Wednesday, July 16, 2008

BUCKLE! BUCKLE!!!!! BUCKLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SHE GOT THE BUCKLE!

Unbelievable! With 4 miles to finish and 308 miles behind her, Lisa went all out running to be sure she finished Badwater under the 48 hour limit in order to get that damn buckle!
Everyone is just insanely proud of Lisa. Not surprised, but amazed.

A hearty, huge congratulations to that whole crew that made it possible. George, Leigh, Scott, Terry, Annemarie, Laurie and of course, Sister Mary Beth -- you have done a incredible
job supporting Lisa through an amazing ordeal. Through bats, blisters and naked Navahos you gave the support that she needed.

Lisa- you continue to astonish us.

Now on to Whitney!

32 comments:

christi said...

I sit here in utter awe of your accomplishment! The depths of your endurance, strength (both mental & physical), and faith is inspiring beyond words! Congratulations to you, Sr. Mary Beth and your crew, this is truly a group effort!

Andrea Lynn Sloan (aka turbo turtle) said...

you and all the crew are amazing!!!
looking forward to all the details
and more inspiration from your feet (may they stay happy & healthy)

olga said...

Holly Cow! I just checked on the results and saw it too! Congrats to Lisa, her crew, and Jackie and her crew!

Anonymous said...

Great job, mommy. Now you can have a milkshake! (from Bella!)

Anonymous said...

WOO-HOO!

Way to go Lisa and crew! Great work!

- Ted

Michele Jensen said...

I am so proud of you!! Great job, and I second Bella's suggestion for a milkshake. You and your crew did it!!
Michele

DavidH said...

Truly an inspiration!

Good luck on the rest of your journey!

Anonymous said...

Hey Lisa, I thought that you told us always to walk up those hills! That must have been something running up the Portal Road! I bet that was your crew's idea!
Steve W.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! I am so proud of you and everyone in the crew! Outstanding job Lisa!! What an inspiration for my Ironman this weekend! You rock!

Juan

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Girl!!! You and the crew look great!! Many many many congrats!!!!!!

xoxoxo Kira and Greg

Becky said...

You are a rockstar!! Big congratulations to you and your great crew! ...So very inspiring. :-)

Bob Gentile said...
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Bob Gentile said...

CONGRATS Lisa to you and your crew...Great Job!

BIG WOW from the last station to the FINISH! your such an AWESOME Power Walker, you smoked it "UP" Mt Whitney!

Your time of 59:30 from what I have seen is in the the top 5 of the entire BW field :-)

WAY TO CLOSE out an amazing journey!!

Anonymous said...

Lisa,

I´m so glad to read that you got your Badwater buckle and you are being able to achieve all the goals that you set. The best part is that you are being able to help many kids and families with your passion. Is incredible to see how amazing things can happen when talent is mixed with leadership and a wish of help others.

Think that with every step you take you increases someone´s hope… but please stop someday, with you will you can easily run around the world…

Hope to see you at GT100 and congratulate you in person for completing 810 project… because you will. Go, go, go, go…..

Sergio Robles

Norma Bastidas said...

WOW. Congratulations! You are an inspiration to us all...Congratulations to your crew too,,
Norma

tomasiala said...

Great job Lisa and crew! And way to move up that hill!!
Tom

tricia said...

Congrats Lisa and Crew
YOU are AMazing!!! After your milkshakes you are coming to our house for all you can eat finger lickin bone suckin Justins famous RIBS!!!! LOve you, T

Christopher said...

Awesome job!!! Have a safe and happy scamper up that rock!!!

Anonymous said...

Ciao Lisa and crew,
Just got on the internet, having been in Italy since last week. Writing this in Rome and sending you all hugs and kisses for a job well done!!
So very proud of all of you!
Love,
Tess

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!!! I'm soooooo overwhelmed by Lisa's inner and outer strength and all the hard work you and your crew did.

I found this quote in my collection and want to share this as the only way I can describe what your accomplishment translates to in the world of greatness-"mulitpled by infinity, taken to the depth of forever and I barely have a glimps ow what it (Lisa's 810 accomplishments) are all about". I don't know who wrote this, but its the only words I could use to express your accomplishment in real-world terms.

You are truely one in a million Lisa.

Your student,
Donna D

DSD said...

Amazing effort and a great cause!
DSD

Anonymous said...

If Oprah doesn't knock on your door and drag you to Chicago she's fool. This story of challenge, dedication, inspiration and hope, all for a truly meaningful purpose, sure beats the pathetic footage of Oprah's best friend and food hound, Gayle, traveling the country looking for the best burgers in the country. Millions of people are starving and O thinks airing footage of her overweight friend stuffing her face with greasy food is entertainment and has social significance? Come on O! This athlete, this crew, this cause, this message, is what the world needs to see! Lisa...You Rock; Crew...you're the Best!

Anonymous said...

To everyone who reads this blog; send a message via this link to Oprah. Tell her producers to check out this story and get this amazing team, message and cause on the air.
http://www.oprah.com/email/reach/email_showideas.jhtml

CAMI said...

Congrats and great job!

Dane said...

The utmost of kudos go to you Lisa. Congrats!

RumbleGirl said...

way to rumble lisa!! thanks for giving me the inspiration to keep moving forward. i'm up in lake placid and thinking of you!!! man, the bat thing would have totally freaked me out!!!! i have a special picture I took for you.
--Connie

Jeff Grant said...

Brilliant performance Lisa, just brilliant!!! Sincere congratulations and well-wishes to you and your crew!

Humbled, inspired, amazed, and proud in Switzerland,
Jeff

Meredith said...

Awesome job out there, Lisa. You looked fantastic when you finished the race and your feet were just beyond incredible! I cannot believe how good they looked! Congrats to you and your crew.

"Sherpa" John Lacroix said...

WAAAAAAA HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

WAY TO GO LISA!

Lora said...

But of course. Of course!!
We never doubted you'd get the bling! Wear it proud!!

M said...

I just realized that after alllllllllllll those miles, Lisa was the fasted woman on the last split.

Wow.

Diane said...

Lisa,, wow girl never a doubt in my mind...so glad Sister MB was able to par take..I know that was special for you...Only the best to you...rest up enjoy your family and know how many childrens lives you have touched. "Never Never Never Quit" Lives on......

Love you...Diane