Monthly Archives: April 2011

pied piper

Today I went on a bike ride to West Van to eat pie with Alice and Tess at the Savary Island Pie Company. We had a slice of the strawberry-rhubarb and a slice of the lemon-buttermilk. Yum. On the way … Continue reading

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full on

21.1 km. Mange ça Monsieur Byers. Also, a double rainbow.

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A caper for boland

My good friend Dan Boland is currently working for Engineers Without Borders in Ghana to improve rural infrastructure planning capabilities. (His blog is here.) One of my last adventures with him before he left Canada was an ascent of Yak … Continue reading

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brother

In all that I do, my family supports me to an extent that words can’t capture. In this particular running endeavour he was there on day-one (march 21st) with 50 km for me to run. I wonder if he saw … Continue reading

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Toga!

Last Saturday was the 25th birthday of my good friend Alvaro! To ensure my attendance at his birthday party (the night before the banana run) he made a donation and a demand through my “taking a break” page. The evening … Continue reading

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Bananarama!

Today was the Vancouver sun run! As previously advertised, I ran as a banana with Fair Trade Vancouver. What an amazing event! By my estimation at least 30 banana-hours worth of running took place today. We were a slippery bunch, … Continue reading

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Change of scenery

I am now in the process of running 50 km for my brother, Theo. He is up north working at the moment but I slept on his couch in Kamloops nonetheless. He just replaced  some of his living room furnishings and specifically … Continue reading

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everyweather

What an amazing place to exist. This morning on my (6.2 km) run I experienced a litany of contradictory weather. Dark storm clouds but blinding sunshine. Wet roads but no puddles. Strong winds but no gusts. Thunder and lightning but … Continue reading

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100 km for Sean

On April 1st, I did not expect I to run 100 km for Sean over only 12 days. It is now done. It took me about 8.5 hours split over 10 days of running. This means he paid me about … Continue reading

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beautiful days

I love being outside. Although I think I prefer the bright sunny days, I rather enjoy the rainy ones too. Yesterday I did 13.5 km in the rain with Alice, Mark, and Lindsey (they are also participating in the Run … Continue reading

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