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Balance

Training for my Paralympic Dream is a full time job and took up most of my time, energy, and thought. But, when working towards that goal, I had to also find balance with my family. My family is my number one support throughout my cycling journey. Not only has my wife shared in the tragedy of me getting my spinal cord injury, she also shares any and all of my/our accomplishments that I may attain from racing. Now, I...

The possabilities

Today training as schedule getting the work in no matter the struggles. Recently I started a new job that takes more time away from home and training but with good time management I been able to log in the work and make up for lost time. I gotta say my body is a little tired but nevertheless my mind is strong 💪 as I start the year focus on a good triathlon year other good things are coming for me...

Logistics of Paralympics

Hello everyone, It’s end of January here and I’m preparing for a long trip away from home, lots of logistics go into all of it… making sure the home front will be ok, the wife and kids. My mom will be here to help out for a couple weeks, bless her heart:) making sure all my boards are dialed in, all the snow equipment. Speaking of boards, I have 2 fresh ones that PossAbilities got me, that will be a...

QUALIFIED FOR WINTER PARALYMPICS!!!!!

Supporters of Team PossAbilities, it’s official: after my effort in Europe I am in the list for 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympics! I’m beyond excited and this still feels surreal. After dreaming about it for about 10 years, it’s finally happening. PossAbilities is part of this dream also, they’ve been with me throughout all of this effort. They were the platform that allowed me to jump this far, so for all of you involved in some way, (you know who you...

2021 Comes to an End

Well it’s has been an amazing year full of ups and downs. COVID continued to affect the racing calendar. Many events internationally that I would have competed in to include National Championships and World Cups I did not attend. We did get a couple very important national level events in that enabled me to qualify for the Paralympics which did take place so the year of racing was not a complete loss just not what it could have been/I...

Motivation

Today while training I learned that it doesn't take much for us to do to inspire others to go as much as to have an awesome day just by meeting wonderful people. Someone pulled over to tell me seeing me running on the street despite of my disability made them make a goal for themselves to start working out with no excuses getting in day, with this conversation I had with a stranger I want to say that loving...

Surreal Finland

Greetings from Santa Claus land! We’re within the arctic circle, far north  in an area called Lapland. It’s colder than cold here, we registered -28°F for a couple days; even colder than that up the mountain with the breeze. That got me a sore throat and cough that have been hanging out for many days:(  —I got tested and it’s not covid. The sun goes out around 10am and hangs out on the horizon line for about 3 hours,...

End year summary

Today was a rough training day as I exceeded my limits pushing to the max, I want to say its been a fast year but definitely overwhelmed full of emotions and joyful memories. As I wrap up my year I also begin intense training . My races begin starting January I'll be kicking of the year with my first race desert tri I'm excited to say I'm ready physically mentally to give my gest efforts to bring better results then...

Europe Training Camps + Racing

Greetings from Landgraaf, in the Netherlands! -yes, I was just here for a training camp in September; and now we had 2 back to back Banked Slalom races, a World Cup! My goals were: not get disqualified (like I had in Dubai on my very 1st race with zero experience and the wrong prosthetic leg) and not get last place (so I would get points). Mission accomplished on both goals! Another Brazilian athlete & I were here with a great coach from...

No the Start I Wanted

Hello Everyone. I wanted to give a quick update on how things are going in Kansas. I have 2 days left in my first training block since returning from the games. It has been successful. My coach and I are happy with how it has gone. Then I got news that all athletes hate to get. I have to have surgery on my knee. I had a suspicion something was wrong and was praying I would not need surgery...