One step closer!

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It was so beautiful to be there, treading water, waiting for our wave to start, surrounded by my idols, those who inspired me to chase my dream. Paralympians like Liz Baker, Aaron Scheidies, Hailey Danza and so many others. This was my second time at the US Paratriathlon National Championships, and it was by far […]

Racing with the stars

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As Stefan and I racked our bike between Aaron Scheidies and Erich Manser, I thought for a second that I had bit off more than I could chew. To give you a quick idea of who they are, Aaron won the World Championships not just once, but seven times, and Erich broke the world record […]

My share of the humble pie

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When I was on this shaky dock, getting ready to dive in the Hudson with Thomas I was very optimistic, maybe even a little cocky. I prepared all winter for this race, I felt much stronger than last year, especially in the water and on the bike. But the New York City Triathlon was about […]

California Dreamin’

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What was different? Just a month ago, I was laying on the grass by the finish line, icing my left ankle, disappointed and exhausted. I had just failed to qualify for the Paratriathlon National Championships by only two minutes. I would have to wait another year, I would be ready this time. I was learning, […]

I’ll meet you there

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“I’ll meet you there.”  How many times have you said that in your life?  How many times did you really mean it?  How many times did you plan to cancel, but thought you’d make the effort? “I’ll meet you there,” was the last thing I said to Charles before I hung up around 5pm at […]