Meet Justin @bishopportarius from our Support Crew. This year was Justin's 4th time crewing for our Run Across Haiti. Read his blog post on Day 2 of RAH.
It’s great to be back in Haiti again for the fourth straight year and a for 4th! Run Across Haiti with Work. So many great memories flood my mind every time I think about the RAH and again I have the chance to meet a wonderful group of runners, crew, and Haitian family members. We tell old stories, compare them to the new and plan our next adventure for tomorrow.
My top RAH moments 2018 so far:
1. Meeting the new Work crew members Maxime, and Christie. Max, is studying to become a surgeon and Christie is a business student working in Work’s education programming.
2. Meeting a little Haitian boy who was a photographer. (He will take your picture for one dollar) sweetest kid ever.
3. Not driving the truck into a moat this year (yet)!
As we take on the task of 200+ miles across this beautiful landscape that we know to be Haiti I am most excited that we are able to make bonds, build bridges, and leave a positive imprint with the wonderful people of Haiti. This run always teaches me that I need to take more time and connect. I think that we all can be reminded of that sometimes because we really are all the same at the end of the day. Peace!
Missed our Day 2 recap video? Reminisce on our Day 2 here: bit.ly/2018RAHDay2Blog
Join us this Wednesday for our Thank You Happy Hour celebration in Pittsburgh, as we offer our thanks to you and a toast to Haiti. Come out and hear more from our Pittsburgh-area 2018 Run Across Haiti runners; Bryn Laffey, Matt Mauclair, Robert Shanafelt, Dan Goldstein, Christian Bryan, Cameron Stauffer, Amy Kerr Parker, Rabih Chaer, Brian Gardner and Ange Loiseau. RSVP here for more information:
bit.ly/PGHThankYouRAH2018. Link in bio.
See y’all at @canmoretrailculture tonight! Meeting is at the nordic centre at 6 PM.
Morning skis and evening runs - spring is upon us. I know a lot of people complain about running in the snow, but if you’re a trail/mountain runner I think it’s great training. There is a massive strength component, it works all your stabilizers and is a bit softer and easier on the joints. Unless you have a winter race as a focus, you should embrace it and trust that it’s making you a stronger & therefore better runner for those later objectives. Do it after a solid day of ski touring and you’re basically mimicking the dead leg feeling and slight depletion at the end of an ultra without the physical abuse that long runs place on the body 📸 by @laurakos
Cool to get a copy of my lap times from Barry 40 mile track race in the post.
I definitely hit the wall not far after 30 miles and dropped off a bit pace wise but to say I didn't run with a watch I'm really pleased with how steady my lap times were overall just by running to effort level.
The legs have recovered and felt good after a couple of days and I can't recommend the race highly enough if you fancy the idea of a track ultra (or marathon) next year.
1 192 hours ago
Han pasado 3 días de la ultra y aún sigo emocionado.
Gracias a todos los que estuvisteis pendientes de mí durante el día a través de mensajes, llamadas y ánimos y a los que me acompañasteis durante algún tramo de carrera. Tengo unos amigos que no me los merezco.
Y por último, gracias a ti. Este año Transilicitana no hubiera sido lo mismo sin ti. Gracias por acompañarme. Gracias por estar más de 12 horas de avituallamiento en avituallamiento para que no me faltara de nada. Gracias por animarme en los momentos duros y por sacarme una sonrisa cuando más lo necesitaba. Gracias por creer en mí. Gracias por tu apoyo incondicional.
Gracias por entender mi locura,
GRACIAS por cruzarte en mi vida 💘
22 1662 hours ago
Je suis heureux de vous annoncer que je pourrai encore une fois cette année compter sur le soutient de la @viesportive et @salomon_suunto_qc ! Merci de votre confiance! Jouer dehors est toujours plus plaisant quand on est bien équipé!
Hi, how is it going? This
week I focused on just keeping my muscles and fitness level instead of increasing them. For that reason I forced myself to go for a short run today. The last couple of days we're having quite tough weather conditions with very icy wind in Hamburg. I thought I would give it a crack today, but it is just antagonistically running weather! 🌬❄🌬