Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pure Awesomeness!!!

The bike was Probably the one thing that concerned me the most just because of my safety while in the bike. After ordering it and designing it with the team and Freedom Concepts, I still had questions on how safe I would be. Have you seen Brent bike? It's not always the best :)
Once we got the bike though and I was strapped in, I thought that we might be okay out on the road.
Then we started up the hill and at the top we turned nice and slow and zoomed down the hill!!

I can now say that the bike is "Pure Awesomeness!!" It gets even better the next day we were able to get our friend Michael Howell to come out and help us do a little ride in Atlanta.

Getting the bike was the easy part. Now we have to get ready! So let us know when you are ready to ride!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What does the Walking with KP bracelet to you?: The JD Edition

Again, thank you for all of the support with the race(s)! I cannot wait to tackle the next step!!

Here's the newest "What does the KP bracelet mean to you?" post, from my man JD:

Walking for K-Peasey, what does that mean? Everyone has such inspirational words about what it means to them. Do I wear it to remind me of my blessings? I guess I do!

I wear to remind me that I am blessed to know Kyle Pease. It often reminds me of how Kyle’s can do attitude and friendly spirit. It reminds of how I should treat people and how important family and friends are. The bracelet is a reminder of perseverance.

Kyle ran into barriers as many students do during their college career. He and I just figured it out and made things happen. When there was something in the way we engineered a way to move it. The Baby Blue Walking for K-Peasey bracelet is daily inspiration and a reminder to make at least one person’s day better. I also believe that Kyle does not take much for granted and embraces all of life. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life we often forget that and assume that tomorrow will be just as good a day to do whatever it is because I will have time to do it then. Make time now for the people closest to you is what I feel Kyle would say.

Kyle does not let too many opportunities pass him by. I have had the opportunity to introduce Kyle an “inside the perimeter” guy to some adventure activities. I backpack and take people backpacking every semester. Some have never been in the woods before other have and yet I do not think it has had the impact on any student as it did Kyle. I have had the opportunity to share several hikes at Kennesaw Mountain with Kyle, a lake canoe outing, and I got to share the experience of Kyle Riding the Trolley 30 feet in the air and Swinging in the Trees on KSU’s challenge course. The little blue bracelet reminds me to share my passions with people in hopes that they we gain a new appreciation for things that they thought they may never experience.

My 5 year old Logan has a bracelet. He does not wear it often but he does speak of Kyle even though they do not get to hang out often. I feel that the bracelet is a reminder to teach Logan about diversity and that because someone looks different it does not mean they are different. We were recently on vacation when Logan turned to me late one night while we were sitting on a bench next to some steps and a ramp and said, “Daddy do you know why there are ramps?”

I replied,” Why?”
Logan said, “So people people in those things can get where they need to go.”
I said, “People in what things, the scooter?”
Logan, “Yes, people who can’t walk good.”
I thought he was talking about people that we had seen all week which comprised of seemingly healthy people that may have had orthopedic issues due to age or other physical attributes that would cause them to not be able to be on their feet all day. I was wrong.
Logan, “Yes, people like Kyle.”
I feel that Kyle and his relationship with Logan has made him more sensitive and aware.

I could ramble on but everyone has already stopped reading anyway. As I write this I realize that I need to do a better job of letting the “Walking for K-Peasey” fashion accessory remind to not take the people that are closest to me for granted. It is easy to do and you don’t get it do-over!

--John David

Monday, March 21, 2011

Publix Half Marathon - Step 1

We got to the race site at 6 am thinking that was plenty of time to get ready. Well so did all the other 18,000 or so participants. We couldn't find anyone we were looking for and somehow we found our way up to the front of the starting line. The music was intense and we were pyched up to go. Then the starting sounds came and we were off to the race.

We were so eager to get out there that we flew through Mile 1, against the better advice of our coach Matthew Rose, didn't matter though. We were so pumped we just kept on going. The day got tougher as it wore on but as we came past a group of our friends in Virginia Highlands the emotions were high and our legs started moving quicker

We came up on the final sections of the course and Evan and I were both struggling to finish strong. We looked down and Kyle was struggling too, the day had wore on his body and he was ready to finish just like the rest of us. Then we heard it and next we saw it but the final strech of road to the finish line. At that point, Kyle extended his arms and let out a piercing yell as we approached the finish gates. I can promise you this...anyone near us at that moment knew how amazing it was for us to cross that line as one that day, and what a day it had been.
The support was amazing throughout the day, and not just from our friends and family. Everyone who passed by us had something to say to us, in praise or encouragement of what we were trying to do. The finish was a mob scene of supporters all eager to congratulate Kyle.
We cannot thank everyone enough for the support that has continued to pour in and we cannot wait to continue this amazing journey together. Thank you all for everything!

What a day!!! I'm not sure I can properly put it into words what happened yesterday. Not sure we could have pulled it off without the tremendous amount of support both on and off the course. From our sponsors to our family, and of course all our awesome friends, who came out at 7 am just waiting for us to come by, the support did not go unnoticed. I know being a part of Team KPeasey was pure magic and I can't wait for the next one. Thanks again everyone!!

The race was absolutely amazing. To be out there with my bros was incredible. My positioning in the jogger was a key to my success and it was helpul to us that we got everything adjusted the night before. The support from everyone racing in a KPeasey shirt was super cool to see and every spectator on the road was awesome. Evan and Brent made sure to keep me fueled and hydrated and the roadies out there with me made sure I knew how awesome we were doing. When it was all over and I had my medal all I could think about was, "Which race is next?"
Thanks to everyone for all you have done to be a part of this and we look forward to the next one!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

It's Showtime

We are less than 48 hours from our big first race. We are so excited and cannot begin to express our gratitude for the outpouring love and support that we have seen over the past couple of weeks. Sunday will definitely be a lot of fun and we hope to see everybody out there that can make it. a very special thank you to all of our sponsors who have made this possible and to all of our support personnel and our friends and family. Where there's a wheel there's a way. We are working as hard as possible to get shirt's and bracelets out so if you have not received one and want one, please contact us ASAP. Thanks a bunch. See you sunday.

Team Pease

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Closing In

So we are a little over a week away and things are really getting exciting. While our feature on the news was entertaining and special, it opened my eyes to a new feeling.

I always love hearing people compliment my twin bro-- but sometimes I let it pass without thinking. What can I say? To me he's just like any other 26 year old. Lately it has been much more impactful. Since I am a part of this special endeavor, compliments and well wishes have hit me deeper. It is truly amazing to see what an impact Kyle has on people. I am especially proud to be a part of this race and from all if us on Team KPeasey: Thank you!! It does NOT go without notice and thanks. See y'all at the finish line!!


Saturday, March 5, 2011


Hi guys!

Just a real quick word. Thank you so much for all of the support that everyone has shown us. It has truly been overwhelming and amazing! In case you haven't seen the story, check out the following link:

Have a great day!
Team Peasey