The launch of the Kyle Pease Foundation was especially important to me as I have always felt this movement should be about more than just me. I want to share the gifts we all have and hope to race alongside some KPeasey recipients in our next races.
|KPF board members after a great night!|
After the bowling excitement, it was time for one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. Food, family, friends and of course the Pease family bonfire!!
|Look at Brother Evan...the consumate conversationalist!|
Thanksgiving is most important to me as it reminds me of how fortunate and blessed I am to be around so many loving friends and family. Thank you to you all for making a difference.
Then of course came the final event of 2011. It was just a blip on our calendar. A chance to find out what a long effort was like and maybe how my body would hold up for those longer triathlons...
So off we went to Tallahassee, FL for the Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic. The race was a 50k or 31 miles and even though I was excited to race again I just wasn't sure what to expect. When we arrived in the early hours of the morning it sure was cold!!
|I think I might have been sleeping|
As we set off I realized something. These ultra runners sure are different. They almost spoke a foreign language. I asked Brent what the heck they were talking about and between his ramblings I realized he didn't really know either. But we settled in and actually were doing quite well.
|Coming in on the second lap!! (three more to go)|
By the 4th lap Brent and I were both pretty tired. Our conversation had slowed and all I wanted was Tab...yes they serve TAB at ultra marathons. The volunteers laughed as I guzzled it down but man was it sweet.
Then we hit lap 5 and I needed to get out of the chair!! Pheww it was a long day. My hamstrings were screaming and my shoulders were on fire...but I wanted to finish the race. I wanted to prove that limits would continue to be pushed.
|Crossing the line in just over 5 1/2 hours!!|
Newton Running for letting us test those new shoes out, ALL3Sports, Dynamo Multisport for the continued support and of course Albopads for keeping me comfortable in the racer. Gu Energy was along for the ride and all the support is always much appreciated. Thank you so much to all our sponsors and supporters for making a difference.