|Brent, Betty and Me before the swim|
This past weekend Brent and I competed in the 11 Global Triathlon Series. This particular race was held in Lake Oconee, Ga. It felt phenomenal to be out on the course. Our good friend Betty Janelle shadowed us the entire time and was the strength of our team on this day. She was simply awesome and gave us very encouraging words along with a good bit of yelling. (-; As we were racing, I kept thinking about our foundation and how we can attract more kids to race with us. Being at races like 11 Global is a big piece of this so we can continue to motivate those in our community and grow what we are doing. This is not about me, I want to race for something bigger than that. I want to see our foundation grow and bring joy to so many as I continue to experience day in and day out with this journey. We are on the right track but still have to do the hard work to make this happen.
|Brent and Betty worked so hard on that swim!!|
Coming out of the water with our TYR Torque Swim Skin and Advanced Elements Kayak was the perfect start to our day. Betty was screaming at Brent to move, move, MOVE!! It is always great to be a part of the wonderful Dynamo Multisport squad and racing alongside Betty was a tremendous honor.
|Betty never left that spot ALL DAY. Look at Kathryn from Dynamo in the background with the Vuvuzela too!|
Off to the Bike and we cannot continue to say enough great things about Freedom Concepts and the ride they put together for us. We rode great and the support on the road was as special as always. Betty told us after that, "seeing the looks on their faces was worth the price of admission."
The run course was cooking but as we turned the corner to home and heard the support of all those at the finish line I realized that another step forward was being made not just for me but for our Foundation and where we want to be! I don't want to be the only one at that finish line...I want to bring that experience to so many more.
|DIGGING it out.|
We had a great sherpa crew along for the ride with, John David Johnson, my father, and Erica Pease doing a bang up job. We cannot say enough about our wonderful sponsors who make this all possible from the ground up with Newton Running, All3Sports, Gu, Albopads and 1st Choice Health Care. We look forward to the next adventure as Brent is preparing for his 2nd Ironman in August.
Even more exciting is my good buddy Sam Harrison, also a board member, who is putting on a benefit concert on Thursday July, 12 at Park Tavern in Atlanta. Sam has worked extremely hard to bring more awareness to our foundation and our goals. We look forward to celebrating with you all soon. If for some reason you cannot attend and still want to donate, there are ways to do that on our website race.kylepease.org/foundation. As always, thanks for the amazing support and we look forward to hanging out with everybody really soon.