Friday, February 25, 2011

On the eve of the Charles Harris Race

Hello. I hope everybody had a great week. I am so grateful for each and everyone of you's support throughout this process. We have decided to pick up an extra race to get practicing with our new jogger. We will be participating in the Charles Harris Race for Leukemia. It should be a blast. The jogger is very cool, and I will post a picture in just a few. This will be a great experience for Team Pease as we try to work out the kinks and make sure that I am completely comfortable in the jogger.

Here is our first practice photo with the jogger:

Team Pease wishes everybody a great weekend, and below is another chapter of "What does the KPeasey Bracelet mean to you" from a very good friend of mine, my man, Pauly P. He has been so kind in naming his son after me. So, little K, here's to you!

The K Peasey bracelet means more to me than I could ever put in words. It symbolizes everything that can be accomplished by a human being if they put their minds to it and it also shows the most difficult adversities that life throws at you can be overcome with dedication, persistence, and perseverance. Whenever I need inspiration for myself or others I look at the Blue Bracelet that has been on my wrist since June of 2009. The Blue Bracelet to me represents Kyle Pease and every amazing quality he stands for. Kyle has to deal with hardships on a daily basis that most could not even imagine yet he still lives each day to the fullest and makes the most out if it. We all love you and strive to be the man you have become. You are truly the most inspirational person I have ever met and I am damn proud to wear the K Peasey bracelet on my wrist every day. Keep on keeping on my man.
-Paul McNulty

Monday, February 21, 2011

Just do IT

There was a Nike ad that someone recently sent me that I found rather fitting for the journey we are on right now...
"All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you're not good enough or strong enough or talented enough; they will say you're the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a thousand times no, until all the no's become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly. AND YOU WILL TELL THEM YES."
Last week Kyle gave a speech to a group of students at Woodward Academy where both Evan and I graduated from. Kyle read this quote aloud to the students and then explained that we all have a disability in life. We all have something that we feel holds us back or that we allow to hold us back. All of his life, Kyle has told people YES! He has not accepted "no" as an answer and has attacked the world with an energy that rubs off on us all.

So what does all this mean? It means we must push harder in order to achieve our goals, and that we work to tell everyone "Yes!" So we tie a bucket to our waist and we swim.

We grab the bucket so that we can get ready to pull Kyle in his new boat. They cannot tell us "no" can they?

And what better way to give Evan and Kyle a surprise birthday party but with a new toy to get on the road together! Gonna be hard to tell Kyle "no" with his new wheels for the race.

Evan and Kyle will be testing the new "jogger" this week and the three of us decided to add a double secret race and give it a test run at the Charles Harris 10K this Saturday. The race director said there was a time limit to finish this run. Sounds like another "no" to me?

But it's not all race business. We found time to get together at Neighbor's with friends for the big 26 for Evan and Kyle and last week, we checked out Evan play a little music with Parker Smith and the Bandwidth

So be sure to say YES and not hold back and if you have some time feel free to share the road!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

What Does the KPeasey Bracelet mean to you?

Hey Guys. Below is another entry on "What does the KPeasey Bracelet mean to you?" I will be doing a weekly blog about this topic. This entry is from a very dear friend of mine, my brother's girlfriend. Evan and Brent will definitely be back on the blog this week. Thank you for all your support during Walking with KPeasey as we are inching closer and closer. More to come soon.

Here's the entry:
The beauty of the Walking for KPeasey bracelet is that it means so many things to so many different people. For me, it’s a reminder to appreciate all my blessings and stop stressing about the small stuff in life. While Kyle’s daily life takes much more planning and effort than most, he often stops and wonders how he can contribute more to the world around him. So when I glance at a KPeasey bracelet, it’s a cue to think…what else can I do to make today better? It makes me stop and think if I’ve thanked my family and friends for making my life more wonderful, the same way Kyle vocalizes his love and appreciation for his support system. A dear friend once diagnosed Kyle as having a “servant’s heart,” in that he always wants to do more, do better, live bigger. I think the Walking for KPeasey bracelets are a call to action for all of us to do the same.

As I watch the Pease brothers train for their next big adventure, the desire born out of a simple wish to spend more time together, I know that they’re implementing all those grand ideas that the bracelet inspires. It’s a reminder that the small things in life like spending time with loved ones, making goals, and facing challenges can make the biggest impact.

Monday, February 7, 2011

What does the KP bracelet mean to you?

Over the next few weeks I will be posting some stories about the Walking for KPeasey and what they mean to different people in my life. I would like to personally thank all of our sponsors for their continued support. Evan and Brent will be back on the blog later this week. So enjoy!

"I have worn the blue bracelet for the last two years. The bracelet means a lot to me because it is a way that I can show homage to one of the strongest individuals I have ever met. Kyle Pease has every reason to be angry. This life has thrown him hardships that you and I will never know. Instead of wallowing in self pity he is trying to makea difference in his community and in people's lives. His very presence inspires everyone he meets. Kyle is a fierce friend, whether you need someone to talk with or just have a beer and watch the game. If he has to ride the bus to take his chair, Kyle will go through sleet and snow to be there for a friend. The bracelet reminds and inspires me to be a better friend and husband. It reminds us that no matter how big our problems are there are people in this world that are worse off than we, and it is our job to help. Help can be many things. Sometimes time and friendship is all the help that is needed. The bracelet reminds me to thank God every day for the many blessings he has bestowed on me and my family. It also reminds me to pray for and help those less fortunate, whatever help they may need. I invite everyone to join us all as we walk for my man, K-Peasey."
-- Carlton Kitchens

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

One Month Down...

This is my first real blog so bear with me but I am hoping a little practice along the way, and some help from the man himself will help as the Kpeasey team blogs during the training.
So with one month down and with roughly three to go the "Walking with KPeasey" operation is in full effect.
We have been told this is the first attempt by three brothers to complete a triathlon of any distance.

Whether or not that is true does not matter to us Pease boys. We couldn't be more excited to get out on the road and attack our races. Tri-Kids continues to support us all the way through these first few weeks and we cannot thank them enough for the opportunity to take on the Georgia Half-Marathon and the St. Anthony's Tri this spring.
We have used these first few weeks to get a good base in for the month's ahead. Evan is running four times per week and has a companion to help him get through those cold morning runs.

I have been joining the Dynamo Multisport Crew ( times a week for some spinning, swimming and some outdoor trail runs.

In the coming weeks we will be tying a bucket to my waist, some extra long rides in the cold and I might even run up and down some steep hills before it's all said and done...(Read more about the last hill run here
The bike should be here soon enough from and then we will get out on the road with Kyle for some much needed practice. Keep a look out in the near future for the whole "Walking With KPeasey team" out for some group runs and of course keep up with all the updates throughout the training.