running.• Preparation for a long run/ endurance event begins in your head. … Build mental endurance• Targeting small goals keeps you moving and boosts your confidence. • Always start with a ‘warm up routine’; it gets the blood flowing and stretching keeps you more flexible.• Step up strength, endurance and cardio; by gradually increasing training mileage/workout by 10 percent per week. • Include light cross-training sessions – swimming, spinning and yoga during your rest days from running.• Cross training and weight training helps make you a stronger runner• Biking and swimming will help build the supporting muscles used in running.• Staying hydrated…