Over the years that I’ve volunteered with disabled athletes, and become one myself (sort of), I have learned a lot from my newfound friendships.
-You don’t have to have sight to see who your friends are or complete multiple marathons.
-You don’t have to have all your limbs in tact to hold people in your embrace or beat 90% of the racing field.
-Only you define your limits and they are endless, including competing in triathlons.
We have all been inspired by the Special Olympics and this summer’s groundbreaking news of a disabled athlete, double amputee Oscar Pistorius, competing against able-bodied athletes. Sadly, it seems that image of Pistorius-the-Great is gone now that he’s been charged with murdering his model girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. As the story unfolds , it continues to be a very sad, shocking, and disappointing situation.
Oscar “The Bullet” Pistorius seems like an eerie nickname now. (Image courtesy of the Washington Post)