Hi! I’m Alicia. I am a 37 year old runner and mom.
Running is my passion. I was always told that I shouldn’t run since I have asthma, but I never listened and didn't let it stop me. I have been running since high school where I ran on the track team, did cheerleading and gymnastics.
About 8 years ago, I developed rheumatoid arthritis. I became even more determined to keep running because I knew that it could be taken away from me at any time- if my condition progresses. My goal as Omega's Influencer is to share the knowledge that I have gained from the last 23 years of running and to help you begin your running journey, to help you reach your goals and hopefully, offer some inspiration along the way.
I am gearing up for my 5th Boston Marathon, so I am in full on marathon training mode and couldn’t be more excited or hungrier! Running has impacted my life in so many positive ways that I love to share it with everyone that I meet. It is always an honor when someone tells me that I helped them start running, or helped them set a new PR (personal record). And when they share their love of running with someone else, it becomes the running version of paying it forward.
We all want to be the best versions of ourselves. Some run for themselves, some to compete, some to get healthier, some for a loved one or in memory of a loved one, but no matter what your reason, we are all one big running family.
I look forward to sharing more in the next coming weeks.