I’m Lisa, a wine-loving-runner living in Baltimore, MD. I grew up in New York (Long Island) and moved to Baltimore to attend college at Loyola.
Growing up I was always active- taking dance classes and playing field hockey- but didn’t really like to run. I actually joined the track team and after realizing how much I hated running, begged the coaches to let me be a thrower.
Once I was in college, I exercised on my own terms to stay in shape and offset my awful eating and drinking habits. By the time I was a senior, I was running up to about 5 miles a few days a week.
After college I became even more interested in health and fitness and I was focusing on getting healthier. As I started graduate school at Towson, I would make it a point to work out 6 days a week, and plan my meals to eat as healthy as possible while living a very busy lifestyle (working 40 hours a week including weekends, from as early as 6am to as late as 10pm, and occasional overnight shifts, plus taking 4 classes a semester). In 2007 I decided to run the Baltimore 1/2 marathon. I didn’t really know what I was doing, but I loved training, racing with all the crowd support, and the feeling of crossing the finish line. I continued to run but didn’t race much, mostly due to not having enough money to spare on race fees.
In 2010 I started having bad hip pain, and was diagnosed with a labral tear. I had surgery but was running again within 4 months. After that my husband (boyfriend at the time) decided to start running too. I got him to sign up for his first 5k in 2011. Since then we have done a handful of races, including a marathon on our way to our honeymoon. We don’t run together, but it’s great to have someone to talk about training with, complain about the bad runs with, and share the feeling of success with after a great race.
I love reading blogs about other runners’ training experiences.You can read more about why I started blogging here.
I hope that this blog will connect me with others who share the same passion for running. Thanks for stopping by!