October 20, 2011
Today saw the 6000km mark of The Run to Live. Pretty cool eh?
We passed it early in the day and it was a great milestone for us. The run will pass through Brandon, MB tomorrow and the Saskatchewan border is almost in sight (literally).
Yesterday morning we woke up to snow on the ground... yes, I know... October 19th saw our first snow. With that said, we almost made it 6 months snow free!! May 22 saw our last snow fall for the previous winter.
With the accomplishment of marathon 143 out of 209, we only have 66 marathons remaining! This is awesome!!! Lots of ground to cover, but we are getting close...
Stay up to date on our progress through our facebook and twitter feeds.
October 12, 2011
Today was our third full marathon in Manitoba, and let me tell you, they weren't kidding. This place is flat! We had a couple moguls yesterday and a hill or two the day before, but today didn't have any elevation changes. How was it you ask? It was pretty uneventful (except for the torrential downpour at about 30km, followed by small ice pellets that felt awful).
Today we also passed the longitudinal centre of Canada. How is it that we are a day and a half shy of the 2/3rd mark in our journey, but only halfway across the landmass that is Canada? Well, lets just say that we took the long way... Check out the picture of our route (located under the "route" tab) and you will see our roundabout pathway.
We are pretty excited about hitting another capital city on our journey. There are many benchmarks for us, and they each carry significance, but capitals are exciting because they offer facilities to restock supplies AND typically boast a decent population (which in turn, could represent many people to give a little to our cause)!!
Long story short, we are moving along in a Westerly direction and feeling great about our progress.
Keep posted on our progress through facebook and twitter and don't ever stop believing!!
- Scott and TRTL Team
"I live to run and I run to live, now it's time to run so others can live."