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Run Across Haiti: Day 3 from Kelsey

Today’s run was mostly great. Really great. It was joyful. The kind of run that reminds me why I do this. I blew through the first check point, riding a great runners high, and even had the fun experience of leading the pack for a bit. #RunLikeaGirl For my non-running friends out there, let me try to explain what a runners high is like (for
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Run Across Haiti: Day 3 from Sean

I got my butt kicked today. Yesterday’s run felt great but today’s will go down as the worst run ever! Heat always saps my energy and today I am wiped out. The sun is so freaking hot! As bad as this run was it still had the amazing scenery of Haiti and seeing the smiles and curious faces of the Haitians as we run
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Run Across Haiti: Day 1 from Justin

Pot Holes My first day in Haiti has been excellent. Expectations shattered. But two words come to mind that well, now have significant meaning to me in more than 1 way. POT HOLES. Pot Holes, that most Pittsburgh of words. That thing that we as fellow Pittsburghers and Americans all despise. Those darned things that seem to appear on your street multiplying each winter
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Run Across Haiti: Day 2 from Kelsey

What Goes Up Keeps Going up…and up…and up Today was a scheduled “easy” day. Only 15 miles, which would include coming down the other side of the mountain that we had just spent the night at the top of.  Except that we weren’t even close to the top – which we learned as we climbed up and up and up.     Every time
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Run Across Haiti: Day 2 from Tassy

Today I got to fully see the beautifulness of Haiti. I was born in this country, but running the course this morning proved to me that even us Haitians need to get to know our country better.  Once again, it was great running with the rest of the runners. Today was the hardest day by far, but the most awesome. We were running over
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Run Across Haiti: Day 2 from Josh

Today we ran up a mountain. A really big mountain.  I started the morning by waking up in a sleeping bag for the first time since I was 15 years old at summer camp.  We drank a few big cups of coffee as the sun rose over the mountains we would soon be running over.  It was a tough uphill afternoon as the temperature
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Run Across Haiti: Day 2 from Owen

Day 2…Woke up at an orphanage this morning.  I’ve spent the night in a fair amount of interesting places in my life, but I am hard-pressed to think of a place cooler than this on the list.  We popped up bright and early and literally walked out the front door, right into our run.  This was a shorter day than yesterday, but had about
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Run Across Haiti: Day 2 from Sean

  Today’s run was up a brutal mountain but the spectacular views made it amazing. The heat and the sun made staying hydrated crucial. I called out “bonjou” to Haitians and they smiled back and responded with “bonjou”. I walked uphill a lot, getting to the top seemed to take forever. Gravity made going down the mountain much easier.  The night before this we
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Run Across Haiti: Day 1 from Ian

That was really effing hard.We were just served dinner from what seems like the entire populationof Plaisance haiti, which is a little mountain town 3500 vertical feetand 28 miles from cap haitien, where we started today,In short, this is going to be really sweet. Despite the almostimmediate reminder that these races hurt a ton, this group isincredible, the course is beautiful, and every Haitian
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Run Across Haiti: Day 1 from Josh

The past two days have given me numerous opportunities to turn back and go home. We all made our Friday morning flight from Miami to Cap Haitien and nearly completed the two hour journey, As our pane went in to land on the Cap runway, it swooped back up, made  u-turn, and flew to the Dominican Republic instead. The next hour unfolded like this
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