The Power of Your Inner Voice

by Trish Downing 10

Two weeks ago I had surgery on my hip to address an injury that I have had since July. I had been looking so forward to finally getting it done and being able to get on with things that I think I forgot to consider one ...

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Healing Journey

by Trish Downing 3

Even though December just started, I’m beginning to feel it is going to be gone in the blink of an eye and before I know it, it will be time to embark on a new year setting new objectives in motion. For me, my 2012 goal ...

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Camp Discovery

by Trish Downing 4

When I sustained a spinal cord injury in 2000, I spent just over three months in a rehabilitation hospital. Over the time I was there, I made friends with the other inpatients as we were all going through a difficult time together. While there we learned ...

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A New Adventure Begins

by Trish Downing 2

My time in Princeton, New Jersey has come to an end. I was here to train and prepare my boat for the World Championship Trials, which took place at Mercer Lake. I feel very fortunate to be having the opportunity that has been presented to me ...

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat!

by Trish Downing 1

What started out as injury rehab has turned into so much more! Last October, when I pulled into transition at the Hawaii Ironman after riding 112 on my handcycle, my shoulder was on fire. No telling how many rotations it had made over the previous nine ...

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Reaching Your Finish Line

by Trish Downing 15

The other day I shared my motivational speaking program, Reaching Your Finish Lines, with a group in Denver. In my hour keynote, I share with the audience my life as an athlete, subsequent accident, recovery and return to sports as a wheelchair athlete, competing in national ...

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