Tag Archives: Gambia

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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Day 3

Day three of seventeen complete! Not only did I run the full 25km today, but I was accompanied by three amazing people for the entire day – Congratulations to Kebba for completing the entire 25km after running over 20km the … Continue reading

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Day 2.. We have arrived in Basse!

This is the blog from yesterdays run that we were unable to complete on account of the poor internet connection. Blog about completing Km 50-75 today will be up soon! Two days, 51 kilometers completed. We have all made it, … 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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1 WEEK TO GO! BANJUL CALLING!

 With my flight less than a week away now, and my first day of running in The Gambia less than ten days away now, I am getting pretty nervous, excited, and squeeley.  EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! With that in mind, I’d thought I’d … 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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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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Tricked by the Mayor!

Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend the annual NSGA African dinner and auction.  I was told that this would be a good opportunity to share information about my Love4Gambia campaign, and to enjoy a great meal and good … 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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