The longest road

Day 3 Today I had to just breath, and let the discomfort pass. My knee was in the next level of pain, and my hip was aching after the days run. Lindsay demonstrated in times of struggle when her health was failing, a continual optimism that acts as a source of strength. I've used this approach over the years and this morning I needed to be reminded of this lesson. With 46km ahead, I will have to stay focused on the movement. However the first 10 km were a grind. Along the wide open trail of flat rolling terrain and pockets of sunshine, you'd think this would be just the ticket to keep a pace that felt comfortable on the joints. I plugged in an audio book called Disrupt Yourself, which seemed

Peaks and valleys of the Malahat

Today I awoke to music, keeping my spirits high and bringing some dance into the day. I use music as a way to set the stage for what lies ahead. While rustling around our picnic table, transformed to camp kitchen, with our stove, pots and pans all set out, sifting through bins holding our goods, it was time to make a feast. Morning power bowls of oats, chia, almonds and bananas, along with a cuppa yerba mate and a matcha green tea to get the spring in my step. Today was going to be far different than the last, covering more wilderness trails as we depart from Goldstream Provincial Park and venture north to Shawnigan Lake. With rolling hills to climb, bridges to cross and logging roads that

The first step

What is left to do no longer takes priority, what matters most are the steps along the way, the company we share and the trail awaiting our discovery. This will be the first step of many to follow. At 11:11am, May 28, 2019 we made a toast - no peanut butter and jam (haha), just a simple "Thank you" to Mark, Rose and Robert (mom & dad) for taking their time to come be apart of my life long dream. Along with a dedication to my dear sister Lindsay and Terry Fox for their inspiration and exemplifying how to live a beautiful life when faced with adversity. Surely we will have our share along the way, but I'm certain its nothing we can't overcome. With Mark's global experience and light-hearted ou

Embarking on an Experience of a lifetime

With 12 hours before we hit the trail I scan the room I write this in, filled with our gear laid out from wall to wall for the next 9 days, 150 bliss balls have just been prepared for trail treats and Maia, Robby, Mark and I sip some kombucha to let the day settle in. Filled with excitement as we review our route one more time, an overview of the trail we will run, mapping out the campsites, easy turns to miss and other timely stops will be sure to keep us awake for a few more hours. This feeling at the start of an expedition is one that I have grown to love. Soon we will be cashing in the comfort of a firm bed, running water on demand and friends within close proximity to share beautiful fo

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