Living and traveling abroad is always interesting. It’s 11:00 a.m. Tuesday and I finally got to the cafe. It took a lot of effort to get out of bed this morning. Beers, a bottle of wine, and some extracurriculars had me reaching for the snooze. L-Arginine is a great idea, but then again – it’s not ;( If you catch my drift. And even though cold showers are the pinnacle of happiness, health, wealth, and […]
I never expected to be writing about how to foam roll properly. Initially, I was not a fan. I hated foam rolling with a passion. See, we’d had practice for nearly four hours already. Then our coach “recommended” we stick around for another 30 minutes. My stomach had been grumbling for over an hour, and it was time to hit the café. Why did we have to stay longer to foam roll?
Las Terrenas is an magical place if you love stunning beaches and wild adventures. There’s a different sense of freedom riding a four-wheeler down a deserted beach at 50 Kilometers per hour with your shirt off as you dodge crystal blue waves rolling in and stare into the distance at palm trees. You feel like a rogue off on an adventure – searching for the perfect place to park and take a swim.
While I spent a majority of my time in the Dominican Republic in my beloved Santo Domingo, I did check out Santiago de los Caballeros for a few weeks, too. The second largest city in the country felt a bit like a “campo” to me, but I definitely enjoyed my time there. The people were incredibly and amazingly friendly. Plus, the pace of life was like taking a refreshing step back compared to the capital.
Oh, Santo Domingo. Where do I begin? After spending a vast majority of my six months in the Dominican Republic in the capital, I have a definite “Love/Hate” relationship with the city. If there were a nice beach here, I’d probably never leave. Instead, there’s horrific traffic, garbage, and pockets of third-world living spread throughout the city. The distinct line between “have’s” and “have nots” in the capital also adds an edgy element to the […]
I was never even a jumper. I played below the rim. You don’t have much choice as a 5’11” white guy from the suburbs. But here I was battling patellar tendonitis for months on end. And man, jumper’s knee was quite a pain in my ass. Luckily, I figured out how to minimize the effects of the pain and get back to living my day-to-day life. You can, too! If you’re looking for detailed medical […]