This week’s race started with a gruelling 4:20 am alarm! But the sky was starting to lighten already and we slipped into our race gear, grabbed our pre-made banana-peanutbutter-walnut-chocolate-chip muffins, and headed out the door by 4:45. We stopped to pick up our friend Sarah – gamely joining us as an ‘angel’ today, along withContinue reading “Toronto Waterfront 10K – Race Report”
Just wanted to post and let everyone know that the bank transfer has happened, and the chair has been ordered! I can hardly believe that this has happened – and am blown away by how quickly it happened! You guys! We raised just over $8000 in under two weeks. I feel incredibly encouraged and humbledContinue reading “It’s For Real!”
The morning came way too early for those of us who had stayed up to enjoy a beautiful Friday evening in June, but it was well worth it as we pulled into Earl Rowe Provincial Park just after 8:00 on Saturday morning. The 1/2 marathon had already started so we trundled slowly past runners asContinue reading “MEC 5K Earl Rowe – Race Report”
The skies were dark and threatening as we arrived at the SouthShore Centre on May 31st. The wind was strong and cold, and I was grateful for all of my layers! But riding on the high that we had passed the half-way mark on our chair fundraising, and thrilled to see the MEC Barrie RunninjasContinue reading “Barrie Fun Run – Race Report”
This morning’s training run with the Barrie Runninjas coincided with the Barrie Food Bank’s RoundUP, so we decided to do our training route from MEC across to Ardagh Bluffs School and then back again down Ardagh to MEC. We had a great crowd out, with lots of people happy to push! I have been amazedContinue reading “Barrie Food Bank – RoundUP Training Run”
So I’ve been using the Advance Mobility stroller for the past few weeks, and while I am grateful for it, there are two issues with the trial chair I’ve been using. The first is obvious – it isn’t mine! The chair I’ve been using is one of myTeam Triumph’s chairs, and needs to be available for other athletes to use on a regular basis for races and training runs, so we can’t hold onto it. The second is that it lacks the support I would need to spend extended periods of time in it – the trial chair would create problems with my back and neck muscles, and increase my fatigue levels.
The day started out beautiful and sunny – not hot for me in the chair (hence my extra layers) but warm and comfortable provided the sun stayed out from behind the clouds! This was our first ever race in the Advance Mobility stroller through myTeamTriumph Canada. Because of this wonderful charity, we had the chanceContinue reading “First Race – Sporting Life 10K”
I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself 🙂 My name is Heather Morgan, and I’ve always loved being active. Despite physical disabilities that resulted in over a dozen surgeries, I’ve always found ways to participate in physical activities: an 80 km canoe trip and the Barrie Sprint Triathlon are just two of the highlightsContinue reading “Introducing Me”