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5 Days To Go!!!! Thank You & Events


Lori, Cynthia & Ryan with Travis & Dennis as their pushers in Texas April 29th, 2012

Thank You

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!

Training

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

17 Days To Go…Thank You, Final Push & New Partnership

*John with Dennis pushing him in the HITS Naples Olympic Distance Triathlon in January 2012

Thank You! 

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.

Training:

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

37 Days To Go… Featured Athlete Zachary & Things Are Heating Up!

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

101 Days To Go…Thank You Stanton’s & training update!

We would like to thank Mr. & Mrs. Stanton, dear friends from Michigan, for donating to help support Athletes in Tandem! Your kind donation will help support challenged athletes to participate in competitive events.

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108 Days To Go…Birthday Run

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

132 Days To Go…Happy Holidays

First we would like to begin by saying Thank You again to Whole Foods Market in Fort Collins for helping to support Athletes in Tandem! We had many wonderful conversations with people who stopped by our table on Dec. 20th. Continue reading

152 Days To Go…Wrapped Up!

Thanks to all who came out & supported us at the Barnes & Noble gift wrapping fundraiser! We were able to reach out to many community members who were not aware of Athletes in Tandem & everyone was happy to donate to such an inspiring cause. Continue reading

158 Days To Go…Stretching Out

It has been a great week so far. Monday night we went to our first Bikram yoga class, which was incredible. Continue reading

161 Days To Go… Catching Up & Thank You!

First on the docket, a kind Thank You to the Tuttle Family as they have graciously made the first donation to Athletes in Tandem.
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167 Days To Go… Approaching Thanksgiving

We had a great weekend of running & strength training! The weather couldn’t have been any better. Continue reading