High Five Athlete: Megan Wemmer
Athlete Number: 73
Injury: SCI T9 Incomplete
Belt Goal: My goal is to hike up to my backcountry cabin under my own power. With some improvements in strength, balance, and endurance, I will attempt to hike up to my cabin on my own. I have made it up using an off-road hand cycle before, but I have always needed help from other people since the terrain is rugged and off-camber. I think I have progressed to the point where I will be able to complete the hike this summer, if I step up the intensity of my training. The trainers at the Peak Center at Craig Hospital are helping me come up with a training plan, including strength training, stair stepper, as well as balance and coordination exercises to help me achieve this goal. I look forward to this challenge and to the feeling of accomplishing this milestone.
A note from Megan
We have friends that have dubbed the initial hill you climb up “the wall of will”.