Pacer Lisa


I live in Rancho Cordova, CA


Current P.R.

CIM 3:31

Where were you born?

Livermore, CA


Number of marathons

I don’t remember the exact number but I know it is more than 25


April 15- tax day


Favorite marathon

I love where I am running when I am running

Typical pace



Favorite running music

I don’t listen to music, I talk to people




Favorite running food

Taco Bell bean burritos for the long stuff, hard candy and pretzels for the shorter stuff.

Any hobbies?

God, exercise and friends


Who do you train with?

Many wonderful running friends.

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Favorite book, Angela’s Ashes.  It’s summer time, who has time to read now?


A quotation you like…

and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  Hebrews 12:1b

Personal goals

Ironman Couer d’Alene 2011, climb Kilimanjaro in my 50th year.






Why do you run?


I’m an endorphin junkie, but mostly I run because I love the time spent with friends and the beauty we find when we run.


Describe your best marathon memory.


I will never forget crossing the finish line of my first marathon with my family there, supporting me through what they thought was only temporary madness.


Why do you pace?


I am a people person and I love the chance to meet new people and hear their stories.  More than that, I love to help be a part of them meeting their goal of finishing a marathon. Big sweaty post-race hugs make me happy.


Tell us your best pacing experience.


My best pacing experience was during CIM a few years ago. A woman who had been running off my right shoulder for most of the day told me that she had a brain tumor. She was 24 miles into finishing her race, no complaining, no whining and no excuses, she was out there working hard like everyone else and she was one sick lady. While I have forgotten her name, I will never forget her strength and courage.


Why should someone run in your pace group?


I tell silly, downright corny jokes, however, I am also good at encouraging people and making small suggestions that may help during the final miles. I am also a tall girl so I am easy to follow.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


I run with the joy God gives me. I think we are given the choice every morning as to which attitude we are going to carry with us through the day, I choose happiness and joy, I love it when I am surrounded by a group of runners who share that same opinion. So join me, bring jokes that make an 8 year old laugh, smile, and we’ll have a great day out there!


Anything else you’d like to share?

As far as my pacing habits, I carry my own water bottle so I will not be stopping at aid stations but continuing through at our steady pace.  Don’t worry if you stop to grab a drink, just keep me and my sign in your sights and slowly reel us in. We won’t get so far that you can’t catch us, but my goal as a pacer it to move steadily throughout the 26.2 miles. We will have fun!



What philanthropic activities do you have?

I am involved with Operation Christmas Child through my church and I volunteer at many running events.




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