Monday, July 28, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Why do you run? Because you love it? Because it's part of who you are? Because it gives you space? Solace? Comfort? Let's you eat pie? Pushes you beyond? How do you choose your big goal? Based on distance? Destination? Technical terrain? How long do you train for it? A year? A season? A few months?
People keep asking me all these questions about the Bruce Trail. My answer? Most often?
Because you didn't think I would.
Pay attention to your sports headlines today. Let me know how many times you hear about disability. I bet 98% of it's use refers to a player being injured and no longer able to take part.
I believe persons with disabilities are being competitive, active, and engaged. And those that aren't are looked down on. Likely they don't know where to start. That's where Achilles Canada comes in. They taught me to run. They gave me tools to navigate the tough stuff. They connected me with amazing giving guide runners, bikers, swimmers.
Please help me to spread the word about our End to End Bruce Trail run. Please share our story in your lunch room, over the water cooler. Please connect with Achilles and volunteer.
And please know, that without all your love and belief... This wouldn't be happening.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Hold your horses, slow the buggy, take a deep breath.
There are exactly 20 days left until the Envisions END TO END CHALLENGE along the Bruce Trail begins.
Set your nerves aside and stop biting those nails!
Okay, so we are all excited and SUPER grateful for all your support and help so far in making this adventure one to remember. And as the days tick away, as the big chunks of training subside, we have one last big announcement to make!!
To help us share around our message - that disabled athletes CAN and DO everyday - we are inviting you to take part in a little challenge.
For the next 20 days, tell us your favourite places to run, or favourite routes. Either ones you have run or ones you hope to. Attach the picture below and share our campaign around. MAKE SURE YOU TAG Rhonda-Marie Avery in your post.
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Every time you do the above, your name will be entered into a soon-to-be-announced PRIZE PACK!
Let's make the world stand up and notice. Let's create this space for disabled athletes to show up at your local trail race, your destination ironman, your learn to run clinics. Let's shout from the tree tops that no matter who you are or where you start from... you can accomplish ANYTHING!
Thank you for all your belief and being part of this journey!