Thursday, November 21, 2013

Been gone for a while

It's been much too long since the last update. Believe me I know it's well over due. I'm back in Ethiopia prepping for a very busy winter/spring in Kembata-Tembaro. Most of the projects should get underway within the next few weeks. As much as I enjoy my time in Addis, I can't wait to get back out in my favorite jungle mountains.


Too begin... the Tough Mudder fundraiser was a success of sorts. Chris Icxziu and I were able to raise over 4,000 dollars for Ethiopia Reads. Well under our goal, sure, but we are all incredibly happy and humbled by the support from family friends and fresh faces alike. 

Unfortunately, I suffered 3 torn ligaments in my right ankle... Urg... I wasn't a happy fella. Consequently around mile 7 I was forced to take an early exit, though Chris and Icxui speedily marched onward to finish the 11 mile course.  Regardless of my injury, I had a wonderful time with two great friends. Thanks again to you both, as well as all out supporters. 

4 months and change later, my ankle is still on the mend, no matter though, because I already signed up for next years race. Yea im sure alot of you are shaking your heads. Just know that Ill be sure to do a better job of avoiding holes the next time around. Send me a message, if you want to let your inner masochists out for a jog in the park.

Plenty more to come this week.

Chris and I sharing a needed laugh after the race

Icxziu was one of the strongest folks out that day

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