Alison

Oak Creek Manager

Favorite brand: Oiselle and Nike
Favorite distance or race to run? Quarter Marathon and 10K. The 2015 Disney Princess Half Marathon was so emotional, not only was I running at Disney, which was an experience in itself, but I had found my passion for running again.
Favorite place to travel to? Disney! It may seem silly, but it is always my most relaxing vacation of the year with my husband.
Favorite things to do other than running? Travel, read, eat, hike, snuggle my puppy.

Ultimate goal: Right now I’m striving for PRs in 5K to the Half and have made a bucket list of Half Marathons I want to run.
What running means to you / why is it important in your life: Running has been a part of my life since I was 13. I believe running is about personal growth – both on and off the course. I became more confident, outgoing, compassionate, and driven because of running.
What you love about specialty running stores:  The community! Getting to know each customer – their experiences and goals – really makes for a personalized experience. Plus store events are the perfect way to meet like minded people, try out new gear, and most of all have fun running.
Greatest running achievement: Getting my husband, a self proclaimed non athlete, running. In June 2015 he ran his first 5K. Now he runs a race a month (or more) with me.
How many pairs of running shoes do you currently own? I currently have 5 in rotation for my various workouts, but there are quite a few more for wearing at the store (and for coordinating with my wardrobe).
Favorite restaurant? My house . . . My husband is the most amazing cook and very versatile. One night we might have Asian cuisine, the next night Italian. I am VERY lucky.
What three items would you take with you on a deserted island? A pair of running shoes, a fishing pole, and a vat of sunblock.