Tag Archives: fatigue

Thunder, lightning and the best laid plans

You probably expected this post to be sent from Banjul, the Gambia.  Unfortunately, this is not the case.  Instead, I am writing this from the airport in Montreal, where I am huddled in a quiet corner, utterly exhausted. I left … Continue reading

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How to be Strong

This week, a friend named Wendy invited me to speak with a group of first-time marathoners that she coaches.  I decided that I would talk about what helped me manage running 25km for 17 days in Africa: how I stayed … Continue reading

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Reintegration: Life after Love4Gambia

I’ve been home from Africa for almost 3 weeks now. Anyone with the good fortune to have spent time in Africa will agree with me when I write that it’s harder to come home than it is to go to … Continue reading

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The Rope. Day 13.

Thursday, July 21, 2011- you are getting this late, there was no internet in Bwiam. Day 13. 25km. 331 km achieved! Bwiam Lodge. 4:00pm. Too hot to sleep. Would run an extra 25km to have electricity before 6pm and for … Continue reading

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Together We Can Do It!

Kebba said that to me on Run Day 3.  Ashley yelled “You can do it” out the truck window and Kebba, running next to me, said “Yes, together, we can do it.” July 10, Day 4 of running.  100km run !!! … Continue reading

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