Sunday, October 9, 2011

Following Your Dreams

You may not have known that today was the US Paralympic Marathon Trials at the Chicago Marathon.

I can't find any information about it on the US Paralympic Team website or the Chicago Marathon website and unless you were lucky enough to catch the interview with Tatyana McFadden, the women's wheelchair winner, I would be surprised if you had heard anything about the importance of this race today.

The reason we know, is because the US Paralympic Committee sent Hubba an email and arranged for his trip.  They know about him because he has met the qualifying time and was named to the US National Team earlier this year.

With as frustrating as I find the lack of publicity and information about this race, I am still amazed that we were allowed to be part of it.  Maybe it's just crazy (or perhaps arrogant) to decide to try for a spot on any Olympic Team, but he did the work and found himself with a realistic shot at making that dream come true.

Alas, it was not our day.  In our estimation, about 10 guys had a realistic shot at the two positions on the team.  Hubba was the 6th American and therefore did not make the team today.


Via Verde Farm said...

I did not know about the race today. I am glad you shared this. And am sorry your husband did not make the team, but what a thrill to be able to participate!

Voie de Vie said...

While I'm sorry your husband didn't make the cut, I do hope he enjoyed the race.

WonderWhyGal said...

All dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them
- Walt Disney

There are so many people who don't even try...your husband has achieved more goals and wins and will continue to do so because he believes in himself and so do you.

Big hugs to both of you and congrats to your husband for an outstanding race.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Aw, but hooray for trying and I hope he enjoyed the race anyway