Monthly Archives: April 2010

Love Your Blisters

blister-challenge3Ok, maybe not love your blisters…..that might be an impossible request. But at least appreciate the darn things because now they can win you some goods. 2 Toms, makers of Blister Shields, is hosting the Worst Blister Challenge. All entries receive a free sample of Blister Shield and the winner is awarded $150 care package of 2 Toms products. All you need to do with the nasty thing is take a photo and submit.

For details, rules, and the entry form, visit the 2 Toms facebook page.

Marathon des Sables 2011

Jay has barely arrived home from the Marathon des Sables 2010, and we are already looking forward to 2011! Dates  were recently announced for the Marathon des Sables 2011-  April 1- 11, 2011

Jay awarding 3rd place to American Mike Wardian at MdS 2010

Jay awarding 3rd place to American Mike Wardian at MdS 2010

For the list of MdS 2011 participants, visit

For more information on the race, results, and photos, visit the website

Marathon des Sables 2012- The lottery will open in August 2010. Names will be drawn in late October 2010. We will keep information and links for the MdS 2012 lottery posted on the blog.

Lisa is Running Hope

Lisa’s amazing journey, Running Hope Through America, began one week ago: 50 miles in 50 states in 62 days to raise one million dollars for orphans in the US and around the world. To stay caught up with Lisa and her team, including Sister Mary Beth Lloyd, check out Running Hope Through America on Facebook, Twitter, and the website

Here are links to all the wonderful (and high profile!) press Lisa is receiving.

Lisa & Sister Mary Beth on Good Morning America

Lisa & Sister Mary Beth on Good Morning America

CNN interview on April 23, 2010

Good Morning America interview on April 16, 2010

New York Nightly News on April 16, 2010

Grand Teton Races Registration Open

Don’t miss The Best Race in the Tetons (in our humble opinion)! Grand Teton Races will be September 4 -5, 2010 at Grand Targhee Resort and Caribou - Targhee National Forest in Alta, Wyoming. Distances will be 100 & 50 miles, trail marathon, and trail 10k. Register at

This an an outstanding weekend, all around…. GTR trail marathon 2009

  • Incredible race support
  • Fun, friendly, family atmosphere
  • Beautiful (well marked) Teton trails
  • Grand Targhee’s lodging, spa, and food amenities

The timing is perfect for your end of summer training goal. Make this a long weekend or a week long vacation! We are happy to share more about the area, the national parks, and local activities. E-mail or call with questions. And be sure to register!