Episode 175 – 534 Miles in 31 Days with Lisa Smith-Batchen

Lisa Smith-Batchen is an ultra runner, Ironman competitor, personal coach, mom, mentor, wife, and sister. Her athletic achievements have been documented in The NY Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated for Women, ESPN Magazine, Outside Magazine, and many more. After the tragic events of 9/11, Lisa and her family decided to leave New Jersey and move to where they have always wanted to live, Jackson Hole.

In this episode, Lisa gets a little more personal with Stephan and talks about her latest fitness journey. In October of 2021, Lisa’s sister Julie passed away of colon cancer. To honor her memory in her own way, Lisa took part in the virtual Badwater 267 mile challenge for the month of January. Since Lisa wanted Julie to be a part of the journey, she would need to do her 267 miles as well. From January 1st – 31st Lisa set out to walk and run 534 miles. Listen to this touching episode to hear from Lisa while she walks near the end of her 534-mile challenge.

Lisa would like to remind everyone of the importance of early screenings. Get a colonoscopy or mammogram, even if you feel healthy.

“Do one act of kindness each day”

-Julie Cavender-

To connect with Lisa, email lisa@dreamchaserevents.com

You can also find her on Facebook and join her new group Younger by Tomorrow

This week’s episode is sponsored in part by Teton County Solid Waste and Recycling. Want to become a better recycler?  Well, there’s an app for that – the Recycle Coach app!  Now available for Jackson Hole locals and visitors.

More at TetonCountyWY.gov or at @RoadToZeroWaste.JH on Instagram

Support also comes from The Jackson Hole Marketplace. The Deli at Jackson Hole Marketplace offers ready-made soups, sandwiches, breakfast burritos, and hot lunch specials. More at JHMarketplace.com

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