Saturday, April 16, 2011

Starting Over ?

It seems like days ago although it has been over a month and a half since i completed my 1200km run across the length of the Atacama Desert. seriously, it was one of the toughest things i have ever done. Once i got home, our second beautiful baby girl was born, Anika Ixa- and then i was immediately on the go again, prepping and planning to take 5 amazing Youth Ambassadors to Bolivia through our non-profit impossible2Possible. Details of their expedition can be found on www.impossible2possible.com !
Anyhow- with everything happening after Atacama, and the beating my body took after the 20 days it took to cross the desert....i got very sick! Really sick. IV antibiotics and the whole deal.
Now, i'm not complaining- i am used to the 15 hour days volunteering for i2P. I LOVE it !!! And i love being a busy dad. But it sucks trying to get my body back in shape after these last 6 weeks!!!
Its all relative though, so many of my friends face real challenges everyday. They motivate and inspire me- so when i feel like i am running in reverse- i think of them....i get out of bed...and run!!!

Monday, April 04, 2011

On The Go !!!

I just returned from speaking in both Vancouver and Rotterdam! First, in Vancouver at the Engineers Without Borders conference- an AMAZING group of people doing extraordinary things, the audience was a mix of people, all engaged in making a huge impact in the world. The second event was in Rotterdam at Erasmus University where i was so proud to speak about impossible2Possible to another incredible group. Opening speaker was the Secretary General of NATO. More to come!