When you’re in alignment, your strength shows up and your capacity increases.

I’m passionate about helping people move better, think better, and live more awesome lives. I teach and coach because I believe in human potential; that we all have the capacity to heal, adapt, and change for the better. 

My own story includes numerous sports and fitness injuries that led me to finding a better way to approach my body. It was a fractured hip that became the catalyst for me to dive deep into an ongoing study of the human body, movement practices, injury prevention, mindfulness, yoga, and self-awareness. 

I’ve made it my life’s work to help others feel less fragile and more empowered.

In 2015, I left a successful career in litigation and corporate contracts to become a full-time running coach, corrective exercise specialist, and yoga teacher. Now I work with clients at every age, ability, and level of fitness — guiding new runners through the growing pains of coming into a new sport and helping experienced athletes with injuries to reclaim their ability to train and compete through compassion-centered strength, endurance, and durability training. I also lecture on anatomy and physiology to movement teachers and enthusiasts and I give motivational and educational workshops on creating physical and mental durability as well as injury prevention. 

I want you to feel more resilient and capable.

Take a look through my online programs and let’s see which coaching or training program works best for you.

Through the process, I’ll encourage you to push yourself to new limits in a mindful way that treats your body like the incredible gift it is. I’ll ask you to meet yourself where you are, be clear about where you want to go, and then practice moving in the right direction consistently and mindfully in order to build sustainable power, strength, endurance, durability, flexibility, and self-compassion within yourself. 

If you have any questions or you’re just curious to learn more about me, feel free to contact me.

Here’s a quick look at my credentials:

  •       RRCA-Certified Level 2 Running Coach
  •       NASM-Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) 
  •       NASM-Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
  •       NASM-Certified Women’s Fitness Specialist (WFS)
  •       Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT200)
  •       Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP)
  •       500HR Yoga Teacher Training in progress through Yoga Medicine
  •       Yoga Teacher Training faculty member at Yoga Bliss Studios, Thrive Yoga, and Yoga Centric
  •       Contributing Writer for Fit Bottomed Girls
  •       My work and expertise have also been featured on websites such as Women’s Running, Competitor, POPSUGAR Fitness, MyFitnessPal, SparkPeople, LiveStrong, and Prevention
  •       lululemon Brand Ambassador (MD)

I’m also a decorated and accomplished ultra-marathoner, CrossFit athlete, and triathlete. 

Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Vimeo.


  1. said:

    I just wanted to let you know that we featured you in a recent article named:
    Top 75 Running Blogs You Should Follow in 2017.

    You can find our article at the following link:

    We would appreciate it if you shared this with your readers, followers and fans.
    I hope your inclusion in the list drives some new readers to your blog.
    Congratulations and keep up the awesome work!

    January 9, 2017
    • said:

      Awesome Kristina!! Thank you so much!!! What an honor! I’ll definitely be sure to share with my readers.


      January 9, 2017
  2. said:

    Hey Alison,

    Thanks for taking a moment to check out my email. Our team at Heart Zones, Inc is looking for influential folks online to sport the Heart Zones Brand Ambassador Title. This is the inaugural year for the team and we are excited about what it holds.

    I found your website, thepursuitofawesome.com, and thought you looked like a great fit for the team. There are great FREE perks, ongoing discounts and even contributing author opportunities to use the Heart Zones, Inc website as a launching board for your own personal content.

    Check us out at https://heartzones.com and let me know if you’d be interested in learning more. If so I can send you the program details and answer any questions that you may have. Look forward to hearing back from you!

    Jeff Hultman

    Jeff Hultman, Community Manager, Heart Zones, Inc
    The Fitness Technology, Training, and Education Company for Smart Health and Physical Education
    2636 Fulton Ave, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95821, USA
    (T) 812-212-5521

    March 23, 2017
  3. Chelsey Chalmers said:

    My name is Chelsey, I am the Public Relations Manager here at Rockay (www.rockay.com)
    We are a running apparel company striving to turn the plastic waste in the oceans into running apparel!
    We would love to collaborate with you, and send you a pair of socks in exchange for an honest review of our product on your blog. 

    If you’re interested, please send back your shoe size and address so that we may get a pair sent out to you ASAP!

    Warmest Regards, 

    September 20, 2018

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