ONE MORE DAY! 100 DAYS OF 5KS DAY 99 Adaptive athlete Devann Murphy said this was, “The best day ever.” This 5K in Pennsylvania was special. Devann is an ambassador for the IM ABLE FOUNDATION, which helped get her a handcycle. She has since passed that handcycle along to another adaptive athlete and got a newer pushrim model. On day 99, Devann was with so many IM ABLE athletes for the ‘GOT THE NERVE’ Triathlon, the nonprofit’s largest fundraiser. Devann’s husband, Tom, completed the triathlon and she cheered him on. A thrill for her. Tom has done every 5K with his wife through this adventure, supporting her 110%. She loved being there for the man she calls her favorite human. As soon as Tom finished the Tri, he put Devann’s handcycle together lickety-split, and she took off. She hit the course to ride at least a #5k and wound up next to another handcyclist named Norb. They rode to a transition area together. SURPRISE! Norb is the new proud owner of Devann’s original handcycle. Hanging out with other #adaptiveathletes, watching people of all abilities complete a Triathlon, knowing it all benefits the foundation that helped her so much, Devann was swept up in the moment. In her element. So. Very. Happy. Now, to the final day of the challenge. Prep for Day 100 in Central Park in NYC with the Achilles Foundation and Achilles NYC. This has been a wild ride to encourage everyone to exercise and to support adaptive athletes. A wake up and a 5K away from the finish line. Way to change the world one 5K at a time, Devann! #justmove#supportdevann#100daysof5ks#allabilities#imablefoundation#handcycle#adaptiveathlete#adaptivesports#triathlon#onedayleft#exercise... See MoreSee Less
ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT… 100 DAYS OF 5KS DAY 98 You might think the hero on this journey of #100daysof5ks would be wiped out by now. 98 days in a row of AT LEAST a 5K, and Devann Murphy only has one leg that works. She lost all function in the other 30 years ago from childhood bone cancer. But, no! On day 98 this adaptive athlete did a 1/2 marathon on her handcycle. Can you say unstoppable? She IS on an important mission. Devann wants to prove that adaptive athletes are able. The handcycle the IM ABLE Foundation helped her get changed her life. She rediscovered exercise and it created a healthier lifestyle for her and her husband. Devann committed to completing 100 days of 5Ks, and asked everyone to do just one to support adaptive athletes everywhere. Any kind of 5K. Bike, handcycle, run, walk, swim, paddle. #justmove She’s oh so very close to her finish line. Then she gets into marathon season. Devann, keep pushing those around you to greatness. You’re achieving great things. We’re all cheering you on. #allabilities#supportdevann#imablefoundation#handcycle#noexcuses#adaptiveathlete#adaptivesports#childhoodcancer #cancer #marathontraining #5k... See MoreSee Less
DAY 97 DONE 3 MORE TO GO! The 100 DAYS OF 5KS Adventure for adaptive athlete Devann Murphy is almost done! She did a Peloton #5k on this day. The last ride she’ll do at home during this challenge. Day 98 is outside. Day 99 is in Wyomissing, PA with a huge group from the IM ABLE FOUNDATION. Day 100 is Central Park with adaptive athletes from Achilles. Devann proved day after day that people with challenges are ABLE. She has one working leg. She lost all function in the other 30-years ago because of childhood cancer. She hasn’t stopped moving since IM ABLE helped her get a handcycle. Though Devann admits she’s a bit tuckered out from 97 straight days of 5Ks. She usually does a lot more than a 5K. “I need a nap,” she joked today. Keep inspiring everyone to be the best version of themselves, Devann! Throughout this challenge she asked everyone to do just one 5K to support adaptive athletes everywhere. #justmove#supportdevann#jointhefun#handcycle#noexcuses#adaptiveathlete#adaptivesports#exercise#imablefoundation... See MoreSee Less
COUNTDOWN! 4 MORE. 100 DAYS OF 5KS Day 96 Rolling with the punches on this day. The hero of #100daysof5ks, adaptive athlete Devann Murphy, had plans for an intense workout before work. The alarm rang and Devann thought: Nope! She hit snooze and slept another hour. Then Devann did an 8 mile recovery ride instead. Yes, Devann, who has one working leg because of childhood cancer, thinks an 8 mile handcycle ride is a “recovery ride.” She has spent the last 96 days calling attention to the abilities of adaptive athletes. And to organizations like the IM ABLE Foundation that help people with challenges get the gear and specialized equipment they need to get off the sidelines and back in the game. Just 4 days until Devann completes this incredible challenge. If you’re joining in on this adventure, make sure you tag the IM ABLE Foundation in your posts to be featured across our social media platforms. #justmove#supportdevann#jointhefun#handcycle#noexcuses#adaptiveathlete#adaptivesports#exercise#5k#almostdone... See MoreSee Less
