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Day 176

Day 176 – 46.1 km (total – 3901.3 km)

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For the first time in almost 3 weeks of hitchhiking and over 35 people picking me up, the first female stopped to give me a ride.  Jean is likely in her 70’s and she told me she passed by me the first time but looped around to pick me up because I looked like a “clean-cut gentleman”.  I’ll give credit to yesterday’s shower for that one.  She drove me back to my start point in Desbarats, which I butchered as I said it.  Apparently it’s just pronounced Deborah...

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Day 175

Day 174/175 – 11.2 km (total – 3854.7 km)

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Late last night, I found myself watching an infomercial.  A pretty bad infomercial – not that any of them are really any good!  I had run just shy of 7 marathons in the last 8 days and was in desperate need of a shower and some amenities.  So I found a cheap motel and after washing my considerably dirty body, I crawled into bed and unwound a bit in front of the tv...

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Day 173

Day 173 – 46.3 km (total – 3843.5 km)

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There is something about midway points.  Something about being half done that resonates. And captures our attention.  And today, the TMO Project reached its halfway point in terms of distance run across this country.  In one way, it feels like I should be further.  In another, I can’t believe I’ve run 3800 km.  I feel elated to be halfway across Canada.  I also feel overwhelmed to only be halfway across Canada...

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Day 172

Day 170-172 – 108.3 km (total – 3797.2 km)

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I’m gunning for the Sault, so this will just be a quick update.  The last few days have been long, yesterday in particular.  I spent 4 hours with my thumb out trying to hitch a ride to my starting point, but couldn’t get picked up for the life of me.  I decided to give up and instead run my distance backwards...

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Day 169

Day 168/169 –84.4 km (total – 3688.9 km)

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Familiarity is a strange thing.  If you’ve ever driven the stretch between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, chances are you’ve stopped at the Timmies/Wendy’s at the turn off for Espanola.  It’s a popular spot and is usually packed.  It was my halfway point today for the run, so the RV was parked here and I have just returned after finishing today’s distance...

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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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