Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Less than 4 weeks!

Just under 4 weeks to go until the return of Running with Krissy.
The Alamo 13.1 takes place March 23rd. Krissy and Terre Krotzer will be here in San Antonio to participate. What an inspiration Krissy is to us all!!!
As March is Trisomy awareness month, we thought it was only fitting that we kick off 2014 this way.
Last weekend was my 8 mile training run. Just a couple more long run weekends before it's here.
I've been getting the stroller workouts in, wearing out the tires (and my legs! LOL).
The hills here in NE San Antonio HAVE  to be worse than downtown...so Krissy and I should have a nice easy run that morning (yeah right!!!)

On another note, T-shirt orders can now be placed. Bright Lime green is the color for the 2014 Tour. We have regular cotton t-shirts and poly-blend "tech" t-shirts available in all sizes...including youth (get some support for your child to wear too!).


Also, if you don't have a request in, please check out the Running with Krissy page to send us a request for an awareness ribbon. This run, Krissy's stroller will again be adorned with colorful ribbons with names of other children with Trisomy disorders and children (trisomy or not) who have left to soon. It was a beautiful, inspirational statement in Portland...lets do it again here in San Antonio.

One last thing for today...we'll be downtown for the Alamo 13.1 the morning of March 23rd. If you're interested in running with us, or just coming down to cheer Krissy on, we'd LOVE to have you. Just send us an email and we can get you all the details!!
We're hoping to raise funds for Krissy's new push chair before the July SOFT conference race. If you can help us out we'd greatly appreciate it. We have a fundraiser just started, check it out!

Thanks for all of your support for Krissy and I through this journey.
God bless.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

We're Back!!

It's official! Krissy and I are register for 2 events already this year.

So, after a great, relaxing couple of months off with the family since the October Portland Half marathon, it's time to get serious again.

The October debut of Running with Krissy was amazing. Krissy seemed to have so much fun. I had never run that distance before, and I think it’s pretty safe to assume Krissy hadn’t either. It was a humbling experience, and wonderful on so many levels. The number of people that were able to meet Krissy along with way and find out more information about Trisomy disorders was great. The motivation that they provided to us was immeasurable.

For 2014, we have 2 events scheduled and confirmed already. We will be participating in the Alamo 13.1 on March 22nd.  San Antonio friends…mark your calendars please! We would love to have all of the supporters of Team Krissy that can be there. March is also National Trisomy awareness month. Coincidence?? I think not! We will again be raising funds to help spread Trisomy awareness.

The second event scheduled, is a repeat of the Portland Half marathon in October. We’ll be back in Krissy’s neck of the woods for the 13.1 up there again. (Chilly weather I’m sure…but all the Oregon and Washington peeps can come out to support us!)

A potential 3rd event is in the planning. We are hoping to join, or perhaps arrange, a run event to coincide with the SOFT conference in Virginia in July. Any ideas about this? Please let us know.

So…back to serious training. Got in a 5 miler with the stroller before church this morning. The practice stroller has now been adorned with a water bottle holder and speaker mount. I definitely get some interesting looks running an empty stroller down the freeway access roads here…but the hills provide great training.

I’d like to thank you all for your support. I would never even attempt this myself. Krissy is such an amazing motivation, and spreading Trisomy awareness is so dear to my heart, that it keeps my legs going. More news to come in the future as we plan for trying to get a real push-chair for Krissy!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Tomorrow is the day!

I'm usually a pretty laid-back guy (unless you ask my wife), but I gotta tell you....I am soooooo nervous about tomorrow. It's not just the run, it's running with Krissy. I can't wait!
Krissy and her parents just left here for the night, and we'll meet up with them EARLY tomorrow. The stroller is decorated with all of the ribbons, the wheels are tuned up and ready, and I'm headed for some before bed stretching. Just can't wait to see how things pan out tomorrow. It will be interesting for sure!
Thank you so much to all of you who helped us with this fundraiser. We didn't quite get to our goal, but we were able to raise more than I was expecting in a fairly short time period.
If you are interested in contributing and haven't had a chance, you can still log onto crowdrise and make a donation. All funds are going to be split between A Butterfly's Touch and SOFT.

Krissy is going to rock this tomorrow....and I'm not about to let her down!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

4 days to go...getting nervous!

Had a great flight with the family Monday night, arriving safely at SeaTac Airport late in the evening. Tuesday, got to go up and see Terre and Krissy again. She's gotten so much bigger than I remember! We loved being able to see her up in her walker. We were able to get her in the running stroller to check for fitment and comfort. She certainly seemed to enjoy it...even took a short walk together. She has such an amazing smile! :-)
Today, got some errands run for the upcoming fundraiser and got to spend some more time with family and friends. Tomorrow...up to see Krissy again for a short run. Then, taking the stroller to the bicycle shop for a quick tune-up so everything is ready to go for Sunday.
I'm hoping all goes well for Sunday. It sounds like the weather might just cooperate. I'm just hoping that I'm not so slow that Krissy is completely bored crazy. Here's to being nervous :)

If you haven't had a chance, check out https://www.facebook.com/running.for.trisomy.and.infant.loss
We're still taking names to add to ribbons on Krissy's running stroller for the half marathon.

Also, all money raised at http://www.crowdrise.com/runningwithkrissy is being donated to S.O.F.T (Support Organization for Trisomy disorders) and A Butterfly's Touch (a non-profit providing infant loss support).

Saturday, September 21, 2013

2 weeks to go...it's going to be great!!

2 weeks to go...and all I can say is amazing! What a great way to start off the weekend. Just 2 days ago we started a new Facebook page for the Running with Krissy awareness fundraiser. This morning we were over 80 likes on the page already!! We have also had a great influx of donations through www.crowdrise.com/runningwithkrissy 
What a great surprise to come home to after a long run. 
Speaking of that long run...this was my last before the big event. Gusty winds and all the hills of northern San Antonio couldn't stop me this morning. Took the stroller 10.6 miles today in 2:01. A mile and a half further than my previous longest run. I can't wait to hit the flat Portland course. Running Krissy and all of her accompanying ribbons will be....amazing!
Thank you all for all of your support this far..and please keep it up. We have only 2 weeks until the Portland (half) marathon!!! 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Only 3 weeks to go...amazing run this morning!

Like the title says...only 3 weeks to go until my epic run with Krissy. I cannot believe that I'm actually going to be able to do this. As a self-proclaimed "lazy person", I never used to be much of a runner. If you'd told me I would run a half-marathon, I'd have laughed at you. If you'd said I would do it pushing a stroller...I'd have told you that you were crazy!
Now here I stand (well, lay and recover actually) getting ready to do exactly that. This morning was my longest run ever...9.1 miles! And I did it with a stroller!
I cannot wait for Oregon.
Thank you to all those who have been supporting and cheering me on through this. I could never do this without you all.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

3 1/2 weeks to go...first brick workout in ages!

Ok...so with 3 1/2 weeks left until my run with Krissy, I decided to use my day off for a brick workout...something I haven't done in a couple of months. 14 mile bicycle ride, immediately followed by a 2 mile run. Yes...my legs felt like bricks...lol
However, the longer runs lately must be doing me some good, because I felt strong on the bike today, and even when the legs started cramping on the run, I was able to power through.
It felt great. Can't wait for the Portland half marathon October 6th with Krissy!
If you haven't had a chance yet, and you feel like you can help, please visit our fundraiser page and help us get closer to our goal! Thank you!!!