Each and everyone of us has inspired at least one individual in our life.  Same is true in the reverse; we have each been inspired by at least one individual in our life. The recent Yellowstone Teton Endurance Races have reminded us of the power and presence of inspiration.  Runners from all around the world traveled to participate in this beautiful 100-mile and 50-mile foot race the weekend of October 5th. Families, friends, volunteers and complete strangers gather to provide the runners with support to the finish line.

To many the start and finish of this event may seem to be just that; the start and finish of a race, but to all those involved it is so much more. The start embarks a new journey of self discovery while the finish signifies the closure of one chapter in a life and the beginning of a new one; not only for the runners, but also for the support crews and race volunteers.  Every step of the Yellowstone Teton Endurance Race is faced with the possibility of the highest of highs or the lowest of lows; however, it is through the persistence of these peaks and valleys that we discover self and develop strength.  According to a Google search, the definition of inspiration is the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something.  The stories, the experiences and the journey of this year's Yellowstone Teton Races did just that; they inspired!  
In recognition of the Yellowstone Teton Endurance Races, we want you to sit back and really think about the inspirational quote in this week's issue: "Be Strong, You Never Know Who You Are Inspiring". Who will you inspire today? 

Much Love,
Jay and Lisa Batchen

In this Issue
Tucson Marathon Events

Sunday, December 8th
Half Marathon, Marathon, Marathon-Relay


Jackson Hole Marathon Events

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon

Yellowstone Teton Endurance Races

Saturday, September 21- 22, 2014
100 Mile, 50 Mile

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This section has been included to give our athletes bragging rights! That's right, now is your time to shine and we want to give you the recognition you deserve. If you have a goal or a life event you would like to announce send it to:  We will be sure to include it in this section of our newsletter!
  • Jenni Lawrence - 30 days with no sugar
  • JT - Do Better!
  • 10 Pull Ups                                     

Keep posting your goals on the board or email us!  We want to hear from you!  



Heather Wilcox

Heather's inspiration for this  year's Yellowstone Teton 100 Mile race was her cousin Sumerli Lynch for whom Heather had dedicated her run.

Four years ago, Sumerli had a massive heart attack shortly after giving birth to her second child.  The months following consisted of numerous surgeries and tests and the installation of a battery-operated artificial heart.  Sumerli was listed on the heart transplant list at the most critical level and her prognosis was grim.  She would require a "one in a million" heart due to her high level of antibodies.

On Friday, October 4th, the eve of the Yellowstone Teton Race, Heather received the phone call that Sumerli was being transported to Salt Lake City to receive what doctors believed to be her "one in a million" heart. As Heather began her 100 mile journey Saturday morning news came that tests confirmed the heart was a 100% match.  Sumerli would then undergo grueling hours of surgery to receive her new organ and her hope for a new life, all the while Heather raced in her honor. 

As Heather approached mile 37 her legs were aching and she began to feel the tiring effects of the previous 36 miles. Heather was unsure of her ability to continue the fight to the finish until she was reminded of her purpose; Sumerli.  Heather pushed through the self-doubt and the feelings of exhaustion and continued on to mile 38 with strength and power, just as Sumerli needed to continue on with her journey.  Over the next 17 hours Heather would experience many emotional and physical peaks and valleys, but with great perseverance she crossed the finish line in the morning hours of Sunday, October 6th; the same morning hours  that the "one in a million" heart now belonged to Sumerli beating on its own and showing no signs of rejection.

Sumerli is continuing daily testing and cardiac rehab and will require medications for the rest of her life to be sure her body doesn't begin to reject her new heart.  Due to rising medical costs, family and friends have set up a fund to help cover some of these overwhelming expenses.  If you would like to donate to the Lynch family you may do so at  The family truly appreciates your support and kindness! 

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Ingredients (2 cups)

  • 15 oz can of chickpeas (liquid reserved)
  • 1 head of roasted garlic
  • 2 TBSP tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Salt, to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Dash of paprika for garnish


  • Roast garlic with olive oil, salt, and pepper in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool.
  • In a food processor, add the garbanzo beans, roasted garlic, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, cayenne, salt, and a few tablespoons of reserved liquid.
  • Process until smooth. If too chunky, add olive oil and continue processing.
  • Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with paprika.
  • This can be covered and refrigerated for 1-2 weeks.

Reaching your goal will require work, if it doesn't it will not have any fulfillment.  Why does our search for greatness hurt?  Because it is through the pain and suffering that we find strength.  It is during our failures that we discover our true desire to succeed -- Kevin Ngo.

When most people encounter a rough patch, they quit.  Truly successful people keep moving on.  This is achieved through consistency.   As Thomas Edison once said, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work".  In the end, Thomas Edison found the one way that would work.  Successful people like Thomas Edison make it a habit to not let their setbacks win.


How you can you became successful in achieving your goals?  Prior to pursuing a goal, it is important to accept that you will get knocked down, stepped on and rejected along the way.  This affirmation will guide you through the unsuccessful attempts.  Remind yourself it is more about the journey than the destination.  Seek out the positive from each journey.  No matter how grueling, stressful or painful your situation is, learn from it and keep moving on.  

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