Alison Bryant

Age: 33, Years running: 20, Hometown: Elkin, NC, Favorite product: C-LITE 2.0 WMN'S

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What are some of your lifetime running goals?

My goal is to be able to keep running, then once I am running I just want to run faster! I would love to have the opportunity to represent the USA more in international competitions and to compete in the top trail ultras in the US.

Do you have a claim to fame?

Not yet, maybe soon . . .

Do you have any vices?

Running. And chocolate.

What makes you tick as a runner and in the real world?

We just got a new pendulum clock, it ticks really loud.

What drives you to run?

I run for the dopamine release, running just makes me feel better.

What is your favorite movie?

Life through the Eye of a Runner. It hasn't come out yet. :)

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

Not really

What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?

I like sleep. I like to go to bed at 10:00 every night. Hopefully I will be able to stay awake if I ever run a 100 Mile!

If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?

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What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Yogurt, an orange, a Fiber One bar and a small piece of pound cake that a patient gave me. While I watched her cut it, I kept thinking "Dammit woman, cut a larger piece!"

If you could hook up a thought monitor to your head, would you see pictures, hear words or would music be playing?

Words, I am very concrete.

What really scares you about trail running?

Heights, cliffs, rocks, mud, mud covered rocks, rock covered mud, steep decents, snow, snow covered steep decents, ice, dogs, bees, . . . It is good to do things that scare you.

If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?

I would be in Jason's movie, Life through the Eye of a Runner. I play the normal person.

Where would you live if it could be anywhere in the world?

I guess California so I could run all the great races out there! Somewhere warm.

What’s your worst encounter on the trail?

Last fall Jason and I were running through a field, we ran right past a rattlesnake. Thing is, Jason was in front so he startled it and I would have been the one who got bit. The snake went to rattling, but it was not posed to strike.