Lisa took part in the 2016 MOTR Healthy Holiday Challenge with her sons, William and Noah, and finished as the top scorer with 277 healthy lifestyle points.
Our January 2017 Most Inspiring member is Lisa with Eau Claire (WI) Moms on the Run, the top scorer in our recent Healthy Holiday Challenge.
As part of the challenge, Lisa racked up points in December for prioritizing healthy lifestyle activities, such as logging cardio and strength training workouts, getting 7 or more hours of sleep, and avoiding sweets (no easy task that time of year!). She even invited her two sons, William and Noah, to join her in the challenge.
“I really thrive with accountability and tracking what I'm doing, so I knew the challenge would keep me active,” she says. “I feel best when I exercise most days of the week, and it really keeps me happy and helps keep the stress levels down.”
Lisa joined the Eau Claire location in 2013, at the suggestion of her friends. Many had joined the year before, and she kept hearing good things. Since then, she’s come love the fact that Moms on the Run provides a scheduled time to take a break from family responsibilities and focus on herself and her fitness goals.
“I’m always coordinating sports schedules for my kids, and it seems right to schedule some time for me to exercise and have fun, too,” Lisa says. “I love that I come home each night feeling positive, relaxed, and energized.
“I also love that the coaches are so positive, interested in each member and encouraging. Coach Shelly has helped me improve my running form and has taught me to sprint without hurting myself. Coach Sarah is always there with an encouraging word or a quick introduction to a teammate I haven't met yet.”
Lisa’s primary fitness goals are to remain strong and healthy, and continue to take part in different activities with her family and friends, including hiking, backpacking, canoeing, charity runs and skiing.
“MOTR keeps me active and strong, and is a very enjoyable piece of my fitness puzzle,” she says.
Lisa with her niece and son after the Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run to benefit Wisconsin Special Olympics. She enjoys taking part in charity races with friends and family as part of her regular fitness regimen.