Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas...or whatever holiday you celebrate

Here's to hoping your holidays are filled with all the things that make life special.

We spotted this last weekend when we picked up our Christmas tree. A fir tree trimmed to look like a palm tree. What can I say, only in San Diego.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

A Little Help for Paratriathletes

Every once in awhile, I get a reminder that even on my crappiest run I'm blessed to be healthy enough to participate.   When I see an athlete who is competing with some physical limitations - blindness, prosthetic limbs - I'm in awe.  I'm also grateful for my chubby, imperfect body.

There's currently a bid to include paratriathlon in the next Paralympic Games. (The Paralympics are held immediately after the Olympics. The next games will be in Rio de Janeiro.)  The bid is a solid one, with support from the US, Canada, Spain, England and France.  It's no shoe-in. There are other sports trying to be included and they won't all make it.  The decision will be made this weekend in Beijing.

Paratriathletes are awesome athletes by any standard.  They simply want their sport included in the games.  If you want to help make it happen, then show your support on their Facebook page.  They're trying to get to 5,000 members today to show widespread support for these athletes.

2010 Paratriathlon Team, for Paralympic inclusion