Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Project Somos Fund Raiser - Vancouver

Amazing evening and my honor to speak at Project Somos Children's Village fundraiser last night in Vancouver!

Run for Water Ultra 55KM+

Amazing day running 55km+ with so many inspirational people who fund-raise for water at Run for Water Ultra!

Run for Water - Abbotsford BC

Arrived in Abbotsford, BC for Run for Water weekend! 

So pumped to run 55km w runners who have been fundraising for water !

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Expedition Utah - Day 8 Photos!

Expedition Utah - Day 8 Education!

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Expedtion Utah - Day 8 Video! Expedition COMPLETE!!

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Expedition Utah - Day 7 Photos

Expedition Utah - Day 7 Education

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Expedition Utah - Day 7 Video

Today was the unsupported run and all five Ambassadors loaded up with water and food to last for a day on the trails with multiple river crossings and running through sandy canyons. 

Emma and Steve were excited to lace up again and join the team. The group gets stronger each day and they moved quickly through this technical terrain. 

At the end of the run, the Ambassadors worked with our botanist Amber on a restoration project by planting 130 willow trees at the canyon river bed which re-introduces native, helpful plant life into the area. 

Today’s run and educational activity completes the process of ‘Running through Time’ from the Paleozoic Era to modern day. Tomorrow will be their final run, but before that the entire camp is enjoying some time around the bonfire with singing and a little Western line dancing!

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Expedition Utah - Day 6 Photos

Monday, May 20, 2013

Expedition Utah - Day 6 Education

The Rise of Mammals!

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Expedition Utah - Day 6 Video

The day started early with a difficult decision to have Emma sit out the run due to severe Achilles tendonitis and a swollen ankle. She’s an extremely strong young woman and didn’t want to rest, but it was a smart medical decision. 

Today’s run was supposed to be 40k, but shortly after starting the remaining three Ambassadors decided to attempt breaking the i2P single-day run record (51K). The rest of the day was focused as the Ambassadors narrowed in on the distance, while also managing to live video conference with students at lunch. A member of the Education team, Peter, joined the pace crew and ran his first ever marathon which spurred the Ambassadors on to finish strong with a huge sense of accomplishment over breaking the i2P record and joining the ultra-marathon world at 52K. 

After a quick celebration, they settled in for a discussion with Dr. Allan about the Rise of the Mammals. After dinner the cowboys and Ray practiced their ‘roping’ skills keeping the entire camp in stitches!

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Expedition Utah - Day 5 Photos