Friday, April 29, 2011

Final Thoughts

One final thanks to all of our friends and family! We have truly appreciated all of your support throughout our training. We are looking forward to having it all pay off for us this weekend in Florida! See y'all at the finish line!!

Just a final word of thanks to all our friends and family who have supported us throughout this journey. The support has been overwhelming and has made this experience all the better. We had no idea what to expect when we started but we can now see the direction and look forward to Sunday for our first triathlon together!!

This journey has exceeded my expectations without a doubt. From all of our fantastic sponsors to amazing friends and family. I can't put this into words I've been waiting all my 26 yrs of life to feel like an athlete.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The clock is ticking

We are almost a week away from traveling to Florida for the big race...and I am so excited, but of course nervous, as any athlete would be with any major event that is taking place. A lot of people have asked me over the past couple months, "How are you doing?"...I would be lying if I said that I am not a bit nervous, but the outpouring of support has helped in so many ways. This has truly been an incredible journey with my two "crazy bozos" and is going to be an incredible expereince come race day 05.01.11!!!

I feel nervous because I have never done anything like this before. Training for this event has been a roller coaster. Some days I feel in control, then other days, completely out of control. At the end of the day, I am 100% confident about the equipment...and most of all my brothers' strength and ability. It's awesome to say that I will become a triathlete after next weekend. Hats off to Evan and Brent, and a host of others who have made this experience incredible.

Below is a picture that I took from my wheelchair on my way home from work the other day...I often think about what drives me in life. This picture, to me, symbolizes how a dream can become a reality. As well as how an athlete is born. Thank you for your continued support and we'll see ya at the finish line!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Where are they now?

Where are they now? What else have they done?
The bike is ready, the jogger works but what about that boat?
Last weekend we decided to give the boat a whirl, so we headed north towards Canton to meet up with our good buddy JD. He had a quiet spot picked out where no one could bother with what we were doing and we could just practice.

Once Kyle was comfortable we tied the boat to my waist and gave it a whirl. All the bucket training had paid off and the boat glided on top of the water with relative ease.

Good thing because we have to go nearly a mile in that boat!

That isn't where it stops though. I still need some of that functional strength to push that new bike of ours on the course in May. The best location to do this? How about up north in Dahlonega, Ga for a GAPS training weekend. What are the gaps you say? See the definition posted by our friend Haley Chura on her blog.

The gaps will only add to the training we have done and make the bike portion of the race more manageable come race day.
Of course without Kyle for this session we made sure to rock the KPeasey blue everywhere we went!

Especially at the top of a tough climb!

So with just over two weeks we have plans for one more big training weekend and then we get ready for the dance!
As always thanks for the continued support and see you all in Florida.