We sat down with Lisa Kristin after she came back from running the New York Marathon to ask her about running and her fitness challenges. Here is the interview — enjoy!
When did you start running?
I started running in college. I met a friend who ran and really wanted to give it a try. After a few months I was hooked, and had a running buddy throughout college.
What inspired you to start doing marathons?
Myself and my dad. We share a common bond between us and running. He’s a long-time runner, and doing a marathon is the ultimate test of endurance. It’s something I wanted to accomplish and go through the process, as crazy as that sounds 🙂
How has running changed your life?
Running gives me clarity. When I get to run, it’s my time to myself to enjoy what’s around me, breathe, relax, and get in a sweaty workout. It’s helped make me who I am, and I believe I’ve become a stronger person inside and out because of it.
What challenges have you faced in training?
Lack of motivation some days, injuries, figuring out nutrition and how to get the most out of your runs and your body.
What activities do you do outside of running?
Yoga, boot camp, strength conditioning.
What advice would you give those who are just getting started in running?
Start with a goal, then figure out how to get there!
Thanks, Lisa, and congratulations on completing the New York Marathon!