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Amy Dixon

Resiliency- Magog 2019- the race that almost wasn’t

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2019 – the year of resiliency There I was, lined up with 200 overeager wetsuit-clad triathletes ( or in this case aquathletes) at the Tri club of San Diego’s monthly Aquathlon on the expansive beach at La Jolla Shores; poised, smiling, focused, my hands rested lightly on my knees as I crouched forward in a half-prone starting position, preparing to sprint to the pounding surf. My guide, a volunteer from the local University, jumped up and down on the starting line, like a tiger ready to pounce. It was ON. Into the water we rushed, leaping and dolphin-diving our way…

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DOUBT   Ever feel like an imposter?  Like you’re living someone else’s life?  Here I am- 43 years old, blind, and chasing the biggest goal in all of athletics.  A spot on the United States Olympic Team in a sport I only took up 6 years ago.    Only 8 years ago I was the fine wine buyer for a chain of large wine stores in NY/ NJ and CT.  I knew my place in the world.  I loved my chosen career and knew that as someone living with vision loss, it would be something I could do for the…

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