My name is Lisa Pozzoni. I own Easy Fitness Solutions and The Running University. I’m also the ONLY ChiWalking and ChiRunning Instructor in Arizona. You can find out more details about me and my background on this bio page or this one.
The info below is straight from the heart!
I’m on a personal mission to inspire 100,000 people in my lifetime to create their own running story. What is a running story? It consists of every single “step” you take during your running lifetime. Why are you starting to run? Why do you continue to run? Who do you run with? What do you learn when you’re running? When is your next race? What are you running goals? How was today’s run? Are you a trail runner?….and the list goes on and on. Every run is part of YOUR story. I’ve never documented MY Running Story and that’s why I decided to write this blog. I’ll be sharing my personal experiences here and hopefully you’ll share yours too!
My favorite part of MY Running Story is all the wonderful people I’ve met through the process. The pictures you’ll see on this blog are my running buddies and I couldn’t do it without them! The “cover” photo is a few of my friends cheering me on as I cross the finish line at my first marathon. It’s one of my favorite photos ever! My ultimate goal is to create these supportive, running communities across the nation.
I used to be one of these people who said I would NEVER run. It looked painful, it was too much work and walking was just easier. But one day, I wanted to get out of my comfort zone so I gave it a try…and the rest is history! I am now a running coach and LOVE running!
Whether you are barely thinking about taking your first run, a beginner runner, returning from an injury, or keep comparing yourself to other runners, I want you to find the same JOY I feel through the art of running.
Running has changed my life in so many positive ways that I must pass it on! I’m encouraging people to create their own running story. Why? We are all unique in our reasons, abilities, and desires to run. I want you to start thinking about your own running story and only YOU can choose how your story unfolds. No one else will have your same story. I see it too many times where the runner’s EGO gets in the way: “I’m not as fast as Jane Runner…” OR “I should be running this distance now because Joe Runner is…” or “I walked too much on that run..” Get out of your head, relax and have a good time with it! Anytime these thoughts enter my head now, I just say: “Today my running story is ….”. For example, I recently went on a 5 mile run with a few friends. It was hot that morning and we decided to walk the last 2 miles. We started feeling bad about walking and I said: “Today my running story included a 2 mile walk”…that’s it, end of story…no guilt, no comparing to another running day…just call it part of your story and move on! I see it happen too many times that runners are so hard on themselves. This attitude sucks the joy out of running and it scares people who are maybe thinking about running.