Name: Lisa Compagno
Involved in: Running, tennis, kayaking
Making the most of life
Staying motivated and challenged
GirlsGoneSporty (GGS): What is your motivation for staying active?
Lisa Compagno (LC): I feel so much better when I am active. Although I have asthma, I don't let it sideline me anymore. I also love buying clothes in smaller sizes and really cute running shoes and shorts!
GGS: What sports and fitness accomplishments are you most proud of?
LC: Weight loss of more than 50 pounds, finishing 5k races (and not being last), and being able to kayak and ride my bicycle for miles that I couldn't do even a year ago. There are so many facets that I am proud of! I'm not sitting on the sofa anymore!
GGS: How do you keep challenging yourself to improve?
LC: I'm very self-competitive! I'm always trying to do better... run faster, play harder, stronger and longer, paddle or pedal farther... and encourage friends to go the distance with me!
GGS: Are you currently training for a race or event? What's your workout schedule look like?
LC: Yes, I am working toward running my first 15k on my birthday in February! To date, my longest distance is 6.3 miles... I will do it! I am using the Galloway method for training. I use other sports and weight lifting to cross train to help me get stronger to meet this goal.
Tools of the trade:
GGS: What’s your favorite healthy food or dish?
LC: My husband is a chef who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. Anything he makes is on this list, but I absolutely love his grilled fish tacos!
GGS: What's on your workout playlist?
LC: I have very eclectic taste... everything from Jimmy Buffet to Everclear to John Tesh.
GGS: What’s in your gym bag?
LC: Kind bars, my Polar heart rate monitor, my Jeff Galloway interval trainer, my iPod and my inhaler! (Yep, I have asthma)
Live the sporty life
GGS: What does the phrase “live the sporty life” mean to you?
LC: It means; get off the couch, get outside and get active. Cheering on my nephews while they play soccer, basketball or golf! Of course playing while wearing cute tennis shoes and a cap!