about this girl

Hi! My name is Alyssa (pronounced like Alisa…a-lee-sa). Welcome to my blog!

I am a health coach, I have a degree in Human Movement Science: Exercise Science and absolutely love running and exercise. I first started running the summer before 8th grade, ran my 8th, 10th and 11th grade years and have run on and off since then.

I completed my first half marathon Aug 2011, LOVED it and have run 3 more since then. My current PR is 1:49:49. I ran my first full marathon in September 2013 and am searching for my next one!

Raised in Utah and a tiny bit in Texas, I love both places, although I’m more of a western, mountain girl than a southern, Texan. I love chocolate, chick flicks, rainy days and wearing sweaters. I hope to pursue a career that will allow me to experience my passion for running, exercise and fitness every day. I hope to also share that passion through this blog.

Thanks for visiting!

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13 thoughts on “about this girl

  1. I justtttt ran my first marathon and am so happy and can’t wait to do another! i can’t wait to read about your experience in September! great half PR, i aspire to be sub 2:00.

  2. Alyssa,
    My name is Gracie Updyke and I came across your blog this evening. First off… I loved it. I wanted to email you but couldn’t find a good link.
    But I wanted to take a minute and share with you something big. I’m on Kickstarter, right now, bringing back Gracie’s Gear. Gracie’s Gear are sports bra’s and tanks with a convenient zipper pocket like nobody else.
    The video will share my whole story with you. From one runner to another, I appreciate any and all support. We only have 17 days left!

    http://kck.st/12m7GfE

    -Gracie

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