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  • Day 137-139 – Hug anyone? | Take Me Outside
    the latest friend who just announced their engagement or the birth of a friend s child At the core of what facebook offers is a sense of community And that is important Facebook allows us to be a part of something without being there For anyone over the age of 30 even 25 for some social networking happened in the playgrounds of your neighbourhood in the stream a few blocks from your house in the alleyways where bikes congregated after school This is where our community existed outside And although it s easy to be critical of the kind of community that is essentially being created online it doesn t take away from the fact that people are still searching for those communities even if it does mean sitting in their room alone That sense of community drives us it is something we all strive for Perhaps FOMO is the best example Fear Of Missing Out When you re a part of that community you don t want to miss anything that is going on around you And so visiting that newsfeed dozens of times a day is that way of staying in the loop of maintaining that sense of community In this digital age we live in we ll continue to find new ways to be part of a community Because it is important But sitting in the shaded grass this afternoon I reveled in the possibility of actually looking into the eyes of my friends as I chatted with them I reveled in the passing of food across the blankets And I reveled in the energy of a good hug The sense of community I feel through facebook is important It is a way of staying connected with people who are nowhere near me But it will never

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    out with them tonight so will share more soon Read more Add comment 0 Day 131 132 81 1 km total 3057 1 km 29 May 2011 Have you ever had to say goodbye to someone you love a lot Well Saturday I had to do that Ok well it wasn t exactly someone more like something But I d put up a good argument that it was equally hard to say goodbye We tried for months in advance to get a shoe sponsorship I was picky though I ve run in the same brand for 17 years We couldn t get them to bite and so I started the run in Newfoundland with 2 Read more Add comment 0 Day 130 Fenelon Falls 27 May 2011 This morning I attended Fenelon Falls Secondary Two of my friends Laura and Sheamus work at the school and both have backgrounds in outdoor education The majority of our time was spent outside Laura and Sheamus had organized 3 activities that spoke to the message the TMO Project is trying to take across the country There was an activity that involved portaging a canoe So the students were reminded of the active and Read more Add comment 1 Day 128 129 36 1 km total 2976 km 26 May 2011 Yesterday started with a visit to King George School in Peterborough Mrs Jennings is a grade 3 teacher who helped organize the morning After our chat with the students we went outside and had lunch with all the students Mrs Jennings even made Sarah and I sandwiches along with some amazing Read more Add comment 0 Page 11 of 29 Start Prev 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Next End From The Road Video Blogs TMO New Year Sunday

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    Koona Ran 15 km from Southern Harbour Popped into RV at 15 km stretched and ate some orange slices chocolate milk and bananas ran about 10 more k s stopped at the Orange store for some lunch chips and guacamole and turkey sandwich thanks Sarah Koona met another husky on our short walk around the parking lot Read more Add comment 2 Day 5 Rest Day total 103 6 km 21 January 2011 It was surprisingly disappointing not to run today It was a scheduled day off but it has been the most beautiful day so far and it would have been great to get some miles in under the nice sun However I did meet with over 100 students today Read more Add comment 2 Day 4 13 6 km total 103 6 km 20 January 2011 Today is my mom s birthday happy birthday Mom My mom and dad worked in Drumheller Alberta when I was born in December way back in the 70 s As with any new mom she was given loads of advice as to how to parent Read more Add comment 1 Day 3 32 km total 90 km 19 January 2011 Today was the first day running on the Trans Canada Highway I was a bit apprehensive at first but as the morning progressed it felt like my runs in Haliburton except with faster cars and bigger trucks Most of today was divided highway and I ran facing traffic as I will do this entire run Read more Add comment 2 Page 28 of 29 Start Prev 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Next End From The Road Video Blogs TMO New Year Sunday 01 January 2012 18 40 Day numberless days Tuesday 01 November 2011 00 00 Day 274

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  • The Run | Take Me Outside
    legs had no interest in helping me finish 6 marathons in 7 days today At the end of yesterday s run my IT Band had flared up again I spent last night and most of this morning rolling it out on the floor of the RV I feel bad for Sarah she s lying in bed last night reading her book and had to listen to me gasping and grunting and almost in tears from the pain As I started to run this afternoon it didn t take long to realize the IT would be the least of my issues Read more Add comment 1 Day 51 42 3 km total 1139 9 km 08 March 2011 Remember the movie Groundhog Day Bill Murray s character was stuck in the same day repeated over and over again I sort of wish today could be one of those days for me as it was definitely a day to remember I got to run with four incredible people and came away from the day with four new friends At about 9 30 this morning a car pulled over at the side of the highway and out popped these 4 individuals Rob teaches and is currently on March Break We ve had contact and he told me he d love to come up and run with me for a bit Read more Add comment 7 Day 49 50 45 1 km total 1097 6 km 07 March 2011 Yesterday s highlight of a day off entailed transferring my laundry from the washer to the dryer and realizing I had forgotten to add detergent to both loads Oh well I m sure my running clothes are less stinky than they ve been for the past two weeks We chatted with the couple who ran

