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If you build it, they will come.

“If you build it, they will come” is a quote from one of my favorite movies of all time, Field of Dreams. This statement will make sense by the time you get to the end of my blog today. Before I get to that story, however, I will begin with the highlights from the training session from this morning.

Travel & Day 1 in Ghana

Travel & Day 1

Cedartown, Peachtree, UI Track Camp, Boilermaker, Denver... just a 4 state recap

I fell a bit behind on the blog updating... my bad. So the latest and greatest is as follows:

  • Raced really well and got a PR at Cedartown, GA
  • Raced well in the Peachtree 10K and got a course PR
  • Had an awesome time at Illinois' Wheelchair Track Camp
  • Made an impromptu trip to NY for the Boilermaker, and won the women's division
  • Flew to Denver to present my research on Re-Definining Disability Culture at the AHEAD conference
  • Cedartown, GA

    US Paralympic Nationals Recap

    US Paralympic Nationals Recap

    I'm back from hot hot hot southern FL from an amazing weekend of competition. The summary of results is as follows:

    US Nationals: Pre-Race

    We arrived in FL on Wednesday, had some adventures getting from the airport to the hotel, but eventually we all made it. We sweet talked the receptionist to let us into our hotel room even though our whole party had not arrived yet. I logged online, co-taught the last class session for the term. And then I shifted gears to get ready for the races.

    En Route to PHX

    En Route to Phoenix

    Never a dull moment in the life of Anjali! I am sitting here on the plane, somehow functioning after the past 2 days of very little sleep and two-a-day practices. Remember that paper? I am happy to say that just 3 minutes before boarding the plane I emailed it off to one of my co-workers who graciously agreed to help me out and print it to deliver the hardcopy to my professor. Cars are known for going 0 to 60mph in say 3.9 seconds, this girl went from 0 to 24 pages in less than 24 hours!!



    I wish I could tell you that Baltimore has also been an incredible event, but it has not been. The school visits themselves have been wonderful. The kids are always so very excited to meet me, as am I. I’m continually impressed by the questions that I get and I can really tell which kids are thinking things through and applying what I talk about to their own lives. It is a rewarding experience getting to meet these kids.

    2-week update

    I've been on the road a lot lately, so got a bit behind on updating. Here is a recap of my adventures in the past 2 weeks. More to come soon!

    MidAmerica Games

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