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
So thanks to my amazing friend Mar, at Art in House, we have just submitted our incredible design for our wheel covers for the new racing chair!! I am beyond excited, my friends! The requirement from the manufacturer was that since we were purchasing the chair with myTeamTriumph Canada's assistance, their logo and website had to… Continue reading Wheel Covers!
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
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 humbled… Continue reading It’s For Real!
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 chance… Continue reading First Race – Sporting Life 10K