Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm Lisa a mom to two girls and a wife to a US Navy Submariner. I have a passion for running, nutrition and all things fitness. For me running or training hard at the gym equals 24 hours of complete joy in a day. If this blog inspires and helps motivate you, then I hope you continue reading.

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10 September 2011

5K 9/11 Memorial Run Race Recap


Mile 1 - 8:42
Mile 2 - 8:28
Mile 3 - 8:35

I just completed a 9/11 memorial run on base. This was such a great run for me. I did a lot better than I had expected. My clean eating ways have gone completely out the window. I've been eating out at restaurants or fast food for last month and half. So when I placed 2nd in my age group or 47th over all out of 260 people, I was completely SURPRISED! I forgot to stop my garmin at the end of the race but the race organizers say I completed the 5k in 26:47. This was my first 5k event so here is a race that will go in the record books for me :)

Mile 1- At the start of the race I tried my best just to go my OWN pace. I always have to remember that running is a race against yourself; if I see others ahead of me, it's OKAY!

Since I am running on a military base there were a few groups running in formation yelling out there chant or "candence". Hearing them motivated me. I ran my ass off trying to keep the runners in formation behind me.

Mile 2- Being familiar with the course and running on it several times before the race really helped me. At mile 2 I slowed down because I knew the hills were comming up. I have run on these hills plenty of times so I knew what to expect.

Mile 3- The final stretch is flat so I took off running and kept saying to myself "Move your arms as fast as you can and your legs will follow".

My oldest daughter asked if I won any $$. It would of been nice to win some money but I got a medal instead. I'll take it :)

Now I still have to complete my weekly long run :/









  1. Great pics and nice finish for you!

    Love the medal. So beautiful and poignant.

  2. Awesome run!!! Way to place second female! What an amazing accomplishment. Congrats!!

  3. what a great run - congrats!! the chants definitely sound like a motivating thing!

  4. congrats!!! i love your pics and that medal is amazing!

  5. Great job Lisa! Yay for 2nd female and great job pushing yourself. I bet those cadences would be motivating!

  6. Congrats--what an amazing job! 2nd place female too--wow!

  7. Great job Lisa! YOu look beautiful post run!!! WOW!!

  8. 2nd place female - Congrats on a great race. Looks like it was a beautiful day for it as well. A perfect day to remember our fallen on 9/11 - Thanks to you and your husband for all you do.