155 Days To Go…Thank You Gentry Family & Featured Athlete Brady

We graciously want to thank the Gentry Family, Reggie & Tod, for a wonderful donation to Athletes in Tandem! This will help facilitate an incredible experience for deserving athletes.

Featured Athlete:

We will begin featuring athletes that have participated with Athletes in Tandem in past events & share their stories with you. We hope these athletes touch your heart as much as they touch ours~

Brady O’Donnell 

“Brady has Angelman Syndrome. He has a fascination with water & loves to play in pools & bathtubs. It was sooo awesome to see my son totally at peace on the water, as he cruised along in the raft being pulled by Dennis. For a kid who cannot enjoy many of the things in life that others take for granted, this was a really fun experience. I can’t wait to see how he enjoys the triathlon this Sunday in Steamboat! Thank you”




“Thank you Dennis and Athletes in Tandem for allowing Brady to experience something that he could never have done alone! Brady loved every minute of it and feels very proud of himself, thanks to you! We appreciate you sharing your talent and desire to help kids with disabilities.”
Ken and Becky

Did You Know?

“Angelman syndrome is a complex genetic disorder that primarily affects the nervous system. Characteristic features of this condition include delayed development, intellectual disability, severe speech impairment, and problems with movement and balance (ataxia). Most affected children also have recurrent seizures (epilepsy) and a small head size (microcephaly). Delayed development becomes noticeable by the age of 6 to 12 months, and other common signs and symptoms usually appear in early childhood.”
To find out more about this disorder please visit: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/angelman-syndrome

Training

Friday: We headed out onto snow covered roads & ran for a short 25mins.

Saturday: Waited until 11am when they finally plowed the roads to complete our long 10mile run. As we reached the Spring Creek trail-head, we were overjoyed that the snow was totally absent from the path! The snow had been falling for the past 2 days & most of the roads have been a little slushy & snow packed. Afterwards, Graham sat in an ice bath for about 10mins., I on the other hand can barely stay in for 1min. I’m not quite sure how he does it & this looks like another hurdle that I need to face. Burrrrrr

Sunday: Heading out to the gym to work on some strength training & complete a short recovery run from the long miles yesterday. One of the things we look forward to the most when going to the gym is getting to sit in the pool & hot tub when our workout is finished!

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