Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Marathon Morissette

AlanisMorissetteprahaI'll save the pithy references to the Jagged Little Pill album, Ironic, You Oughta Know and any other Alanis Morissette song that recalls memories of high school for me. But last week FitSugar revealed news about this singer that caught my eye. While I was running through the 26.2 miles of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Alanis Morissette was running the Bizz Johnson Trail Marathon through the Lassen National Forest in northern California.

Running with her brother Wade, Alanis ran the race to fundraise for the National Eating Disorders Association, an organization close to her heart after suffering from anorexia and bulimia. According to the FitSugar article, she was using the marathon to raise awareness as well. Good news is that Alanis can now call herself a marathon finisher. After only beginning to run last year, she crossed the finish line of the Bizz Johnson race in 4:17:03, good enough for eighth place in her age group (30-34) and as the 57th woman. She even beat her brother, who crossed the line in 5:27:42. "That experience was truly beautiful and electric and traumatic and exciting and horrifying and surreal and moving and unforgettable," Alanis wrote on her website. Congratulations and read more about the experience first-hand here!

Photo by Serendipity seren (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Posted by Kate


  1. Hey Tish! Thanks for reading! It was great meeting you in Vancouver and working the interviews with you. Hope you like what you see here :)

  2. I just read that Alanis will be running the NYC Marathon with Ed Norton's crew. Cool huh?
    Also, I love this blog. I am not from the Chicago area but that doesn't seem to matter. Every topic you choose is the kind that I am interested in that people don't talk much about anywhere else. Keep up the good work!

  3. Hi kate!

    Thanks so much for the positive feedback. The Chicago content isn't intentional it just kinda happens :)

    Awesome tip on Alanis and the NYC Marathon--I had no idea. Even more fun to watch for next weekend!

    Please keep reading and share the love :)




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