Manchester

Introducing Welcome Committee members Roxane Gagnon and Lisa Sullivan!


How many years have you been running?


Lisa: Most consistently for the past 3 years.

What made you start running?

Lisa: Most consistently for the past 3 years.

What keeps you motivated to continue running?

Lisa: To stay in shape and stay healthy! Running really is a great workout and gives me a lot of self-confidence. I love that you can compete just against yourself and that it’s a constant journey. I’m 7 months pregnant right now with my first child so I’m looking forward to getting back at it post-baby and see what my body can do when we start over (and to try to be patient with myself as I work back up to what was pre-baby pace).

What do you do when you are not running?

Lisa: I’m the Marketing & Communications Director for the non-profit, The Water Project. We provide water and sanitation systems in Kenya, Uganda and Sierra Leone. I also love spending time with my husband and our two pups. We love hiking, music, and exploring all New Hampshire has to offer!

What was your first race?

Lisa: I’ve done several 5ks but my first real distance race was the Baltimore Half Marathon like 10 years ago (I used to live in Maryland).

What was your favorite race?

Lisa: I love 10ks so the Capital City 10k is one of my favorites. I’m looking forward to signing up for another half soon. We’re lucky that we have so many races to choose from in a small radius here in New England.

Most memorable run?

Lisa: When my husband and I were training at Lake Massabesic (set out to do 9 miles) and we saw a moose!!! It was my dream come true. Who would have thought we’d see a moose so close to our home?! I’ve only lived in NH for 4 years so I know I’m pretty lucky to have seen one already!

Why do you love SRTT-NH?

Lisa: Being relatively new to NH, finding this group was a life-changer. Talk about an inspiring group of ladies. Even before I joined a group run, I looked forward to posting my runs in the group—it was truly motivating to get me out and moving. Then, I joined my first group run and I met so many nice women and so many who are my pace or who are willing to run at my pace. I never thought I’d be someone who ran with others, I was such a solo runner. Now, I only want to run with others! I also find it so inspiring to be part of a group of women who support each other and pick each other up (even outside of running). I think it really sets a tone for how I look at other woman and I’m excited to have all these positive women around me as I become a first-time mom. I absolutely love being a part of this group!

 

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