Great Big Walk Day 11: In Ghunsa (3595m)

In Ghunsa (3595m)
Day 11 is our first rest day of the Great Big Walk.

Quote for the Day

Many people nowadays live in a series of interiors…disconnected from each other. On foot everything stays connected, for while walking one occupies the spaces between those interiors in the same way one occupies those interiors. One lives in the whole world rather than in interiors built up against it.
Rebecca Solnit

Did You Know?

Nepal is the only country with a flag that is non-quadrilateral.

Find Your Fit Fact

Not all shoes are good for walking. Your walking shoes should not be too heavy, but they should have the proper cushioning. They should not be too old. You should be replacing your shoes after every 500-700 kilometers. They also should not be too small or too big. In other words, you want them to be as Goldilocks would say, “Just Right.”

Activity Suggestion: Yeti vs Climbers

Objectives: Perform efficient, creative and expressive movement patterns consistent with an active lifestyle.

Materials needed:

  • Pinnies for the yeti to wear.

 Activity Description:

While the class is sitting in front of you, you can choose 2-3 students to be the taggers or “yeti”. The rest of the class will be called “climbers.” Explain to the group that the objective is for the climbers not to be caught by the yeti. Tell them the gym floor is Mt. Everest and the lines on the floor are ropes descending from the peak of the mountain. The only way climbers can escape is by going from rope to rope on the mountain. They must always have 1 foot on a rope at all times. Failing to keep 1 foot on a rope or being tagged by a yeti, results in the climber stepping outside the mountain, doing 5 push-ups before climbing again.

All students must remain on the lines of the gym floor inside the general space. Only if they get tagged they are allowed to step outside the general space to do their 5 push-ups. Give students cues about not pushing or shoving and not tagging hard if you are a tagger. Allow 7-10 minutes for this activity switching taggers once or twice.

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