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    and all of the details Read more Add comment 1 Day 35 36 21 6 km total 689 2 km 21 February 2011 Call it karma call it good luck call it whatever you want we feel very fortunate right now Yesterday morning I ran a half marathon from Pasadena to Marble Mountain just outside of Corner Brook and every step hurt But my old Sunday School teacher Rob Pollett from many moons ago worked at the ski hill and told me to stop in and say hi With arms extended Rob bought us lunch and told us he had a villa free for us during our couple of days around the area Read more Add comment 4 Day 34 39 5 km total 667 7 km 19 February 2011 I think I m tired and grumpy I woke up this morning after another mediocre sleep and could see my breath in the cold air surrounding my bed Putting my running clothes on was not fun it s just one notch of 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

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    fits nicely into his thoughts surrounding how we learn Read more Add comment 1 Day 77 36 6 km total 1691 2 km 03 April 2011 It was actually a bit tough to leave Fredericton this morning I ve met some warm and wonderful people over the past few days and have been drawn in by the city s downtown core Built around the Saint John River there is a great mix of green spaces with some wonderful little shops that contribute to its laid back feel I even found some Leaf fans last night so it felt that much more like home Read more Add comment 1 Day 75 76 day off total 1654 6 km 02 April 2011 When I finished running on Thursday afternoon it was sunny and warm Like sandal wearing warm Twenty four hours later a snowstorm had set in which would bring about 25 cm of snow What made up for the landscape turning white again though were our two visits to schools on Friday Read more Add comment 0 Day 74 35 1 km total 1654 6 km 31 March 2011 Today s run into Fredericton couldn t ask for a nicer day Today s blog entry comes in the form of a video So click the READ MORE button and check out some of what we we re up to today Read more Add comment 2 Page 22 of 37 Start Prev 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 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 274 279 212 6 km total 7524 5 km Sunday 23 October 2011 00 00 Lake Superior Video Blog Tuesday 02 August 2011 00

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    It was nice just to plop myself down on a piece of grass yes grass soak in some warmth from the sun stretch and have some little snacks packed away Read more Add comment 1 Day 70 71 44 5 km total 1439 1 km 28 March 2011 After a day off yesterday which included a hot shower at the new YMCA in Moncton thanks John for those free passes we started our week with a trip to Forest Glen Elementary Today was a bit different though as it was a shared presentation with about 250 students in the gymnasium Read more Add comment 2 Day 69 23 8 km total 1394 6 km 26 March 2011 Today s run was dedicated to my good friend Emily as she donated a marathon to TMO in her name I ll have to owe Em a few miles as today was cut short by significant fatigue cold and a strong headwind that my legs just didn t want to contend with Since my friendship with Emily started at Outward Bound I thought I d share today s thoughts about my time there Read more Add comment 2 Day 67 68 37 7 km total 1370 8 km 25 March 2011 This morning I ran out of Nova Scotia and into New Brunswick Maybe it s because we spent a week in Halifax but our time in Nova Scotia seemed brief Or maybe it s just that getting through Newfoundland in the heart of winter seemed long Either way Take Me Outside hit our 3rd province today which felt good Read more Add comment 1 Page 23 of 37 Start Prev 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Next End From The Road Video Blogs TMO New Year Sunday 01

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    s an amazing photographer so I thought I d share some of the moments from yesterday s visit Read more Add comment 2 Day 64 23 1 km total 1257 7 km 21 March 2011 This morning we made our way to Armbrae Academy to spend some time with the elementary school as well as a class of grade 10s It was awesome to put some of the names to faces from the letters Mr Chambers had brought us a couple of weeks earlier After some time in the gym we went out into their schoolyard and had extended recess Read more Add comment 1 Day 62 63 Music to my ears 20 March 2011 In Saturday s Globe and Mail Parks Canada was prominently featured in the Travel section Celebrating its 100th year Parks Canada takes care of 42 national parks 167 national historic sites and 4 national marine conservation areas And to commemorate this birthday a series of short films and documentaries are being aired on Discovery World HD over the coming months Read more Add comment 1 Day 60 61 Student s thoughts 18 March 2011 Between 2 visits to schools today I squeezed in a massage for my legs which was generously paid for by some parents of the school we re visiting Monday Armbrae Academy Nathan my massage therapist began talking about energy in the body and the energy surrounding our bodies And as the conversation progressed I realized that after each visit to a school this week I walked out the front door feeling energized Read more Add comment 0 Page 24 of 37 Start Prev 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Next End From The Road Video Blogs TMO New Year Sunday 01 January 2012 18 40 Day numberless

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    wanting to generalize too much the basic argument is that the learning environment can be just as important as the curriculum students are learning Read more Add comment 0 Day 57 Week in Halifax 14 March 2011 I ll admit to forgetting how fun tag is especially when 30 primary students are chasing you The primary students at Southdale Elementary had an extended recess this morning and we had a chance to visit them as well as some grade 2 s for the morning All of the students wrote us letters and drew pictures the primary students read Sarah and I their letters out loud in front of the class telling us what they liked to do outside Read more Add comment 0 Day 55 56 19 3 km total 1234 6 km 13 March 2011 It s been an eventful last couple of days After Friday s run which put us about 20 km from Truro some friends came to visit Friday night John and Carolyn have known Sarah for awhile and on a whim decided to drive up to hang out with us They took us out for dinner and gave us a warm hotel room for the night so generous Read more Add comment 2 Day 54 44 6 km total 1215 3 km 12 March 2011 People have asked me what it s like to run on the Trans Canada Highway I thought I d give a small glimpse into what my day is like I ll apologize in advance it s not very exciting I ll try to spice it up next time with some costumes or police pulling me over But for now this is what 5 hours of my day looks like Read more Add comment 1 Page 25 of 37 Start Prev

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    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 the laundromat and as we often to explained what we were doing and why we were doing it Five minutes later I pulled out my laptop and sat in front of it for an hour responding to emails and trying to stay on top of everything Read more Add comment 1 Day 48 42 4 km total 1052 5 km 05 March 2011 I ll admit that I m not functioning at an alert level right now I m tired and need my bed no matter how cold it is And the good news is it s not that cold In fact today was the first

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    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 iRun 28 February 2011 Colin Harris is living his childhood dream of running across Canada Along the way he s visiting students in over 60 classrooms from St John s to Vancouver and encouraging kids to get outside get active and reconnect with nature Harris decided to run 7 300 kilometres because he s an outdoor educator who was growing discouraged with kids spending so much time in front of screens and so little time outside This sedentary lifestyle is leading to a general decrease in kids health says Harris Read more Add comment 0 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 their time between Ontario where he drives a truck in the Oakville area and Doyles

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    some of what we were up to today Read more Add comment 5 Day 40 42 5 km total 815 5 km 25 February 2011 I ll fill you in on a little secret walking over 7 hours a day is way harder than running 4 and a half at least for me Today was one of those damp winter days where the cold gets under your skin and leaves you with the chills all day Snow was 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 Playdate on Two Wheels Ottawa ON 24 February 2011 One glorious warm spring day Jasper and I had a play date with our friend Tom We love Tom He s a little bit older than Jasper but he still hangs out with us Some guys are nice that way To meet up with Tom Jasper Anna Sierra and I rode to school on our Bike Friday Family Tandem It s a fabulous bike The back seat and handlebars can be raised for a tall adult or lowered for a child Read more Add comment 0 Page

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