Saturday, July 28, 2007

"So Not Normal" Relay Finish

Hello Everyone!

Wonderful, wonderful news! The 2007 Badwater Double is finished in a way no one could ever have predicted!

Lisa and the crew finished the relay from Whitney Portal to Badwater in 27 hours and 10 minutes.

It was great for the crew to experience the conditions from a different perspective.

Lisa left me an ecstatic voicemail today, announcing the experience as more than she could ever have hoped for! I can't wait to speak with her live!

Lisa did say that she thought we are all really onto something big with this RELAY concept. Lisa is so wonderful about sharing experiences and I can only imagine how incorporating the idea of a relay will bring amaing new opportunities to the people she coaches and the people she touches in her life. Imagine running with MPD patients! Imagine the RTF kids joining hands and passing off a baton to Lisa's daughters! The possibilities are endless.

Many more details to follow tomorrow, but I wanted to take this opportunity for everyone to know that Lisa and her crew are safe, sound, and so much richer for the experience of a very unique Badwater Double 2007 experience. Your time, contributions to MPD, and your enthusiasm helped guide this amazing experience. Stay tuned this week as we share the many wonderful photos captured on the return journey by the wonderful Cathy Cramer and thoughts from Lisa and all her crew members.

THANK YOU and STAY TUNED for many more details! And please leave your COMMENTS to congratulate Lisa & crew!!!

14 comments:

Aran said...

Lisa, We applaud you for the incredible attempt at what is considered by most a near impossibility (but you have already completed it last year!)so you must have faced incredibly difficult circumstances. So, best of luck on your return with the team relay and stay safe! We'll be following the team's progress!

Anonymous said...

You guys and gals are the best! I am thrilled to know that you arrived safe and sound. Enjoy a well deserved rest and recovery. I think you had the most beautiful gal, inside and out, to crew for you. Way to go team!!!!!
xxooxo Jacki

Christopher said...

Should we call them the Magnificent Seven? (I think I counted right. . .) Way to go Crew!!! Looks like the the Queen of the Desert is no slouch as a crewmember herself! 27:10 is pretty darn good for a group that just thought they had signed up to crew :) Great work, all of you!!! I can't think of a better way for this year's Double to finish up!

Lora said...

Congrats to Lisa and her amazing crew!! Can't wait to hear Lisa's write up of her days in the sun.

How amazing you all were to switch gears when Plan A didnt work and to find such a great alternative! What an awesome crew to participate in this relay!! I hope we hear from everyone involved!

Great job out there!!! I can only imagine what next year will bring!

olga said...

Very awesome, and a job greatly done!!! Yes, the idea may take off, and so glad it's done in a such a style of teamwork!

Bob Gentile said...

GOngrats Team!!!

Awesome job and way to get Teamed UP! Look forward to more details & Pics

owainsoldestsisterinlaw said...

Way to go, team! You camraderie and commitment sustains us all.

Lauren

leigh said...

Lisa, your the best! it was a pleasure to crew for you. a true example of sportsmenship and courage. we have all learned something from you! you were truely gracious and beautiful troughout the whole journy. samantha would be proud!

Anonymous said...

lisa and team..

what a great example for all of us to never give up on the dream. lisa you continue to be such a great leader and inspirtation in this sport we all love.

beth and steve

Anonymous said...

I saw Lisa on the course a few times. She was moving so fast!!
Then we heard her stomach was not able to hold food and her pace got slower. Then we heard she had to sit out for 4 hours and came back out to finish under 42 hours!!!
This is amazing. If you know about this race and it's course you will know that this women ROCKS and so does her team that pulled together to do something really cool.

Brian Helm

Larry said...

Absolutely incredible!!! One of the best things that comes out of an experience like that, for everyone involved, is the lifetime bond that is created. No one can take away that precious gift. Good rest to you all.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa!

Congratulations on completing yet another Badwater!!! I have been following your Badwater adventure and really find it inspirational! Recover well! See you at GTR late August!

Al

Anonymous said...

"twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you did'nt do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
-Mark Twain
way to go team!!!!
Alex

Julie B said...

What an awesome 'Plan B'! What an awesome team, what an awesome first leg runner!! Way to go, Lisa. You make us proud!