Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hitchhike across the U.S. with only a backpack, a notebook and a friend? Julia said yes to the adventure before she really thought it out, and her extensive notes about the people she met and the places she saw became Road Dogs: A Conversation with 2012 America.
With their destination the Rainbow Gathering in Tennessee, Julia and Jarvis stick out their thumbs on the River Road of their hometown (Moab, Utah) and solicit rides that take them from the desert to the top of Rocky Mountains in a few days. Their journey takes some dark turns while trying to thumb out of Aurora, Colorado (two weeks before the June 2012 theater shootings), and while hitting a wall of frustration and fear in Memphis. Even the Rainbow Gathering is a disappointment, as Julia contracts food poisoning and spends much of that week getting sick in the woods.
But throughout the entire journey, Julia and Jarvis ask the rides that pick them up deep questions about the United States of America - its culture, challenges, addictions, weaknesses and strengths. The answers are sometimes hilarious, enlightening, shocking and even reassuring.
The pair bonds as their trek unfolds, and they become trusted "road dogs," questioning America's definition of safety and security; and loving its ironies, characters, regional differences and overall generosity.
"The road stretches out before us, beckoning with promises of endless possibility."
American Sporting Traditions chronicles the 60 years the author has devoted to hunting upland game and waterfowl with classic guns and traditional hunting techniques. Twenty full length articles are supported by over 60 color photos of guns, dogs and traditional gear The articles will take you back to a time when Vintage Skeet and Hunter's Clays were time honored Gun Club pastimes of Sportsmen. A time when hand carved decoys populated your duck hunting stool, and the titillating aroma of paper shot shells curled up from the open breech of your three blade Damascus double while your dog was making the retrieve.
A review of Air Guns which have served the youth of America with pride and distinction. Some have been in service for a century, while other are new on the scene. But all are essential for the purpose of introducing the youth of America to sound, basic firearms instructions while providing endless hours of safe entertainment for those of us who will never outgrow the Air Gun Years. And a close look at the airguns which show promise of preserving the legacy of America's Western Culture.
'If you like horses, feel good stories or most likely both, then Race To My Dream is a must read. I defy anyone not to shed a tear or two as Steven and his beloved Alexander fulfill their ambitions of competing in a race. It would takes ages to describe all emotions I felt reading this beautifully told story but what is for sure is that I felt much better for the experience. You will too.'
Tom Segal - The Racing Post
A middle-aged man, two wonderful horses... one impossible dream.
Bumbling hobby rider Steven Wright is the Mr Bean of the equestrian world. He even puts the saddle on back to front! But he dreams of flying round a cross-country course on a fast and powerful steed. And when he meets his steeplechasing hero, Mister McGoldrick, he is inspired to find a racehorse of his own. Pure chance brings Adelphi Warrior into his life. The big chestnut thoroughbred's 'uncle' won the Grand National, but he has failed on the racetrack and is on the scrapheap at six years old. But to Steven, who turned to horse riding in his late forties as therapy for bankruptcy, a broken marriage and a drink problem, he is the opportunity of a lifetime...
Race To My Dream is an uplifting tale of love, hope and the will to win through against all the odds.
Worried your body can't handle a marathon? Discover a step-by-step guide to
training your way to the finish line.
Are you a fitness lover keen on a
challenge? Is finishing a half marathon or marathon still on your bucket list? Worried that your knees or joints won't be able to handle the mileage?
Author and RRCA Certified Running Coach Scott O. Morton has helped hundreds of
first-time hopefuls become long-distance finishers. Now Morton is here to share his
simple system for achieving your exercise dream.
Ultimate Guide to Walking a Half Marathon or Marathon Race! is the perfect
training plan for getting you off the couch and into contention. Packed with practical
tips and realistic weekly schedules, Morton's expert approach uses correct walking
technique and safe principles to build your stamina. With the book's hands-on
guidance, you'll be able to complete your first half-marathon in as little as 12 weeks.
In Walk-a-thon, you'll discover:
• The simple training
strategies you'll need to prevent injury and ensure proper form
management and how to avoid the cutoff as you finish your race
• Full 12- or
18-week programs to make prep work easy
• Interval techniques to build
your endurance and improve your fitness
• How to pick the race best suited
to your personal goals and much, much more!
the plan you need to succeed at your latest fitness challenge. If you like easy-to-
follow advice, smart planning tips, and practical help from a pro, then you'll love
Scott O. Morton's all-inclusive resource.
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Legendary coach John Wooden is best known for his basketball success with the UCLA Bruins. Named the Greatest Coach of the 20th Century, his inspiring teachings earned him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Yet long after Wooden retired from coaching, he continued to make a tremendous impact on both youth and adults - at summer camp.
In Camp With Coach Wooden, author Greg Hayes recalls the gentle power of watching a legend at work. Hayes witnessed the beloved coach mentor, mold, teach, and inspire young players and coaches of all ages, leaving a legacy that seeped into the future of all those he encountered.
Filled with timeless basketball and life wisdom from Coach Wooden himself, this recollection of those summer days reveals a strong and steady leader, as well as a humble hero who did not disappoint.
Learn how to survive in the forest and desert
Have you ever been on a hike, admiring forest flowers, looking at the tops of the trees - and suddenly realizing that you are completely alone and lost? What would happen to you if you did not find the way back and did not return safe and sound? While getting lost in the forest can be a terrible ordeal, survival alone in the wilderness of nature is in general a matter of common sense, patience and the wise use of the gifts of nature. If you want to learn how to survive in the forest and desert, read this book. It contains easy for understanding and to follow step by step instructions for survival.
What is inside the book?
This is small in size, but very comprehensive survival guide. It will allow saving lives to people, who accidentally got lost in forest, desert and any unfamiliar territory while on trip or hike. Whoever you are: experienced tourists or novice hiker - you will find answers to most of your questions before help will arrive to save you.
The guide covers important topics like: how and what to prepare for a hike; survival tactics; orientating at any type territory without compass; how to find shelter, food, water; how make weapons for hunting; cooking in wild conditions; how to avoid unpleasant encounters with wild animals; treat wounds; how to find way out and call for help and much more like proven practical tips.
This book has vital information for any hiker. It was written with the only aim to save lives.?
Are you tired of your co-worker or friends beating you at step challenges? Look no further, this book shows you 100 easy ways to sock those steps away doing everyday normal stuff. The book is divided into 7 different categories of steps:
• Domestic Steps
• Leisure Steps
• Shopping Steps
• Sport Steps
• Volunteer Steps
• Work Steps
• Nature Steps
• Exercise Steps
• Other Steps
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Includes a link to download your personalized step chart that shows you how many steps you take per each time interval (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 45, and 60 minutes). The personalized chart also lists three different step rates: casual speed, medium speed, and brisk speed. For example, on average a person that is 5'2" takes 2,474 steps to walk a mile. While a 6'3" person takes 2,130 steps to complete a mile.
Don't delay, buy this book today and start maximizing your daily step count!
Scott O. Morton, author of his Amazon #1 international bestseller, Beginner's Guide to Half Marathons, brings you his new series, Supercharge Your Walking Life.
"Nature Mysticism" by John Edward Mercer. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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