Hi Conscious Running Friend,
Welcome to The Conscious Runner!
I’m so glad you found my little corner of the internet!
Maybe you”re here because you want to finally break the cycle of injury. Maybe you’re here because you want to set a new personal record at your favorite distance.
Whatever your reason, I know running is more than putting one foot in front of the other. It is your meditation, your sanctuary, your companion, your challenge.
And it SUCKS when you’re not able to do.
Wouldn’t it be nice to get out of bed with more pep?
Wouldn’t it be nice to walk down a flight of stairs without desperately holding on to the railings?
Wouldn’t it be nice to no longer feel tight in the days and evenings after your runs?
Wouldn’t it be nice to no longer limp around or experience varying degrees of pain and lethargy after sitting for long periods?
Wouldn’t it be nice to feel strong, supple and free in your body all while you get faster?
Wouldn’t it be nice to tame an overly critical mind?
My name is Lisah. I am a masters runner (over age 40), strength and injury prevention trainer, corrective exercise specialist, and certified running coach.
Using a holistic 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. I’ve had everything from stress fractures, to patella tendinitis, to IT BAND syndrome, to SI joint pain to plantar fasciitis.
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 (2:43:59).
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 feels like to sacrifice other things you enjoy, only to have your running dreams not come to fruition. 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 mindfulness, I am able to run my most consistent mileage ever and feel great while doing it.
I want to help you do the same.
What is Conscious Running?
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 intentionally doing those things that keep you healthy, strong and feeling good in your body.
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.
Be sure to signup for The Injury Prevention Toolkit. It’s totally FREE and jammed-packed with running goodies to help you stave off injury and feel great (updates included).
I look forward to helping you prevent injury and feel good.
After leaving her home in St Croix, US Virgin Islands following a devastating hurricane, Lisah discovered running as a way to feel FREE. Lisah represented the Virgin Islands twice at the World Cross Country Championships and almost qualified for the Athens Olympic team. Now she shares her unique approach to running and life through her podcast and website, The Conscious Runner, where she combines mindfulness and sound training principles to help you become a stronger, faster, more injury-resistant runner and feel fantastic while doing it.
Disclosure: I am not a doctor, physical therapist or superhero. I just love to learn and share what’s working for me. All information on The Conscious Runner and The Conscious Runner Podcast is for general knowledge and entertainment and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.
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