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One question I’ve been asked in the last few days is: why wasn’t there more coverage of the adaptive athletes (i.e. handcyclists, pushrims, mobility impaired)? The short answer is this: unless you have some sort of connection – either your own or someone you know – chances are you’ve never heard of adaptive athletes. I mean, how many of you had heard of a handcycle or pushrim before it became the only thing I ever seem to talk about? We live in a world that moves at warp speed and, unless it affects us, we quickly move on. But, the one thing that we always seem to forget is that we are only one moment; one bad decision; one stroke of luck away from having our worlds changed forever. . . . . . .
No one wakes up in the morning expecting to be diagnosed with cancer; expecting to step on an IED; expecting to get in a car accident. But, it can happen, and for some of us, it does. Yes, how we react in that moment is important, but I think what happens after is even more important. It’s the decisions we make after our treatments end, the dust has settled, the shattered glass has been cleaned. You have two choices: you can give up or you can get up. We can live a life without excuses; we can adapt and overcome; we can live without limits.
#adaptiveathlete #handcycle #cancersurvivor #bostonmarathon #teamcaf #imablefoundation #goachilles #iamadaptive #iaact #livesore #livesoreadaptive #noexcuses #nolimits #challengeyourself #everydayisagift #adirondacks

FLYING MAN🚀
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Aka ‘The Levitator’ is none other than @moosepryor44 who is a dedicated member of @ability360 and a key player on the @amp1_basketball team...as you can SEEEEEE😎His personality is one that creates possibility and opportunity wherever he goes and is what anyone would like to call a Team Player for many different groups including our #IAACT where his only mission is to set a good example for adaptive athletics everywhere so that athletes can be taken seriously and seen as professionals which in turn makes opportunities easier to attain for himself and for those around him! He is changing the GAME and showing others all over the world that they can play many different sports and be successful in them!! Check him out at @moosepryor44 💪🏽
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“FLOW refers to those in the zone moments where focus gets so intense that everything else disappears. Action and awareness start to merge. Our sense of self vanishes. Our sense of time as well. And all aspects of performance, both mental and physical, go through the roof.”— Stealing Fire 🔥

“You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength” -Marcus Aurelius
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TURN VOLUME👆FOR THIS MESSAGE FROM @SPARTAN .
One of the biggest unheard and unseen adaptation sets are the #SilentAdaptations ...The ones we can’t see. The ones people around you can’t sympathize with so easy. The ones we deal with internally & mentally that can make you feel more alone than you would if someone could SEE what you were going through. .
Many people do not realize the loneliness of Silent Adaptations such as Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), Neurological Trauma, Chronic Nerve Pain, Ocular Trauma, Missing Lungs or other organs, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Intestinal Disorders, Cancer Treatments, Bone Disorders, Breathing Issues, Anxiety, Depression and Suicide...there are so many more but these are very common. .
We started IAA because it’s co-founder @marilynzosia was a #TBI thriver and there was no community to connect to given there were 1.5 million TBI occurrences each year in the US alone...we wanted to connect and find others so no one would ever feel ALONE again. We wanted to provide an online community and network that grew with your growth and your goals. We began this so that we no longer had to feel like we were silent in this world and give a voice to those who felt like no one would listen to them. .
We want to thank @karenporter.adaptiveathlete , who is one of the best adaptive athlete advocates for all of you out there in the world, for speaking to the MC and having him share this message with thousands of people at this weekends Miami @spartanrace . Karen is a US Veteran who is in Kidney Failure, has had multiple surgeries on both of her feet, and is an Elite Obstacle Course Racer with one lung... she pushes every day to show you that YOU CAN live your best life everyday❤️ .
Thank you for the intro #Spartan 🚀 #iamadaptive #IAACT #AdaptiveAthletes #AdaptiveOCR #Adaptive #AdaptiveAthlete @thetorch_mr316 @thecaptain1968 @thecyborgproject @mkunk @miamimight

IAA STRONG AT @SPARTANRACE 🔥
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We are about to run the Miami @Spartan Sprint at Amelia Earhart Park at 8:45 thanks to Spartan donating our registrations to our athletes!! We will see you out there🚀 Today we are running with U.S. Veterans and #IAACT Advocates @karenporter.adaptiveathlete @thetorch_mr316 and @mkunk (founder of @miamimight )🇺🇸as well as IAA Advocate and Athlete Liaison @thecaptain1968 plus Adaptive Athlete @thecyborgproject 🌴 And you know IAA Founders @marilynzosia and @evynzosia are there to support the team🚀 Can’t wait to start!!!! .
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INCREDIBLE TRANSFORMATION!!
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@keepingitjazzy27 is a woman who can’t be stopped. She is a paraplegic who also has epilepsy and she began her fitness journey in the adaptive community by first trying out #WCMX and then trying out sled hockey where she is now one of the best in her sport! She is now getting more involved in Crossfit and and over all fitness which has given her some serious gains in the last few weeks😍😍😍Check out this #IAACT Athlete Advocate and follower her transformation journey @keepingitjazzy27 —————————————————————————— ••• I AM ADAPTIVE™••• -Join US-
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What are you willing to do and what are you willing to give up to be the best you can be? You have so much energy and the clock ticks on all of us — @tombrady #GOAT #CarpeDiem 📸: @guardiantraininggroup

TEAMWORK TILL THE END!!
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This morning IAA Adaptive Athlete Ambassadors and U.S. Veterans @thetorch_mr316 & @karenporter.adaptiveathlete got up with a mission to complete the Miami Half Marathon together as a team and here they are🚀🏆🌴It was an incredible day for a Marathon here in Florida and we were so happy to be there waiting for them at the finish line 🏁 These two have been with IAA for a very long time and are some of the most dedicated athletes who help share the Adaptive Movement like no one else and so selflessly. Every single day dedicated to masking sure people know where they can find others in the community! They have pushed themselves to be the some of the best athletes in their sport of Obstacle Course Racing and help so many others get involved so they can experience new things and accomplish new goals. These two are what FOREVER FAMILY is made of❤️So proud of you both!!!
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TOMORROW MORNING!
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#IAACT Athletes @thetorch_mr316 & @karenporter.adaptiveathlete are taking on the Miami Half Marathon tomorrow morning together! We will be there to cheer them on as they cross the finish line 🏁 .
These Adaptive Athletes are BOTH U.S. Veterans and are BOTH some of the most prolific competitors in their sports pushing for Adaptive Athletic Awareness in both Marathons and Obstacle Course Racing. These animals have competed in Spartan World Championships and The OCR World Championship plus endless others that push the limits of their minds and bodies alike. .
Are you or anyone you know running/rolling/walking the #MiamiMarathon this year? .
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Got casted for my first set of running braces today! These are modeled after prosthetic running blades and hopefully I'll be up and running before Spartan Miami! #paraplegic #paralysis #paraplegia #transversemyelitis #getripped #getshredded #muscles #workhardtrainhard #running #adaptiverunner #instarunners #instafit #instafitness #fitness #iamadaptive #IAACT @iamadaptive #teamconquest #instagood

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