The first runner of 2022 is non other than local Edmonton trauma nurse Alyssa Vaduva!
Congratulations to Alyssa for recently becoming an RN! Alyssa and I met up in Claireview and did a run out in Hermitage Park where she was telling me that she began running by using the Couch to 5k app. She was the second person on this website that has been featured as a runner that began by using this app and after checking it out I can see the appeal for beginners.
Although Alyssa only started running fairly recently, she is already a marathon veteran after completing the Long Beach Marathon in California, and in addition to that, she has even run over 1100 kms this year! It’s pretty inspiring stuff when you consider that no matter your ability as a runner, it’s something that is always challenging. To be able to have the motivation to rack up that much distance in a year throughout the variety of conditions that Edmonton can throw at a person over the course of a year is very impressive, so way to go Alyssa!
Alyssa has decided to forward all TSI pledges and donations to the Hope Mission over the next two months so let’s all do what we can for that worthy charity!