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    the outdoor centre His name was Matty and he ended up being my roommate for the next couple of seasons Read more Add comment 0 Day 45 46 43 4 km total 962 6 km 03 March 2011 Events over the past 72 hours seem a bit skewed 3 days ago feels like 3 weeks ago Mmm perhaps a slight exaggeration but you get the point After missing the ferry by mere minutes the next one was at midnight so we were told In reality it left at 5 am so it was another night that didn t entail a lot of sleep Celebrating the finish line of reaching the ferry lasted about 7 hours most of which were spent passed out on orange and yellow chairs in the ferry s lounge Read more Add comment 1 Day 44 7 7 km total 919 2 km NL done 01 March 2011 This morning I was the happiest kid in Canada I ran the last 7 km to the ferry and felt on top of the world I m pretty sure I would have attempted my best Leo imitation on top of that ferry Oh that ferry but of course there s more to the story Last night the winds were strong I m not sure how to aptly describe the wind Sarah nor I slept Read more Add comment 6 Day 43 54 9 km total 911 5 km 28 February 2011 It s been a full day Perhaps list form would be good cause I m tired Roger whose house we parked in front of last night drove Sarah to the shop this morning to get a new belt and then drove me back east to South Branch where I had stopped running Him and his wife Pat split

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    consistent throughout much of the day but little of it stuck around Tonight there is excitement in the RV as I have less than 100 kilometres left to the ferry Read more Add comment 0 Day 39 42 9 km total 773 km 24 February 2011 Yesterday was a tough day There was a sense of anticipation in starting the day Corner Brook to Port Aux Basques was the homestretch Granted a long homestretch of over 200 km but a homestretch nonetheless By 15 k the side of my knee was hurting again By 25 k I was in more pain than I had experienced in the last 3 weeks I sat on the side of the highway discouraged and disheartened Read more Add comment 3 Day 38 40 9 km total 730 1 km 23 February 2011 Last November our partner organizations KidActive and The Child and Nature Alliance put on a conference in Ottawa called Healthy Children Healthy Spaces One of the keynote speakers was Tim Gill He is one of the leading thinkers in the UK on children and has published a book called No Fear Growing up in a risk averse society He started with two questions to begin his presentation and asked people to stand if the answer was yes Read more Add comment 0 Day 37 day off total 689 2 km 22 February 2011 Today was a day that both Sarah and I were looking forward to It had felt like awhile since we had been in a school so we were excited to visit J J Curling Elementary this afternoon This school was one of 6 elementary schools in Corner Brook and again we were amazed at their commitment to being active Click the Read More for the full article and all

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    comfort away from putting damp clothes on The cold permeates my body in the RV I almost relish getting outside for my run because I know I ll warm up Today started off alright but the knee started having pain again Read more Add comment 0 Day 33 day off total 628 2 km 18 February 2011 A place can become home quicker than you realize Over the last 3 nights amidst running and our little adventure in the ditch we have gotten to know the Irving gas station quite well The restaurant is quite popular in these parts and because the RV currently doesn t have heat we ve been spending quite a bit of time in a booth I can tell you that their soup is amazing and their homemade pies delicious Read more Add comment 4 Day 32 39 3 km total 628 2 km 17 February 2011 Our family moved around a lot growing up the nature of my parent s work One of the more difficult moves was from Winnipeg to Toronto I was going into grade 10 but had missed that first year of high school which in Ontario starts in grade 9 That summer was a tough go on my social life Another family who worked for the same organization as my parents lived 5 houses down the street and had a son my age as well Read more Add comment 6 Day 30 31 12 3 km total 588 9 km 16 February 2011 Yesterday I embodied my personal 3 R s Rest Recover and Refuel A brief snapshot of today Couldn t find anywhere in Deer Lake to get our propane refilled The one place that could do it had plowed all the snow over the tank so it was inaccessible

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    Day 27 33 3 km total 529 3 km 12 February 2011 Let me tell you a little bit about Sarah Powell aka SP If you don t feel like you ve seen many pictures of her or know much about her it s because she prefers it that way The picture above pretty much sums it up She prefers to be in the background anonymity suits her just fine When I asked her a year ago whether she d consider doing this run across the country with me Read more Add comment 0 Day 26 42 4 km yes total 496 km 11 February 2011 Today I ran my first marathon distance for the TMO Project I don t want to bore anyone with too much running talk but today is significant to me for a couple of reasons My training over the past year had been twofold to increase my distance and to be able to run that distance consecutive days By early January I was able to run about 30k 3 days in a row So arriving at the marathon distance today is one step the trick now is to do it again tomorrow Read more Add comment 6 Day 25 25 8 km total 453 6 km 10 February 2011 Today s visit with Millcrest Academy in Grand Falls Windsor was fun 329 students from grades 4 6 filled the gymnasium and seemed engaged in our message of getting outside It was interesting to hear the gasps when I told them the number of hours that most youth spend in front of screens in a given week They were eager to volunteer in the discussion and had many questions Read more Add comment 1 Page 25 of 29 Start Prev 21 22 23 24 25 26

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