Author Archives: Andrea

Day 8 July 2 – Mark the milestones!

Today was our seventh running day and it was a day marked by many milestones.  First, we left the Central River Region behind and arrived in the Lower River Region.  Then we reached the 200 kilometer mark and we were … Continue reading

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Days 6 and 7 – June 30 and July 1 – The journey continues…

After the late night of our naming ceremony on the evening of my first rest day, the alarm sounded early.  I got up, packed my things, cleaned and disinfected my toes and knee and then we drove back to the … Continue reading

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Day 5 June 29 – Rest Day and Baptism

Friday is the Muslim holy day and a day off for the team.  We slept in, enjoyed a cup of coffee and relaxed in the morning.  While I was sitting outside by the river, I was again joined by the … Continue reading

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Day 4 June 28 – Over 100 kilometers done!

We once again rose early to beat the heat.  There had been more rain during the night, so the morning felt relatively cool, albeit not in my room, where there was no power and thus no fan.  I got dressed, … Continue reading

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Day 3 June 27 – After the rain

This morning, we went to get an early start to try and beat the heat.  We left the Gamtel house behind at 6:00 a.m. with our bags packed and headed into town for the usual errands of water, to boil … Continue reading

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Day 2 June 26 – How hot can it get?

I first woke up this morning at dawn to the sound of the prayer call from the nearby mosque.  It was too early to get up, but the power was out, as it is typical over night, so the fan … Continue reading

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Day 1 June 25 – Let the running begin!

After my day relaxing at the beach, we left the Atlantic Ocean behind for now and got on the long road to Basse.  It was a long drive and with several stops for errands and a lunch eaten sitting at … Continue reading

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