About this episode

Adalgisa (Lisa) Rivera is an afro-latina, born in Harlem, a runner, a community activist, social worker, veteran and mentor. 

In this episode, we talked about: 

  • “community as a purpose”
  • what community means to her
  • how she got into running
  • why she showed up to a second Harlem Run workout
  • Harlem Run and what it means for her
  • self care and gratitude
  • her work as a social worker
  • a dive into mental health
  • accessibility when it comes to running
  • a reference to Stride for Stride, aimed at increasing diversity
  • how she coaches beginners
  • feeling seen, heard and validated
  • running as an afro-latina woman in 2020
  • how she’s used running to help her in 2020
  • and much more!

Follow along with Lisa at instagram.com/lovelylisa125

Thanks again to GU Energy Labs for sponsoring this episode. Initially known as THE energy gel company, GU now offers several different product lines designed to meet the needs of today’s athlete. 

It’s not just the mid run refueling option that I love, but their post run recovery protein that mixes SO well with coffee, or even the before bed magnesium and vitamin D supplement too. No other magnesium supplement has worked as well as theirs has for me. 

This season of running is a great time to try something new, so why not try GU?

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