HOW DID WE GET HERE? LET ME COUNT THE DAYS! 100 DAYS OF 5KS reaches Day 95. Adaptive athlete from the Adirondacks, Devann Murphy, is on a mission to complete #100daysof5ks. She’s finished 95 of them. Along the way reaching the intangible goals that put her on this path. She’s raising awareness about the abilities of adaptive athletes. Proving that adaptive sports can lead to a healthier life for people with challenges. Devann lost the use of a leg to childhood cancer. She pushes forward. Day 95’s 5K was an intermittent strength workout. Even with an injured shoulder she perseveres. Every single day of this challenge she has done far more than a 5K. This was 14 miles before work. Devann has 95 days of doing at least a 5K under her belt, will you do just one? Time is ticking away. You have 5 days left to join the adventure. If you do a 5K to #supportdevann make sure to tag the IM ABLE Foundation #imablefoundation in your posts to be featured across our social media platforms. #justmove#noexcuses#adaptiveathlete#exercise#5k#healthyliving#adaptivesports#handcycle#jointhefun... See MoreSee Less
94 DAYS DONE 100 DAYS OF 5KS Hard to believe this adventure started in June and now we’re nearing the finish line. Adaptive athlete from New York’s Adirondacks, Devann Murphy, is completing #100daysof5ks. Why? 1. To show the abilities of adaptive athletes. Devann has one working leg. 2. To highlight the IM ABLE Foundation. The nonprofit that helps people with challenges get off the sidelines and back in the game. 3. To prove exercise is the way to a healthier lifestyle. She’s accomplishing it all. This woman is inspiring. Committed. Dedicated. She’s almost at the 100 Day mark. You can still do a 5K to #supportdevann. Just one. You have 6 days left to join. Tag the #imablefoundation in your post to be featured across our social media platforms. #adaptiveathlete#inspiration#exercise#5k#healthyliving#justmove#noexcuses... See MoreSee Less
PUSHING TO THE FINISH LINE 100 DAYS OF 5KS DAY 93 Tired and burned out but pushing forward. Sometimes you just have to call ‘em like you see ‘em. Adaptive athlete from the Adirondacks, Devann Murphy, admits this was a tough 5K. She’s exhausted. She hasn’t had one rest day in more than 3 months. Proof that you should never underestimate the abilities of adaptive athletes. Devann says she would still be sitting on the sidelines, not exercising at all, if it hadn’t been for the IM ABLE Foundation. The nonprofit helped her get a handcycle, and she hasn’t looked back. She took on the challenge to do #100daysof5ks to highlight the group and show that everyone is capable of great things. Devann has only one leg that works, but it won’t keep her down. When she finishes this adventure she heads right into marathon training. Unstoppable. Inspirational. Cheers to 93 days down, just 7 left! #supportdevann#imablefoundation#inspiration#adaptiveathlete#exercise#5k#zwift... See MoreSee Less
110 FLOORS DAY 92 of #100daysof5ks fell on the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Adaptive athlete Devann Murphy dedicated this #5k to all of the victims, and the first responders who went into the twin towers that horrible day. Devann did a spin class in the morning, then went to the Essex County, NY Courthouse and crutched the equivalent of 110 flights of stairs. Each of the Twin Towers was 110 stories tall. Devann, from the Adirondacks, has committed to completing 100 5Ks in 100 days to show the abilities of adaptive athletes. She now has 8 days left to reach that goal. She inspires everyone around her to be the best versions of themselves. All of us at the IM ABLE Foundation are proud she is an ambassador for the nonprofit that helps people with challenges find new ways to exercise. Way to go, Devann! We’re counting down the days with you and celebrating your success! #supportdevann#twintowers#imablefoundation#adaptiveathlete#exercise#inspiration... See MoreSee Less
😰Got a Spectator?🙋♂️ A loud friend? A retired neighbor? Someone with musical talent? 🎺 Help us find Volunteers, Cheerleaders, Supporters, and Entertainers for IM ABLE Foundation 's #GotTheNerve Triathlon on Saturday, September 18th!
Help us in an array of roles on Friday, September 17th, or Saturday to help us make this event successful and safe for Central PA athletes!
We are grateful for the opportunity to attend the PA Sports Hall of Fame Berks County Chapter induction ceremony! So many accomplished athletes/coaches/announcers being celebrated for character and commitment to doing their best.
