9/10/13 post by shane

So this past weekend I competed in a triathlon! My total time was two hours and twelve minutes.  The swim was the most difficult do to the open ocean and current.  I had a blast racing and the atmosphere was great.  A perfect day on the shore line in Connecticut.  I loved the fact that all the athletes there were cheering each other on and encouraging each other to keep pushing.  One of my friends from town, Heather who competes in these races woke up super early to show me support and cheer me on.  It was really nice of her to do that.  I think I might be addicted to competing.  I plan on entering a half marathon in Hartford during October.  I also started playing with this wheel chair basketball team.  I believe that competing in any physical activity is my get away from being in a wheel chair.  Its so difficult going through each day knowing that I can’t play soccer again for a long time.  From hiking to jogging, it legit makes me depressed and upset.  I tend to try and stay away from those thoughts.  But, One thing is for sure.  I am blessed to be on this earth and live life.  It can always be worse.  And even though these thoughts of what could of been and what I am missing out on are always in the back of my mind.  so is the fact that I could be dead.  Which only makes me more upset knowing that one of my good friends isn’t here with me.  I guess we all have our good and bad days.  We just need to hold on to our blessings and the gifts God gives us on a daily bases.  Always reminding ourselves that each day is a gift and to not take it for granted.  I pray for peace.  For guidance and to find strength to keep pushing forward everyday.  


Love shane,