David Pittman

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Name: David Pittman
Date registered: August 22, 2011
URL: http://www.TurtlesAgainstCancer.com/

Biography

David Pittman (a.k.a. DP_Turtle) is a (barely) 40-something son, brother, husband, dad, runner and volunteer committee member for the American Cancer Society DetermiNation team. He became a DetermiNation athlete in 2003 as a way to honor his sister, who has fought off cancer since 1988. In 2004, he joined the DetermiNation volunteer committee in Chicago that recruits, encourages and supports DetermiNation runners and triathletes throughout their training and races. Since he joined DetermiNation, he has raised more than $50,000 to help fight cancer. He lives in suburban Chicago with his wonderful wife and daughter, who he calls “his greatest athletic supporters,” usually to their eyerolls. Aside from this page, he rarely talks about himself in the third person. In addition to this blog, you can follow his personal blog, www.TurtlesAgainstCancer.com, and tweet with him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/DP_Turtle.

Latest posts

  1. Major Changes to DetermiNation — October 26, 2012
  2. I’m Running For … — July 25, 2012
  3. 26 (.2) Reasons to Run for the American Cancer Society DetermiNation Program — March 3, 2012
  4. What Is Failure? — February 6, 2012
  5. Running the Desert — January 13, 2012

Most commented posts

  1. Because of You — 11 comments
  2. What Is Failure? — 6 comments
  3. Major Changes to DetermiNation — 5 comments
  4. Determination — 5 comments
  5. 26 (.2) Reasons to Run for the American Cancer Society DetermiNation Program — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Oct 26

Major Changes to DetermiNation

Earlier this week, the American Cancer Society made major changes to the DetermiNation program. These changes were abrupt, drastic and, quite frankly, not communicated well to the thousands of DetermiNators around the country. The staff is now working to further explain the changes. Following is the announcement they posted on the DetermiNation Facebook page. If …

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Jul 25

I’m Running For …

Last Sunday, Team DetermiNation crashed the party at the Rock ‘n Roll Chicago Half Marathon, and as is always the case with DetermiNators, they were a huge crowd pleaser. But more than that, they were a smash hit and doing what DetermiNators do best: honoring people they love and raising money to kick cancer’s ass. …

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Mar 03

26 (.2) Reasons to Run for the American Cancer Society DetermiNation Program

Andrea Abel, a friend of mine from the Chicago DetermiNation volunteer committee, recently asked me for one reason why I run with DetermiNation in the Chicago Marathon and other Chicago-area races. As it turns out, she either asked several other people to do the same, or she had a few reasons of her own! Here’s …

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Feb 06

What Is Failure?

[NOTE: This post originally appeared on my blog, TurtlesAgainstCancer.com, on April 15, 2011, as I planned for the 2011 Boston Marathon. With another racing season nearing, I thought now a good time to resurrect this post for everyone who's having some doubts.]    “What is failure?” That’s the question my coach posed recently during a Skype call …

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Jan 13

Running the Desert

Every winter, thousands of “snow birds” flock to warmer climes, and this year is no different. In fact, this Sunday some 30,000 people will take flight in the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon. Forty-seven of the top competitors will be running with DetermiNation. None of them are expected to win, …

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