Zensah Ambassador Jason Romero embarked on an epic journey on March 24. He plans to cover 3,246 miles in 64 days. His epic journey started in Santa Monica, CA and ends in Boston, MA. Jason suffers from Retinitis Pigmentosa. This has not stopped him from being an Ultra-Marathon winner, multiple Ironman finisher and part of Team USA’s Paralympics team.
Name: Jeff Farmer
Hometown: Blythewood, SC
Sport: Obstacle Course Racing
Years in current sport: 5 years
What got you started: In 2010, a friend saw an appealing ad from an upstart company called Tough Mudder. They use a slogan that played perfectly to our insanity: “The toughest event on the planet.” My friend had completed 4 Iron Man competitions in addition to doing the Alcatraz swim. He knew all about my military background and asked if I would do it with him. I became hooked immediately.
What causes shin splints?
Shin splints, medically known as medial tibial stress syndrome, is a term for pain in the front or inner part of the lower leg. This common sports injury can involve inflammation to the muscles, tendons, and thin layer of tissue that covers the bone. Although shin splints are most commonly associated with runners, they can impact the performance of all athletes ranging from basketball and soccer players to racquetball players.