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Who’s Inspiring You Today?

Here at Women’s Running, we love inspiring women. Especially those who makes us want to lace up our shoes and head out the door for a run.  Allison Forsyth, Race Director of SeaWheeze, is our kind of girl. As an Olympic skier, Allison used running and yoga for…

Here at Women’s Running, we love inspiring women. Especially those who makes us want to lace up our shoes and head out the door for a run.  Allison Forsyth, Race Director of SeaWheeze, is our kind of girl.

As an Olympic skier, Allison used running and yoga for cross training. Getty Images.

As a former Olympic downhill skier, Allison began running at the age of 15 as a means of cross training. After suffering from a serious knee injury during the 2006 Olympic games, Allison is grateful that her metal knee (though not fully metal- it is 30%) has allowed her to continue running her favorite race distance of the half marathon.

Check out Allison with her son Ryker after a recent race.

As a new mom, Allison manages to stay committed to her family and her training through “logging serious hours on the jogging stroller.” She also fits in early morning (out the door by 5:45 am!) and weekend running. Running, along with regular stretching in the form of yoga, helps Allison stay active and continue her passion for sport.

Ryker is Allison

Though we love a healthy, active woman by herself- we love it even more when that same woman achieves complete happiness by doing what she loves day in and day out. Many of us strive to turn our passion into our work. Allison was able to do just that. By joining lululemon as the Race Director for SeaWheeze, she is proud to be part of a race that will showcase the beautiful city of Vancouver. Find out more about lululemon’s SeaWheeze here.

Check out SeaWheeze here!

Who’s inspiring you today?