Greetings, Ally here from Allysmission!
It has been quite a while since I commented. I would like to thank you all for your support during my run! It took a while for me to recover and regroup. I ran the Indianapolis marathon in October 2013, trained into the first part of winter. Then, I thought about what I really wanted to do on my run that I wasn’t able to accomplish on my first run. I wanted/needed to connect with carotid artery, traumatic brain injury and stroke survivors.
In March of 2016, I will be running from New York to Washington State. East Coast to West Coast into the wind like Terry Fox, taking this cross country run head on meeting with a group of survivors along the route. As I am loyal to my first sponsors, I am excited to introduce some new sponsors to my list! I will be blogging about my training and run.
So far I have some great old sponsors coming back and new additions to my blog and training.
Mark Balma, a famous presidential portrait painter, who I sold my RV from my first run to. He is letting my borrow my old RV for the cross country adventure run! I feel so blessed not only to have him as a friend, but learn how to paint from him and work with him as well!
FitSok, in Chanhassen, Minnesota! I have been training with FitSok for four years! When you have a great pair of socks you know it! I have lived on about ‘only’ 12 pairs for four years! I don’t own another type of sock. -Even wear them in my high heeled boots..shh….
Aspire Beverage Company, is a great to have sponsoring my next run! They are a great natural hydration sports drink! I was so excited to hear that John Montague was going to support me again! Looking forward to my cases of Aspire! These are great chilled in the freezer! -A great slushy treat to look forward to at the end of a run!!
Roll Recovery, out of Boulder, Colorado! Jeremy and Matt have been great to reconnect with! I love that I can take their R8 on the road with me! It is a wonderful addition! I loved having this tool on my last run across the country!
I am waiting on and looking for other sponsors. Additionally, I look forward to sharing other survivor stories with you as we get closer to the start of my run! I have connected with a dozen survivors I am attempting to schedule my route around and hopefully run or walk with. I am very excited to introduce them and share them with you!
Finally, I have a film company, Steep Hill Films, filming and documenting this run.