A few weeks ago, I got to go to innards of Pennsylvania, and land at an old school kid styled summer camp. This is the spot where I spent the next 3 days with 350 other runners who were there for the Oiselle’s Big Bird Camp. It was everything that you could imagine a running summer camp having; a lake, bunk beds, dining hall, tree houses, and acres beyond acres of green rolling trails. This was my second year here, and I hope to go back next year.
When the opportunity to work with Kayla Nolan (Executive Director) at the Girls Gotta Run Foundation in Ethiopia came up, I had to say yes! Well, I basically met with her for coffee, made her tell me all about the trip, and insisted she bring me on to her team because… a chance for #BrasForGirls program to go international? Yes. A chance to run the first ever 100-mile ultra-relay (all female organized!) in Bekoji, Ethiopia? Yes. A chance to explore Ethiopia’s food, people, culture? Yes. The chance to help photograph, document, and spread the word on all that GGRF does? YES. You know I am in.