I love to write about my adventures traveling the world as a blind woman, finding the humor in hardship and joy in my abilities, not my DISabilities.  #NoSightNoLimits

The Reason I am ‘able’ as a Blind woman- Mom.

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Life’s little Instruction booklet:  #347   Growing up my mom had this tiny little coffee table book called “Life’s little instruction book”.  It has about 500 different ‘rules to live by’ and my personal favorite since I was a kid, and my lifelong lucky number was 347.  #347 means a lot to me this week as I got a card from my dear friend and triathlon guide Kirsten.  Kirsten is an incredible woman with an even more incredible family.  She’s one of 6 kids and her father is the person who has been the center of her universe since she…

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The Pain You don’t See on Facebook

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The Pain you don’t see   Every day on social media you see the best of us.  You see our vacations, our triumphs, our workout sessions, our happy family moments.  But what about the stuff we lock away?  The moments that only our closest friends and family even know about?  It’s time to pull back the curtain for a peek. I am honored and blessed to be able to compete as a Paralympic hopeful for the United States Paratriathlon National Team.  Every day I work my ass off, spending hour upon hour training, eating, recovering and responding to hundreds of…

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Adversity is my Super Power

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  I’m sure I’ve never been more nervous or felt more pressure going into a race.  2017 was a challenging year of disappointing race results and no Team USA funding to race in the US or internationally.  I managed to have a great spokesperson agreement that paid for most of mine and my guides’ training and travel, but that would run out in September, and I was on my own to put up the results needed to qualify to receive any team financial assistance and to qualify for World Championships in Rotterdam. Last year I needed to win the CAMTRI…

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Celebrating the “Can”

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I had a one woman epic pity party this week.  I didn’t send out any invites, didn’t make any food, and my poor guide dog laid there in concerned silence, probably wondering to himself, “when do we get to go to the park and throw the ball like we do every day after she trains?  And BOY, I guess she really must like that couch a lot.” For all of the wonderful things I’ve proved to myself, my family, friends, and the world that I CAN do as a blind woman, I still can’t help but occasionally get frustrated with…

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Blind Chick Traincation UK Edition

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  Blind Chicks Traincation 2016 UK Edition   What do triathletes do in the ‘off season’ you might ask. Some might take a vacation to a non-sporty island or throw in a ski trip or hop on a plane to see family they’ve missed throughout the year. When that’s over, we focus on building up our weaknesses as athletes, and for me, that’s my brain, my swim, and my strength. So, once I got some good strength training sessions in at home, and a good chat with my sports psychologist, I booked my flight to London to go visit my…

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Golden Therapy in Mexico

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Some Like it Hot- Mexico delivers The text went something like this.  “Hey Christy, I’m looking for a fast guide for Aquathlon World Championships on 9/17.  Interested?”  Within seconds, “Yes!  Is it a sprint?  How will I ever fill Susanne’s shoes?  What’s your Run pace?  Yikes!”  And with that, our adventure began.  Two and a half weeks later, we met at Cancun airport, ready to tackle our first time together as guide and athlete, and our first career Aquathlon (Run, swim, Run race). Missing out on Rio selection is hard to describe adequately in words.  Suffice to say that it…

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