i’ve accepted a position working with jay and lisa smith-batchen at dreamchasers. we have some really big ideas but to start i’ll be coaching camps, coaching online and race directing. i’m so excited i can’t really even convey it here in the blog.
my week in bend had my head swirling with possibilities of moving there. i had an offer of sorts from my buddy rod bien to race direct and coach out of his fleet feet bend store. when i left i was basically thinking i’d give that a shot after the summer adventures (rod thanks for thinking of me!).
but the tetons keep pulling me back! lisa and i had talked about joining forces for the last couple of years. so it was fate that brought me to the tetons again this year. i really can’t seem stay away from this place! a week of coaching the dreamchasers ultrarunning camp together showed me that working with jay and lisa would be a true joy. lisa is, as most of you know, a legend in our sport and someone who has an innate ability to get the very best from everyone around her. i saw it during camp. she is overflowing with positive energy. it’s why she is so successful. she inspires. it also doesn’t hurt that we have very similar coaching styles and philosophies.
so that’s it.. the big news. i am ecstatic, to say the least.