About Me

Hi, I'm Lisa! Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere! I started Early Morning Run back in 2009 as I was training for my first (and only, so far) marathon, the ING NYC Marathon. The title of this blog is inspired by the early hour at which I tend to run or hit the gym. I'm an early morning riser.

I moved to Denver in late June, 2013 after living in New York City for nine years. Originally from Michigan, I will always be a Midwesterner (and Michigan State Spartan) at heart! 

So, here's a bit about me:
  • I lived in NYC from 2004 to 2013, first working for a major record label and then a global PR agency
  • I started running in 2006 and fell in love with it, even though I'm prone to injuries
  • I married the love of my life - 'Woody' - in 2007; I'm beyond thankful to have him in my life
  • In 2008 I was diagnosed with a rare condition called Cushing's Disease and underwent surgery to have a pituitary tumor removed just 10 months before I ran the NYC marathon; I still deal with the effects of Cushing's Disease today
  • In 2010 I began spending more time cooking and trying out healthy recipes - I think we were two of the few New Yorkers who actually spent more money on groceries than eating out
  • In 2011 I became an ambassador for Oiselle, the coolest women's running apparel company out there - representing the brand as a member of the Volee team at races throughout the year and other events
  • Traveling is a passion; I'm always thinking about my next trip. My Grandparents were a huge influence on my love for travel - as a child, I spent many hours inspecting the huge wall map covered in thumbtacks noting all the places they had traveled to. It's a dream of mine to explore even a fraction of the countries they visited.
  • I love trying new fitness classes - keep it fun & interesting!
  • Living in NYC was an incredible experience and while I'll miss it dearly, I love all the opportunities that life in Colorado brings!
I'd love to hear from you, so please feel free to email me with questions, comments, or suggestions at lmhansen@hotmail.com

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After our first trail race, October 2014

Hiking Golden Gate Canyon Park, September 2014

Post run in Central Park, October 2014

Savannah, Ga 2013