Who am I? My name is Lisah. I am a masters runner, mother, certified running coach and the heart and soul behind The Conscious Runner podcast. Using a mind, body and soul approach I help you become a stronger, faster, more injury-resistant runner and feel GREAT while doing it!
I wasn’t always a runner. I was a competitive swimmer for over 15 years. While waiting for swim season to start in college, I figured I’d give cross country a try. The feeling I got after completing my first run was like nothing I’d ever experienced before. From that point on, I was hooked.
But it wasn’t always a smooth ride. I had these massive lungs that allowed me to run for what seemed like forever, but my body wasn’t able to handle the impact demands of running. Muscle imbalances, weakness, training errors and less than optimal running form led to one injury after another.
Through it all, I was able to represent the Virgin Islands twice at the World Cross Country Championships in Switzerland and Belgium and almost qualify for the Athens Olympic marathon. So, I know the frustration that comes from not being able to run when you want to run. I know the excitement of getting close to a goal race only to be derailed by injury weeks before. I know what it’s like to deal with an overly critical mind.
And I know it doesn’t have to be this way!
Through targeted running-specific strength and mobility work and what I call "Conscious Running", I am able to run my most consistent mileage ever and feel great while doing it. Being conscious is more than being awake. It is running the roads, tracks and trails feeling alive and connected throughout every pore in your body. It is feeling content and at peace with every stride. It is running in the moment and awakening to the experience. Runs go by more quickly, injury becomes more avoidable and an inexplicable peace pervades.
My mission through The Conscious Runner Podcast is to help you do the same.
What I'll Use Your Support ForHaving and running a podcast takes a tremendous amount of work. Your support will help me to:
- Keep the podcast AD Free
- Pay for podcast hosting fees
- Pay someone to edit the podcast (extremely time consuming)
- Pay someone to transcribe the podcast
- Pay someone to create podcast images and posts
- Get better podcast equipment
- Have more time to find, research and interview wonderful guests for you
- Have more time to spread the word about the podcast
- Have more time to help you become a stronger, faster, more injury resistant runner and feel great while doing it!
With care, Lisah