The pounds continued to come off as I am down almost 170lbs now. I found myself watching YouTube videos to learn more about running and a new obsession emerged. I also found the training app, “Couch to 10k” and signed up for the Turkey Trot last November. Like I said earlier, medals are my motivation, so I threw out the idea to run the same 1/2 marathon I once walked and signed up for one in June.
I love the peace I find on my early morning runs with Luna but also found joy in running with others on Saturday mornings with the Milers. I follow several running vlogs on YouTube, and many have run the one race I thought only those with a screw loose would want to run. Yes, not only a marathon but the one and only, New York City marathon! Yesterday I put my name in for the lottery to run just that marathon as I figure, I am training for a half in June, might as well go big in November. So, fingers crossed, I am certain I will find a way to make it happen!
Editors note: Alison thank you for your willingness to share your incredible story. Your near-future race plans may be on hold due to the current Pandemic situation, but keep at it! We look forward to hearing your future successes.