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Alyssa’s Story: Running is my oxygen, my lifestyle & my peace of mind

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Running is like oxygen for me.
Now that I’ve started, I can’t live without it!

It wasn’t that way at first, though. I started running to lose weight after having my two children. Now, running is my lifestyle. Running keeps me sane on stressful days and clears my mind like nothing else can. I have discovered so much about myself through running.

Advice for someone just starting to run: Do YOUR best. Don’t compare yourself to others. If you had the courage to start, you are already there! You don’t have to be the fastest or win races…if you finish what you started and stay with it, you are a winner!

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Run Inspired is the running & lifestyle site of wellness geek Alicia Benjamin. This site is dedicated to inspiring runners of all abilities to achieve their running goals—whether it's the first mile or the first 26.2.
Alicia is the Founder of RIZE, the WELL+FIT marketing studio for bold health brands. She wasn’t always a runner. Alicia started RUNspiration on Facebook and Twitter in January of 2012 to help her stay inspired and motivated to train and run her first half marathon, which she completed on her sister’s birthday (Nov. 4, 2012).
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