lisa booher

ambassador Member Since: 2012

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hometown vestavia hills, alabama


Do you have a quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
Being healthy is contagious, and I'm trying to infect all of my family and friends.

Why do you run?
Running pushes me to reach for more (even if it's just one second more), makes me feel like I am invincible when I get in a good speed workout, changes a bad-attitude day into a good-attitude day, helps me make more (and cooler because they are runners) friends in my new town, gives me time to think and gain perspective on my problems, and transforms me into a million times better mom to our four kids (including a set of potty training toddler twins).

What is your favorite place to run?
Downtown Birmingham on the weekends.  It's like a ghost town without all the employees filing in and out of office buildings, but you still get to see so much of what makes our city unique.

Running gear you can't live without?
Padded sport bras (where have they been since I was 16!) and compression socks.

What is your favorite local running store?
Trak Shak in Homewood, Alabama.

When you're not running where would we find you?
Taking my kids to the zoo, crocheting while I "watch" a Netflix movie, speed-reading a novel for a book club meeting that starts in two hours, or semi-grudgingly cleaning out a closet.

What is your favorite post-race treat?
Chocolate milk blended with a frozen banana.

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book, they would be…
The Arrested Development box set and Thief by Markus Zusak.

lisa's favorites

Race Distance 26.2
Workout Races then Yoga
Pump Up Song Carry On - Fun     Block After Block - Matt and Kim     Stronger - Kanye West