Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My 810 Miles to save the kids!!!!

Not 810 miles on foot but in many ways I wish it were on foot:) I am so confident on my feet...
302 or more miles on foot, 508 miles on a bike..or 2 bikes but not at once!!!

I one of the very blessed ones that wake up each day and know what I am to do with my life. I wake up and ask God what he has in store for me each day and move forward. Many days I can't accomplish all I would like to but like my friend Donna has told me and I now tell you..at the end of the day it is enough. What you have done at the end of the day is enough!!!

For many years I have been raising money for Aids Orphans and God willing for many more years I will continue to do so. each day when I wake up my goal is to be a great wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, coach, mentor, motivator and humanitarian! This is good amount of things to try to be great at but I will keep trying! :) Being a great runner or athlete is not important to me any longer it is what I can do as an athlete, what I can do on this earth to leave my mark, my legacy for my children and those to come.
For all the children of the World..red, yellow, black and white..I RUN FOR YOU!!!

How do you want to be remembered? How do you want to leave your mark?

I was not going to be running Badwater this year I was going to be running across America with my friend Louise. We ended up postponing this until 2010 and the run is turning into something more extraordinary that we had thought it would be. The reason for postponing came mostly from me. This is a run where you need nailed down sponsors, crew and a great deal of support. I wanted to do it the right way and not just do it. My family is the most important to me and my 2.5 year old would be to young to take this year and in 2010 she will love it. What an education for my kids and a chance of a lifetime!!!
So...I just could not seem to let this idea go of doing something this year when I got a phone call from my friend Sister Marybeth Lloyd that she was going to be able to crew for me at Badwater this year. Well..I was not going to BW and has 2 days to get my entry in and I did and I was excepted.

The end of March I was out for a run and I always say God talks to me and he does!
Lisa..not just BW do something more and really try to raise a great deal of money for the kids since Sister Marybeth will be on your crew this year...Do something different. That day I spoke to my good friend Ray Zahab and told him what I was thinking and he said no...
You should do a true point to point..Las Vegas to Mt. Whitney along with the Badwater race.
Wow...I loved this idea right from the start and got my Badwater crew to think about it and Sister Marybeth to pray about it..and she emailed me and said "YES LISA, WE ARE TO DO THIS!!!!"
The great news is I was excepted to the Furnace Creek 508 mile bike race in Oct.
Last year I had to pull out at 400 miles, this year I will see the finish line with doing many things different.

302 miles on foot, 508 miles on bike, 1 women, 2 legs to save the kids!!!!

I ask you to take a few moments and check out our web site.

http://www.lisas810.com/
The press release is there and we have already since May 1st raised over $135,000!!!!

On July 9th we will start at 9am in Las Vegas and run to Badwater and then on Monday July 14th I will be in the 10am starting group of the race.
The 810 web site and my blog will have many, many updates along the way and the 810 web site is going to post the course map and more information in the next few days. we are also setting up a way to donate on line so stay tuned.!!! As you know..we can all make a difference with one small act of kindness..you do make a difference.

"ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH."!!

NOW...I Challenge you to send the 810 web site to 10 of your friends and ask them to send it to 10 of there friends..this is how it works, this is how we can change the World, ONE at a time..!!!
I believe this, do you???


Here is the support we have gotten so far and I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart!!!

Peak.com

http://www.peak.com/DreamchasersOutdoorAdventureClub/blog/364/

Primal Quest
http://www.ecoprimalquest.com/wp-primal/pq-news-archives/

Here is the link to the story on GodBlessHumanity.com


http://godblesshumanity.com/articles/?p=121


Sister Marybeths Web site

http://www.aidsorphansrising.org


Take a good hard look at this and you tell me if it is not worth your time, effort and energy to reach out and help us with this project. This will blow you away..it did me!
http://www.ireallyshouldbewriting.com/810/map-flash.html


I leave you with this today..we all ask, what can I do today...what can I do today to make a difference. Well you can help us and if you would like to know more please email me
at lisa@dreamchaserevents.com

God Bless and Many Thanks
Lisa and team 810

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lisa,
I sent $2,000 to Sister MB today as you know as this is outstanding what you and the other;s are doing.
We will be following from NYC.
All the best
Steve

Anonymous said...

Wow, that map really makes it sink it, doesn't it? Here we go...

Anonymous said...

you never stop do you? this is crazy women! but if anyone can do it you can. sending my donation today and will get out to my list. the words you write are powerful and hit me hard. i have sat and read the blog post 5 times and you know, i need to do something. thanks for the push.
Beth S.

AnthonyP said...

