Despite this morning’s gloom and chill, I made it over to Nicollet Island to participate in this year’s Race for Justice, an annual charity run/walk that raises money to fund student loan repayments for new lawyers who choose careers in legal aid. I finished the 5K course in about 45 minutes (although I did take one shortcut that shaved off a few minutes), which translates into a top wheelchair speed of 4 miles per hour. Not bad, but my previous chair could do almost double that speed. I’m slowing down as I approach middle age’s upslope.
On a separate note, I’d like to welcome a new addition to the disability blogosphere: Never Walked in High Heels by Athena Stevens. Athena splits her time between London and Las Vegas, which must cause all kinds of cognitive dissonance. Go check her out.