Monday, July 25, 2011

Friends of KPeasey

Hello KPeasey Blog Nation. My name is Paul McNulty and my wife Abbey is a cousin of the Pease's. We live in Delaware and don't get to see Kyle and the rest of the family as much as we would like to, but we are in contact almost daily. Kyle asked if I would mind writing a Blog entry for him and I let him know I would be honored to do it. Kyle wanted me to write about our newborn son and my training for the 1/2 marathon I will be doing with Kyle and Brent in VA Beach, Labor Day Weekend. I told him I would write about that but I also felt compelled to write a few words about Kyle Pease. Kyle never ceases to amaze me with his ambition and drive. Kyle is the main reason I have been training extra hard for our 1/2 marathon together in September.

Check me out training in the KPeasey shirt!

When there are days I don't have the motivation to put in the extra mile or two or the extra set in the gym, I look at that Blue Bracelet on my wrist and use Kyle for inspiration to keep on going. Kyle has made such an impact in our life that my wife Abbey and I named our son after him.

My son Kyle, and yes he rocks his KPeasey blue too!!

Kyle McNulty will meet Kyle Pease for the first time in VA Beach and that is going to be a great day. It is truly special when one person can much such a positive impact on the lives of numerous people - including strangers. Each and everyone of us should use Kyle's (along with his entire family and support staff) amazing accomplishments as motivation for ourselves when we think we cannot do something or think we should not put the full effort in. Let's go VA Beach!! Until then, Keep on Keeping on!!

-Paul McNulty

The McNulty Family with son Kyle and our KPeasey Bracelets!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Exciting things to Come!

Hey KPeasey Fans!

Been a while since I checked in and as we continue on with our fun filled journey I wanted to update everyone on some exciting things to come.  Over the past couple months it has been a whirlwind experience full of good times and great learning experiences. I have been quite busy with work and at my other job at Publix. I continue to look for new races that I can do with my brothers and supporters, and hope to have at least three more on the books before the month is over.
I have also established the Kyle Pease Foundation whose mission statement is to enhance the lives of disabled young adults to help them pursue their greatest passion in life. It is still in the very beginning stages and more information will be released soon on events, foundation racing and fund raising.  With any new start up, you are going to have your ups and your downs, but I have a great team, and a great board behind me to help me with this great adventure. I can't wait to get back out and race and start gearing up and training for the next one!

I have had plenty opportunity for some fun this summer and have been to plenty of Braves games.  Be sure to say hello if you see me and Diane cheering on the Bravos!!

Me my pal Michael and of course Diane!
 More recently however, we drove up to Chattanooga to watch my Dad, Richard Pease compete in his first Triathlon ever.  At 56 years young Dad crossed the finish line with a huge smile and of course his KPeasey band raised high!

Dad crossing the finish line!

It was amazing to watch my Dad cross that line and just as fun to have our good friend Michael Kidd there to enjoy the day!

Me and Michael Kidd cheering my dad on! Check out his KPeasey Band!
 Again, thank you for all the support you have shown to Walking with KPeasey and we just can't wait to get out there and race again! You know! Just saying!

Hugs and hand pounds!


Monday, July 11, 2011

Training for something

Since our last post we have been looking at different races we can get into as a group.  In doing so we realized that it may be even more important to be more prepared for those races. 
As such, the scene was set for a training weekend up North in the Georgia mountains.  Our friend Haley Chura may best sum up the gaps with her post from back in April.  This is not the first time we have been up to the gaps, and you may recall leading up to our first tri together, another big training weekend up in the mountains.

Yeah we climbed some of that
 The gaps is going to continue to help build the strength needed to do the bigger and badder races and maybe even set the stage for an Ironman for the bozos!  Either way you can always count on the gaps for some good old fashioned American fun!

Rocking Lady Liberty for a climb to the summit!
Something about climbing up and down those hills keeps me motivated to keep going.  Something about wanting to get better not only for myself but for Kyle pushes me towards those summits.  I am sure I could do other things with my time but why not just climb a higher mountain?

Of course it always helps to have some help along the way and as you can see we had a host of friends to climb those mountains.  As Kyle likes to say "where there is a wheel there's a way" and so as a group we worked up and down those mountain gaps.

Coming down the mountain

 It's the continuation of a journey but one with a picture that becomes more clear with each passing day.  We look forward to the continued training as one as well as together, and even more excited to get back out for some races in the future.

Thanks as always for the continued support!