Category Archives: running

Blog from PA MODOU, the jokester, media man, and runner of love4gambia 2013

Day 10 “Is that the runner talking outside?” I asked Kebba opening my one eye and stretching up “yes she is the very one” Kebba replied.. wow!! I said to myself as I hear Jen and Mama Cie giggle. Outside. … Continue reading

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The Gambian Naming Ceremony + Day 5 of Running

Wow, the past twenty-four hours have been quite the experience, starting with our Gambian naming ceremony last night and the 27 km run today. I will start with the naming ceremony. In Gambian society, it is tradition to name your … Continue reading

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We have arrived in Basse! Banjul and the Atlantic Ocean are calling us!

The time has finally come and Love4Gambia 2013 will be starting at the border of Senegal and Gambia tomorrow morning to begin our 424 km trip across the country! We arrived (me and my sister, Cielianna) in The Gambia on … Continue reading

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Energy-packed, healthy, and yummy home-made power-bar recipe

Hello everyone, Hope you are all recovering from the Bluenose or Cabot Trail Relay Race and slowly easing back into training for the spring season!  With that in mind I decided I’d like to share a great power-bar recipe I … Continue reading

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Thanks for your support Mizuno!

I would like to write a quick blog thanking Mizuno for their running apparel donations in support of my run across The Gambia.  I received the package of brand new running clothes to practice and race in about a month … 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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Day 1 – Photos

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On Spirit

In the documentary film “Running the Sahara” Ray Zahab states: “Running is 90% mental. The rest is in your head.” My coach Cliff and I spent the first Friday and Saturday of June at NSSAF Track & Field Championships.  We both … Continue reading

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The Hay is in the Barn

So it’s June and the countdown is on. I returned home from the Cabot Trail Relay and opened up my calendar on that Monday morning with a ballpark idea of how many days I have left before my July 3 … Continue reading

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On Being a Runner

Fine friends. This week I’m bringing you something a little different. Instead of my own blog musings, I present the 2 best things that I’ve read lately about being a runner. If you are wondering if this is a symptom … Continue reading

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