I put on 25 more kilometres since my last post. The hikes are getting easier and I am feeling more confident that I can reach my goal of hiking 50 kilometres per day and 700 kilometres across the province of Saskatchewan in July for Huntington’s Disease research and awareness.
Today, my hike became official. The Huntington Society of Canada has helped me with planning and promotional materials. Check these out:
Canada 150 – I will be visiting some great places this summer of Canada’s 150th year so I will use this opportunity to promote some of our wonderful Saskatchewan towns and cities.
Macklin is a town of about 1500 people and is most famous for the game of Bunnock. The object of this game is to throw the ankle bone of a horse towards a row of someone else’s ankle bones. It is kind of like playing horseshoes or lawn bowling.
This Day in Training:
Distance: 25 Kilometres
Temperature: 15 Degrees
Backpack: 20 lbs
Conditions: Cool and Windy
Most Listened to Song on My Playlist:
Come as You Are – Nirvana
My favourite Nirvana song going back to 1991. You had to live the early 90s to understand the impact Nirvana had on the music scene. The early 90s was a time when people in North America lacked optimism. The excess of the 1980s gave way to a 1990s bust. Canada and Saskatchewan, in particular, was hit hard. Unemployment hit 11.2% (When the percentage is that high, it feels as though there are NO jobs). Saskatchewan was bankrupt and had to be bailed out by the Federal government. Heck, you couldn’t even protest because our Prime Minister might choke you, so society turned sad and dark and bands started writing sad and dark music. Nirvana was the first and best sad and dark band.
(Canada in the 1990s!)