Today marked our first race of the season, and our first independent (unsupported) race in our new chair - and we couldn't have asked for a better day!
Yesterday was the day we'd been training for all summer! After over four months of waiting for my chair it shipped over a week ago. Problems with delays at the factory where it was made, and then issues with shipping meant that by Friday afternoon it was stuck in a semi-truck at the UPS Depot in Windsor, with no chance of getting it to Barrie before our race. Marianne from My Team Triumph Canada, and an amazing friend who lives in Windsor called, pestered, insisted and succeeded in emancipating my chair from the depot late Friday afternoon, drove it up from Windsor and assembled it on Saturday, and arrived with it in hand Sunday morning.
It's time to see what all of that training this summer has done for us. We've got three races that we're scheduled for coming up, and since it's always fun to have a cheering squad/support team, sponsors and teammates, I thought I would send out a quick post with the dates so that everyone was… Continue reading Upcoming Race Schedule
I have to say, there's a huge draw for me in doing local races - a 9:30 race start means getting there at 8:30 and leaving the house at 8:10! So much better than the 4:00 am start last month! 🙂 And we were fortunate enough to score the closest wheelchair accessible parking spot to… Continue reading Barrie Canada Day 10K – Race Report
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 with… Continue reading Toronto Waterfront 10K – Race Report
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 as… Continue 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 Runninjas… Continue reading Barrie Fun Run – Race Report