We May Call it School…

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.

During my cool down.  That was my view during the repeats, if you have do hill reps, this is the way to do them!

During my cool down. That was my view during the repeats, if you have do hill reps, this is the way to do them!

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.

During football

During football

More football

More football

Adaptive arm bike...that puppy is $8,000!!

Adaptive arm bike…that puppy is $8,000!!

Me on an adaptive bike, one loop around the track nearly killed my arms!

Me on an adaptive bike, one loop around the track nearly killed my arms!

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.

dollars!

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.

Me on a horse!

Me on a horse!

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!

Wheel Chair Basketball is Intense!

This morning started at 5:15 am, another miserable time for a Saturday!!  My run was glorious though.  It was nice and cool out (low 70’s), I got to watch the sunrise, it was a cutback week so I only had to go 10, recipe for awesome!

Good Morning!!

In the last 2 miles, glorious!

I got home with just enough time to shower, shove some cereal in my mouth and head over for the tournament.

The games were awesome.  My volunteer job was score keeping so I got to watch all of the morning games.  Our class team ended up winning the able body (AB) division which was pretty awesome.  This is our second year in a row taking the title.  It is no joke, they have been having practice once a week for the past two months or so, haha!!

AWE1

AWE2

I was able to leave at 12 to run over to the farmer’s market to get our produce for the week (since I wasn’t able to go last week, I didn’t want to miss two weeks in a row).  I got an awesome parking spot and was in and out with everything I needed in 20 minutes, making it back just in time for the exhibition game featuring the Charleston Hurricanes and the Georgia Hawks.

These guys were no joke!  There were so many tipped chairs, at first I was so nervous but they all recover so well and were so hard core.

After that game I did leave and come home to take a nap before diving in to studying for my first test of the semester in neuro Tuesday.  Hoping to maybe make it to the beach for an hour or so tomorrow, all depends how motivated I am tonight, and to be perfectly honest, I could pass out right now!!  But hey, I don’t have to set an alarm tomorrow, so thats a small victory in itself!!

Don’t forget Father’s Day is tomorrow!!