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.
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!!!
Here is the link to the story on GodBlessHumanity.com
Sister Marybeths Web site
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!
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
God Bless and Many Thanks
Lisa and team 810