Archive for November, 2013

A running tour of New York City! Manhattan, Wall Street, Central Park, and more.

LP1020840Dave and I love using our running for tourism. When we do this, it’s not really like a training run. It’s more about checking out a new place (such as New York City!), and on foot is the way to do this. So we do a blend of jogging, walking, and stopping to see things, do things, and eat things! It’s a great way to combine our values about personal fitness with heap tourism. We’ve done a few posts about our running-tourism outings, like my run in San Francisco a few months ago, and Dave’s run in Kuwait. But this time we are travelling together, so we were able to go on a few runs together in the big smoke: New York! Read the rest of this entry »

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Adventures on the road: Niagara Falls (while en route to New York)

Quick note, as Dave and I are driving across North America:

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I’m on book tour right now, promoting the book Hai kur mamashu chis, indigenous tales from the Yagan people of southern Patagonia, which I translated to English. Dave and I flew in to Toronto, spent a week visiting family (and doing a promo show downtown) before driving out for the rest of the tour.

First stop: New York City! Here we are, on the way… we stopped at Niagara Falls. A week in the car means that we’ll be doing a lot less running that unsual… but the beauty of running is that we can do it anywhere! We are in New York until Tuesday (my presentation here is at the Explorer’s Club is Monday night) when we set off for a four-day drive to Regina, with more book events there, as well as in Calgary and Vancouver. (The book link above lists all of the tour dates and venues).

We sure hope to have time to break up our long driving days with some runs… and will post them here if we do!

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A little jog in Nehru Park, Delhi, India

LP1020648I’m in India for the Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race, a 5-day 160 km ultramarathon. But since it took me nearly 36 hours to get from my home in Port Alberni, to my hotel in Delhi, I needed to stretch my legs. I had a 24 hour stopover, before continuing east to the foothills of the Himalaya, where my race started. The staff at the Hotel Ashok suggested I run back and forth on the lawn in front of the hotel, but I said no, I’d heard that there was a park nearby that was good for running.

So they sent me Read the rest of this entry »

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Dave and Valerie pictorial of post-Halloween Scary Thai pumpkin soup and pumpkin Creme Brulee dishes.

Last night Halloween Pumpkin.

Last night’s Halloween Pumpkin.

Halloween is an awesome opportunity to make ‘Scary Pumpkin Thai Soup and Pumpkin Creme Brulee’s’ as you already have the main ingredient: pumpkin.  Hint: carve the pumpkin on the afternoon of OCT 31 so there is no mold on the inside of the pumpkin..  Keep the cut-out pieces for the soup. Read the rest of this entry »

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