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Jul 2, 2011 - Graceful shutdown

Today is our last day here in iten, kenya at the training center. i have thoroughly enjoyed my time here, yet am semi ready to return home, although im not ready to deal with the reality of the issues that i need to deal with upon returning to Baltimore. but all in all, ill be glad to be back and share my experiences with everyone. ive learned so much, from so many different people, its been a true blessing just being here....as is typical rural africa, the power was out this morning and just came back on (its almost noon here, on saturday,...

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Jul 1, 2011 - Kids? I think NOT.

Today is another kind of chill day here, our final full day here at the training camp. One thing that has been annoying me is the constant dropping of electricity! My gosh! The power went out last night and didnt come back on until well after noon today. The power goes out daily and it is plucking my nerves!!!....I got up this morning, did a little reading, then had great conversations with gene, uncle d, grandpa/mr ellis, and coach thompson about manhood, parenting, raising kids, and whether or not we (myself and gene) would have kids lol....

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Jun 30, 2011 - On to the track...

Today i was feeling much better! So I decided to get out and do a little trekking today on my own. I left here around 10am to walk on over to the dirt track I’ve heard so much about. It’s a dirt surface slightly larger than 400m where you can find dozens to hundreds of kenyans running at one time. I took the 1.5-2 mile walk and once i got there, I found maybe 25-30 athletes doing specific workouts. After about 20 mins of observing and taking pictures/videos, I went down to the track and looked for someone who looked like a coach. Eventually...

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Jun 29, 2011 - Confirmation -- high school it is

We got up early (around 6am) to head out to kipsabet, kenya (a two hr drive) where coach thompson was finalizing his micro cow project, where his foundation selected three women that they would purchase cows for (cows/cattle are the major agricultural producing way of life for people here). We went, saw the cows that have been purchased in previous years, and then from there, talked with some of the village people present at the brief ceremony. During this time, I came to find out that kipsabet is bernard lagat's (a famousdistance runner...

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