Day 149-151 – 28.9 km (total – 3214.5 km)

A quick catch up on the last few days…

On Wednesday, I ran into Barrie.  Just shy of 30 km, there was significant pain at the side of my left knee so I decided to call it a day.  Since we’ve been in Ontario, the running has been inconsistent as we’ve been stopping for long stretches to do school visits.  So I think my legs just need to get back into a routine – at least that’s what I’m hoping!


Speaking with students at YMCA Wanakita

Speaking with students at YMCA Wanakita

We drove back to Haliburton and the last couple of days have been quite busy!  Thursday morning was spent chatting with school groups that were at YMCA Wanakita, the outdoor centre I used to work at.  In the afternoon, I went to Stuart Baker to speak with the grades 2’s and 3’s.  Mr. Hopkins is the phys ed teacher there, but I had never seen him in the school context – most of our encounters were on the ice at the local curling rink!  Today, I was at JD Hodgson speaking with students there and it’s just fun being back in Haliburton!

I am thankful for all the support this community has shown.  The local newspaper has been committed to following the story.  The local Legion made a great donation a couple of months ago.  It’s been great getting regular emails from people like Sue Shikaze, Irene Heaven and Barrie Martin over the last few months.  My friends at Wanakita have been a constant encouragement as have some other friends in the area.  It’s amazing to feel that sense of community!

As I took a quick swim yesterday in Lake Koshlong, I realized how fortunate I am to live in this part of the country and have the friends that I have.  For someone who has moved around the country growing up, home is a bit of a tough word to define.  And although life might take me in some other directions geographically, Haliburton will always be one of the places that I consider home, and for that, I’m thankful!

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