I could tell based on my amazing run this morning how my day was going to go. When I set out it was almost chilly, which is RARE right now. I knew I was going to be really thankful for it in my sixth hill repeat! I started doing my 2:1 uphill:downhill repeats as suggested by my training plan because my race actually loses elevation. They went pretty well but downhill repeats were definitely hard than I was giving them credit for.
I hurried home, got ready and went to my one real class for today. Post class, I rushed home, got in my car and headed to Wheelchair All Sports day. We played football, basketball, tennis (which is impossible, let me tell you!) and track.
After all of the festivities, we took the opportunity to present a check to the Achieving Wheelchair Equality foundation from what we raised with the Wheel Chair Basketball Tournament a few weeks ago. I am proud to say, we raised over $10,000!! I could hardly believe it when our class president turned the giant check around.
Their appreciation brought tears to my eyes!!
You would think that would be the end of the fun for the day, but you would be wrong. I came home and studied for a while before heading to hippotherapy.
Hippotherapy is basically the use of a horse to get a person to move in a way that this similar to walking through their hips, trunk, etc providing strengthening and stretching to the entire body. This therapy works on sensory stimulation, balance, fitness, socialization, depression, really the list goes on and on. It was really awesome to get to see this therapy and experience it. Plus the farm was so peaceful and centering (if that even makes sense).
So, I swear to you I am in school, but some days are just stinking fun and this was one of those days. Back to reality tomorrow though!
Hope you had at least half the Monday I did!