Alysia Simmons completes Marathon in 07:49
Event: Marine Corps Marathon held 10/17/2020
Sponsored in Arlington , VA
This was my very first marathon. And my first Marine Corps Marathon. I walked this with my sister. I went to DC last year as a TMP Fan Squad member. I got to witness amazing people running a marathon in the pouring down rain. It was so motivating and emotional for me. To be a part of something this amazing brought me so much joy and a sense of accomplishment that words cannot explain.
This was by no means an easy task. It was painful and I even got sick 3 times along the way. By the end, I could barely walk. But the journey itself was amazing. Having amazing people cheering us on and supporting us every step of the way was the coolest part of it all.
Yes, I will do another marathon. I hope we get to go to DC next year to run with the Marines. I was so proud of myself and my sister when we were done. I haven't ever been that proud of myself. I have never been a runner and never ever dreamed of doing a 5k let alone a marathon!