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About Me

HI!!! Welcome to TRI OUR ADVENTURE! I'm Coach Lisa!

Welcome to my site! Here I share my adventures in triathlon, traveling, life, past lives, coaching, swimming, biking, running, military experiences, how to's, tips, rants, motivation, pictures, food, and surviving day-to-day LIFE. Sometimes intimate, sometimes controversial...always real.
You can also find information about training with me.

I am currently in Italy but I race and train athletes across the world.
I race for Team TOA.

My Background:
Grew up on a pig farm in Casstown, Ohio 
Put myself through college in Cleveland, Ohio.
Up armored and disciplined in the U.S. Army (South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Texas, Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait, and Afghanistan).
Moved to Mississippi. Fell in love with a chocolate lab we named Jake.
Got lost in PTSD. Fell apart.
Found myself in running and triathlon, piecing my new self back together!

Currently a 16 time Ironman finisher including the Ironman World Championship in Kona, a race consultant, a marketing professional, events coordinator, a stranger to no one, a Coach, a blogger, an adventurer, and a huge advocate of TRI'ing something different. I'm ALWAYS training for my next Ironman ;)
AND currently, hanging out in ITALY with my husband, Luca.


My Race Resume:
Ironman: Texas 2012 and 2015, Los Cabos, Coeur d'Alene, South Africa, Arizona, Barcelona, Brazil, Vineman California, Wisconsin, Cozumel, Netherlands, Italy, Vichy France, Rev3 Cedar Point 140.6 Ohio and the Ironman World Championship in Kona (2019)

Half Ironman: Augusta Georgia, Beach to Battleship North Carolina, Goosepond Alabama, Riverbluff Tennessee, Puerto Rico, New Orleans x2, Delaware Ohio, 70.3 in Sicily Italy Relay Bike Leg, Norway, Jesolo (Venice), and 5i50 New Orleans x2

Rock n' Roll Full Marathon x 4
Rock n' Roll Half Marathon x 3

Various other local triathlons, duathlons, marathons, half, and run events.
You can find many of my race reports here! 

Degree and Certifications:
  • Bachelors in Business Administration - Organizational Management
  • Masters in Business Administration - Organizational Leadership and Marketing
  • Doctorate in Business Administration (unfinished) - Marketing
  • Director at Marketing Choices, a marketing firm
  • Marketing Director and Events Coordinator for Run-N-Tri Company
  • Marketing Director for Adoption Choices of Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, and Florida
  • Race Director/Consultant for: Rhino Run Gulf Coast, Tradition's Triathlon, Cultivation Nation Triathlon, Troy Kids Triathlon, Tri the Gulf, and various events that pop up here and there
    • Each supporting various causes and raising money for nonprofits
  • Established/managed a multitude of 5k races, also for various nonprofits
  • ITCA Certified Triathlon Coach
  • Ironman Certified Coach
  • RRCA Certified Running Coach
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist
  • Sports Injury Specialist
  • Sports Nutrition Specialist
  • Google Analytics Certified
  • Sports Psychology Coach
  • Stress Management Coach