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Day 3

Insider looking out. Take a moment to think about that statement. Insider looking out. What does that even mean? What does that look like? It was our day yesterday. We took an amazing day trip to Kumbhalgar and Ranakpur. For under Rs 9,000 total, we rented a bus for 24 people, traveled to these two areas of India, went up the fortress at Kumbhalgar in the monsoons and into the Jain temple in Ranakpur, had plenty of chai stops along the way and ate a buffet lunch at a restaurant along the way back.

Day 2

We had another exciting day in Udaipur. We went to Seva Mandir to have a debriefing meeting to discuss our visit to the school for the Deaf and school for the Blind.

Day 1

No rest for the weary! When you are only in Udaipur for a few days, and Ian is your brother, you better believe it that you are going to have lots to do and people to meet and things to see starting immediately upon leaving the airport. So exciting! We got a tour of Udaipur, learned about the history of the city. The city has ~ 600,000 people. Marble is in abundance. It is desert-like but there are also beautiful mountains, perhaps the oldest in the world. The car ride back, I’m relatively emotionless, just taking it all in. Letting it sink in that I have actually arrived in India.

The Journey

I journal a lot, I always have. It helps to work things out, to make sense of the struggles and challenges you are facing. But, I have never been much for making these public or blogging. But, I guess there is a first for everything, so here goes. Some thoughts so far…

The Journey

Pictures from Beijing

I am now able to post pictures... the link to my abbreviated album is: here.

Post-Beijing Thoughts

It has been about 2 weeks since returning from the games. It's pretty hard to believe. And what a busy two weeks it has been. I came back to IL briefly to drop off equipment and check the mail and then got on a plane again to head home to Massachusetts. I figured going home to rest was in order.

Bronze Medal in the 4x100m Relay

I'm coming home with a second bronze medal in the 4x100m relay!

The women’s 4x100m relay team (T53/54) also found success in its relay, winning bronze with a final time of 1:02.1. As a team, we had little practice time together prior to the event, but managed to shave off three seconds between training and race day.

All in all, a very successful Games experience! I could not be happier.

100m final, 200m prelim...

Greetings from Beijing!

I did not fare as well as I had hoped in the 100m final, but that's okay. It's part of sports. You win some, you lose some. Friday just wasn't my day. But, it was an exciting race. Our classification has a new world record now. It is very exciting for the sport that there are so many strong sprinters now in my classification.

Bronze Medal in the 400m!!!!!!!

I wish I had more time to write a complete entry here, but I have to get to bed to rest up for tomorrow. Last night I ran the best 400m of my life so far... I ran a personal best by more than 2 seconds and captured the bronze medal! Tomorrow is my final for the 100m. I'll write more soon.

Racing Tomorrow!

The time is here! Tomorrow is officially race day! I'm so excited. My equipment is all ready to go, I am ready to go. The only thing left between now and when the starting gun goes off is a good nights sleep, and a couple meals! Thank you for all the good luck wishes! Tomorrow night is the 400m prelim. Check it out online!

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