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Trish Downing

The Power of Your Thoughts by Tricia Downing
Healing Healthy Inspiration

The Power of Your Inner Voice

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…

January 5, 2012
Healing Healthy Inspiration

Healing Journey

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…

December 9, 2011
Camp Discovery
Healthy Inspiration

Camp Discovery

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…

October 3, 2011
Trish Downing
Water Sports

A New Adventure Begins

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…

July 27, 2011
Trish Downing
Water Sports

Row, Row, Row Your Boat!

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…

July 6, 2011
Triathlon

Reaching Your Finish Line

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…

May 27, 2011
Adaptive Yoga
Yoga

Yoga Without Boundaries

When I was younger I was so full of energy. I couldn’t stand to sit and watch TV, and whenever I could, I was out in the yard doing gymnastics, roller skating or having running races with the neighborhood boys. I was extremely physical…

April 7, 2011
Get in the Game
Cycling Triathlon

Get in the Game

Imagine a moment so dramatic that it could define you for the rest of your days. That it could change what you do, how you do it and call into question every dream you’ve ever dared to chase. What happens when you arrive back…

January 21, 2011