A former smoker, Ali from Food. Fitness. Fashion knows what it's like to have difficulty breathing. But did she let that stop her from tackling a 5K? Nope. Nor did it hold her back from running 8Ks, half-marathons and even a marathon! Talk about a health comeback. We wanted to find out more about what this girl loves to run to and the gear she truly can't get her sweat on without. Read on for her answers, then pop over to her blog for more fit-spiration.
On my fit life list: As a runner and Bostonian, running the Boston marathon is a huge dream that may become a reality this Spring! I'd also like to conquer a high ropes course this summer. I work at a program for teens with autism spectrum disorders, and I would love to model fearlessness for them on the ropes course, even though I'm terrified of heights!
Most embarrassing song I'll admit I work out to: I'm not easily embarrassed, but there is one song I listen to when running that I will admit is super cheesy - "One Moment in Time," by Whitney Houston. It reminds me of all of the times I exceeded my own expectations with regards to education, fitness and my career.
5 things I can't live without: Besides my husband, Adam, and my miniature daschund, Oscar - coffee, my Canon Rebel camera, Garmin Forerunner 405, Brooks Adrenaline running shoes and red lipstick.
I'm happiest when I'm: Running and doing CrossFit! I love the feeling that running gives me and that I'm able to set small, measurable, attainable goals and reach them. CrossFit makes me feel strong, fearless, powerful and exhausted. To me, those are perfect workouts.
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