Tag Archives: yoga

The Training Begins in Earnest!

January is here and the time of unstructured training is over.  It is time to get serious about the preparation for my run across The Gambia! The question I receive most frequently from people when they here about my “summer … Continue reading

Posted in Ultra marathon training | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Limbering up with Yogi B.

Every Wednesday night, I gather with a group of friends in an Ottawa basement.  We light candles, burn incense and we chant in unison, all under the watchful eye of a strange-looking cat called Yogi.   Secret society or clandestine ritualistic … Continue reading

Posted in Yoga | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Big Running Shoes

Monday, August 1 Leybato Guest House Ashley and I have been doing a lot of things on our one week post-run-across-the-country holiday.  We’ve been lying on the beach. We’ve been swimming, believing that the Smiling Coast’s water can cure all. … Continue reading

Posted in Running in Africa | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments


Sunday, August 1, 2011, 1030am Leybato Guest House, Fajara Beach Ashley and I have been relaxing on the beach and we’ve been processing the incredible experience that we’ve just had together with Pa Modou Sarr, Kebba Suso and Spiderman Dodou … Continue reading

Posted in Running in Africa | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Kebba get his first 25 KM!!!!!! Banjul calling louder…Spider welcomed.

Post by Pa Modou Wednesday 20th July 2011, Kalagi River Site Camp Day 12 No of kilo meters covered: 306 km!!!!!! If there is anything I feel proud of doing at the moment that will definitely be to wake up … Continue reading

Posted in Running in Africa, women in sports | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

With Mama Africas Banjul is Calling Louder

Monday, July 19, 2011 Day 10. 25km run today, 231km total! A very good day following a very bad running day.  Yalla bahna. 5:00pm. Soma TransGambia Lodge. Chillin’ in room with Ashley, Pa + Binta Jallow A big day for … Continue reading

Posted in Running in Africa, women in sports | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

R&R with Julbrew and Yoga: The Way Life Should Be

Post from Ashley: Love4Gambia team Nurse and Runner-in-Training July 15th, 2011 4:35 PM Rest Day is so important for the team! Rest for Erin’s beaten up body is important, but I think equally important is rest for the whole team. … Continue reading

Posted in Running in Africa | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Welcome 2011!

This is going to be an amazing year! I don’t usually make New Year’s Resolutions, I prefer running goals instead. But if I were to make a New Year’s Resolution, it would be to avoid getting hit by cars while … Continue reading

Posted in marathon training, Winter Running | Tagged , , , , ,

One Month In!

This week, I hit the one-month mark of my Love4Gambia campaign and, right now, I am feeling really grateful.  And somewhat tired now that I am back to 5-days per week of training + yoga practice.  This month has been … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, marathon training | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments