Tag Archives: children’s health

Introducing Rachel, Team Love4Gambia Runner

The Bluenose run is just 15 days, 14 hours, and 13 minutes away!  The Love4Gambia team is growing quickly, and I would like to introduce a new runner from the team every couple of days leading up to the race. … Continue reading

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5 Quotes to Challenge You

Quick Blog Post Today:  Thought I’d share some really moving and inspirational quotes that challenge me to try harder, do more, etc.  Hope they do the same for you! Number 1: “Everyone agrees that primary education is the salvation of … Continue reading

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Final days – Vacationing on the Smiling Coast of Africa

I am writing this while sitting on the patio at Leybato looking out at the waves crashing onto the beach.  As always, there are many young man jogging up and down the beach or doing push-ups and crunches.  Young Gambians … Continue reading

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Day 16 and 17 – Celebration

Hard to believe, but our final run day was here!  Kebba and Pa Modou picked me up at Leybato in the morning to drive the short distance to our starting point in Westfield.  There we were met by our police … Continue reading

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Days 14 and 15 – July 8 and 9 – Banjul calling!

After enjoying the hospitality of the Nova Scotia – Gambia Association’s country director and his lovely family, it was time to hit the road again.  Our hostess prepared a fantastic breakfast and then we set off.  The director came with … Continue reading

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Day 9 July 3 – What a difference a day can make!

Those who have been following this blog know that yesterday was a tough day for me.  The heat, lack of sleep, wear and tear on my body and likely also a shortage of calories the previous day had all gotten … 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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