fisiocrem takes five with… Lisa

What sport do you participate in?
running and hiking

What is your greatest sporting achievement?

I believe running a marathon last October is my greatest sporting achievement although doing the Oxfam 100km trailwalker was a huge achievement too!

When was the first time that you realised that your sport was becoming your passion?

I realised that once I reached 5km I wanted to go further and would look at other women at events who were running 10, 21 or 42.2km and think I could never do that but I was certainly going to try. I probably also realised when I would tell people that I run and they would say how can you do that? I would then think how can you not want to run if you are physically able??

What is your favourite part of competing?

The atmosphere and knowing that I have done the training and that I am not going to stop until I’ve crossed the finish line. Hanging out with other runners is cool too.

What does a standard days training consist of?

I always train in the morning. I get up around 5am and either go running with my dog or I do a cross training class at a personal training studio I’m a member of. At the moment I usually go hiking on the weekends with my husband and dog as I am wearing in my boots and gear for Nepal.

What is the most important aspect of your training?

I like to push myself and usually need to be in training for something. I also like to do any exercise correctly. I want to feel like I’m going further than I have before. A healthy diet is also important to me.

What does a standard post-event recovering consist of?

After an event I need to make sure I hydrate well with water and electrolytes. I’m not really hungry until the second day after an event but I do still make sure I eat. I also rest and stretch and rub fisiocrem into anything that is remotely sore. Rolling sore muscles is essential. Then more fisiocrem!!

What is your ultimate sporting goal?

I definitely would like to run another marathon – looking at GCAM 2018. Certainly building up my trail running to longer distances would be great. And treking in Nepal and any where else I can go would be amazing. I really want to keep my fitness level going up and being a good example for my kids.

Who is your sporting idol and why?

I think anybody who is at the top of their sport is amazing. My cousin is an amazing athlete – completing an Ironman, I can’t imagine how hard that would be!!

What advice would you give to someone that is interested in taking up your sport?

I always recommend the couch to 5k app, I think that is an amazing way to get into running. When I did it I didn’t have a smart phone and would write the intervals on my hand. Then I would set the stopwatch on my ipod and hope I didn’t sweat too much and the intervals would rub off my hand. I was a single mum then too so it was hard to find the time but I did it and have never looked back.

What is the biggest challenge you face when competing?

The biggest challenge I face is probably trying to run my own race and not trying to get in front of everybody in front of me! Sometimes I just have to make myself slow down and run the race I’ve trained for and so that I can last the distance.

What’s your favourite thing about fisiocrem (‘that it’s free’ is not the correct answer!)?

That it works!! It eases my aches and pains and can be used as I need it. I also love the fact that it is herbal so I know I’m not rubbing chemicals into my or my kids skin.

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fisiocrem has become a staple in my recovery regime. I have a tube in the bathroom to rub into my muscles after a run and before work. And I also have one beside the bed so I can sooth my muscles before sleep. I am always training and pushing myself to run longer and faster so fisiocrem is amazing in helping me recover and get ready for the next session!!

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