Motivational Monday – Featured Sneakers #18

This weekend, there was not any racing going on for me, but that doesn’t mean I miss out on expo fun!
I was able to volunteer at the Brooks Running Cavalcade to giveaway prizes like earbuds, bandanas, funky mustache keychains, and even SHOES to expo-goers! Ah, the gleam in the eyes of the winners 😉
FYI: Brooks is a major sponsor of the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series & makes awesome race shirts and merch galore for the event!
Outside of Tropicana Field in St. Pete where the expo was held and the race started also
Gait analysis on a bus?? Sure!
Jaeden even got some swag.
Look at those handlebars.
As we bring this weekend to a close once again, I give you another Motivational Monday installment! This week’s Featured Sneakers belong to an awesome lady I know, Lisa, who blogs over at Run Fast Mama! She’s a speedy runner who also loves Brooks & balances the fun of mommyhood with her active lifestyle!
Name: Lisa L.Blog:


Yes she’s a coast-to-coast RunDisney medal holder!

What is your favorite way to workout/exercise: Running is my true love. In 2011 I was running along and my mindset switched from asking myself how much longer do I have to run to how much longer can I run. Since then, I have completed 2 Full Marathons and 5 Half Marathons – including the Goofy Challenge.

What is your #1 cheat food: Whole Foods 365 Organic Potato Chips and some Pinot Grigio

What advise do you have for those starting on a fitness journey: Set small and easily obtainable goals to start with. Focus on setting up new habits one day at a time.

Dream destination race/location: Anything with RunDisney in front of it! Disney vacation plus coming home with some race bling is my perfect vacation!
Favorite inspirational fitness personality/trainer: Bart Yasso. I would love to get to travel to the race destinations that he is able to. All 7 continents, that is amazing!

Lisa & the man a.k.a. Bart Yasso

Workout apparel must have (+brand): Brooks. Clothing, footwear they have it all! I was lucky enough to Brooks send me a pair of the Pure Cadence 2 before they were released and I felt like a Rock STAR!

Motivational motto/quote: If you can dream it, you can do it. – Walt Disney

Twitter: @runfastmama
Any questions for Lisa or myself?

Would you like to be featured? Email me via my link above!

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    February 11, 2013, 12:25 pm

    OMG J is hilarious with that mustache!! Great feature, LOVE Lisa! (And now I want to try to find some of those potato chips…)

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      February 11, 2013, 4:28 pm

      Haha ain’t he a stud?!

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      February 11, 2013, 5:22 pm

      Thanks! Those chips are the BOMB! We buy at least 6 at a time as everyone in the house loves them when we want a treat! Watch out though, I have had a bag disappear in a matter of minutes 🙂 Enjoy!

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    February 11, 2013, 1:33 pm

    The mustache is awesome! And I love a good cheat with Pinot too! Or Plum Wine! Nom Nom Nom!

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      February 11, 2013, 4:29 pm

      haha thanks!

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      February 11, 2013, 5:24 pm

      Hi Erin, ahh Plum Wine! They have that at a sushi place by my house and it is delish! When we were in China though, I ordered it and got three shrivled plums in some sauce. Not exactly what I wanted.

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    February 11, 2013, 2:54 pm

    Great to learn more about you Lisa! I hope to earn that coast to coast medal one day!!! Jaeden is soooo cute with that mustache! I love it!!!

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      February 11, 2013, 4:32 pm

      I can’t wait to get it in the summer when I head to Disneyland! He’s a stud eh? 😉

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      February 11, 2013, 5:25 pm

      Thanks Mindy! Disneyland was a blast! So different than DW and glad we checked it out! Have fun there Kat!

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    February 11, 2013, 3:24 pm

    I worked a Brooks booth last year at RnR DC. So much fun!

    Great post on Lisa–always fun to be introduced to new bloggers/runners.

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    February 11, 2013, 3:47 pm

    Looks like a blast. I will be doing a booth at Gasparilla. I am excited!

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      February 11, 2013, 4:34 pm

      It’s a blast! I didn’t even get to go to the rest of the expo though – fail lol

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    February 11, 2013, 4:14 pm

    Love learning about the Featured Sneakers 🙂

    I was supposed to run RnR St. Pete’s but the hotel/flight wasn’t in the budget. I ran it last year and really enjoyed it.

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      February 11, 2013, 4:34 pm

      Thanks Natalie – definitely would be great if you came down here!

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    February 11, 2013, 4:30 pm

    Lisa and I have a love of Disney in common. Way to go to her for completing all of those Disney marathons. That is something to be proud of. 🙂

    PS- LOVED the pic of your dog and the mustache. Too cute.

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      February 11, 2013, 4:35 pm

      She’s definitely an inspiration! Jaeden says hi 😉

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      February 11, 2013, 5:26 pm

      Thanks! I will have to check out your blog too! I just did Goofy Challenge last month too and it was a blast, just wishing I wasen’t sick so I could have met up with Kat! Oh well, hopefully at another RunDisney event this year!

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    February 11, 2013, 5:27 pm

    LOVE the Brooks stash! Too cute! Thanks again for featuring me and my blog too Kat!

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      February 11, 2013, 5:30 pm

      Haha! Of course, thanks for inspiring others with your active goals!

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    February 11, 2013, 6:22 pm

    It was so fun to learn more about Lisa. She has got it going.

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    February 11, 2013, 7:59 pm

    I’m hoping to have that mindset switch one day. I run for fitness and have always thought about how amazing it would feel to complete a long race like a half marathon, but right now I don’t know if I would truly enjoy training and running that far of a distance. Props to her though!

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    February 11, 2013, 8:24 pm

    Love the mustache 😉

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    February 11, 2013, 10:13 pm

    Thanks for the info on another amazing runner. I like her Disney bling and YES, Bart rocks.

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    February 12, 2013, 12:55 am

    Jaeden’s Brooks mustache is too cute! And I’m with Lisa on the Pinot Grigio–wine is good for you. 😉

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    February 12, 2013, 1:14 am

    My husband and I were supposed to run the Rock n Roll St. Pete…ended up not being able to make the trip 🙁 We are really hoping to plan better and make it next year. Looks beautiful

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    February 12, 2013, 1:41 am

    I love the coastal Disney bling. So cool. I did one Disney race, but would love to do more.

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    February 12, 2013, 4:22 am

    I wanted you to know that you are my very FIRST blog comment on my new tablet. 🙂

    Huge kudos to you for the will power to work an expo and not race. I would have gone nuts!

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    February 12, 2013, 1:00 pm

    Excellent post Kat and Lisa is very inspiring. It was great to see you at the expo and you looked adorable.

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