Carrie Alajoki is a 2024 Grambassador. Meet the opposite Grambassadors right here.
Favourite Grandma’s Marathon Reminiscence: I’ve so many superb Grandma’s recollections however my most up-to-date favourite reminiscence was strolling/jogging the half marathon in 2023 with my cousin who had by no means run various miles. Seeing her pleasure for the course is strictly why I really like this race. She wasn’t involved about tempo, time, or the “regular” working issues – she was there to have enjoyable and luxuriate in each second. As quickly as she was completed and we have been strolling via Canal Park she began speaking about subsequent 12 months! It was an awesome probability for me to step again from my very own coaching and simply benefit from the course, the spectators, and watch another person fall in love the Grandma’s!
A quote that guides, conjures up, or embodies your coaching, racing, or life: I at all times inform my youngsters to “make good decisions”. This coaching season I need to reside by that recommendation by being a sensible runner. I have to be sure you make good decisions and hydrate, stretch, and foam roll.
Songs that have to be in your working playlist: End Line by Skillet, A Warrior’s Name by Volbeat, most Shinedown songs, and these days – That is Me and From Now On from the Biggest Showman
Operating Superstition: My finest pal has to run on my left facet. We don’t perform the opposite method round.
2024 Operating Aim: My finest half marathon ever was the 12 months the race was canceled due to COVID. I’ve struggled the previous few years and my 2024 aim is to get again to feeling robust and assured. A PR could be nice however I don’t need to carry that strain. My major aim is to depart all of it out on the course!