Yes, the countdown continues. Only a few days until I arrive in Château-d’Oex Switzerland and we begin the action-packed PANGAEA Africa Expedition Selection Camp. The journey towards this day has not been one of effortless ease. In fact, it's been quite the contrary. In the past few weeks, my days have been filled with final exams marking the end of my first year of University at Mount Allison (Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada) where I am pursuing a double major in Geography and Outdoor Environmental Education. I just arrived home to the west coast of Canada (British Columbia) from school in the east coast of Canada. With these other pressing constraints, it means that my training schedule has not been as consistent as I would like, however, I will divulge the nitty gritty of what I have been doing to prepare:
The activity that is a constant in my life is yoga. Being so, I do a yoga practice about every day. In addition to this, I really enjoy running, and have been trying to run as often as possible. I live a generally active and outdoor-oriented lifestyle so hiking, canoeing, and snowshoeing have also been activities that I have incorporated into my preparation for selection camp. I look forward to putting my training to the test, as I am sure that no matter how one trains, there is always room for improvement!
See you soon. – Alyssa