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!

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