Picky Bars

Lisa Verdon

Chicago, Illinois

Primary Discipline(s) Road Running, Trail Running, Hiking, Yoga, Other, Studio Fitness (Pilates, Barre)
Bucket List RaceDublin Marathon!!
Favorite Picky Bars productJust one?! I loooove the PB and J granola! I have to hide it from my kids!!!!
Off-Day ActivityWhat’s an off day? I like to play basketball or take a spin class for active recovery

I am a mother runner to four kids and a full-time College Health Nurse from the North side of Chicago. I started running in 2011 to combat postpartum depression after our fourth child and haven’t stopped since. I ran my first marathon (Chicago) in 2012 and haven’t stopped since. I’ve ran more than 7 marathons and more than 18 half marathons. I strive to giving back to the running community, by encouraging and motivating runners just like those that helped me with those first miles back in 2011. Through the years running, I’ve met amazing friends, have gotten the opportunity to group lead with the Chicago Area Runners Association, compete in the CARA Circuit races with my local running club, The GlenGlen Runners. I was recently diagnosed with RA in the past two years which has caused some setbacks, but I’m more determined than ever to keep active and health. I coach youth XC, basketball and am passionate about keeping my family and others as healthy as they can be! I am also a brand ambassador for Nuun, Honey Stinger, Win Detergent, Gorilla Audio Headphones, and Orgain Protein. When I’m passionate about a product, I shout it out from the track, or from the trail, from the carpool line and from the floor where I work as a nurse.