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Character Building

Character Building.

This is a term of endearment that our coach uses in various forms when we have a particularly difficult training session, race day or the like. It is used to embrace the challenging conditions, perhaps wind, rain, or all of those other things that are out of an athlete’s control. Because, that which does not kill you makes you stronger, or builds character.

Mt SAC Relays

The first track meet of the season was a success!! I raced fast, had fun and soaked up some CA sun! The videos of the 800m and the 1500m are posted under "News". I had some technical difficulties and so I could not actually embed them as "Videos" but they are there!

A Week in the Life of Anjali

I struggled to decide what to name this post. “A week in the life of Anjali” or “How to Get Your Head in the Game When…” Those were the two I was debating. For those of you who want the abbreviated version of my week, read the bullets below. For those who want to know the backstory behind any of the following, feel free to read on.

Training & Life Updates

I've been sitting at a coffee shop for the past few hours trying to write my dissertation, and decided since that was not working that I should post an update to my blog here instead. The past couple of weeks have been pretty busy with school for me. It always bothers me when school has to take priority over other things in my life, such as training, but it's a trade off I suppose. I went to a training camp one time and we learned that despite popular belief you can really only ever give 100%.

Vancouver Paralympic Games 2010 News Coverage

Please support the Paralympic movement and cheer on some of my fellow teammates and friends as they compete in the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games!

The best place to watch the live action is: ParalympicSport.TV

Vancouver Paralympic Games 2010 News Coverage

Please support the Paralympic movement and cheer on some of my fellow teammates and friends as they compete in the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games!

The best place to watch the live action is: ParalympicSport.TV

Gasparilla 15K

The Gasparilla 15K is growing into quite the event! It is always fun to be at the first race of the season and to see both familiar and new faces. I had a great race, improved my time from last year which is always exciting. I ran a 41:40 and finished 4th!! The rest of my team did very well too: Amanda finished 2nd, Jessie finished 5th, Maggie 7th. On the guys side, Josh finished 5th and Tony was 7th. Way to go Illini! For complete results, click here.

February 2010: Olympic Thoughts & Start of the Season

Watching the 2010 Vancouver Games has been so incredibly exciting, and at the same time incredibly difficult to watch. Every day I am glued to the television, in class, (yep, I admit it…and for my professors and classmates reading this, what can I say, I’m just being honest), I am glued to the Official Vancouver Website and various live feeds to get up-to-the-second information---isn’t technology wonderful?

Welcome to 2010

Well, it has been a while since I have updated my blog. There have been several exciting things happening in my life since attending the Hartford Ski Spectacular. After the event, I came back to Illinois for a few days and wrapped up the toughest, craziest, busiest semester of my life. I am happy to report I successfully completed 5 doctorate courses, my early research project (basically like a masters thesis and oral defense), being a teaching assistant for two courses, training 5-6 days a week and the occasional speaking event and on rare occasions, sleeping.

Hartford Ski Spectacular

Wow... what an amazing week out at The Hartford Ski Spectacular. I had not been out to the event since...2001? For those of you not familiar with the event, it is an extraordinary event sponsored by The Hartford and put on by Disabled Sports USA that brings in over 800 individuals --- people with disabilities learning to ski, learning to race, adaptive instructors/coaches, wounded warriors, program coordinators etc. The energy is high and it is the kind of week that sticks with people for a long time, if not for life.

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