Published by Alyssa Godesky

Alyssa is a professional triathlete who has logged over 8,000 miles in competition of swimming, biking and running across five continents. She came to triathlon from an ultrarunning background and over the last few years has found success back on the trails: in 2018 she set the female supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) on Vermont's 273 mile Long Trail in 5 days, 2 hours and 37 minutes. In 2020 she set the women's supported FKT for climbing the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks in 3 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. She is a triathlon and running coach, and also enjoys spending time guiding hikers out on the trails. Alyssa is based in Charlottesville, VA with her dog Ramona.

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  1. >I’m not an op-ed expert, but I agree that this is well-written. But, what does it actually say? It’s much better than the “Yay! Obama won!!” articles, but the gist I get is: “we have to wait and see how he’s going to do”. That’s a much more intelligent perspective, but I’m not sure if it’s informative to anybody who’s already thought about it, or if it’s going to convince anyone who hasn’t. Did I perhaps miss something?

  2. >I think Noonan actually got away from her intended purpose in the article. She did an excellent job stressing the fact that although this election serves as an opportunity for change, it does not mean change will come without proper disciplined leadership. Her intention in the article is (I think) in the title itself. “The children are watching. They’re absorbing and understanding life via this darkness. Well, Tuesday at 11 p.m., as an old barrier that was rotting and waiting to fall, fell, I got to think it happily: The children are watching. And absorbing a better, deeper understanding of life in America.”Although it’s arguably a little naive and perhaps simplistic – it’s true and a little comforting. Our generation is accused of many negative things, and apathy is often one of them. For once our generation saw a chance to make a change – we put forth effort – and it worked. To be able to have watched this unfold in the past year is an experience that very few of us will forget, and whether we like it or not will probably shape the way we see politics for years to come. For some, that may be a bad thing, but I think for most of us it’s good.

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