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Feeling better thanks to God

After three months since my last race and two months off from any serious or consistant training due to health issues. Thanks to God I was able to race yesterday at Piru 20k ITT. I did not beat my fastest time of 34:28 but got a 3rd personal best time of 35:37. My new handcycle ran great thanks to my sponsor PossAbilities at LLUMC I have the new CarbonBike. Teammate Brett Richards had a great personal best time of [...]


Category: Alfonso GaribayComments: 0

Recovery

Recovery has taken longer than I expected. It has been a very difficult and depressing couple of months from having to miss Nationals and other races, seeing my race conditioning and all around fitness diminish due to focusing on recovery and doing very little to anything else, finding out my younger sister has cancer and is now in chemo therapy, and other health issues with family members.  But thanks to God I now am starting to feel better. I [...]


Category: Alfonso GaribayComments: 0Post Date: July 27, 2019

Swimmer’s Blog

I know I’ve been a bit quiet lately. I’ve been at the pool practicing, practicing, practicing. 🏊‍♂️🏊‍♀️🏊‍♂️ Attended the Angel City Games at UCLA a few weeks ago and cam3 away with 3 First Place ribbins.😀


Category: PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: July 10, 2019

Tavian Bryant – Living the Dream

It has been an amazing month. 7 races over a 10 day period in 2 different states. I made my first trip to Wisconsin to race in the Tour of America’s Dairyland. The Tour of America’s Dairyland featured four straight days of racing four criterium courses in four different cities around southeastern Wisconsin. A criterium is a circuit race on a closed course in which we complete several laps over a 30 to 35 minute time period. I really [...]


The Art of Preparation

What is up folks, how is everyone doing? It always amazes me how much goes into preparation for a task… be it a training session, an international triathlon trip or a surf-camping trip with a baby! If you prepare early, the chances of being late or messing something up are smaller -although they still happen! Name it and chances are I already thought ahead and had it all prepared when the time came. I am known to plan things ahead of time [...]


Be thankful to God for your health

I spent a week in the hospital in an ICU unit starting June 3rd and thru my birthday. I went to Loma Linda ER via ambulance. In almost 28years of spinal cord injury besides the initial injury. I have never felt anything this severe to the point where I could almost do nothing. I was admitted to hospital and later diagnosed with severe case of labyrinthitis with nystagmus due to inner ear inflammation with no actual cause determined. They [...]


Category: Alfonso GaribayComments: 0Post Date: June 15, 2019

PossAbilities Represented at Nexus Endurance Training Camp

In April, I had an opportunity to spend a week in Tucson, Arizona, with fellow handcyclists who are being coached by the coaching staff at NEXUS Endurance.  It was a week of tough training and evalaution with some great athletes in weather that could not have been more perfect.  Most days were spent riding in the morning and afternoon followed by an educational session after a group dinner.  It is so interesting how much I continue to learn about [...]


Category: Christopher Sproule, PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: June 10, 2019

17th Annual PossAbilities Adult and Kids of all Abilities Triathlon

                I look forward to participating in this beautiful event every year April 28th 2019 was the 17th Annual PossAbilities Triathlon. This was my third year racing in and either winning first or second place in team relay. No matter how hard I am training for my race season whether I am training for PossAbilities Paracycle Race Series at Redlands Bicycle Classic stage race or USA Paracycling Nationals. I always welcome the challenge of working the triathlon into my training [...]


Tavian Bryant – The Journey to 40 and Beyond

This whole journey started about 5 years ago. I had been in a wheelchair for 18 years at this point. I was out of shape and needed to do something about it. I also wanted to get out there and feel myself in the wind as I did before, riding bikes and motorcycles in my youth. I bought a handcycle shortly after my injury, and I rode it from time to time. However, it mostly [...]


Like Equipment An Athletes Body Needs Maintenance

No matter the athlete or how healthy you live your life you will need medical maintenance on your body in some type of way. You will also need more than a doctor, you need a support team behind you to get you through it. This team has many roles from moral support, nutritional assistance, travel assistance, equipment maintenance and the list goes on and on. One of the biggest things us athletes try to avoid is the need [...]


Category: Brett RichardsTags: , , , , Comments: 0Post Date: May 4, 2019