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When I worked at YMCA Wanakita, we ran a program called Sunship Earth.  It is an environmental program for grade 6 students that focuses on their science curriculum, but does so outside – hands on.  One of the activities out in the woods revolves around the falling of the trees dead leaves in the fall...

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Day 210-213 – 204.9 km (total – 5138.6 km)

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“It’s the job of parents to sometimes embarrass their kids”.
This is the line my dad uttered an hour ago in a restaurant just west of the Manitoba border.  It wasn’t uttered sitting at the table with me… no… it was uttered out loud in front of the whole restaurant...

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Day 206-208 – 94.7 km (total – 4933.7 km)

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It’s pretty common for songs or parts of songs to infiltrate our minds and without realizing it, we’re humming some tune – good or bad!  A few months ago, I tried listening to music while running, but in 17 years of running, I have always just enjoyed the sounds around me.  In the last couple of months, I have resumed that absence of earphones.  Having said this, tunes get in my head while I’m running and they’re hard to shake.  I likely shouldn’t admit this, but topping the list these days are songs from Pink and Eminem!...

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Day 201-205 – 241.6 km (total – 4839 km)

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We have arrived in Ignace, ON and are about 300 km to the Manitoba border!  I asked my father to write a blog and he obliged, so here it is… thanks dad! Each of us likely has a favourite place along the Trans-Canada Highway. One of mine has, for many years, been the Terry Fox Monument. If nothing else it offers a majestic view of Lake Superior and the Thunder Bay harbour. But it’s the story of Terry Fox that grips the imagination when you stand there and look at the magnificent sculpture of Terry...

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Day 198-200 – 142.6 km (total – 4597.4 km)

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Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, figuratively that is, can be difficult.  I experienced that yesterday as I ran the last stretch of highway that Terry Fox was able to run before having to stop and be taken to the hospital.  He had strong determination.  He had unyielding perseverance.  He was a fighter.  And yet part of me couldn’t help but wonder if he had those moments of doubt...

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Times Colonist Times Colonist Thursday, 27 October 2011 00:00 Colin Harris ended his ninemonth, cross-Canada odyssey Tuesday by dipping his foot...
CTV News CTV News Wednesday, 26 October 2011 00:00 COLWOOD — Colin Harris arrived at Royal Roads University, following a 7,600 kilo...
CHEK News CHEK News Wednesday, 26 October 2011 00:00 Bruce Kirkpatrick for CHEK news was also on hand at today's end of run festivities....
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