It is 6AM on the quiet edges of Boerne, TX. There’s a line of tail lights snaking into the dusty entrance of the Don Strange Ranch. You can just barely see the A-frame towering in the distance. Whether the bandana around your head is black or red, you are there. Whether this is your first or your fiftieth obstacle course race, you are there. Whether you carry your daughter or your racing prosthetic -- or both -- you are there.
Winter can be a magical time, full of opportunities for unique outdoor activities. Whether you love or hate the Winter Season, being well-prepared can have a positive effect on your experience. However, if you are a wheelchair user you might have to take additional preparations to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable winter season. Here are a few tips to help you put the WIN in your Winter Wheelchair Mobility!
Organized races are a wonderful way to motivate you to get active and fit. They are a fun way to spend time with friends and loved ones. The hardest part will probably be choosing what race you want to do. With such a wide variety of races out there nowadays, you can certainly find something that will suit your personality and interests.
With so many races out there these days, how do you decide which to choose? As a wheelchair racer, you will have to take some things into consideration to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. However, by answering a few simple questions, you'll be able to easily narrow down all of your options to find the perfect race for you.
Editor's note: when team GRIT received Wes Hamilton's video application to our Trailblazer program, one thing jumped out at us right away: he was filming it at his gym where, he said, he works out five days a week - and it showed! That's an impressive workout schedule, but it wasn't until we got to know Wes better that we learned about his amazing post-SCI fitness journey.