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Lacy Jaye Hansen

Lacy Jaye Hansen

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Lacy Jaye Hansen has lived in Wichita, KS since birth. She’s a graduate of Wichita State University. Lacy became a wife, a mother, a graduate, and then by accident, a runner. After gaining too much weight with the birth of her son, she sought out running as a means to deal with dieting. Over 50 pounds later, Lacy discovered that she had a natural talent for the sport and found a new passion for her life. She’s constantly adding more marathons to her list and recently just completed her second Boston Marathon. Lacy is very passionate about healthy living and loves to see the human spirit triumph through running.

Fun Facts About Lacy

I Never Leave Home Without my iPhone and sunglasses

Where I'd Rather Be eating popcorn with my husband

My Bragging Rights I run with the boys

Personal Fun Fact I’m known as the “Queen of the one liner” in my family

Refrigerator Staple Vanilla Yogurt

My Favorite Healthy Food Egg White Omelets

My Guiltiest Pleasure A daily trip to Sonic for a Diet Dr. Pepper

Song That Gets Me Going in the Gym “Ali in the Jungle” by The Hours

Favorite Gym Activity A spin class that is so intense the mirrors fog up

Movie Seen Too Many Times to Count The Royal Tennenbaums

The Book I'd Read Again Any of the Harry Potter books

First Paid Gig Target cashier and Guest Services (I will never return items the day after Christmas out of pity for those poor workers!)

Accomplishment Most Proud of being told by my little boy, “You’re not like other mommies.”

Recent Posts

Algae, Peas, and Crickets: 3 New, Sorta Out There Sources of Protein

28 March 2014, 12:30 pm

Athletes need protein—it’s a must. According to a recent article from Runner’s World, athletes can expect fatigue, loss of muscle mass, and heightened risk of injury when protein consumption is low. (The article recommends 0.55 to 0.77 grams per lb of body weight, meaning a 130-pound person should eat 72 to 100 grams of protein a [...]

Oil Pulling: Is it Legit?

18 March 2014, 1:39 pm

Surely you’ve all heard about oil pulling by now, right? It’s the latest natural health trend that has blown up over the last several weeks. You’ve probably seen the images all over Facebook as so many have been experimenting with this seemingly odd practice of swishing cooking oil in the mouth to improve a myriad [...]

5 Legitimate, Gimmick-Free Ways to Love Your Heart

13 February 2014, 1:12 pm

It’s February, that special time of year where everything is colored red and love is in the air. Valentine’s Day makes us all focus on our hearts a bit more, but instead of buying another bag of heart-shaped candies why not focus on your literal heart and the ways you can improve your heart health [...]

Kickstarter is Making Healthy Things Happen

31 January 2014, 1:21 pm

Kickstarter is really making big things happen in the world. In 2013 the company and individual funders were responsible for the successful launch of 19,911 projects. These projects ranged from movie productions, to tech devices, to even launching a human-powered powered helicopter. In a nutshell, the platform of Kickstarter and crowd funding has proven to be [...]

3 Steps to Perfect Pasta

14 January 2014, 1:54 pm

Pasta is an incredibly versatile food. It’s an easy option on a busy night, or when funds are low. It’s a comforting option when you want something warm and filling. It’s also a heavy option when you’re trying to cut calories and watch your waistline.   It’s this last reason that can give pasta a [...]

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