IM ABLE's Adaptive Personal Fitness Program helped Margaret McIntosh achieve her goals of returning to international competition after she was paralyzed by an accident while riding a horse. Chris Kaag had the honor of introducing her to the audience where she was presented with the Inspiration Athletic Award. No Excuses, Just Move! ... See MoreSee Less
Want to make sure your smile looks this fantastic in your Got the Nerve Triathlon race photos? Visit Got the Nerve sponsor ROG Orthodontics. They have supported IM ABLE’s adaptive athletes for many, many years. fantasticsmiles.com/ Sign up to race or volunteer today: gotthenerve.org/... See MoreSee Less
Need a tune up before or after Got the Nerve? (gotthenerve.org/) Reach out to our sponsor, Center for Pain Control. They provide comprehensive, effective pain management for a wide variety of pain using the latest pain relief methods including nerve root blocks, acupuncture, trigger point injections, referral for physical therapy and occupational therapy, and radiofrequency neurotomy - www.centerforpaincontrol.net/... See MoreSee Less
COUNTDOWN TO THE FINISH LINE 100 DAYS OF 5KS DAY 90 After today’s early morning workout, our hero on this journey of #100daysof5ks, adaptive athlete Devann Murphy, will have 9 days left in this challenge. Her mission from the start has been to highlight the abilities of adaptive athletes everywhere. She’s calling attention to the #imablefoundation that helped get her first handcycle. That generosity made exercise accessible to Devann again for the first time since cancer destroyed one of her legs 30 years ago. So. Day 100 is within reach. It will be a big 5K in NYC, in Central Park. EVERYONE FROM EVERYWHERE IS WELCOME. Achilles International, Achilles NYC, and AchillesFreedomTeam will be there. Check out the FB event page, and the picture below for more information! Including the exact time and coordinates of the starting spot. Join Devann as she logs those last miles of this adventure. #justmove... See MoreSee Less
Volunteers receive an event t-shirt, lunch, and lifetime entry into the supportive IM ABLE community.
There's a variety of roles including lifeguards on the water, hydration station attendants, motorcycling course marshals, health care support, and motivators (Keep athletes motivated by cheering, encouragement, singing, dancing, clapping, or by playing an instrument).
Thank you to our Transition Zone Sponsor, Kennedy Krieger Institute:
At Kennedy Krieger Institute, we believe that individuals of all abilities should have the opportunity to lead active, healthy and independent lives. Participation in sports and recreational activities such as this Triathlon helps make this possible. Congratulations to all the participants! ... See MoreSee Less
DAY 89! 100 DAYS OF 5KS This challenge has been flying by. The amazing adaptive athlete from the Adirondacks, Devann Murphy, is tackling #100daysof5ks. She started in June. Devann has consistently done more than a 5K each day. She’s on a mission to show that everyone, despite physical challenges, can benefit from exercise. She says it’s the road to a healthier lifestyle. On this day she spent a full hour on the Peloton. Devann has one leg that works. The other doesn’t, and is shorter, because of childhood cancer. It won’t stop her. In 11 days, after she completes this challenge in a big way, she goes right into marathon training season. She plans to do 3 marathons this fall. Thanks for inspiring everyone around you, Devann. You’re a true force of nature! #justmove#supportdevann#marathon#imablefoundation#adaptiveathlete #Exercise #5k#nycmarathon#bostonmarathon #Vermont #adirondacks#adaptandovercome#pelotonPeloton... See MoreSee Less
Got the Nerve? Triathlon is just a few days away. Do you have what it takes? Find out Saturday, September 18th. gotthenerve.org/
Hanger is honored to be a sponsor for this awesome event. Teaming up with IM ABLE Foundation to assist individuals obtain their physical and emotional goals is very rewarding. We get inspired assisting our amputees and brace patients achieve great things. Hanger is excited to continue supporting this organization and Got the Nerve? race. ... See MoreSee Less
100 DAYS OF 5KS DAY 86 Add on another 20 miles to the total! Devann Murphy pledged to do a 5K a day for 100 days in a row. She has done more than a 5K almost everyday. She’s proof that with the right equipment people with challenges can adapt and continue to exercise. That’s really the point. To highlight the ABILITIES of adaptive athletes and the IM ABLE Foundation. #100daysof5ks is Devann’s way of showing that everyone is capable of great things. How about joining her? Do just one 5K to support adaptive athletes everywhere. If you’re join the adventure, make sure you tag #imablefoundation in your posts to be featured across our social media platforms. #justmove#handcycle#adaptiveathlete#exercise#5k#healthylifestyle... See MoreSee Less