Category Archives: "STRIVE-Peru"

Guest Blog: Adios Peru – A Recap of STRIVE’s Adult Program!

A guest blog written by Becky Bronson (Running to Machu Picchu – 2017)   After 10 glorious action-packed days in Peru, STRIVE’s “Adult Program” (dubbed Running to Machu Picchu) is officially over! Our journey started Sunday evening in Lima, where we were met at the airport by our Gurus for the week, Nic and Tyler. […]

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Post 3: Intern Long Runs, Empanada Class, High School Long Run, and Cuy

Sunday: BBL Long Run and Empanada Class Although the previous day’s activities and trip to Cusco wore us out, the STRIVE crew responded well Sunday morning. Ben the high schooler accompanied the Sunday long run group consisting of Paul, Tyler, Megan, Curtis, and I for a Big Bridge Loop, or the Big Black Llama route […]

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Cusco and Animal Sanctuary Visit with the High School Kids (Saturday July 22)

The day was already off to a good start after most STRIVE members completed their morning run and enjoyed breakfast at the market. Now, it was time to load the two vans outside the intern Willcamayu Hostel for departure to the animal sanctuary at 10:00 A.M. After arriving, we entered the llama and alpaca quarters […]

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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

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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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