Dreamchasers Weekly Newsletter  
November 8, 2012

In This Issue
Store & Fitness Class News
Local Races and Events
On Sale Now
Dreamchaser Athlete Focus
Running Tip of the Week
Weekly Recipe
Jackson Hole 2012 Win

Teton Fall Reflection


Our hearts are heavy as we continue to watch the devastating effects from Hurricane Sandy on the east coast.  As you may or may not be aware, before moving to the Tetons we resided in the New York/New Jersey area.  We have been in continuous communication with the many friends that we consider family from the region and their needs are many.  Many have been told to evacuate their homes leaving behind even the most necessary of items.  They are in desperate need of coats, gloves, sweaters, blankets, WHITE tube socks, underwear (in all sizes), contractor bags, flashlights and batteries. If you can help provide any of these supplies, please drop them by Dreamchasers in Driggs during the following hours:  Thursday 9 -5 , Friday 9-5 or Saturday 9-3.  We only have three days to get the supplies together!  


Our wonderful friend and mentor Sister Marybeth Lloyd is in New Jersey right now personally delivering supplies to all the places needed.  Any supplies brought into Dreamchasers will be sent directly to Sister Marybeth for distribution. You may also send supplies directly to Sister Marybeth (or contact her via email for more details: [email protected] 

Sister Marybeth Lloyd
455 Western Ave.
Morristown NJ, 07960

Alternatively, several people are walking, running or doing anything active and collecting donations for $1 per mile. I plan to cover 120 miles by Thanksgiving (my goal) so I donated $120. $1 makes a difference. The link to make a donation is below. 100% of the money raised will be donated to families that have lost everything. YES..we are a 5013C.
Friends...please join us. Run or walk as many miles as you can until Thanksgiving. 1 mile, $1. Change a life.
Thank you all. Much love,


Fall/Winter gear has arrived at the Dreamchasers store in Driggs.  Come on in and check out the new selection.




Our clients have asked and Dreamchasers has responded...Zumba is back!!! Join Pen Tolman Wednesday and Saturday mornings for some latin-inspired cardio fun.


Other class options at Dreamchasers include: Boxing, Ski/Skate Fitness, Pilates, Circuit Training, Big Ball and Cardio Core.  


Hot Yoga is also offered at the Dreamchasers facility; if you have not yet tried this amazing activity, we invite you to give it a try.   Childcare is now being offered for Yoga classes on Wednesday evening and Saturday morning Yoga fitness classes.  No more excuses.  With the weather about to change, it's a perfect time to join the fun.


For an updated class schedule and pricing visit:  http://www.dreamchaserevents.com/Classes . Remember the first class is always free to local valley residents so bring a friend (or two).


Local Races and Events



Jackson Hole Marathon Medal 2012 Thank you to all those who participated in the Jackson Hole Marathon Events on September 23rd!  Whether you ran in the event or volunteered you helped make it another success!  This year we saw runners from 36 different states and 3 countries. The event was even featured in Runners World Sweden and highlighted on the Running In The USA website. 

Be sure to join us next year (on September 22) for an event promising to be bigger and better than before (if that is even possible!).  


The reviews are in!  Participants from around the nation who braved the frigid Teton Valley temperatures will be back for more!   Many thanks to our volunteers and friends for without you this would not be possible.


"The course is beautiful and fast. I definitely enjoyed breathing the fresh air and seeing the multitude of stars at night. I think this would be a perfect course for someone who is doing their first 100 miler" - Linda M. YT 2012


If a 50 or 100 mile endurance race is on your goal list for 2013 why not participate in a local event.   


Visit the Yellowstone-Teton Testimonials page for more great reviews.  




10K / 5K / 1-Mile Fun Run


This year's event will benefit the Teton Valley Education Foundation and will include breakfast, kids activities, awards, raffles, and a pie eating contest!


For additional information, including a schedule of events, visit: http://www.dreamchaserevents.com/Races/Teton-Turkey-Chase


TETON TURKEY CHASE PROMOTION!!!!    Need race gear for the event?  Come in to the Dreamchasers store beginning Monday November 12th and receive 15% off your entire merchandise purchase.  This offer is good thru Thanksgiving day. 


Volunteers are needed for this event.  Please contact Amber 208-201-5189 or [email protected] if you can assist in any way. 




