Tag: Peyton Ward

Peyton Celebrates 3

On Tuesday, our very own, Peyton Ward celebrated 3 yrs of continuous sobriety! Peyton came to Jaywalker Lodge in the winter of 2013. He had a lot work on and he went about doing just that. In the 3 short years Peyton has been in our community he has gone from client, to tech, to alumni coordinator. He has also gone from addict to Ironman completing his first full Ironman last August. Peyton is a colleague and a good personal friend. I’m very proud of him and I hope you all join me in extending him a huge congratulations on his 3 years on continuous recovery! Brendon Kerton, M.A. Landing Program Supervisor Jaywalker Lodge

Ironman 70.3 Austin

A few weeks ago, one of our very own, Peyton Ward, toed the starting line at Ironman 70.3 Austin. Being relatively new to the sport of triathlon, I’m sure he was experiencing the kind of anxiety that one experiences prior to beginning a 70 plus mile journey done in several hours. Peyton, having already faced the challenge of recovery from addiction, is well equipped to handle experiences outside of his comfort zone. He has put in a ton of work, not only on his recovery from addiction, but also in his level of physical fitness. I am proud of what he has accomplished and had a good feeling about his chances in Austin. I was not disappointed. Peyton crossed the line and grabbed his second 70.3 finisher medallion of the season. This was his last stepping-stone to his ultimate goal of being called an, “Ironman,” which he hopes to accomplish…

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Ironman: Boulder

Approximately 2400 contestants lined up to start the final step of months, if not years of training, sacrifice, and dedication. One of those athletes was our very own, Brendon Kerton. Ahead of him was 140.6 miles consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run. The fastest people on the planet take nine plus hours to complete this distance. Few people can say they have crossed the white line at the other end, let alone twice, like Brendon was set out to do. Ironman brings out a very diverse crowd and most athletes have quite a story to tell, Kerton is definitely included in that group. Brendon’s first triathlon was in 2011 which was a half Ironman distance; in 2012 he took on a full distance race at Ironman Texas, and in 2013 he completed another half Ironman in Kansas. Among these he…

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