Awesome stuff. You are amazing. Looking forward to seeing you shine again for the kids.

Lisa Smith-Batchen said...

Good morning! Steve thank you so very much for you awesome donation and for helping spead the love..I hope to see you soon!
Beth..so good to hear from you. I am going to email you so you can help..its the best feeling in the world to be doing something to help others.
Thanks for checking in
Happy day to all
Lisa

Dane said...

As always, you inspire while you perspire! I can only hope this is an enormous success.

Anonymous said...

you are such an inspiration to all. grateful to be able to support you in this exciting adventure of the heart and the soul.
Laurie

Anonymous said...

It is truly a privilege knowing you. I wish you strength and energy with every step that you take. What a journey it's going to be!!
Hugs,
Tess

Anonymous said...

Lisa, here you go again. I looked at the Peak site, very cool.
Watch out for the traffic and will be looking for you on TV!
You amaze me once again.
Stu

Anonymous said...

will be following of course and praying for this adventure. How fun that Sister Marybeth is going with you. I rememeber when I met her many years ago with you in NJ.
you are both still going strong. Be safe.
Love you
Cherly

SSB said...

You are so inspirational! Do you think there's any way I could interview you for my site or you could guest author? Just click on my initials and click on to Proof Positivity. That would be the site I would place it on.

Lisa Smith-Batchen said...

Hi ssb!

We would love to do an interview for your site!
I just emailed you but you can email me at
lisa@dreamchaserevents.com

It is all coming together so, so well
Many thanks
Lisa and team 810!!!

Anonymous said...

Just Jeff say's

I will be sending a dontation .
That map is something to make one need to stop eating so much and send you the food money.
See you in Aug.
Jeff

M DeMarco said...

I would like to announce my full-hearted support for Lisa's latest bout of full-on insanity. She may have completely lost her mind, but at least she has lost it for a good cause.

Despite the enormous good that it can bring to other people, charity and inspiration are extremely dangerous things to the affected person and those around her/him.

Getting within feet of Lisa Smith Batchen poses the risk of being infected with enthusiasm. Symptoms include but are not limited to: signing up for a 100 mile race; waking up at 5:00 AM for training runs and running with a tire attached to your torso.

If you find yourself doing any of the above, don't blame me, you've been warned.

(and GO LISA GO!)

Anonymous said...

I cant wait for this adventure to start. Ever since i have met you its been one adventure after another from picking up pennies in AZ to the dunes of Africa. Always,always for a good cause and the wonderful people I have met through you and all the good that you do. I know a lot of people would like to be in my shoes as i accompany you through this next epic journey in your life and everyone involved. Bless you GPV

Terry said...

Lisa,

This is the first time in my life that I've gotten involved in any kind of fund raising effort--what an eye-opener! Being a part of your crew has given me the chance to really stop and think about this cause, and how important it is. We're all so busy with our own lives that it takes something like 'Lisa'a 810' to get people to stop and take note. And when they do, they invariably will step up and help. It is such an uplifting experience to see just how generous everyday, average people are. Terry Madl

Anonymous said...

LISA,
IT TOOK ME SOME TIME TO FIQURE OUT HOW TO WRITE A MESSAGE ON THE BLOG. I KNOW, I KNOW!
HOW SPECIAL SISTER WILL BE WITH YOU ON THE RUN THIS YEAR, MORE THAN SPECIAL AYE? I HOPE SOMEONE WILL COVER THE BLOG FOR YOU SO WE CAN FOLLOW. HOW MUCH LONGER ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABLE TO KEEP UP THIS PACE? MAN YOU ARE GOOD TO DO WHAT YOU DO.
ALL THE WAY FROM S. AFRICA
TERI

Lisa Smith-Batchen said...

Hi all!!!
Well I was able to get about 20 hours of training this week on my feet or bike..so I feel ok:):)
Teri from Africa..we are starting the Dreamchaser foundation so many people all over the World can run for Sister Marybeth and the kids. This is very exciting for all of us.
The 810 is coming along so great, we are all thrilled..so if we get tons of people to run maybe I can take a rest>>:) How about you run for Dreamchasers? I will let all know when it is set in place.
Hope your weekend is going well.

Happy day and Dream Big
Lisa

BK said...

It is inspiring to read what you will be doing. 810, it is hard to imagine the whole run and bike journey. However, as what you said, "... you can DO ANYTHING AND I MEAN ANYTHING your heart wants to do...you just have to be committed and have the desire to follow through."

Wishing you all the best in 810! God bless

Bob Gentile said...

Looking forward to following this amazing journey!!!! God Bless you and ur crew, see ya at GTR!!