Cost: $40. Pre-registration preferred. Begins 11/15/12 thru 12/13/12

This 4-week workshop intertwines physical fitness & psychological techniques to optimize & energize your wellness over the holidays. Fitness includes a 40-minute head to toe workout. This is followed by 20 minutes of mental strategies:

Week 1: Goal Setting: Creating a Balanced & Vibrant Holiday Vision

Week 2: Self Talk: Powering Your Mind

Week 3: Food & Mood: Unraveling the Habits

Week 4: Shields of Stress: Simple & Successful Strategies

The knowledge gained can be immediately applied to your daily life so that you can combat the effects of stress and fatigue, feel rejuvenated, and restore balance between your body and mind. Come join the fun. You deserve to feel good over the holidays. All participants will receive hands-on informational packets, personal instruction & tips tailored to meet your mind-body needs. For additional info: Chris 208-534-8099 or [email protected] 



Plan an early winter get away for December 9, 2012 - destination Tuscon, Arizona, to participate in the Tuscon Marathon Events sponsored by Dreamchasers.  Events include a Marathon, Half marathon and Marathon Relay on a downhill course along the Santa Catalina mountain range. There is also a Family Fitness Festival Saturday, December 8.  For full details and registration visit the official website at www.tucsonmarathon.com.


On Sale Now


Altra Instinct and Intuition shoes currently in stock are 25% off.  These are the world's first fully cushioned, zero drop, foot shaped, gender-specific training shoe and they are great for any fitness, dance or workout class.  Quantities are limited so come on in and get your pair today.  Offer is good until quantities are gone.

Check out these other great sales going on right now:
  • TrekSta Shoes - 50% off
  • Nuu Muu Dresses.  Various colors and styles.  Come inside the store to see the complete selection - 25% off


  • Brooks Summer Collection Athletic Apparel.  Includes all shorts, skorts, t-shirts, capris, pattern sport bras and tank tops.  Sale excludes solid print sports bras - 25% off 
Dreamchasers punch card holders get 10% off everyday items such as Yaktraxs, snowshoes, running packs, etc.  You can also check us out online at www.tetonrunning.com

Dreamchasers Athlete  Focus
Abby Broughton
Abby Dreamchasers own Abby Broughton and her partner, Jason Popilsky, were recently featured in the Teton Valley News! The article entitled "It's an adventure" provides details of the couples participation in a 36-hour adventure race located in Bend, Oregon.  The race consisted of approximately 85 miles of mountain biking, 35 miles of hiking and 4-5 miles of pack rafting. The couple, who compete under the name of Goat Thunder, took second place in this amazing event. To learn more about their great adventure come on in and ask Abby herself! Abby is a fitness instructor at Dreamchasers who currently teaches classes on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 - 7:15 and Thursday morning mornings from 9:00 - 10:30.  Abby also acts as a class sub throughout the month. To find out which classes Abby will be teaching this month go to our online schedule.
Running Tip of the Week

Weekly running tips are provided by Damion Stoy, Dreamchasers own chi running certified instructor and accomplished ultra marathon runner.  Techniques learned in chi running help you to run injury free with less impact and reduced effort. By utilizing the chi running techniques and natural movement, you will learn to run more efficiently and have more fun.

Running Tip #1: A cadence (steps/min) between 170 - 180 is ideal whether walking or running.  A higher cadence results in less heel striking, over striding and excessive up and down movement. Using a metronome is one of the easiest ways to learn to run more efficiently, reduce injuries and decrease impact.  
Weekly Recipe

Bok Choy Image This week's recipe is brought to you by Snowdrift Farms. Snowdrift Farms is a local organic farm who's mission aims to be a model organic farm providing the highest quality food and educational experiences to the Teton Counties. They seek to implement the most labor and energy efficient farming methods utilizing solar and wind energy alternatives. Visit www.snowdriftfarm.org to learn more. 

4 Minute Bok Choy Stir Fry

Serves 3 - 4

1 lb Bok Choy                                   1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 red bell pepper                               1/2 tsp sesame oil
Splash of cooking oil                         Splash of soy sauce
1-2 cloves garlic                                Hot pepper flakes to taste

Prepare the Bock Choy:  trim off the very end of the stem.  Pull the stalks apart and clean under cool running water; drain.  Cut the thick stem into 3/4 inch diagonal slices; cut the leaf part, with the stems still intact, into strips.  Cut up the bell pepper into similar sized chunks.  Finely mince garlic and grate fresh ginger.  Heat wok or frying pan with oil on medium-high heat.  Add garlic, ginger, pepper and stocky part of the Bock Choy.  Gently sizzle the oil for 1 minute.  When the aromatics become fragrant, add the bok choy leaves.  Toss very well to coat each leaf with the garlicky, gingery oil for 15 seconds.  Pour in soy sauce, sesame oil and hot pepper flakes.  Immediately cover and let cook for another 20 seconds.  Remove from burner.  ENJOY!

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Remember all fitness class times and instructors are subject to change.  Please check our online schedule HERE for the most up to date information.