Posts made in December 1st, 2012

Sesame Seed Biscuits along the road

Posted by on Dec 1, 2012 in Food and Nutrition, Running | 0 comments

As we were winding our way up a hill towards Cerro Castillo, southern Chile, a small car suddenly ground to a halt in front of us. Out sprang Argentinian Mandy and her Spanish friend. Before we knew what a hurricane had hit us, grapefruit mate’ and sesame seed crackers were deposited in our hands. Wonderful!! The whirlwind of chatter completely reinvigorated us as did our new “friends” the crackers- scrumptious! Every 3-4 miles we now tuck into them plus a glug of olive oil. The olive oil provides 830 Kcl/100ml (try to find that in any other food!) and the crackers are 428 Kcl/100g, pus...

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En las escuelas de Chile

Posted by on Dec 1, 2012 in Español | 0 comments

Nuestro objetivo es hablar con más de 1000 alumnos y maestros a lo largo de las 5000 millas de ruta de nuestro proyecto, y contarles sobre nuestra expedición y su razón de ser: “correr por las tierras vírgenes de Sudamérica y su vida salvaje”. Hacemos nuestra presentación en español –lo mejor que podemos–, estamos aprendiendo todo el tiempo; los grupos han sido excelentes, y al combinar nuestras presentaciones en powerpoint con la buena voluntad de alumnos y maestros, logramos que todos puedan aprovechar las sesiones. Uno de los temas clave es “los servicios que nos ofrecen...

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