Monthly Archives: October 2016

Last week of training

Seven days left until SkyRise – a computer simulation of climbing the 103 stairs of the Willis (aka Sears) Tower for those of us who use Hand-cycles.  This training commitment takes not only physical strength but mental focus and stamina.  … Continue reading

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Still training!

I’m in my third week of training for SkyRise, and except for being incredibly exhausted I feel pretty good about the physicality.  I must admit the first time I practiced on the computer course simulating the amount of effort a … Continue reading

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Training for SkyRise

I’ve started my third week of training for SkyRise, the planet’s tallest indoor stair climb event benefiting the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), where I receive rehab support and attend the fitness center.  I’m able to participate in various adaptive … Continue reading

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Do no harm

I was boarding the bus a couple of months ago and the driver dutifully stood at my side eager to assist me with securing my scooter.  I was somewhat surprised as the usual demeanor is, “You really want me to … Continue reading

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Weaving webs

Autumnal days are easing their way into my morning routine.  My date with the sunrise requires a warmer pair of pajamas accompanied by a steaming cup of tea as I’m amused by a new activity – watching spiders weave their … Continue reading

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