Category Archives: "STRIVE-Peru"

Morning Taray Run before visiting Cusco with the High School Kids

Hello, Calvin writing here. The first full weekend with the high schoolers began with a morning run to Taray. Paul, Curtis and I jogged over the Chaska to meet our group leaders, Tyler and Meghan. A longer recovery run along our usual morning route of Taray was planned. It was a sunny and brisk morning. […]

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An Intro to Pisaq

Posted by · on July 20, 2017 · in STRIVE-Peru · with 0 Comments

An Intro to Pisaq

Today has been an action-packed day as we get the high schoolers oriented and settled into daily life in Pisaq. The morning began with a fairly extensive scavenger hunt with the high schoolers and interns, meant to familiarize everyone with the city and culture. Val, Natalie and I walked to two of the local schools, […]

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STRIVE-Peru: Lima Race Part I and Waterfall Hike

This past weekend the STRIVE interns split into two groups: one destined for Lima and another set to stay in Pisaq. The girls and Scott decided to stay, while the guy squad flew out to Lima. Friday was our last night together before everyone split up. Friday was an average day with the interns running […]

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STRIVE-Peru: July 4th!

Posted by · on July 04, 2017 · in STRIVE-Peru · with 0 Comments

STRIVE-Peru: July 4th!

Hello everyone and happy July 4th! It’s Ali with the weekly update! In celebration of America, much to the locals disapproval, we have been parading around town in American flag short shorts and will be watching Wonder Woman later tonight. This past weekend was surely an exciting one as a majority of the group traveled […]

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Mount Doom Hike

Posted by · on June 25, 2017 · in STRIVE-Peru · with 0 Comments

Mount Doom Hike

Every morning a small contingent of the group, self-named “Coffee Crew”,  wakes up 30min to 1 hour before the morning run to boil water for coffee and try to get the mind and body ready to run.  Usually this means waking up between 6 and 6:30. We stir, sip, and chat trying to stay warm […]

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STRIVE-Peru Week 2: Adventures y Excitement

Posted by · on June 22, 2017 · in STRIVE-Peru · with 0 Comments

STRIVE-Peru Week 2: Adventures y Excitement

Hola chicos! Katie here, blogging in to share the exciting adventures our enthusiastic interns have had thus far. While this week has been primarily focused on researching and discussing the various aspects of volunteering and the best ways to dedicate our time and energy to make the biggest impact here in Peru, we’ve had some […]

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STRIVE-Peru Week 2: Intro to Voluntourism

Posted by · on June 22, 2017 · in STRIVE-Peru · with 0 Comments

STRIVE-Peru Week 2: Intro to Voluntourism

Greetings from Pisaq! We’ve had an incredibly busy week becoming acclimated to not only the altitude but also to daily life in Pisaq and the busy STRIVE schedule. Yesterday was dedicated to the discussion of voluntourism and our roles and objectives as volunteers in an international country (an enlightening talk regarding both the highlights and […]

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