Homestays

On Saturday we started our morning with a light run and learned some new running drills from Coach Abel. Later in the day we started our Homestays and met our “Mama” hosts and their families. We all began by walking each other to our specific houses together while meeting each host. The home stay experience Read More…

Learning About KACH

Today we continued with our training by doing speed work. Our Kenyan coach Abel created a challenging workout for us to do on the dirt roads thoughhout the Kithoko community. It was a tough workout of timed intervals at race pace or “fartlek.” We jogged back to Tiriji Ecocenter as a group and enjoyed a Read More…

Enjoying our time at KACH

Today’s morning run was different than any other run because we ran with kids from KACH. After our easy paced hour run, we continued the construction project building another guest house in Triji. We enjoyed traditional chapati and tea during our construction break. After lunch, Felix taught us common Swahili words that we can use Read More…

Mount Kenya

Today we woke up extra early for our morning run as we had to drive towards Mount Kenya for the start of our run. The course Coach Abel picked out was a beautiful 20km (10 mile) run through small villages. When we ran through the villages, everyone was very curious in us and would cheer Read More…

Running through the morning mist

Kenya running has been awesome so far. We started the day with a great hill workout that our Kenyan coach Abel created for us – after a warm-up jog on the red dirt roads through the morning mist, we ran an awesome set of hills. When we returned to Tirji Ecocenter, we enjoyed a healthy Read More…

I cannot believe that I get to run in Kenya

On our last day in Nairobi, we took some time to be tourists as we visited the Giraffe Sanctuary and Elephant Orphange. The morning was filled with a pure, childlike excitement, as we got to feed and even kiss the giraffes, watch in awe as baby elephants stampeded aroun in the mud, and even catch Read More…

Arrived in Kithoka after another full day

The group began their day visiting the Sheldrake Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Center in Nairobi before making the drive to Meru. They have now arrived in Kithoka and settled into IPI’s Amani Children’s Home where they will work and train for a majority of their days in Kenya. Shawn and Fay report that the Read More…

Machakos

Today we went to a Kenyan track meet in the town of Machakos. Our running coach for this trip, Abel, grew up in the area and ran races there when he was younger. Everyone was extremely welcoming as most of the Kenyans have been. Numerous people came up to shake our hands when we entered Read More…

Safe Arrival in Nairobi

After a long direct flight, the group arrived safely in Nairobi. Immediately after their arrival, they had the opportunity to meet with officials and professional runners from a national Kenyan running association. In the days ahead, they plan to attend a running competition and visit an elephant orphanage and a giraffe preserve before heading to Read More…

Welcome to the Kenya Running Travel Journal

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]The travel journal will be the place for students to share their experience while traveling. Once the students are on-site, they are asked to post reflections, observations, pictures, stories, poems, and more. Our whole community appreciates the opportunity to be part of the group’s adventure, and as the course comes to an end, each Read More…

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