Training and such

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It's been awhile since I posted, so here's my latest update. Things have been a bit frustrating the past couple of weeks as far as my arms/injury is concerned. Things had been going well for a while, but I seem to be having some setbacks again. It really is a vicious cycle.... I get the treatment I need, I see results, I'm good for about 3 weeks and then I find myself back at square one. As you can imagine, this is frustrating. Thankfully, I have some outstanding ATCs and the ART doc that I see in town who have been great at helping to manage the situation. I am trying my best to keep thinking positively and trust that I will find the right balance for treatment and training.

This past weekend I went with my teammates Jessie and Doug to Chicago to teach a wheelchair track clinic to some kids up there as part of GLASA (Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association). This was a lot of fun and the kids had a blast. Whenever I do things like that and I get to meet kids and their families I also can't help but to feel truly grateful to my parents for ensuring that I am as independent as I am today. It's not to say that these kids can't and won't learn, but I think about how independent I was at even 13 years old traveling the country on my own without my parents and some of these kids can't even come to a 2 hour clinic without a lot of help from their parents. I worry for them. But, it also just goes to show how important reaching out and doing clinics such as this really is. Saturday night they had a benefit/auction fundraiser for GLASA and Jessie was the speaker. Overall it was quite a fun weekend and I'm glad I had the chance to experience it.

My next competition on the schedule is in a couple of weeks in Georgia. I will have a track meet and a 1/2 marathon and a training camp. Phew, I'm tired just thinking of it! Until next time....

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