STRIVE-Peru: Ccochahuasi and Awanakancha

Posted by · on June 26, 2017 · in Uncategorized · with 0 Comments

Nestled in the Andes between the Sacred Valley and Cusco, there exists a magical place, a place where majestic condors spread their wings in flight, where sleepy spectacled bears enjoy fruit by the kilogram, where powerful pumas leap gracefully several feet in the air, and agile Andean cats dart nimbly, becoming nothing more than blurry […]

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Mount Doom Hike

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

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

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

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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Weekly Summary – 78 miles in 12 runs. Victory at the Vermont City Marathon to wrap up a fantastic spring season! Long recap below. Thanks for following and stay tuned for more. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter (@TylerCAndrews). And, of course, don’t forget to check out STRIVE’s 2017 Programs! You can […]

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Weekly Summary – 69 miles in 11 runs. A great (though slow) race at the ultra-competitive Cleveland 10K and a solid tuneup workout on Thursday. Into serious taper-territory now. One more to go! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter (@TylerCAndrews). And, of course, don’t forget to check out STRIVE’s 2017 Programs! You […]

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