Hi! Welcome to RUNivation. My name is a Allysia and I really love to run. I am a mother, wife, runner, and teacher. I am starting this blog to keep me accountable for my training and possibly motivate others to get out for a run. See the page " Why Runivation" to learn what blogging means to me.
I have always run to just run. Recently my husband offered to coach me and I am hopeful with his help and the blog I will reach some new PRs.
I live in Illinois and my husband is a high school special education teacher. He is also the head boys and girls cross country coach and the distance track coach. He is a pretty amazing coach and has earned the "Illinois Cross Country Girls' 2A Coach of the Year" for 4 years in a row. He has some amazing athletes. I will be sure to write about the team's progress throughout the seasons. He also is a great teacher. He has earned "Most Influential Educator Award" the past 5 years.
I used to despise running and quit several times through high school. It wasn't until college/ my first teaching job that I really became passionate about it. I ran my first marathon in 2009 and qualified for Boston; much to my suprise. I was hooked. After running 3 marathons and over 10 half marathons I am ready to focus on not just "running" but pace, speed, and getting faster. I am chasing some new PRs:)