Teacher Lets Students be her Guide
GREEN BAY, Wis.-45 pounds lighter than when she started, Alyssa Brown will be conquering the Bellin Run for her third time
in 2010 as she took a leap and joined her students at Doty Elementary School in their Bellin Kids Run. "
After constant encouragement from her fellow faculty, Alyssa started running with her students three times a week. Alyssa told us, it wasn't easy at first. "I remember the first day, it was of a mile, I made it about halfway through and I stopped running," Alyssa recalls. "I stopped jogging and I just heard a little voice beside me say 'Come on Mrs. Brown, you can do it!'
Alyssa now looks at running as a way to encourage her students to be active as well. " Being active with the students and feeling the imperative to be active, to be the role model for them has kind of shaped who I am;" Alyssa says. Along with her success in the Bellin Run, Alyssa has completed a half marathon and says the key to stay motivated is finding a good support group.
You can watch Alyssa and thousands of other runners at this year's Bellin Run, live on MyNew32, WACY starting at 9am on June 9th.