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 for a major record label and now for a 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 and am so 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 started to spending more time cooking and trying new 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 at races throughout the year and other events
  • Traveling is a passion of mine; if I could travel every month I would. We typically take a few long weekend trips to a new cities and one longer trip each year. My Grandparents had a huge world map on the wall in their basement with pins noting the hundreds of countries they had visited. I hope to have that one day
  • 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 am incredibly excited about our adventures to come in Denver!

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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Finish line of the Detroit Half Marathon 2011

US Open 2012

Savannah, Ga 2013