Lori, Cynthia & Ryan with Travis & Dennis as their pushers in Texas April 29th, 2012
We wanted to begin by saying Thank You to more friends from Michigan! Mr. & Mrs. Harrett, whom I’ve (Stephanie) have known since I was a wee-little one & another good friend Lori Lautenbach. Thank you for your generosity & kindness. You are really making a difference in the lives of many through Athletes in Tandem!
We truly cannot believe the marathon is soon to be here! We’ve had an exciting past few weeks filled with massages, new physical therapists & delightful taper runs. Packet pick-up for the race begins on Friday, where we will get to learn about using our race chips (either on our shoes or on our bibs), meet other racers & find out what kind of good freebies (usually energy bars or GU type supplements & of course our commemorative race shirts!) are stashed in the bag. Continue reading
*John with Dennis pushing him in the HITS Naples Olympic Distance Triathlon in January 2012
We first want to start off by thanking Mr. & Mrs. Harrett, dear family friends in MI, for a wonderful & kind donation they sent to support Athletes in Tandem! It’s truly incredible to have such a strong network of support from many of our friends, family & local businesses. Graham & I have also made a donation & we couldn’t be more excited to have surpassed our original goal of $2000.00. Since we have not had to raise any money since high school fund-raisers, we really were not sure if we could even make our goal, but WE DID! Raising funds & awareness for Athletes in Tandem has been a great experience. Learning more about the organization & getting to know the people who participate has been truly inspiring in itself.
We couldn’t be happier at this point, besides when we cross the finish line, to be in the final weeks of training. It has been a long journey & has been the first in a long time that we have had to put forth so much effort & rearrange our lives to train for something that is so physically demanding. Continue reading
Featured Athlete: Zachary
We wanted to first thank Mr. & Mrs. Yocum for their kind & generous donation they made to Athletes in Tandem! They are the sweet grandparents of Zachary this posts featured athlete.
Zachary, we just found out, has competed in 32 events with Athletes in Tandem! That’s pretty amazing, considering the organization has only been around for 3 years! Way to go Zachary & family! Below are some kind words from Zachary’s Mother talking about Athletes in Tandem involvement in his/their lives; Continue reading
We wanted to have a warm welcome to the newest athlete with Athletes in Tandem, David Gallaway! He just completed his first race, The Dam Half, in Denver this past weekend alongside Dennis. We’ll be looking forward to seeing more of David this year in a number of competitions!
The past few weeks have flown by and we do apologize for not getting more posts up. We have surely been logging the miles on our long weekend runs as well as during the week. Two weeks ago Stephanie completed a 20 mile run, her first, which went pretty well. Continue reading
Yesterday we had a fantastic 18 mile run here in Fort Collins on Steph’s Birthday! Our longest run to date & it went pretty well for both of us. Fortunately, the weather was great & the winds were minimal. We had a busy week hitting the gym continuing our strength training exercises & working on our tempo runs. As we fly right into the last 15 weeks of training, our paces & motivation is beginning to pick up. Continue reading
Brian is a great guy with a wonderful personality and a zest to just go and go fast. Brian has Cerebral Palsy, but doesn’t let that get in the way of living fast. Continue reading
We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Matt Schick of Absolute Performance Chiropractic as a new sponsor for Athletes in Tandem! Thank you again for your kind donation and supporting an inspiring organization.