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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22 August 2012

Summer 2012 Recap

Fitness is something that I make time for no matter what happens in my day. Exercise is an important part of my regular routine. It isn't something that I squeeze into my life. Instead I make exercise a priority -- something I do every day, just like eating breakfast or brushing my teeth.

While my husband was away for his summer deployment, I made some goals for myself to eat healthy and train hard. Well I did just that. I ate clean, and worked out (a lot), heck I even lost TEN pounds in three months. I'm very proud of myself for accomplishing these goals. I will continue to live the fit life. Nothing tastes better than being fit :)

During the summer I went back to Sacramento California to visit with family. I took advantage of having "free" babysitters which enabled me to stick with my workout routine even while on vacation.

I've been running 6 times a week, running stairs at least once a week, hills once a week, weight training at least three times a week, and I have incorporated agility ladder drills to my routine.

This summer I ran in the Folsom Firecracker 10k, and Davis Moonlight Half-marathon. Go Me!!!

4th Of July Folsom Firecracker 10k

Davis Moonlight Half Marathon

Stair Workout At Sacramento State

Agility Ladder and Stair Workout at Sacramento State

9 or 10 Mile Run With My Friend Carol :)

Okay, the picture above is my sister. While she rode her bike on the bike trails, I ran :)

My barbell set given to me from my sister :) 

Hills!!! Gotta love the burn.

Track and Stair workout in Silverdale WA

14 August 2012

The Olympics.

It is every athletes dream just to be able to participate in the Olympics. I remember growing up watching the Olympics and being inspired by the athletes. This year once again I was glued in front of the TV watching but this time with my 10 year old daughter. Hoping that she would find inspiration or a role model to look up to. Even if she doesn't like sports, the point is for her to understand that if she finds something that loves, a lot of hard work is involved, nothing ever comes easy. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. There is always great information out there. Doctors, Lawyers etc are always learning and so should we. You never give up, you never stop. You always keep going no matter the set backs that may try to bring you down. Hard work pays off!

The Olympic Games is an inspiration for people worldwide.

There is no doubt that the sight of thousands of athletes in peak physical shape going for gold can be a strong motivation to get into better shape.

This summer’s Olympic Games has created a new group of role models. Inspiration of a new generation was the theme of the 2012 Games. The lives of countless people have been impacted in a positive manner with the Olympic Games in London. All you had to do was watch to be inspired.

The athletes spirits will be a legacy, having the chance to inspire someone somewhere at any moment. You really don’t have to be a sports fanatic to appreciate someone undergoing intense training to represent their country at the Olympics. You really don’t have to know all of its rules to have empathy for someone giving their all in the heat of the battle. These stories are reported in a very public way and are, sometimes, more compelling than the competition itself. Champions are, obviously, celebrated. But we tend to learn so much more in defeat. Sometimes, the efforts teach us more. It's not the number of curve balls that are hit your way that matters, It’s how you hit them out of the park that matters.

Take Felix Sanchez for example. The Dominican American who found out at the Beijing Olympics, the morning of the preliminary heat, got news that his grandma had died. He ran, but ended up doing horribly. He cried the whole day. He vowed that he would win a medal for her before he retired. And last week in London, he won the gold. After his race he pulled out a picture, placed it down on the track and kissed the image of the woman who raised him.

My Inspirations Growing Up...

Mia Hamm!! Shes inspired so many. She changed the game! I played soccer growing up. She is my favorite athlete of all time!! Gotta love her. I'm not gonna lie. I cried when watching her play at her last world cup. 

Gail Devers!! I had the privilege to see her run in the Olympic Trials at Sacramento State University. 

Michael Johnson. I had the privilege to see him run in the Olympic Trials at Sacramento State University. Although he sprained his hamstring :( 

Maurice Greene. I had the privilege to see him run in the Olympic Trials at Sacramento State University. 

I don't care what her critics say. I still love Marion Jones! I also had the privilege to see her run in the Olympic Trials at Sacramento State University. 

How could we forget this image? Kerri Strug!