For all of its faults, the up side of Colorado Springs is immediately apparent. The Rocky Mountain front range is the first thing you see when you exit the airplane, or, for that matter, any building or other semi-enclosed area. The mountains are your compass, guiding you when you are
Monthly Archives: August 2011
It’s been a decade since I qualified for the IPC Swimming World Championships and became a member of the National Paralympic Swimming team. That was the first time I got to experience something I had always imagined was…..blissful: being an athlete living at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
All season long there was exactly one race that I was completely fixated on doing. Part of the attraction of this particular race, was that I knew (everyone kept telling me) it involved a lot of riding uphill. But I also had another, more secret reason for wanting to race